History YMMV / JudgeDredd

14th Aug '16 1:42:28 PM CynicalBastardo
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Due to how the comic is written, the characterization of Dredd tends to vary wildly. In more serious stories he's an extremely strict but ultimatly fair and dedicated law enforcer who wants to protect Mega-City 1 and its inhabitants. In the stories focused more on black comedy, as well as some of the longer fiction such as the ''Democracy'' storyline, he comes off as a deliberate JerkAss who goes out of his way to make the citizens life a living hell.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Due to how the comic is written, the characterization of Dredd tends to vary wildly. In more serious stories he's an extremely strict but ultimatly fair and dedicated law enforcer who wants to protect Mega-City 1 and its inhabitants. In the stories focused more on black comedy, as well as some of the longer fiction such as the ''Democracy'' storyline, he comes off as a deliberate JerkAss who goes out of his way to make the citizens life a living hell. In the early stories, Pat Mills considered him a straight up hero, whereas John Wagner went with AntiHero at best and VillainProtagonist at worst.
7th Aug '16 5:01:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** The comic's satire of zero tolerance policing with a future police force that shoots first, asks questions never has become a lot less absurd with the increase of militarization of police forces in the United States and police shooting controversies.
7th Aug '16 4:57:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** Several parallels have been drawn between [[PresidentEvil Bad Bob Booth]] and Creator/DonaldTrump in light of his candidacy for the US presidency in 2016, especially concerning Trump's perceived xenophobia. [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CM2sxD3WEAAJl0y.jpg This image]] shows a good comparison between the two. Futhermore, Trump said "'''I am the law''' and order candidate" in a speech on police and veterans in Virginia, and again in his nomination acceptance speech.

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** Several parallels have been drawn between [[PresidentEvil Bad Bob Booth]] and Creator/DonaldTrump in light of his candidacy for the US presidency in 2016, especially concerning Trump's perceived xenophobia. [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CM2sxD3WEAAJl0y.jpg This image]] shows a good comparison between the two. Futhermore, Trump said "'''I am the law''' and order candidate" in a speech on police and veterans in Virginia, and again in his nomination acceptance speech. The parallels get downright scary after reports that Trump has openly considered using nuclear weapons against other countries.
22nd Jul '16 8:45:36 AM rjd1922
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** Several parallels have been drawn between [[PresidentEvil Bad Bob Booth]] and Creator/DonaldTrump in light of his candidacy for the US presidency in 2016, especially concerning Trump's perceived xenophobia. [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CM2sxD3WEAAJl0y.jpg This image]] shows a good comparison between the two.

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** Several parallels have been drawn between [[PresidentEvil Bad Bob Booth]] and Creator/DonaldTrump in light of his candidacy for the US presidency in 2016, especially concerning Trump's perceived xenophobia. [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CM2sxD3WEAAJl0y.jpg This image]] shows a good comparison between the two. Futhermore, Trump said "'''I am the law''' and order candidate" in a speech on police and veterans in Virginia, and again in his nomination acceptance speech.
19th Jun '16 1:45:33 PM Silverblade2
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* VillainSue: [=PJ=] Maybe can fall into this, mainly with his use of SLD 88, a perfect, untraceable mind control drug that can be manufactured entirely from legal, unmonitored ingredients that can be used to make someone do or believe nearly anything. For some reason, hardly anyone seems to notice how useful this is. In contrast, most of Maybe's other favorite tricks, such as face change machines or tiny robot drones, are widespread and have had a noticeable impact on Mega City One society.
12th Jun '16 2:12:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* NeverLiveItDown: Due to the sheer memetic-ness of his dedication to THE LAW, it can be surprising to new readers to find that Dredd is actually one of the more sensible Judges. Despite this fans still often portray him as being obsessed with THE LAW and arresting criminals.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Due to the sheer memetic-ness of his dedication to THE LAW, it can be surprising to new readers to find that Dredd is actually one of the more sensible Judges. Judge Dredd is fairly unique among long-lived comic book characters in that he ages in real time and his personality gradually changes over the years as he increasingly questions his role. Despite this fans still often portray him as being obsessed with THE LAW and arresting criminals.
6th Jun '16 11:49:26 PM SilentStranger
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Due to how the comic is written, the characterization of Dredd tends to vary wildly. In more serious stories he's an extremely strict but ultimatly fair and dedicated law enforcer who wants to protect Mega-City 1 and its inhabitants. In the stories focused more on black comedy, as well as some of the longer fiction such as the ''Democracy'' storyline, he comes off as a deliberate JerkAss who goes out of his way to make the citizens life a living hell.
25th Apr '16 4:37:55 AM Hylarn
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8th Apr '16 9:35:37 AM CynicalBastardo
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** Several parallels have been drawn between [[PresidentEvil Bad Bob Booth]] and Creator/DonaldTrump in light of his candidacy for the US presidency in 2016, especially concerning Trump's perceived xenophobia. [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CM2sxD3WEAAJl0y.jpg This image]] shows a good comparison between the two.
13th Mar '16 7:27:51 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: As a PoliceState AfterTheEnd, the {{dystopia}} of [[{{MegaCity}} Mega-City One]] is [[ViceCity not a great place to live]], and Judge Dredd himself is an AntiHero. That said, these characters are [[BlackAndGrayMorality much worse]].
** [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Judge Death]], the leader of the Dark Judges, is Judge Dredd's EvilCounterpart and ArchEnemy. While all the Dark Judges (Death, Fear, Fire, and Mortis) are nasty pieces of work, Death is the only one who was shown as pure evil while alive. Once a bloodthirsty boy named Sidney [[MeaningfulName De'ath]] on an alternate Earth, he adopted his [[DepravedDentist insane father's]] philosophy and love of [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] before [[SelfMadeOrphan murdering his whole family]]. He started a career as a {{Judge|JuryAndExecutioner}} so that he and his followers could [[HangingJudge kill people for any excuse they can think of]], but eventually murders his Chief Judge to seize control and [[AllCrimesAreEqual make life itself a crime]] on his homeworld. At the same time he allows two evil witches, the Sisters of Death, to transform him and his lieutenants into [[EvilMakesYouMonstrous undead monstrosities]] hellbent on spreading the power of the grave to as many worlds as they can. His subsequent actions include the conquest of Mega-City One and killing off 60 million of its inhabitants during the ''Necropolis'' storyline; [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing unfortunate people]], like Judge Kraken during ''Necropolis'', to kill in his name, [[AndIMustScream fully aware of what they're doing]]; turning Chief Judge Silver into a pet zombie that he could torture indefinitely; [[WouldHurtAChild slaughtering his way through orphan shelters and maternity wards]] just to piss off Judge Anderson and lure her into a trap; using Anderson's body to spread a psychic plague in the mega city; and wiping Las Vegas off the map with a nuclear missile. Death always returns to destroy any life he can, {{sadist}}ically murdering those who cross his path while [[OmnicidalManiac seeking the destruction of all that lives]].
** ''The Apocalypse War'' storyline: War Marshal "[[RedBaron Mad Dog]]" [[DragonInChief Kazan]] is the [[GeneralRipper downright psychotic leader]] of the armed forces of East-Meg One. Together with the Diktatorat, the three-man ruling council of that Sov-Block MegaCity, he cold-bloodedly planned the Apocalypse War for years, knowing full well that it would result in the deaths of hundreds of millions, including up to 12 percent of East-Meg One’s own population in the first hour alone. [[note]]In the Diktatorat, Judge Snekov seems okay with this; Judge Vlad thinks the people should be informed; while Supreme Judge Bulgarin responds "What have '''they''' got to to with it?"[[/note]]. After a Sov agent, Orlok the Assassin, had contaminated Mega-City One’s water, leading to rampant block war and softening up Mega-City one for a nuclear attack, Kazan led the ground invasion, killing millions more and enslaving the conquered people. He has the Diktatorat [[TheStarscream assassinated]] and [[KlingonPromotion declares himself Supreme Judge]] to claim sole credit for victory in the war and to gain power. Kazan also has a habit of [[BadBoss treating the men under his command horribly]], such as sending soldiers who fail their mission to Siberia without winter clothing; forcing his second-in-command--who inadvertently cost him victory by allowing Judge Dredd to escape [[note]]and "only" got demoted from Judge because of his long service to Kazan[[/note]]--to play a daily game of RussianRoulette until his death; and executing one of his generals for merely suggesting surrender after Kazan's war of conquest is clearly lost. Determined to perpetuate the destructive conflict for his own glory and against the wishes of his war-weary men, Kazan's only worry once Dredd and his men [[NuclearOption turn East-Meg One’s nukes against it]] is that it's '''his''' city. His final words after Dredd executes him with the cooperation of Kazan's soldiers--including the aforementioned second-in-command, who frees Dredd and his men from ColdBloodedTorture--is that [[IRegretNothing he regrets nothing and apologizes for nothing]].
** ''Judgment Day'' storyline: [[BlondGuysAreEvil Sabbat]] the [[EvilSorcerer Necromagus]] is a powerful and immortal {{necromancer}} with an affinity for the dead who, despite a [[LaughablyEvil dark sense of humor]], wants to, as he says, "[[OmnicidalManiac kill the world]]". Originally, on a planet in the ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' universe, he was the [[FromNobodyToNightmare human Soppi Walters]]. After being bullied one day, a friendly witch offered to help him, but she wouldn’t let him see her books on BlackMagic, so he killed her. He first used the magic using it to turn a school bully into a lifeless pet, [[AndIMustScream leaving his mind intact]], so he could torment him for eternity. He proceeded to kill all 2 billion settlers on the planet of Bethsheba, using the corpses as his [[NightOfTheLivingMooks undead army]] for eventual galactic conquest. When [[BountyHunter Johnny Alpha]] tracks him down, Sabbat travels to Earth's past so he can [[RetGone erase Alpha's timeline]] by creating a ZombieApocalypse to destroy humanity. He also causes planes to instantly crash all around the globe to quarantine the cities from each other. He succeeds at murdering three billion people and wiping out five {{Mega Cit|y}}ies; 2 billion people, who may or may not be part of the aforementioned 3 billion, are [[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure victims of nukes used so Sabbat can't raise the corpses]]. He later captures Judge Dredd's strike team and proceeds to [[ColdBloodedTorture slowly torture them to death]], assuring them that they'll be the last living humans on the planet when he finally extinguishes their lives.
** ''Origins'' storyline: President Robert Linus Booth was the last President of the United States, [[PresidentEvil as well as the worst]]. Getting into power through electoral fraud in the 2068 election, he was also a hardline imperialist who waged bloody wars of conquest to seize other nations' natural resources. Eventually he convinced himself that America's missile shields could protect it from enemy attacks. One of his advisors realized that he'd gone mad and tried to oppose him, so Booth had him murdered. Then he launched a nuclear war against the rest of the world, killing billions of people and turning much of it into an unliveable DeathWorld. When the Justice Department deposes him on charges of tyranny, Booth is determined to stay in power, massacring many civilians who try to storm the White House and not giving up his seat until the end of a CivilWar. After being sentenced to 100 years [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]], then revived in the Cursed Earth and given an additional sentence of hard labor by Judge Dredd so he could return some life to the country he destroyed, he builds a rebel army to conquer Mega-City One, claiming to still be the rightful President. When Dredd delivers a ransom for the dormant body of Chief Judge Eustace Fargo, Booth tries to have him sentenced to death by a KangarooCourt. As the man responsible for creating most of the CrapsackWorld of the comic, "Bad Bob" Booth shows absolutely no regret for his actions and [[ItsAllAboutMe is only concerned with his own power]].

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* CompleteMonster: As a PoliceState AfterTheEnd, the {{dystopia}} of [[{{MegaCity}} Mega-City One]] is [[ViceCity not a great place to live]], and See Judge Dredd himself is an AntiHero. That said, these characters are [[BlackAndGrayMorality much worse]].
** [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Judge Death]], the leader of the Dark Judges, is Judge Dredd's EvilCounterpart and ArchEnemy. While all the Dark Judges (Death, Fear, Fire, and Mortis) are nasty pieces of work,
Death is and the only one who was shown as pure evil while alive. Once a bloodthirsty boy named Sidney [[MeaningfulName De'ath]] on an alternate Earth, he adopted his [[DepravedDentist insane father's]] philosophy and love of [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] before [[SelfMadeOrphan murdering his whole family]]. He started a career as a {{Judge|JuryAndExecutioner}} so that he and his followers could [[HangingJudge kill people for any excuse they can think of]], but eventually murders his Chief Judge to seize control and [[AllCrimesAreEqual make life itself a crime]] on his homeworld. At the same time he allows two evil witches, the Sisters of Death, to transform him and his lieutenants into [[EvilMakesYouMonstrous undead monstrosities]] hellbent on spreading the power of the grave to as many worlds as they can. His subsequent actions include the conquest of Mega-City One and killing off 60 million of its inhabitants during the ''Necropolis'' storyline; [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing unfortunate people]], like Judge Kraken during ''Necropolis'', to kill in his name, [[AndIMustScream fully aware of what they're doing]]; turning Chief Judge Silver into a pet zombie that he could torture indefinitely; [[WouldHurtAChild slaughtering his way through orphan shelters and maternity wards]] just to piss off Judge Anderson and lure her into a trap; using Anderson's body to spread a psychic plague in the mega city; and wiping Las Vegas off the map with a nuclear missile. Death always returns to destroy any life he can, {{sadist}}ically murdering those who cross his path while [[OmnicidalManiac seeking the destruction of all that lives]].
** ''The Apocalypse War'' storyline: War Marshal "[[RedBaron Mad Dog]]" [[DragonInChief Kazan]] is the [[GeneralRipper downright psychotic leader]] of the armed forces of East-Meg One. Together with the Diktatorat, the three-man ruling council of that Sov-Block MegaCity, he cold-bloodedly planned the Apocalypse War for years, knowing full well that it would result in the deaths of hundreds of millions, including up to 12 percent of East-Meg One’s own population in the first hour alone. [[note]]In the Diktatorat, Judge Snekov seems okay with this; Judge Vlad thinks the people should be informed; while Supreme Judge Bulgarin responds "What have '''they''' got to to with it?"[[/note]]. After a Sov agent, Orlok the Assassin, had contaminated Mega-City One’s water, leading to rampant block war and softening up Mega-City one for a nuclear attack, Kazan led the ground invasion, killing millions more and enslaving the conquered people. He has the Diktatorat [[TheStarscream assassinated]] and [[KlingonPromotion declares himself Supreme Judge]] to claim sole credit for victory in the war and to gain power. Kazan also has a habit of [[BadBoss treating the men under his command horribly]], such as sending soldiers who fail their mission to Siberia without winter clothing; forcing his second-in-command--who inadvertently cost him victory by allowing Judge Dredd to escape [[note]]and "only" got demoted from Judge because of his long service to Kazan[[/note]]--to play a daily game of RussianRoulette until his death; and executing one of his generals for merely suggesting surrender after Kazan's war of conquest is clearly lost. Determined to perpetuate the destructive conflict for his own glory and against the wishes of his war-weary men, Kazan's only worry once Dredd and his men [[NuclearOption turn East-Meg One’s nukes against it]] is that it's '''his''' city. His final words after Dredd executes him with the cooperation of Kazan's soldiers--including the aforementioned second-in-command, who frees Dredd and his men from ColdBloodedTorture--is that [[IRegretNothing he regrets nothing and apologizes for nothing]].
** ''Judgment Day'' storyline: [[BlondGuysAreEvil Sabbat]] the [[EvilSorcerer Necromagus]] is a powerful and immortal {{necromancer}} with an affinity for the dead who, despite a [[LaughablyEvil dark sense of humor]], wants to, as he says, "[[OmnicidalManiac kill the world]]". Originally, on a planet in the ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' universe, he was the [[FromNobodyToNightmare human Soppi Walters]]. After being bullied one day, a friendly witch offered to help him, but she wouldn’t let him see her books on BlackMagic, so he killed her. He first used the magic using it to turn a school bully into a lifeless pet, [[AndIMustScream leaving his mind intact]], so he could torment him for eternity. He proceeded to kill all 2 billion settlers on the planet of Bethsheba, using the corpses as his [[NightOfTheLivingMooks undead army]] for eventual galactic conquest. When [[BountyHunter Johnny Alpha]] tracks him down, Sabbat travels to Earth's past so he can [[RetGone erase Alpha's timeline]] by creating a ZombieApocalypse to destroy humanity. He also causes planes to instantly crash all around the globe to quarantine the cities from each other. He succeeds at murdering three billion people and wiping out five {{Mega Cit|y}}ies; 2 billion people, who may or may not be part of the aforementioned 3 billion, are [[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure victims of nukes used so Sabbat can't raise the corpses]]. He later captures Judge Dredd's strike team and proceeds to [[ColdBloodedTorture slowly torture them to death]], assuring them that they'll be the last living humans on the planet when he finally extinguishes their lives.
** ''Origins'' storyline: President Robert Linus Booth was the last President of the United States, [[PresidentEvil as well as the worst]]. Getting into power through electoral fraud in the 2068 election, he was also a hardline imperialist who waged bloody wars of conquest to seize other nations' natural resources. Eventually he convinced himself that America's missile shields could protect it from enemy attacks. One of his advisors realized that he'd gone mad and tried to oppose him, so Booth had him murdered. Then he launched a nuclear war against the rest of the world, killing billions of people and turning much of it into an unliveable DeathWorld. When the Justice Department deposes him on charges of tyranny, Booth is determined to stay in power, massacring many civilians who try to storm the White House and not giving up his seat until the end of a CivilWar. After being sentenced to 100 years [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]], then revived in the Cursed Earth and given an additional sentence of hard labor by Judge Dredd so he could return some life to the country he destroyed, he builds a rebel army to conquer Mega-City One, claiming to still be the rightful President. When Dredd delivers a ransom for the dormant body of Chief Judge Eustace Fargo, Booth tries to have him sentenced to death by a KangarooCourt. As the man responsible for creating most of the CrapsackWorld of the comic, "Bad Bob" Booth shows absolutely no regret for his actions and [[ItsAllAboutMe is only concerned with his own power]].
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