History Characters / JesusChristSuperstar

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.
13th Apr '16 5:02:24 AM major-kumquat
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* SupportingProtagonist

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* SupportingProtagonistSupportingProtagonist: The story is largely told from his perspective.
13th Apr '16 3:04:30 AM major-kumquat
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One of the Twelve Apostles, Judas was initially Jesus's right hand man but has grown fearful and distrustful of Jesus's teachings. His political and interpersonal disagreements with Jesus set the plot of the play in motion.

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One of the Twelve Apostles, Judas was initially Jesus's right hand man but has grown fearful and distrustful concerned about the cult of Jesus's personality surrounding Jesus, believing it's overgrown his teachings. His political and interpersonal disagreements with Jesus set the plot of the play in motion.



* AntagonistInMourning: He suffers a complete emotional breakdown after his betrayal of Jesus and subsequently hangs himself.



* OnlySaneMan: Believes himself to be this.



-->My god, I am sick. \\

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-->My god, God, I am sick. \\


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* CrucifiedHeroShot
13th Apr '16 2:52:25 AM major-kumquat
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-->God I'll never ever know \\
Why you chose me for your crime \\
For your foul bloody crime.



* UnwittingPawn: of God, no less, as he realizes during "Judas's Death".

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* UnwittingPawn: of God, no less, as he realizes during "Judas's Death".less.
-->My god, I am sick. \\
I've been used! \\
And you knew \\
All the time!


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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: He doesn't commit any miracles in the course of the play, and most productions leave the question of his divinity open-ended.
13th Apr '16 2:41:21 AM major-kumquat
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** In the 2012 Live Arena tour, he wears grey and green, before switching to black post-suicide.



* RageAgainstTheHeavens: "Judas's Death."

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* RageAgainstTheHeavens: "Judas's Death."Death".
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