History Characters / JesusChristSuperstar

16th May '18 3:32:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* VillainRespect: In earlier versions of the music, he thinks "Jesus is cool" for not openly preaching violence against Rome. Averted in later versions, in which his line about Jesus' coolness is replaced with "Infantile sermons; the multitudes drool".



* VillainRespect: In earlier versions of the music, he thinks "Jesus is cool" for not openly preaching violence against Rome. Averted in later versions, in which his line about Jesus' coolness is replaced with "Infantile sermons; the multitudes drool".



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



* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Caiaphas.



* ThoseTwoBadGuys: With Caiaphas.
15th May '18 11:52:30 AM WaxingName
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!!Jesus

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!!Jesus
The characters in the hit rock opera and musical ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''. As they are based upon characters in ''Literature/TheFourGospels'', see also [[Characters/TheFourGospels the character page]] for their biblical inspiration.

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!!Judas

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!!Simon Zealotes

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!!Peter

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!!Mary Magdalene

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!!Caiaphas

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!!Annas

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!!Pontius Pilate

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!!Herod

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!!God

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* TheUnseen: He doesn't actually appear in the musical.

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* TheUnseen: He doesn't actually appear in the musical.musical.
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1st May '18 2:59:20 PM RedRoverRedRover
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* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: The 2000 version.


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* ScaryBlackMan: His 2000 version is a commanding, intimidating, black man.
14th Apr '18 11:26:57 PM WeightLiftingGoblin
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* RaceLift: Jesus of the Gospels was a Middle Eastern man, but most performances of ''Jesus Christ Superstar'' cast white actors for the role of Jesus. The 2018 NBC performance casts an African American performer as Jesus.

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* RaceLift: Very much downplayed. Jesus of the Gospels was a Middle Eastern man, but most performances of ''Jesus Christ Superstar'' cast white European fair skinned actors for the role of Jesus. The In real life there are light-skinned Middle Eastern people who can pass for white Americans or Englishmen and the Jewish tribe to which Jesus was born to is known to have white skin. Albeit dark by Western European standards but real life Jesus's complexion would have resembled your stereotypical Sicilian or other Southern European.
** Played completely straight in the
2018 NBC performance casts an African American performer as Jesus.
7th Apr '18 10:17:35 PM SMARTALIENQT
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*** "For you, the day Bison/Vega crucified your Christ was the most important day of your life. ButForMeItWasTuesday."
*** Wasn't it Friday?

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*** "For you, the day Bison/Vega crucified your Christ was the most important day of your life. ButForMeItWasTuesday."
*** Wasn't it Friday?
[[ButForMeItWasTuesday But For Me, It Was Friday.]]"
7th Apr '18 10:14:16 PM SMARTALIENQT
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* AngryBlackMan: In both the original Broadway production and the original film.

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* AngryBlackMan: In both the original Broadway production and production, the original film.film, and 2018 live version.
7th Apr '18 10:11:47 PM SMARTALIENQT
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** YMMV on the idea that white actors were cast to play Jesus since a Middle Eastern man like the historical Jesus would have been Caucasian and thus white. He just would have had darker skin than most white actors who played Jesus.
5th Apr '18 10:36:10 AM Nopperabo
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* VillainRespect: He thinks "Jesus is cool" for not openly preaching violence against Rome.

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* VillainRespect: He In earlier versions of the music, he thinks "Jesus is cool" for not openly preaching violence against Rome.
Rome. Averted in later versions, in which his line about Jesus' coolness is replaced with "Infantile sermons; the multitudes drool".
5th Apr '18 10:31:53 AM Nopperabo
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* {{Jerkass}}:
** He makes no attempt to hide his contempt for the "carpenter king", who he calls a "hero of fools". He also sneers at Jesus' followers, calling them "blockheads" and "half-witted fans" who could easily get out of control.
** He makes no attempt to empathize with a distraught Judas, dismissing his emotional breakdown as histrionics.
-->'''Annas:''' Cut the confessions. Forget the excuses. I don't understand why You're filled with remorse.
5th Apr '18 5:16:54 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* RaceLift: In the 2018 NBC version, he's played by Jin Ha, who (as his name suggests) is East Asian.
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