History YMMV / GarthEnnis

1st May '16 7:15:50 AM moloch
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* PromotedFanboy: He [[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2009/08/24/garth-ennis-when-2000ad-was-the-future/ was a big fan]] of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' and especially ''Judge Dredd'' as a kid.
** Played with on his run on ''ComicStrip/DanDare''; in an essay to the collected edition, he openly acknowledges that while he respects the character he has no particular sentimental attachment to him; he does, however, appreciate the values that Dare's creator imbued him with, which attracted him to the project.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: A lot of his best-written characters are Irish.
2nd Apr '16 6:46:48 PM vexer
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Many of his villains. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Many of his villains. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.
24th Feb '16 9:22:07 AM FF32
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Ennis has an extraordinarily dark sense of humor and a penchant for sex jokes, which turns many would-be readers off from his work. While he's not unusual in that regard among other UK-based writers (Warren Ellis in particular can give him a run for his money), Ennis is the one who's built a reputation off of it.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Ennis has an extraordinarily dark sense of humor and a penchant for sex jokes, which turns many would-be readers off from his work. While he's not unusual in that regard among other UK-based writers (Warren Ellis (Creator/WarrenEllis in particular can give him a run for his money), Ennis is the one who's built a reputation off of it.
25th Jan '16 4:50:42 AM Polokun
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Many of his villains. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Many of his villains. According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road. Of course, this ends up with the side effect of most of his villains being one-dimensional and poorly written, not to mention redundant as they end up basically all the same.
13th Dec '15 12:30:34 PM EmperorNorton
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: His villains. A common complaint about Ennis' works is the man is nearly unable to write villains that are not [[CompleteMonster Complete Monsters]] and are so horrible that it gets really boring fast from work to work. It comes off like he uses stock villains just to get his [[AuthorTract Author Tracts]] across to the reader.
** According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road.
*** Of course, this doesn't discount the trope in that his villains end up coming out one-dimensional and poorly written.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: His Many of his villains. A common complaint about Ennis' works is the man is nearly unable to write villains that are not [[CompleteMonster Complete Monsters]] and are so horrible that it gets really boring fast from work to work. It comes off like he uses stock villains just to get his [[AuthorTract Author Tracts]] across to the reader.
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According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the comic-book medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road.
*** Of course, this doesn't discount the trope in that his villains end up coming out one-dimensional and poorly written.
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8th Nov '15 11:18:37 PM Polokun
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*** Of course, this doesn't discount the trope in that his villains end up coming out one-dimensional and poorly written.
24th Oct '15 7:00:44 PM Polokun
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*** Of course, this just leads him to the trope by making antagonists that are in no way deep or interesting to read outside of just being evil for evils' sake.
24th Oct '15 7:00:08 PM Polokun
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*** Of course, this just leads him to the trope by making antagonists that are in no way deep or interesting to read outside of just being evil for evils' sake.
25th Sep '15 4:11:15 PM EmperorNorton
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** According to Ennis himself, this is a direct reaction to the concept of "JokerImmunity" that pervades the medium. He once phrased it in a ''Wizard'' interview as writing villains who are "worth the bullet"; he doesn't enjoy works in which the hero proves his moral superiority by letting the villain live, as that's usually a choice on the hero's part that will get someone else killed at some point down the road.
22nd Jul '15 7:47:28 AM littlebeeper
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: His villains. A common complaint about Ennis' works is the man is nearly unable to write villains that are not CompleteMonsters and are so horrible that it gets really boring fast from work to work. It comes off like he uses stock villains just to get his AuthorTracts across to the reader.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: His villains. A common complaint about Ennis' works is the man is nearly unable to write villains that are not CompleteMonsters [[CompleteMonster Complete Monsters]] and are so horrible that it gets really boring fast from work to work. It comes off like he uses stock villains just to get his AuthorTracts [[AuthorTract Author Tracts]] across to the reader.
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