History Franchise / TheCrow

27th Feb '16 2:33:28 AM aye_amber
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A 1998 Canadian television series based on the concept -- ''The Crow: Stairway to Heaven'' -- lasted one season (22 episodes); while it garnered decent ratings, the show ended when Creator/{{Universal}} bought its production company, Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment. Universal eventually released the full series on DVD, [[http://www.hulu.com/the-crow-stairway-to-heaven Hulu]], and Netflix.

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A 1998 Canadian television series based on the concept -- ''The Crow: Stairway to Heaven'' -- lasted one season (22 episodes); while it garnered decent ratings, the show ended when Creator/{{Universal}} bought its production company, Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment. Universal eventually released the full series on DVD, [[http://www.hulu.com/the-crow-stairway-to-heaven Hulu]], Hulu, and Netflix.
9th Jan '16 4:21:51 AM jormis29
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* RevenantZombie: The protagonists of series are classic revenants who are brought back to life by the title bird in order to seek justice for themselves and the people they loved. As long as the bird is alive, and as long as they remain focused on their quest for revenge and do not develop emotional ties to the living, they can heal any wound dealt them and cannot be killed. They also have the ability to cleanse others of whatever poison is in their systems, they can see through the eyes of the bird, and they have some measure of psychometric ability in regards to things that remind them of their former life and what happened to them, as well as the ability to transfer any memories they have by touch.

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* RevenantZombie: The protagonists of series are classic revenants who are brought back to life by the title bird in order to seek justice for themselves and the people they loved. As long as the bird is alive, and as long as they remain focused on their quest for revenge and do not develop emotional ties to the living, they can heal any wound dealt them and cannot be killed. They also have the ability to cleanse others of whatever poison is in their systems, they can see through the eyes of the bird, and they have some measure of psychometric {{psychomet|ry}}ric ability in regards to things that remind them of their former life and what happened to them, as well as the ability to transfer any memories they have by touch.
24th Nov '15 7:36:31 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** Heck, Music/{{Evanescence}} even sampled the closing line ("People die, but real love is forever,") from the first ''The Crow'' movie in the GriefSong "Even in Death".

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** Heck, Music/{{Evanescence}} even sampled the closing line ("People die, but real love is forever,") from the first ''The Crow'' movie in the GriefSong [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1UlBjleYZo#t=3m59s "Even in Death".]]
24th Nov '15 7:33:24 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** Heck, Music/{{Evanescence}} even borrowed that closing line, "People die, but real love is forever," from the first ''The Crow'' movie in the GriefSong "Even in Death".

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** Heck, Music/{{Evanescence}} even borrowed that sampled the closing line, "People line ("People die, but real love is forever," forever,") from the first ''The Crow'' movie in the GriefSong "Even in Death".
24th Nov '15 2:31:39 PM MagBas
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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Completely averted. Eric is never condemned in-story for his acts of revenge, and in fact the entire premise of the story rests on [[UnfortunateImplications the troubling stipulation that Eric actually must kill the villains in order to rejoin Shelly in Heaven]]. Strangely enough, the 1994 movie was marketed as a horror film (perhaps due to its "supernatural" content and nihilistic palette, and also because it happens to take place around Halloween), but the "monster" of the piece is actually completely sympathetic, and he does not experience a FaceHeelTurn even in the midst of his bloodiest rampages.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Completely averted. Eric is never condemned in-story for his acts of revenge, and in fact the entire premise of the story rests on [[UnfortunateImplications the troubling stipulation that Eric actually must kill the villains in order to rejoin Shelly in Heaven]]. Strangely enough, the 1994 movie was marketed as a horror film (perhaps due to its "supernatural" content and nihilistic palette, and also because it happens to take place around Halloween), but the "monster" of the piece is actually completely sympathetic, and he does not experience a FaceHeelTurn even in the midst of his bloodiest rampages.



** It is clear though that not one of the Killers feel any remorse and, as the rings in the pawn shop show, have done it many other times. And some deaths, such as T-Bird's, are played as being quite horrific.
24th Nov '15 3:38:19 AM MadSpy
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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Myca, who's fond of using stolen eyeballs in rituals, has her eyes pecked out by the crow when she tries to take its power.

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Myca, who's fond of using stolen eyeballs in rituals, has her eyes pecked out by the crow when she tries to take its power. ]]
5th Aug '15 10:20:14 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* CreepyChild: Carrie in ''Curare'', the ghost of a raped and murdered little girl. Actually, to have suffered such a violent assault and death, she's quite chipper for a ghost, but when Joe finds her murderer, she quite calmly requests that Joe decaptitate the man. And give her the head.



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Completely averted. Eric is never condemned in-story for his acts of revenge, and in fact the entire premise of the story rests on [[UnfortunateImplications the troubling stipulation that Eric actually must kill the villains in order to rejoin Shelly in Heaven]]. Strangely enough, the 1994 movie was marketed as a horror film (perhaps due to its "supernatural" content and nihilistic palette, and also because it happens to take place around Halloween), but the "monster" of the piece is actually completely sympathetic, and he does not experience a FaceHeelTurn even in the midst of his bloodiest rampages. Joe in ''Curare'' also qualifies, since his killing Carrie's murderer allows him to put the "one case that he couldn't solve" to bed.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Completely averted. Eric is never condemned in-story for his acts of revenge, and in fact the entire premise of the story rests on [[UnfortunateImplications the troubling stipulation that Eric actually must kill the villains in order to rejoin Shelly in Heaven]]. Strangely enough, the 1994 movie was marketed as a horror film (perhaps due to its "supernatural" content and nihilistic palette, and also because it happens to take place around Halloween), but the "monster" of the piece is actually completely sympathetic, and he does not experience a FaceHeelTurn even in the midst of his bloodiest rampages. Joe in ''Curare'' also qualifies, since his killing Carrie's murderer allows him to put the "one case that he couldn't solve" to bed.



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Myca, who's fond of using stolen eyeballs in rituals, has her eyes pecked out by the crow when she tries to take its power. Harold in ''Curare'', a serial rapist and murderer of little girls, takes trophies from his victims(usually their shoes or panties). When Joe kills him, Carrie's ghost demands a trophy of her own: his head.]]

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Myca, who's fond of using stolen eyeballs in rituals, has her eyes pecked out by the crow when she tries to take its power. Harold in ''Curare'', a serial rapist and murderer of little girls, takes trophies from his victims(usually their shoes or panties). When Joe kills him, Carrie's ghost demands a trophy of her own: his head.]]



* LooksLikeCesare: Eric. That said, at least in O'Barr's colored still art, it's never consistent as to whether Eric looks normal but with the black face paint, has his face painted white, or his skin is deathly pale all over. Carrie in ''Curare'' is pale and has very small(relative to her size) similar black streaks on her face.

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* LooksLikeCesare: Eric. That said, at least in O'Barr's colored still art, it's never consistent as to whether Eric looks normal but with the black face paint, has his face painted white, or his skin is deathly pale all over. Carrie in ''Curare'' is pale and has very small(relative to her size) similar black streaks on her face.



* RapeAsDrama: In both the comic and film, Shelly is gang-raped before she dies/is killed. In the film, Tin-tin even taunts Eric about this during their fight. In ''Curare'', the child Carrie was viciously raped(causing such trauma that the coroner says her internal organs ruptured and he can't even be sure if she was also sodomized) before being strangled to death.

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* RapeAsDrama: In both the comic and film, Shelly is gang-raped before she dies/is killed. In the film, Tin-tin even taunts Eric about this during their fight. In ''Curare'', the child Carrie was viciously raped(causing such trauma that the coroner says her internal organs ruptured and he can't even be sure if she was also sodomized) before being strangled to death.
5th Aug '15 10:15:40 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* ''The Crow: Curare'' (2013), IDW Publishing



* CreepyChild: Carrie in ''Curare'', the ghost of a raped and murdered little girl. Actually, to have suffered such a violent assault and death, she's quite chipper for a ghost, but when Joe finds her murderer, she quite calmly requests that Joe decaptitate the man. And give her the head.



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Completely averted. Eric is never condemned in-story for his acts of revenge, and in fact the entire premise of the story rests on [[UnfortunateImplications the troubling stipulation that Eric actually must kill the villains in order to rejoin Shelly in Heaven]]. Strangely enough, the 1994 movie was marketed as a horror film (perhaps due to its "supernatural" content and nihilistic palette, and also because it happens to take place around Halloween), but the "monster" of the piece is actually completely sympathetic, and he does not experience a FaceHeelTurn even in the midst of his bloodiest rampages.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Completely averted. Eric is never condemned in-story for his acts of revenge, and in fact the entire premise of the story rests on [[UnfortunateImplications the troubling stipulation that Eric actually must kill the villains in order to rejoin Shelly in Heaven]]. Strangely enough, the 1994 movie was marketed as a horror film (perhaps due to its "supernatural" content and nihilistic palette, and also because it happens to take place around Halloween), but the "monster" of the piece is actually completely sympathetic, and he does not experience a FaceHeelTurn even in the midst of his bloodiest rampages. Joe in ''Curare'' also qualifies, since his killing Carrie's murderer allows him to put the "one case that he couldn't solve" to bed.



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Myca, who's fond of using stolen eyeballs in rituals, has her eyes pecked out by the crow when she tries to take its power.]]

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Myca, who's fond of using stolen eyeballs in rituals, has her eyes pecked out by the crow when she tries to take its power. Harold in ''Curare'', a serial rapist and murderer of little girls, takes trophies from his victims(usually their shoes or panties). When Joe kills him, Carrie's ghost demands a trophy of her own: his head.]]



* LooksLikeCesare: Eric. That said, at least in O'Barr's colored still art, it's never consistent as to whether Eric looks normal but with the black face paint, has his face painted white, or his skin is deathly pale all over.

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* LooksLikeCesare: Eric. That said, at least in O'Barr's colored still art, it's never consistent as to whether Eric looks normal but with the black face paint, has his face painted white, or his skin is deathly pale all over. Carrie in ''Curare'' is pale and has very small(relative to her size) similar black streaks on her face.



* RapeAsDrama: In both the comic and film, Shelly is gang-raped before she dies/is killed. In the film, Tin-tin even taunts Eric about this during their fight.

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* RapeAsDrama: In both the comic and film, Shelly is gang-raped before she dies/is killed. In the film, Tin-tin even taunts Eric about this during their fight. In ''Curare'', the child Carrie was viciously raped(causing such trauma that the coroner says her internal organs ruptured and he can't even be sure if she was also sodomized) before being strangled to death.
26th Nov '14 9:15:31 AM Willbyr
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* LooksLikeCesare: Eric.

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* LooksLikeCesare: Eric. That said, at least in O'Barr's colored still art, it's never consistent as to whether Eric looks normal but with the black face paint, has his face painted white, or his skin is deathly pale all over.



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The protagonists could technically could be described as [[RevenantZombie Revenants]], spirits of vengeance driven to avenge their death and take revenge on those who did them harm during their mortal life.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The protagonists could technically could be described as [[RevenantZombie Revenants]], {{Revenant|Zombie}}s, spirits of vengeance driven to avenge their death and take revenge on those who did them harm during their mortal life.
1st Sep '14 8:14:18 AM Willbyr
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* BackFromTheDead

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* BackFromTheDeadBackFromTheDead: ''Very'' ambiguous in the original comic, played straight in the film.



* CrucifiedHeroShot: Eric.

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* CrucifiedHeroShot: Eric.Eric does this when confronting Funboy (in the comic) and Top Dollar and his entire gang (in the film).



* RapeAsDrama: In both the comic and film, Shelly is gang-raped before she dies/is killed.

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* RapeAsDrama: In both the comic and film, Shelly is gang-raped before she dies/is killed. In the film, Tin-tin even taunts Eric about this during their fight.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge

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* RoaringRampageOfRevengeRoaringRampageOfRevenge: Eric' crusade of gory vengeance for Shelly's rape and murder.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkillThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Not just Eric's disposal of several of Shelly's killers. In the film, everyone in Top Dollar's gang puts at least a full magazine of machine gun fire into Eric when he confronts them.
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