History Characters / Transmetropolitan

13th Nov '16 8:29:20 AM Grudgeal
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* TheCynic: Incredibly cynical about the role of the President and appears to be in it only for his own gratification.



* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: Thanks to Spider, everyone calls him "The Beast" - even his own children.

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* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: Thanks to Spider, everyone calls HateSink: InUniverse. He has been attempted assassinated so much that Secret Service started charging him "The Beast" - even his own children.for protection. Presumably he ''has'' supporters, but the comic never shows any of them.


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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Thanks to Spider, everyone calls him "The Beast" - even his own children.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: President Corrupt. He uses campaign funding as his own private slush fund and there are a lot of minor news stories about theft, corruption and prostitution involving him or his administration.
5th Nov '16 4:50:40 PM Morgenthaler
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17th Sep '16 3:26:42 PM Iaculus
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* BestialityIsDepraved: Inverted. In this case, it's the dog's attraction to humans that's an indicator of his depravity.
27th Jul '16 12:09:52 PM redandready45
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* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Spider saw the man as pure evil. What he finds is an incredibly cynical man.
16th Jul '16 7:27:49 PM hakulives
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--> Goodbye, old friend. You always did right by me.

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--> Goodbye, old friend. You always take care of yourself, man. You never did right anything wrong by me.
21st Jun '16 4:24:33 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* GoodParents: The third reason is "Because it keeps my daughter close by.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Supremely talented at it, as he proves when the police come to his front door:
-->'''Oscar:''' Hello. I am Oscar Rossini, noted city philanthropist, a supporter of the party in government, active on a dozen political committees and a substantial donor of financial gifts. I have no criminal record, several awards, three of which were given to me by presidents, and a medal. I am also, finally, a television star. I'd like it if you could arrest me now. Because it will ensure that in a week's time you will be in a most unpleasant prison with the mutant erection of a career dog rapist deep in your colon.
31st May '16 2:39:00 AM Caswin
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* CardCarryingVillain: In private.
23rd Apr '16 7:22:19 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* MotiveRant: An uncommonly well thought-out one during his interview with Spider when he explains his beliefs:
-->'''The Beast:''' Look, my job isn't to make everything beautiful. My job isn't to make living life a good time. My job is to keep the majority of people in this country alive. That's ''it.'' If fifty-one percent eat a meal tomorrow and forty-nine percent don't, I've done my job. That is the absolute fucking limit of what can be done. Anyone who says otherwise is a con artist. My job is just to keep things the way they are. Everyone stays the same. I do the job. I keep the money coming. I provide the television and a few spare dollars and space for a fuck or two. You might not like that. You might not think that's the way a President should behave. But, you know... that's fucking ''tough.''


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* MisanthropeSupreme: He wants to be President because he hates everyone and wants to fuck with them.
* MotiveRant: Like The Beast, he gives one in his interview with Spider. [[spoiler:Unlike The Beast, he disables all Spider's recording equipment because he doesn't want it to get out.]]
-->'''The Smiler:''' [[MisanthropeSupreme I hate people more than anything.]] And I'm going to be President. I really need [[RightHandCat a white cat to stroke]], Alan. Like a Franchise/JamesBond villain. Can you arrange that? 'course you can. You're my political director. You can arrange ''anything,'' can't you, Alan? I hate you all, you know? All you scum. I want to be President because I hate you. I want to fuck with you. I want to make you shut up and do things properly. Get through your doomed little lives quietly. I want to be President because I think I should be.
23rd Apr '16 7:06:29 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Incredibly he appears to be capable of being this at times; when Spider completely loses his temper during the interview with the Beast and attacks him, one of the Secret Service bodyguards comes in and stops him at gunpoint. The guard is about to take Spider down the hall and summarily execute him for attempting to kill the President, but the Beast tells him to leave Spider alone, even though he could easily get away with having Spider killed under the circumstances[[note]]although admittedly he'd lose the interview[[/note]].
-->'''The Beast:''' No, really. It's OK. He's ''little people.'' You have to allow the little people their shot sometimes.
22nd Apr '16 11:03:40 AM lolface123
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* AxeCrazy: Besides his irrational paranoia, which caused him to order the needless massacre of a peaceful protest of college kids, he's also incredibly capricious with his dictations.
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