History YMMV / Assassins

29th Jan '17 4:42:23 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** Some productions end "The Ballad of Guiteau" with showing Guiteau getting hung.
29th Jan '17 3:59:34 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** Depending on the production, Zangara's parts of "How I Saved Roosevelt" can be terrifying.

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** Depending on the production, When performed right, Zangara's parts of "How I Saved Roosevelt" can be terrifying.terrifying.
** Some productions end "The Ballad of Guiteau" with showing Guiteau getting hung.
22nd Dec '16 12:17:15 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The whole damn play.
8th Dec '16 4:00:51 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** Depending on the production, Zangara's parts of "How I Saved Roosevelt" can be horrifying.

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** Depending on the production, Zangara's parts of "How I Saved Roosevelt" can be horrifying.terrifying.
8th Dec '16 3:59:33 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** Depending on the production, Zangara's parts of "How I Saved Roosevelt" can be horrifying.
9th Jun '16 3:29:00 PM Bdem
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----**Although none of the assassins are what you can call role models (or even sane), Czolgosz's views on wealth disparity, Byck's complaints of political hypocrisy and Guiteau's "Look On The Bright Side" philosophy can all be relatable to the average audience member.
8th May '16 8:22:55 AM AdelePotter
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Depending on the route the director and actors involve take, the Balladeer can come off either as a pompous, smug, condescending prick who [[AssholeVictim got what was coming to him]], or simply as a naive WideEyedIdealist who's in ''way'' over his head. (If they take the former route, [[spoiler:the Balladeer being turned into Oswald]] comes off as karma. If they take the latter, it just comes off as ''tragic''.)

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
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Depending on the route the director and actors involve involved take, the Balladeer can come off either as a pompous, smug, condescending prick who [[AssholeVictim got what was coming to him]], or simply as a naive WideEyedIdealist who's in ''way'' over his head. (If they take the former route, [[spoiler:the Balladeer being turned into Oswald]] comes off as karma. If they take the latter, it just comes off as ''tragic''.))
** Exactly how sympathetic the assassins are varies from production to production. (Czolgosz usually gets the most sympathy, though.)
** Is the Balladeer an annoying WideEyedIdealist who's hopelessly naive about the nature of the so-called "American Dream", who shouldn't judge the assassins so harshly and be so quick to dismiss them? Or is he just annoying because he's ''right''? As he points out in "Another National Anthem", ''none'' of the assassins actually got what they wanted in the end.



* OneSceneWonder: Depending on the direction, The Proprietor may pop up throughout the rest of the show, but he's only scripted for the opening scene, leading "Everybody's Got the Right". In the original production, Lee Harvey Oswald was this as well, though ever since the 2004 Broadway revival, it has become common practice to double him with The Balladeer.
** The Housewife who sings the main solo in "Something Just Broke"

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* OneSceneWonder: OneSceneWonder:
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Depending on the direction, The Proprietor may pop up throughout the rest of the show, but he's only scripted for the opening scene, leading "Everybody's Got the Right". Right".
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In the original production, Lee Harvey Oswald was this as well, though ever since the 2004 Broadway revival, it has become common practice to double him with The Balladeer.
Balladeer. Still, the actor only acts as Oswald for that one scene. And what a scene it is!
** The Housewife who sings the main solo in "Something Just Broke"Broke".
** Emma Goldman is pretty memorable, too.
1st Nov '15 8:59:54 PM Pannic
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** The Housewife who sings the main solo in "Something Just Broke"
26th Aug '15 7:02:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Miguel Bain]] stands in marked contrast to protagonist [[HitmanWithAHeart Robert Rath]]. While Rath has standards about the people he assassinates and [[NeverHurtAnInnocent abhors hurting innocents]], Bain has a penchant for indiscriminately slaughtering everyone who gets in his way. In the first mission we see him on, he kills the target and his bodyguards, then [[CopKiller kills several police officers]] to escape from custody. When Rath later traps him in the back of a car, Bain prepares to [[WouldHurtAChild snipe a nearby child]] to make Rath back down. During an exchange between a hacker named Electra and a group of Dutch clients who turn out to be Interpol agents, he blows away every agent and bystander he runs into and promises Electra that he'll personally cut out her heart. Rath saves Electra, but not before Bain kills Electra's two downstairs neighbours for no real reason. Bain eventually reaches an understanding with his anonymous employer to [[ContractOnTheHitman kill Rath himself]], whom he perceives as an irritating rival. Even when Rath offers Bain the opportunity to part ways peacefully at the end, he elects to kill both Rath and Electra instead. Having no regard for any life he takes, Bain became a [[ProfessionalKiller contract killer]] largely for glory and [[ForTheEvulz thrills]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Miguel Bain]] stands in marked contrast to protagonist [[HitmanWithAHeart Robert Rath]]. While Rath has standards about [[AssholeVictim the people sort of people]] he assassinates and [[NeverHurtAnInnocent abhors hurting innocents]], Bain has a penchant for indiscriminately slaughtering everyone who gets in his way. In the first mission we see him on, he kills the target and his bodyguards, then [[CopKiller kills several police officers]] to escape from custody. When Rath later traps him in the back of a car, Bain prepares to [[WouldHurtAChild snipe a nearby child]] to make Rath back down. During an exchange between a hacker named Electra and a group of Dutch clients who turn out to be Interpol agents, he blows away every agent and bystander he runs into and promises Electra that he'll personally cut out her heart. Rath saves Electra, but not before Bain kills Electra's two downstairs neighbours for no real reason. Bain eventually reaches an understanding with his anonymous employer to [[ContractOnTheHitman kill Rath himself]], whom he perceives as an irritating rival. Even when Rath offers Bain the opportunity to part ways peacefully at the end, he elects to kill both Rath and Electra instead. Having no regard for any life he takes, Bain became a [[ProfessionalKiller contract killer]] largely for glory and [[ForTheEvulz thrills]].
28th Jun '15 12:37:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Miguel Bain]] stands in marked contrast to protagonist [[HitmanWithAHeart Robert Rath]]. Where Rath has standards about the people he assassinates and [[NeverHurtAnInnocent abhors hurting innocents]], Bain has a penchant for indiscrimately slaughtering everyone who gets in his way. In the first mission we see him on, he kills the target and his bodyguards, then [[CopKiller kills several police officers]] to escape from custody. When Rath later traps him in the back of a car, Bain prepares to [[WouldHurtAChild snipe a nearby child]] to make Rath back down. During an exchange between a hacker named Electra and a group of Dutch clients who turn out to be Interpol agents, he blows away every agent and bystander he runs into and promises Electra that he'll personally cut out her heart. Rath saves Electra, but not before Bain kills Electra's two downstairs neighbours for no real reason. Bain eventually reaches an understanding with his anonymous employer to [[ContractOnTheHitman kill Rath himself]], whom he perceives as an irritating rival. Even when Rath offers Bain the opportunity to part ways peacefully at the end, he elects to kill both Rath and Electra instead. Having no regard for any life he takes, Bain became a [[ProfessionalKiller contract killer]] largely for glory and [[ForTheEvulz thrills]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Miguel Bain]] stands in marked contrast to protagonist [[HitmanWithAHeart Robert Rath]]. Where While Rath has standards about the people he assassinates and [[NeverHurtAnInnocent abhors hurting innocents]], Bain has a penchant for indiscrimately indiscriminately slaughtering everyone who gets in his way. In the first mission we see him on, he kills the target and his bodyguards, then [[CopKiller kills several police officers]] to escape from custody. When Rath later traps him in the back of a car, Bain prepares to [[WouldHurtAChild snipe a nearby child]] to make Rath back down. During an exchange between a hacker named Electra and a group of Dutch clients who turn out to be Interpol agents, he blows away every agent and bystander he runs into and promises Electra that he'll personally cut out her heart. Rath saves Electra, but not before Bain kills Electra's two downstairs neighbours for no real reason. Bain eventually reaches an understanding with his anonymous employer to [[ContractOnTheHitman kill Rath himself]], whom he perceives as an irritating rival. Even when Rath offers Bain the opportunity to part ways peacefully at the end, he elects to kill both Rath and Electra instead. Having no regard for any life he takes, Bain became a [[ProfessionalKiller contract killer]] largely for glory and [[ForTheEvulz thrills]].
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