History AlternativeCharacterInterpretation / ComicBooks

13th Jan '18 4:18:25 AM Morgenthaler
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** There's a [[http://tailsteak.com/arbuckle/ similar series]] more along with Davis's comment which simply removes Garfield's thought bubbles. Yes, Jon is even more pathetic than he looks.

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** There's a [[http://tailsteak.com/arbuckle/ similar series]] more along with Davis's comment which simply removes Garfield's thought bubbles. Yes, Jon is even more pathetic than he looks. ''Realfield'' takes a similar tac, but ups the ante by drawing Garfield like a real housecat in addition to not having him speak, so Jon comes across as even more of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
31st Dec '17 12:38:52 PM Anicomicgeek
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** [[spoiler:Did Sofia really love Sal Maroni or was she just using him. Depending on one reads it, it makes her killing Alberto in ''ComicBook/DarkVictory'' not just killing him for not being like Carmine, but also revenge for the one Holiday killing that is definitively Alberto's.]]

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** [[spoiler:Did Sofia really love Sal Maroni or was she just using him. him? Depending on one reads it, it makes her killing Alberto in ''ComicBook/DarkVictory'' not just killing him for not being like Carmine, but also revenge for the one Holiday killing that is definitively definitely Alberto's.]]
31st Dec '17 12:36:12 PM Anicomicgeek
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** [[spoiler:There's the question on if Carmine Falcone truly knew about Alberto's actions. While Batman suspects he does and it seems like he made sure Sofia wouldn't see Alberto shoot at the Riddler, some of the murders aimed at members of Falcone's family and Alberto's cold behavior to his father raise doubts as to this.]]
** [[spoiler:Did Sofia really love Sal Maroni or was she just using him. Depending on one reads it, it makes her killing Alberto in ''ComicBook/DarkVictory'' not just killing him for not being like Carmine, but also revenge for the one Holiday killing that is definitively Alberto's.]]
29th Dec '17 3:57:48 PM nombretomado
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** Another way of looking at Superboy-Prime: He grew up in a world where all these people were fictional characters. Deep down, he still doesn't see them as real. If he kills them all and then creates a world where he didn't, he hasn't ''really'' killed anyone, any more than GeoffJohns has. To him, the whole thing is no different from playing Grand Theft Auto, he's not killing anyone because nobody's really alive. And so long as nobody's getting hurt, isn't it much more fun to play the villain than the hero? After all, EvilIsCool.

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** Another way of looking at Superboy-Prime: He grew up in a world where all these people were fictional characters. Deep down, he still doesn't see them as real. If he kills them all and then creates a world where he didn't, he hasn't ''really'' killed anyone, any more than GeoffJohns Creator/GeoffJohns has. To him, the whole thing is no different from playing Grand Theft Auto, he's not killing anyone because nobody's really alive. And so long as nobody's getting hurt, isn't it much more fun to play the villain than the hero? After all, EvilIsCool.
14th Dec '17 2:32:49 PM Anddrix
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* ComicBook/ThePunisher. Older comics tend to portray him as being just a jaded, cynical man who wants to make absolutely, positively sure that the criminals he stops aren't going to wind up in a CardboardPrison to break out again and commit crimes like the one that killed his family. Some newer interpretations paint him closer to a SerialKiller who's using the death of his family as an excuse to vent his bloodlust; these see his actions as more like bloody murder than vigilantism. The second interpretation [[LoveItOrHateIt greatly pleases some fans and infuriates others to no end]].

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* ComicBook/ThePunisher. Older comics tend to portray him as being just a jaded, cynical man who wants to make absolutely, positively sure that the criminals he stops aren't going to wind up in a CardboardPrison to break out again and commit crimes like the one that killed his family. Some newer interpretations paint him closer to a SerialKiller who's using the death of his family as an excuse to vent his bloodlust; these see his actions as more like bloody murder than vigilantism. The second interpretation [[LoveItOrHateIt greatly pleases some fans and infuriates others to no end]].end.
3rd Nov '17 3:39:02 AM ACW
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*''ComicBook/TheUltimates'': Is Red Skull lying about wanting a better life? Is he just trying to screw with Fury? Is he deluding himself? Is he just trying to justify his actions?
27th Jun '17 8:40:32 AM Austin
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* The Riddler: InsufferableGenius who's obsessed with proving his superiority over Batman, or a seriously ill criminal whose compulsion to tell the truth is what drives him to leave riddles?

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* The Riddler: ComicBook/TheRiddler: InsufferableGenius who's obsessed with proving his superiority over Batman, or a seriously ill criminal whose compulsion to tell the truth is what drives him to leave riddles?
22nd Apr '17 8:28:55 AM Silverblade2
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}: a ChaoticNeutral HeroicComedicSociopath who tries to be a better person? Or a ChaoticEvil VillainProtagonist who can't change anything about himself?

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}: ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}: a ChaoticNeutral HeroicComedicSociopath who tries to be a better person? Or a ChaoticEvil VillainProtagonist who can't change anything about himself?



* Speaking of Franchise/{{Batman}}, there's his main enemy, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. Though he started off dark and creepy, he spent most of the '40s, '50s, and '60s as a [[VillainousHarlequin mostly harmless lawbreaking jester.]] Then, after Batman was remade into the dark and brooding hero he was originally, the Joker returns to his [[MonsterClown homicidal maniac]] origins; then we get to "The Killing Joke," in which he shoots Barbara Gordon (formerly Batgirl) through the spine, and then kidnaps and tortures Commissioner Gordon more or less for the hell of it. And then there was "Death in the Family" and countless other stories in which the Joker gets crazier as time goes on. Even in the movies, he has changed from one appearance to the next. TheMovie of the 1966 series portrayed him as the madman crook. Creator/JackNicholson, famous creepy maniac, portrayed him as a former gangster turned creepy maniac making the best of his deformities by incorporating them into a costume. ''Film/TheDarkKnight'''s Creator/HeathLedger appeared to be a suicidal nihilist out for nothing more thought out than causing chaos.

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* Speaking of Franchise/{{Batman}}, there's his main enemy, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker. Though he started off dark and creepy, he spent most of the '40s, '50s, and '60s as a [[VillainousHarlequin mostly harmless lawbreaking jester.]] Then, after Batman was remade into the dark and brooding hero he was originally, the Joker returns to his [[MonsterClown homicidal maniac]] origins; then we get to "The Killing Joke," in which he shoots Barbara Gordon (formerly Batgirl) through the spine, and then kidnaps and tortures Commissioner Gordon more or less for the hell of it. And then there was "Death in the Family" and countless other stories in which the Joker gets crazier as time goes on. Even in the movies, he has changed from one appearance to the next. TheMovie of the 1966 series portrayed him as the madman crook. Creator/JackNicholson, famous creepy maniac, portrayed him as a former gangster turned creepy maniac making the best of his deformities by incorporating them into a costume. ''Film/TheDarkKnight'''s Creator/HeathLedger appeared to be a suicidal nihilist out for nothing more thought out than causing chaos.
22nd Apr '17 8:28:33 AM Silverblade2
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* Comic book characters in general are subject to this since they tend to go through multiple writers over the years and, in the case of a character that has been around at least a decade, may need to be updated to occupy the same relative position against new cultural norms or alternately they aren't updated and what was once a trendy character becomes a character with a distinctive set of affectations.
** An example of the latter would be ComicBook/JimmyOlsen wearing a sweater vest and a bowtie. At one point this made him normal and a conformist. At times the look has been dropped to make Jimmy current but then its brought back to make him look like an ironic hipster (as seen in ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'') or just odd.
2nd Apr '17 11:18:57 PM Nakayama90
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** From ''ComicBook/BatmanHush'', during his fight with Superman:
--> If Clark wanted to, he could use his superspeed and squish me into the cement. But I know how he thinks. Even more than the Kryptonite, he's got one big weakness. Deep down, Clark's essentially a good person...and deep down, I'm ''not''.
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