Despite being the most revered comic book of all time, it never really entered the mainstream until the film. Now, people are rushing to read it in droves, but approaching Watchmen without an understanding of its history and influences means missing most of what makes it truly special. The entire work is an exploration of the history and purpose of the superhero genre:
Revengeance A dangerous villain or a brutal Anti-Heroeither a teenager or an adult, with a childlike naturewhich creates a dissonance between innocence and savagery.
Such characters can become rich sources of Nightmare Fuelespecially if their childishness is never explained. Contrary to the term, many examples are not necessarily psychopaths in the clinical sense.
Such a character may: Could be a subversion of Dumb Is Good. B Seem superficially powerful and cruel, but have very childish or simplistic goals, motivations or world views.
D This one is a literal example: Appear cute and harmless on the surface, but actually be this trope. Especially common with female examples, because of the stereotype.
E Be subject to a personal variation of Values Dissonance where violent, savage actions are viewed by the character in question in the same light as regular play is viewed by most real children. F Be completely or largely inexplicable, and the discrepancy between the different parts of their personality Played for Laughs.
Type C is excepted from this, of course. Whichever version these types of characters qualify as, often they are not fully aware of how nasty their actions actually are. In some cases though not alla Heel Realization may cause the character to develop into a better person.
A more innocent or well-intentioned Psychopathic Manchild may be a Noble Demon.
One way to use this character is to face him off against a jadedcynicalor shady Anti-Heroto play with traditional hero-villain relationships by making the villain more innocent than the hero at least in theory.
Another interesting twist is to make this character the Designated Hero and match him with an Affably Evil villain. When one of these is running a country or occupying a similar position of authority, you have The Caligula.
The grown-up equivalent of Creepy Child and the near-inversion of Enfante Terrible. Related to, but distinct from, Kids Are Cruel.
Before the Eclipse, many characters comment that Griffith has an almost childlike innocence about him though since he would sometimes display this at inappropriate times, certain people would find it creepy rather than endearing. Indeed, one could interpret his dream of obtaining his own kingdom as a boyish fantasy he never did quite let go.
Once he becomes Femtohe still tries to pursue this fantasy, but in a much more ruthless and remorseless way. Kaminashi from Choujin Sensen turned out to be quite the delusional lunatic who believes that he brings salvation to good-natured women by killing them, thus "saving" them in a world he perceives as corrupted and rotten.
Johan Liebert of Monster is a classic example. His goals and desires are highly simplistic but as an adult he pursues them with an appropriate level of sophistication. Tongpu from the Cowboy Bebop episode "Pierrot Le Fou" is an unstoppable killing machine who is terrified of cats and reveals his childlike nature upon being wounded by Spike.
Exposition explains earlier on that this mad, efficient killer was the result of experiments to turn him into what he is todaybut the experiments had the unintended side effect of regressing his mind, and Jet remarks paraphrasing Freud that "there is nothing so pure and cruel as a child".
And, if necessary, with her bare hands. Priscilla may count too, at least until she awakens. The Devil Is a Part-Timer! In his first appearance, Lucifer reveled in the screams he caused and treated the fight with Maou and Emi as a big game as he destroyed everything around him.by Jeff Ditchfield.
This is the story (in his own words) of one of our cancer suffering friends ——– My name’s Dave, it’s not my real name, I’m a 39 year old married family man with an 8 year old boy and twin girls.
Sep 08, · This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings.
Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. attheheels.com is the place to go to get the answers you need and to ask the questions you want. For me the high point of the film came about 30 minutes in, when she awakes, naked and chained in the basement, to find herself being raped, man that got me hard from the moment of the fade in, seeing her wrists chained and knowing from how she was moving that she was being raped.
MEDIEVAL ESTATES SATIRE: A medieval genre common among French poets in which the speaker lists various occupations among the three estates of feudalism (nobles, peasants, and clergy) and depicts them in a manner that shows how short they fall from the ideal of that occupation.
Everyone wants to know how to identify a sociopath, it's one of the most frequently asked questions I get. The problem is that no one has discovered a definitive means of identifying them, even in a clinical setting with trained psychologists, even with a brain scanner. As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from attheheels.com Self Reflection and Personality Traits - Personality is the expression of a person’s traits according to ones feelings, mentality and behavior.
Haven't had this one in forever, do you do something during rping that you feel like most of /erp/ wouldn't look favorably upon? A lot of bitching threads and the like, .