History Characters / Darkman

16th Mar '18 9:29:05 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* CompositeCharacter: Of Radio/TheShadow and ComicBook/TheUnknownSoldier mixed with Franchise/UniversalHorror characters.
25th Jan '18 4:02:20 PM Anicomicgeek
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* JokerImmunity: He seemingly died at the end of the first film, but is revealed to have merely fallen into a ConvenientComa in ''II''. Spin-off stories also have him coming back from the dead as everything from a [[DarkmanVsArmyOfDarkness Deadite]] to a reanimated head attached to a SpiderTank.

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* JokerImmunity: He seemingly died at the end of the first film, but is revealed to have merely fallen into a ConvenientComa in ''II''. Spin-off stories also have him coming back from the dead as everything from a [[DarkmanVsArmyOfDarkness [[ComicBook/DarkmanVsArmyOfDarkness Deadite]] to a reanimated head attached to a SpiderTank.
3rd Jan '18 7:36:54 PM Luigifan
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** CursedWithAwesome: However, he does possess superhuman strength, durability, and agility caused by the surgery. Once, he was able to adapt to the surgery procedure, he was able to kick a lot of ass and escape mostly without injury.

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** CursedWithAwesome: However, he does possess superhuman strength, durability, and agility caused by the surgery. Once, Once he was able to adapt to the surgery procedure, he was able to kick a lot of ass and escape mostly without injury.



* DoesntLikeGuns: Slightly subverted. He rarely uses any type of firearm, preferring to use science and his strength. When he does, its for show. [[spoiler:[[BatmanGrabsAGun However, that doesn't excluded the fact he does murder Skip with his own fake machine gun leg in the novelization of the first film]].]]

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* DoesntLikeGuns: Slightly subverted. He rarely uses any type of firearm, preferring to use science and his strength. When he does, its it's for show. [[spoiler:[[BatmanGrabsAGun However, that doesn't excluded exclude the fact he does murder Skip with his own fake machine gun leg in the novelization of the first film]].]]



** While he hates Rooker in ''Die Darkman Die'', he doesn't take it out on his wife or child. In fact he went out of his way to protect them. [[spoiler:In the end, he actually sacrifices the only stable synthetic skin to fix the kid's face when he could have used it on himself.]]
* GeniusBruiser: As a scientist he makes strategies for his attacks on Durant and his gang.

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** While he hates Rooker in ''Die Darkman Die'', he doesn't take it out on his wife or child. In fact fact, he went out of his way to protect them. [[spoiler:In the end, he actually sacrifices the only stable synthetic skin to fix the kid's face when he could have used it on himself.]]
* GeniusBruiser: As a scientist scientist, he makes strategies for his attacks on Durant and his gang.



* HairTriggerTemper: Due to his amplified emotions, he can get real mad real quick. One scene in the first movie has his breaking a carny's fingers because he refused to give a prize for winning a game.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: He is the first superhero to admit that he would end up like that. The scene where [[spoiler: Pauly has been killed, he's sitting on top of a building saying "What have I become? What have I become?"]]

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* HairTriggerTemper: Due to his amplified emotions, he can get real mad real quick. One scene in the first movie has his him breaking a carny's fingers because he refused to give a prize for winning a game.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: He is the first superhero to admit that he would end up like that. The scene where [[spoiler: Pauly [[spoiler:Pauly has been killed, he's sitting on top of a building saying "What have I become? What have I become?"]]



* ImprobableAimingSkills: Thanks to his adrenaline rush, he is not only strong, but has excellent aim. As proven when during a minor bout of stress he managed to win a carnival game with the baseball during the first film.
* ItsNotYouItsMe: At the end of the first film, he [[spoiler:chooses not to return to his old life and renew his relationship with Julie, stating that he's changed on the inside as well and cannot subject anyone to his new vicious nature.]]

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Thanks to his adrenaline rush, he is not only strong, but has excellent aim. As proven when when, during a minor bout of stress stress, he managed to win a carnival game with the baseball during the first film.
* ItsNotYouItsMe: At the end of the first film, he [[spoiler:chooses not to return to his old life and renew his relationship with Julie, stating that he's changed on the inside as well and cannot subject anyone to his new vicious nature.]]nature]].



* ManipulativeBastard: In the first movie he was able to fool Durant and his cronies to believing Pauly stole their money. In the second movie, Durant caught on to his disguise trick. However rather than it giving him an advantage, it made Durant paranoid that any of the mooks could be Darkman. He went as far as tugging a guy's face to make sure he wasn't Peyton.
* MasterOfDisguise: Slowly became one over the course the first ''Darkman'' but more or less perfected it by ''Return of Durant''.
* MoodSwinger: Despite his status as a hero his amplified emotions cause him to swing from one to another. As Darkman he goes from a raging psychopath to a crying baby. Even as Peyton he is too overly happy almost border-lining to slasher smile material.

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* ManipulativeBastard: In the first movie movie, he was able to fool Durant and his cronies to into believing Pauly stole their money. In the second movie, Durant caught on to his disguise trick. However However, rather than it giving him an advantage, it made Durant paranoid that any of the mooks could be Darkman. He went as far as tugging a guy's face to make sure he wasn't Peyton.
* MasterOfDisguise: Slowly became one over the course the first ''Darkman'' ''Darkman'', but more or less perfected it by ''Return of Durant''.
* MoodSwinger: Despite his status as a hero hero, his amplified emotions cause him to swing from one to another. As Darkman Darkman, he goes from a raging psychopath to a crying baby. Even as Peyton Peyton, he is too overly happy almost border-lining to slasher smile material.



** Westlake also seems to be the worlds greatest vocal impersonator (although the first movie does show him taking the time to practice). Also a talented ventriloquist as he somehow manages to speak coherently without lips.

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** Westlake also seems to be the worlds world's greatest vocal impersonator (although the first movie does show him taking the time to practice). Also a talented ventriloquist ventriloquist, as he somehow manages to speak coherently without lips.



--> '''Darkman''': ''Peyton is gone....I'm everyone and no one. Everywhere and nowhere. Call me....'''Darkman'''.

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--> '''Darkman''': ''Peyton Peyton is gone....I'm everyone and no one. Everywhere and nowhere. Call me....'''Darkman'''.



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%%* BadBoss* BadBoss: He's willing to throw his own men out of windows.



* ConvenientComa: In ''Return of Durant'', [[spoiler:to explain how he survived being ''BLOWN UP'' at the end ''Darkman''.]]

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* ConvenientComa: In ''Return of Durant'', [[spoiler:to explain how he survived being ''BLOWN UP'' at the end ''Darkman''.]]of ''Darkman'']].



* HellishCopter: In the first movie, he dies when his helicopter crashes. [[spoiler:He gets better in the sequel]].

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* HellishCopter: In the first movie, he dies when his helicopter crashes. [[spoiler:He gets better in the sequel]].sequel.]]



* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler: How Durant kills him.]]

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* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler: How [[spoiler:How Durant kills him.]]



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: His head crushed by a moving truck. [[GoryDiscretionShot We don't see it, but the results are not pretty]].

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: His head crushed by a moving truck. [[GoryDiscretionShot We don't see it, but the results are not pretty]].pretty.]]



* TheStoolPigeon: As soon as Darkman gets his hands on him, he spills the beans on Durant and the gang. [[spoiler: However since he killed Peyton's lab assistant and friend, it doesn't save him.]]

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* TheStoolPigeon: As soon as Darkman gets his hands on him, he spills the beans on Durant and the gang. [[spoiler: However [[spoiler:However, since he killed Peyton's lab assistant and friend, it doesn't save him.]]



* ClassicVillain: Pride, Greed and Ambition are his defining traits.

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* ClassicVillain: Pride, Greed Greed, and Ambition are his defining traits.



* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Darkman drops him off from a skyscraper.]]

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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Darkman [[spoiler:Darkman drops him off from a skyscraper.]]



* UnderestimatingBadassery: [[spoiler: When Darkman is holding him inches before his death, Strack brags about how he won't be killed by him. Sadly for him, Darkman disappoints and drops the bastard.]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He wants to steal the [[{{MacGuffin}} Bellasarious Memorandum]], destroy any of the areas in the city and build a brand new section that will, as he sees it, bring in a new era for the city.

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Darkman is holding him inches before his death, Strack brags about how he won't be killed by him. Sadly for him, Darkman disappoints and drops the bastard.]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He wants to steal the [[{{MacGuffin}} Bellasarious Memorandum]], destroy any of the areas in the city city, and build a brand new section that will, as he sees it, bring in a new era for the city.
6th Nov '17 11:43:05 AM GroLor
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%%* BigBad: In ''Return of Durant''.

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%%* * BigBad: In ''Return of Durant''.



* JokerImmunity: Durant can not be killed. He had been brought back numerous of times including as a [[Franchise/EvilDead Deadite]].

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* JokerImmunity: Durant can not be killed. He had been brought seemingly died at the end of the first film, but is revealed to have merely fallen into a ConvenientComa in ''II''. Spin-off stories also have him coming back numerous of times including from the dead as everything from a [[Franchise/EvilDead Deadite]].[[DarkmanVsArmyOfDarkness Deadite]] to a reanimated head attached to a SpiderTank.



%%* DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler: How Durant kills him.]]

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%%* * DestinationDefenestration: [[spoiler: How Durant kills him.]]



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%%* BitchInSheepsClothing: See FauxAffablyEvil.

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%%* * BitchInSheepsClothing: See FauxAffablyEvil.



%%* VisionaryVillain: See UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans.

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%%* * VisionaryVillain: See UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans.
2nd Aug '17 11:35:09 PM Nintendoman01
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* EyesAreUnbreakable: Despite being caught in an explosion and repeatedly dipped head-first in a big vat of acid, his eyes are completely unharmed.


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* SenseLossSadness: After the accident he suffered, which left him severely burned, the title character was subjected to an experimental medical procedure that severed the nerve endings close to his skin; as a result, he's no longer able to feel pain... or any physical sensation at all. He's not happy about it, and in the third film, when Bridget Thorne claims she can repair his nervous system and allow him to feel again, he jumps at the chance.
11th Jul '17 8:51:48 PM Nintendoman01
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* FeelNoPain: The nerve endings connected to his skin were severed, rendering him incapable of feeling pain.



* GoodLipsEvilJaws: Zigzagged. He's a pretty violent AntiHero, and his teeth are exposed because his lips were burnt off.



* ImmunityDisability: The destruction of his nerve endings allows him to FeelNoPain... but has also cost him his sense of touch.



* ItsNotYouItsMe: At the end of the first film, he [[spoiler:chooses not to return to his old life and renew his relationship with Julie, stating that he's changed on the inside as well and cannot subject anyone to his new vicious nature.]]



* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Since Darkman is missing roughly 40% of his skin, he pretty much needs a HealingFactor, or he'd keel over from various horrible diseases and the injuries he sustains in battle.

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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Since Darkman is missing roughly 40% of his skin, he pretty much needs a HealingFactor, or he'd keel over from various horrible diseases and the injuries he sustains in battle. ''Die Darkman Die'' states that he ''does'' have rapid healing.
4th Feb '17 4:35:59 AM Cronos5010
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* AntiHero: [[UnscrupulousHero He can and will be extremely ruthless]] but struggles to [[PragmaticHero put the total good of everyone in the city]] over his own revenge. He goes after mobsters and criminals, enjoying the suffering he is giving them. Also while he'll never harm innocent people, his unstoppable rage doesn't stop him from breaking the fingers of an Asshole Carny while incognito.
* BadassLongcoat: He finds it in the trash, but is no less badass.

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* AntiHero: [[UnscrupulousHero He can and will be extremely ruthless]] but struggles to [[PragmaticHero put the total good of everyone in the city]] over his own revenge. He goes after mobsters and criminals, enjoying the suffering he is giving them. Also while he'll he will never harm innocent people, his unstoppable rage doesn't stop him from breaking the fingers of an Asshole Carny while incognito.
* BadassLongcoat: He finds it in the trash, but it is no less badass.



* BerserkButton: Don't call Darkman "freak", try to cheat him out of a carnival prize, or as noted below, the surgery that keeps his burns from being unbearably painful had the side effect of giving him ''a lot'' of these.

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* BerserkButton: Don't call Darkman a "freak", try to cheat him out of a carnival prize, or as noted below, the surgery that keeps his burns from being unbearably painful had the side effect of giving him ''a lot'' of these.



** CursedWithAwesome: However, he does possess superhuman strength, durability, and agility caused by the surgery. Once, he was able to adapt the surgery procedure, he was able to kick a lot of ass and escape mostly without injury.

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** CursedWithAwesome: However, he does possess superhuman strength, durability, and agility caused by the surgery. Once, he was able to adapt to the surgery procedure, he was able to kick a lot of ass and escape mostly without injury.



* DoesntLikeGuns: Slightly subverted. He rarely uses any type of firearm, preferring to use science and his strength. When he does, its for show. [[spoiler:[[BatmanGrabsAGun However, that doesn't excluded the fact he does murder Skip with his own fake machine gun leg in the novel of the first film]].]]

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* DoesntLikeGuns: Slightly subverted. He rarely uses any type of firearm, preferring to use science and his strength. When he does, its for show. [[spoiler:[[BatmanGrabsAGun However, that doesn't excluded the fact he does murder Skip with his own fake machine gun leg in the novel novelization of the first film]].]]



** While he hates Rooker in ''Die Darkman Die'', he doesn't take it out on his wife or child. In fact he goes out of his way of revenge protecting them. [[spoiler:In the end, he actually sacrifices the only stable synthetic skin to fix the kid's face when he could have used it on himself.]]

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** While he hates Rooker in ''Die Darkman Die'', he doesn't take it out on his wife or child. In fact he goes went out of his way of revenge protecting to protect them. [[spoiler:In the end, he actually sacrifices the only stable synthetic skin to fix the kid's face when he could have used it on himself.]]



* TheGrotesque: He lost his entire life and most of his face after the accident, leading him down the path to be "Darkman".

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* TheGrotesque: He lost his entire life and most of his face after the accident, leading him down the path to be becoming "Darkman".
4th Feb '17 4:33:12 AM Cronos5010
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* AntiHero: [[UnscrupulousHero Ha can and will be extremely ruthless]] but struggles to [[PragmaticHero put the total good of everyone in the city]] over his own revenge. He goes after mobsters and criminals, enjoying the suffering he is giving them. Also while he'll never harm innocent people, his unstoppable rage doesn't stop him from breaking the fingers of an Asshole Carny while incognito.

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* AntiHero: [[UnscrupulousHero Ha He can and will be extremely ruthless]] but struggles to [[PragmaticHero put the total good of everyone in the city]] over his own revenge. He goes after mobsters and criminals, enjoying the suffering he is giving them. Also while he'll never harm innocent people, his unstoppable rage doesn't stop him from breaking the fingers of an Asshole Carny while incognito.
30th Dec '16 3:00:25 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* AntiHero: Type IV but struggles to be a Type III. He goes after mobsters and criminals, enjoying the suffering he is giving them. Also while he'll never harm innocent people, his unstoppable rage doesn't stop him from breaking the fingers of an Asshole Carny while incognito.

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* AntiHero: Type IV [[UnscrupulousHero Ha can and will be extremely ruthless]] but struggles to be a Type III.[[PragmaticHero put the total good of everyone in the city]] over his own revenge. He goes after mobsters and criminals, enjoying the suffering he is giving them. Also while he'll never harm innocent people, his unstoppable rage doesn't stop him from breaking the fingers of an Asshole Carny while incognito.



%%* BandagedFace

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%%* BandagedFace* BandagedFace: His heavily burned face is covered in bandages and gauze to hide his identity and prevent further harm.



%%* TheCowl

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%%* TheCowl* TheCowl: Works in the shadows, as smart as he is ruthless, and never stays for a "thank you".
30th Dec '16 2:55:39 PM DastardlyDemolition
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%%* TheGrotesque
%%* HairTriggerTemper

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%%* TheGrotesque
%%* HairTriggerTemper
* TheGrotesque: He lost his entire life and most of his face after the accident, leading him down the path to be "Darkman".
* HairTriggerTemper: Due to his amplified emotions, he can get real mad real quick. One scene in the first movie has his breaking a carny's fingers because he refused to give a prize for winning a game.






%%* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
%%* DistressedDamsel

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%%* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
%%* DistressedDamsel
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Her hair is a gold as her heart, as she still loves Peyton despite his disfigurements.
* DistressedDamsel: At the climax of the first film, Julie is taken hostage by Strack and it's up to Peyton to rescue her.
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