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21st Mar '16 12:16:29 PM FF32
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[[WMG:Chigurh is an avatar of Judge Holden from BloodMeridian.]]

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[[WMG:Chigurh is an avatar of Judge Holden from BloodMeridian.Literature/BloodMeridian.]]



[[WMG:Alternately Chigurh is the "Good" counterpart of Judge Holden from BloodMeridian.]]
As bad as Chigurh is, he has some form of moral code which he sticks to at all costs and refrains from engaging in what he sees as pointless cruelty and bloodshed (emphasis on [[BlueAndOrangeMorality what he sees as pointless]], wheras the Judge has no such code, and his actions are [[UpToEleven far, far worse.]]

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[[WMG:Alternately Chigurh is the "Good" counterpart of Judge Holden from BloodMeridian.Literature/BloodMeridian.]]
As bad as Chigurh is, he has some form of moral code which he sticks to at all costs and refrains from engaging in what he sees as pointless cruelty and bloodshed (emphasis on [[BlueAndOrangeMorality what he sees as pointless]], wheras whereas the Judge has no such code, and his actions are [[UpToEleven far, far worse.]]
29th Jul '15 8:42:47 PM N
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* It's not necessarily those that just stand up to him. The landlady clearly had her own code that she would not bend on. Given his obsessive adherence to his own code, he may have just respected her for having and sticking to her own.
31st Dec '14 10:40:27 PM nombretomado
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For those who haven't seen Usual Suspects, here be spoilers. [[spoiler: Chigurh has a mythic, boogeyman persona to the point where no one is completely sure of what he looks like or even if he's real, just like Keyser. After dealing with his rivals in Hungary and the death of his family, he assumes the life of a hitman in the US while he laid low and built his empire. Notice the mind games and cold-blooded method in which he kills people, similar to Keyer's MO. In the flashback sequence in Usual Suspects, we don't see Keyer's face but we do see that he has long hair. Keyser got it cut a little once he left his homeland, although he wasn't sure of the fashions of the US, resulting in a horrible hairstyle. As he spent the 80's in America, his accent improved to the point where he could speak fluently with a standard American dialect by the time the mid-90's rolled around. As to why he doesn't look like KevinSpacey, it's simple: MagicPlasticSurgery. In Usual Suspects, he was trying to kill one person who saw his face. How did he know what he looked like, he was his plastic surgeon.]]

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For those who haven't seen Usual Suspects, here be spoilers. [[spoiler: Chigurh has a mythic, boogeyman persona to the point where no one is completely sure of what he looks like or even if he's real, just like Keyser. After dealing with his rivals in Hungary and the death of his family, he assumes the life of a hitman in the US while he laid low and built his empire. Notice the mind games and cold-blooded method in which he kills people, similar to Keyer's MO. In the flashback sequence in Usual Suspects, we don't see Keyer's face but we do see that he has long hair. Keyser got it cut a little once he left his homeland, although he wasn't sure of the fashions of the US, resulting in a horrible hairstyle. As he spent the 80's in America, his accent improved to the point where he could speak fluently with a standard American dialect by the time the mid-90's rolled around. As to why he doesn't look like KevinSpacey, Creator/KevinSpacey, it's simple: MagicPlasticSurgery. In Usual Suspects, he was trying to kill one person who saw his face. How did he know what he looked like, he was his plastic surgeon.]]
28th Jul '14 1:24:09 PM Morgenthaler
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[[AC:Main/NoCountryForOldMen]]

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[[AC:Main/NoCountryForOldMen]]
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* KellyMacdonald =/= Creator/ElizabethBanks.

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* KellyMacdonald Creator/KellyMacdonald =/= Creator/ElizabethBanks.
11th Apr '14 9:40:40 PM Aiguille
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[[WMG: Anton Chigurh is a "FightClub"-style alternate personality of Sheriff Bell]]

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[[WMG: Anton Chigurh is a "FightClub"-style "Film/FightClub"-style alternate personality of Sheriff Bell]]
21st Mar '14 8:40:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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* KellyMacdonald =/= ElizabethBanks.

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* KellyMacdonald =/= ElizabethBanks.
Creator/ElizabethBanks.
28th Jan '14 2:55:48 AM m8e
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[[WMG: Anton Chigurh was a member of the [[KillBill Deadly Viper Assassination Squad]].]]

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[[WMG: Anton Chigurh was a member of the [[KillBill [[Film/KillBill Deadly Viper Assassination Squad]].]]
23rd Jan '14 8:43:00 PM Cleaningcaptain
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* The movie poster ''does'' say "There are no clean getaways."
10th Jun '13 3:11:04 PM Robotnik
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Which is at least partially why he set up such sn elaborate moral "code" to begin with; as a way to justify and rationalize actions his conscience tells him are wrong, and shrug off any guilt he may feel deep down. On some level, Chigurh ''is'' adversely affected by his work as an assassin, [[TheStoic though he lacks the emotional capacity to express it very strongly]]. This explains his mini-VillainousBreakdown when Carla Jean tells him, "The coin don't have no say,"; Chigurh can't stand to have his flimsy excuses be revealed for what they are, and must go to great lengths to deny the reality of what he does, or else the cognitive dissonance becomes [[VillainousBSOD unbearable]].

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Which is at least partially why he set up such sn an elaborate moral "code" to begin with; as a way to justify and rationalize actions his conscience tells him are wrong, and shrug off any guilt he may feel deep down. On some level, Chigurh ''is'' adversely affected by his work as an assassin, [[TheStoic though he lacks the emotional capacity to express it very strongly]]. This explains his mini-VillainousBreakdown when Carla Jean tells him, "The coin don't have no say,"; Chigurh can't stand to have his flimsy excuses be revealed for what they are, and must go to great lengths to deny the reality of what he does, or else the cognitive dissonance becomes [[VillainousBSOD unbearable]].
10th Jun '13 3:10:47 PM Robotnik
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This is of course excluding his target, officers of the law, and other combatants. The only civilian/uninvolved he didn't kill was the fat old landlady who wouldn't reveal Llewelyn's location. Consider the other people he killed: the dopey-eyed man he pulled over and stole his car, the friendly man with the chicken truck, the hotel clerk (offscreen). They were all friendly, polite, obedient, tractable. It's no coincidence that his favored weapon is a device primarily used to slaughter ''cattle''.

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This is of course excluding his target, officers of the law, and other combatants. The only civilian/uninvolved he didn't kill was the fat old landlady who wouldn't reveal Llewelyn's location. Consider the other people he killed: the dopey-eyed man he pulled over and stole his car, the friendly man with the chicken truck, the hotel clerk (offscreen). They were all friendly, polite, obedient, tractable. It's no coincidence that his favored weapon is a device primarily used to slaughter ''cattle''.
''cattle''.

[[WMG: Chigurh ''does'' have a conscience.]]
Which is at least partially why he set up such sn elaborate moral "code" to begin with; as a way to justify and rationalize actions his conscience tells him are wrong, and shrug off any guilt he may feel deep down. On some level, Chigurh ''is'' adversely affected by his work as an assassin, [[TheStoic though he lacks the emotional capacity to express it very strongly]]. This explains his mini-VillainousBreakdown when Carla Jean tells him, "The coin don't have no say,"; Chigurh can't stand to have his flimsy excuses be revealed for what they are, and must go to great lengths to deny the reality of what he does, or else the cognitive dissonance becomes [[VillainousBSOD unbearable]].

Finally, keep in mind that TheUnfettered does not necessarily lack empathy; what's more important is that they don't let their empathy ''hinder'' them in their goals, which, if he does have a conscience, Chigurh doesn't.
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