History Characters / JesusChristSuperstar

30th Dec '17 6:52:11 PM Lightysnake
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* LargeHam: "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis FOOOOOLS! YOU! HAVE NO PERCEPTION!]] THE STAKES WE ARE GAMBLING ARE TERRIBLY HIGH!"

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* KickTheDog: It's pretty damn cruel to mock Judas for having been paid 'pretty good wages for one little kiss' in betraying Jesus when Caiaphas forced him to accept the money to give to charity as a 'fee' to begin with.
* LargeHam: "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis FOOOOOLS! YOU! HAVE NO PERCEPTION!]] THE STAKES WE ARE GAMBLING ARE TERRIBLY FRIGHTENINGLY HIGH!"


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Caiaphas is driven by a desire to avoid 'blood and destruction' against the Jews.


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* LackOfEmpathy: The coldest of the priests, who says he can't really understand why Judas is filled with remorse for betraying Jesus since he 'backed the right horse' in the end.


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Like Caiaphas, Annas is driven by a desire to save the Jewish people from Rome's wrath.


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* BerserkButton: Ignoring him and not performing the miracles he wants makes Herod positively explode.


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* FatBastard: In the 70s production, Herod is noticeably paunchy and quite the nasty jerk.
27th Jan '17 9:07:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CardCarryingVillain: The only unashamedly evil character and is not suffering an existential crisis.



* CardCarryingVillain: The only unashamedly evil character and is not suffering an existential crisis.
24th Jan '17 9:03:35 PM Maryloohoo
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**That goes double for Josh Young in the 2012 Broadway revival
8th Nov '16 11:30:32 AM Angeldeb82
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-->God I'll never ever know \\

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-->God -->God, I'll never ever know \\



** He ends up looking like a weird {{Expy}} of [[StreetFighter M. Bison]].
*** "For you, the day Bison crucified your Christ was the most important day of your life. ButForMeItWasTuesday."

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** He ends up looking like a weird {{Expy}} of [[StreetFighter [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]].
Bison/Vega]].
*** "For you, the day Bison Bison/Vega crucified your Christ was the most important day of your life. ButForMeItWasTuesday."
3rd Sep '16 5:26:47 PM damus2300
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* VillainRespect: He thinks "Jesus is cool" for not openly preaching violence against Rome.
1st Sep '16 6:23:41 AM damus2300
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* KarmaHoudini: The only unashamedly evil character and is not suffering an existential crisis.

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* KarmaHoudini: CardCarryingVillain: The only unashamedly evil character and is not suffering an existential crisis.crisis.
* IronicEcho: Jesus says "Get out!" first when clearing the temple then to Judas. Herod drives him away with the same words.
11th Aug '16 4:20:06 AM damus2300
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!!Jesus

The leader of the Twelve Disciples; a man called the "Son of God" and the "King of the Jews."

* {{Bishonen}}: Particularly Glenn Carter's Jesus.
* BornInTheWrongCentury
-->''If you'd come today you would have reached the whole nation / Israel in 4 B.C. had no mass communication''
* BreakTheCutie
* CelibateHero: Well, unless the production goes ''that'' direction with his relationship with Mary Magdalene...
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* DoomedByCanon
* GroupieBrigade
* HeroicBSOD: "Gethsemane".
* HeroicSacrifice: Lets himself be crucified as per God's plan.
* HippieJesus: Taken UpToEleven in the 1973 film, where he ''is'', for all intents and purposes, a hippie actor.
** Most other productions tend to retain at least some aspects of the hippie look as well.
* HurtingHero
-->Nail me to your cross and break me\\
Bleed me, beat me\\
Kill me, take me now
* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* JesusWasCrazy: According to Pilate and Judas.
* JesusWasWayCool: According to Mary Magdalene, Simon and Caiaphas.
* LightIsGood: In many productions, he is dressed in white or off-white.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: He doesn't commit any miracles in the course of the play, and most productions leave the question of his divinity open-ended.
* MetalScream: Present in almost every version of "Gethsemane", largely due to the OriginalCastPrecedent of Ian Gillan on the concept album.
* ProtagonistTitle
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
* UnwittingPawn
* WellIntentionedExtremist: At least from Judas and the Council's point of view.



!!Jesus

The leader of the Twelve Disciples; a man called the "Son of God" and the "King of the Jews."

* {{Bishonen}}: Particularly Glenn Carter's Jesus.
* BornInTheWrongCentury
-->''If you'd come today you would have reached the whole nation / Israel in 4 B.C. had no mass communication''
* BreakTheCutie
* CelibateHero: Well, unless the production goes ''that'' direction with his relationship with Mary Magdalene...
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* DoomedByCanon
* GroupieBrigade
* HeroicBSOD: "Gethsemane".
* HeroicSacrifice: Lets himself be crucified as per God's plan.
* HippieJesus: Taken UpToEleven in the 1973 film, where he ''is'', for all intents and purposes, a hippie actor.
** Most other productions tend to retain at least some aspects of the hippie look as well.
* HurtingHero
-->Nail me to your cross and break me\\
Bleed me, beat me\\
Kill me, take me now
* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* JesusWasCrazy: According to Pilate and Judas.
* JesusWasWayCool: According to Mary Magdalene, Simon and Caiaphas.
* LightIsGood: In many productions, he is dressed in white or off-white.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: He doesn't commit any miracles in the course of the play, and most productions leave the question of his divinity open-ended.
* MetalScream: Present in almost every version of "Gethsemane", largely due to the OriginalCastPrecedent of Ian Gillan on the concept album.
* ProtagonistTitle
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
* UnwittingPawn
* WellIntentionedExtremist: At least from Judas and the Council's point of view.
6th Aug '16 9:37:48 PM damus2300
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* BetrayalByInaction: He actually threatens to ''not'' betray Jesus just to spite him and God's plans.
6th Aug '16 9:35:45 PM damus2300
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-->''So long Judas \\
''Poor old Judas''


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* KilledMidSentence: "You have murdered me! MURDERED ME! MURDERED..."


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* LargeHam: '''AAAAA-MEEEEEEEEN!!!'''
* LyricalDissonance: His song is an energetic, joyful song and dance number about trying to convince Jesus to rebel against Roman rule.


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* BeneathTheMask: "I Don't Know How to Love Him" reveals she's just as clueless as everyone about what to make of him.


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* MundaneMadeAwesome: He counts along while Jesus is flogged to the tune of heavy metal guitar.


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* KarmaHoudini: The only unashamedly evil character and is not suffering an existential crisis.
3rd Jul '16 5:13:34 AM bernardthebeanpole
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* NeverMyFault: On a meta level - whilst other characters have the deeds accredited to them in the Bible presented in different ways to make them more or less sympathetic, Judas actually has negative aspects of his character removed entirely (such as his robbing from the Apostle's purse) to make him more sympathetic.



* MetalScream: Present in almost every version of "Gethsemane".

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* MetalScream: Present in almost every version of "Gethsemane"."Gethsemane", largely due to the OriginalCastPrecedent of Ian Gillan on the concept album.


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* AgeLift: Reversed, in history he was the older man and Caiaphas' father-in-law, most productions present him as a younger SmugSnake sidekick.
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