History YMMV / Jumper

1st Jul '17 4:54:20 PM nombretomado
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Griffin has the reputation to be far more popular than the main characters. His popularity resulted in a video game spinoff centered on him. Whether it's because he's such a CrazyPrepared Badass or because he's played by Jamie Bell or both is your choice. Becomes HarsherInHindsight when Jamie Bell revealed that he hated the production of the movie (More details on TheOtherWiki).

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Griffin has the reputation to be far more popular than the main characters. His popularity resulted in a video game spinoff centered on him. Whether it's because he's such a CrazyPrepared Badass or because he's played by Jamie Bell or both is your choice. Becomes HarsherInHindsight when Jamie Bell revealed that he hated the production of the movie (More details on TheOtherWiki).Wiki/TheOtherWiki).
22nd Feb '17 7:14:13 PM Occidensill
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* {{Basebreaker}}: Though many old and new readers enjoyed them, a lot of fans of the first two books were less than enthused by the Cent duology that completed the series, with most complaints centered on the character herself, including calling her a MarySue. In that perspective, complaints include that she destroys the conspiracy that so strongly threatened her parents when its head inexplicably shows up to personally taunt her (after spending the rest of the series being extremely careful to stay several steps removed, and very careful to safeguard against all known parameters of teleportation) while she is sitting in a containment room susceptible to collapsing into a vacuum - IE space, the very place she had spent most of the book very publicly going to. She learns how to teleport and develops new techniques to employ within a few months that her parents with 4 decades of combined experience and intelligence never considered. In the last book, she launches an almost literally one woman space program while keeping her complete plan secret from everyone, including her parents (with minimal consequences and no demands for full disclosure when they learn she was going into space with no backup plan) - everyone else is only present for material, communications and positioning support. Everyone who meets her and isn't a full antagonist likes her; she's smart, funny, and brilliant, and gets acquiescence to every demand she makes. Her only flaw appears to be a desire to involve herself and help people at the risk of herself, which isn't a flaw.
26th Nov '15 7:20:45 PM UrthWyrm
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!! The movie and book

* {{Anvilicious}}: If you drink, ''join AA''. If you know, are related to, or brush someone on the street who drinks, '''make them join AA''' and join Al-Anon yourself.

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!! The movie and book

* {{Anvilicious}}: If you drink, ''join AA''. If you know, are related to, or brush someone on the street who drinks, '''make them join AA''' and join Al-Anon yourself.
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* HarsherInHindsight (or maybe FunnyAneurysmMoment if you're that sort): [[spoiler:Did he just... Drop a plane-hijacking terrorist from the World Trade Center...?]] Brr...


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* TheWoobie: David at the beginning of the movie. His father later on, who is genuinely repentant and misses his son.

!!The book

* {{Anvilicious}}: If you drink, ''join AA''. If you know, are related to, or brush someone on the street who drinks, '''make them join AA''' and join Al-Anon yourself.
* HarsherInHindsight (or maybe FunnyAneurysmMoment if you're that sort): [[spoiler:Did he just... Drop a plane-hijacking terrorist from the World Trade Center...?]] Brr...
2nd Dec '14 9:08:53 PM Discontent
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: The reasons stated for the Paladin's attempts to wipe out Jumpers may be religious, but judging by what David uses his powers for most of the movie as well as what else they're capable of wanting to stop Jumpers it isn't unwarranted.
*** Though that point is rendered very hollow and moot by the fact they don't hunt Jumpers for doing bad things. They hunt Jumpers for [[FantasticRacism ''the crime of existing'']], even if they are doing nothing wrong ([[DisproportionateRetribution or, at least, nothing that deserves being tasered, strung up like a crucification victim and gutted like a lamb]]). Also the fact that they kill everyone remotely related to the Jumper; in Griffin's case, [[WouldHurtAChild they hunted him and killed his parents when he was a kid]]. At no point do they justify themselves with excuses like stopping crime or saving lives(Roland himself doesn't care for the bank robberies beyond the fact David used his powers to do it, and what he wants is for David to tell him where he can find more Jumpers to kill), just killing Jumpers because.
2nd Dec '14 8:58:04 PM DeathMessenger
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*** Though that point is rendered very hollow and moot by the fact they don't hunt Jumpers for doing bad things. They hunt Jumpers for [[FantasticRacism ''the crime of existing'']], even if they are doing nothing wrong ([[DisproportionateRetribution or, at least, nothing that deserves being tasered, strung up like a crucification victim and gutted like a lamb]]). Also the fact that they kill everyone remotely related to the Jumper; in Griffin's case, [[WouldHurtAChild they hunted him and killed his parents when he was a kid]]. At no point do they justify themselves with excuses like stopping crime or saving lives(Roland himself doesn't care for the bank robberies beyond the fact David used his powers to do it, and what he wants is for David to tell him where he can find more Jumpers to kill), just killing Jumpers because.
25th Sep '13 3:50:12 AM immortalfrieza
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: The reasons stated for the Paladin's attempts to wipe out Jumpers may be religious, but judging by what David uses his powers for most of the movie as well as what else they're capable of wanting to stop Jumpers it isn't unwarranted.
4th Apr '13 2:18:00 PM Peryton
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The movie adaptation. Depending on how you ask, some people might be slightly sympathetic to the ''antagonists'', though ultimately neither side is composed of adjusted, decent human beings.
29th Mar '13 2:02:52 AM zerohelix
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Griffin has the reputation to be far more popular than the main characters. His popularity resulted in a video game spinoff centered on him. Whether it's because he's such a CrazyPrepared Badass or because he's played by Jamie Bell or both is your choice. Becomes HarsherInHindsight when Jamie Bell revealed that he hated the production of the movie (More details on TheOtherWiki]].

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Griffin has the reputation to be far more popular than the main characters. His popularity resulted in a video game spinoff centered on him. Whether it's because he's such a CrazyPrepared Badass or because he's played by Jamie Bell or both is your choice. Becomes HarsherInHindsight when Jamie Bell revealed that he hated the production of the movie (More details on TheOtherWiki]].TheOtherWiki).
28th Jan '13 2:42:07 PM GoneRampant
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* {{Anvilicious}}: If you drink, ''join AA''. If you know, are related to, or brush someone on the street who drinks, ''make them join AA'' and join Al-Anon yourself.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: If you drink, ''join AA''. If you know, are related to, or brush someone on the street who drinks, ''make '''make them join AA'' AA''' and join Al-Anon yourself.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Griffin has the reputation to be far more popular than the main characters. His popularity resulted in a video game spinoff centered on him. Whether it's because he's such a CrazyPrepared Badass or because he's played by Jamie Bell or both is your choice.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Griffin has the reputation to be far more popular than the main characters. His popularity resulted in a video game spinoff centered on him. Whether it's because he's such a CrazyPrepared Badass or because he's played by Jamie Bell or both is your choice. Becomes HarsherInHindsight when Jamie Bell revealed that he hated the production of the movie (More details on TheOtherWiki]].
15th Oct '12 2:22:34 PM Kalaong
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* CrazyAwesome: Griffin, the British Jumper from the movie, everything he says & does is awesome & crazy & both. Lets see:
** He beat two Paladins to death with a baseball bat while they had futuristic stun-gun things.
** Took the body of one to his lair & talked to it while playing videogames (Throwing the controller at it when he looses).
** Steals a car & repeatedly jumps while driving, at one point driving in mid air.
** Goes into [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge super rampage]] mode when Roland taunts him about his dead parents, jumps so fast that he causes lots of destruction & punches Roland ''through a wall''.
** Attacks Roland with a flamethrower ''twice'', so much that Roland actually shows fear the second time, & would have put a ''Nuke'' through the jump scar to kill all of the Paladins & got into a super cool super powered fight to the death with Davy.

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* CrazyAwesome: Griffin, the British Jumper from the movie, everything he says & does is awesome & crazy & both. Lets see:
** He beat two Paladins to death with a baseball bat while they had futuristic stun-gun things.
** Took the body of one to his lair & talked to it while playing videogames (Throwing the controller at it when he looses).
** Steals a car & repeatedly jumps while driving, at one point driving in mid air.
** Goes into [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge super rampage]] mode when Roland taunts him about his dead parents, jumps so fast that he causes lots of destruction & punches Roland ''through a wall''.
** Attacks Roland with a flamethrower ''twice'', so much that Roland actually shows fear the second time, & would have put a ''Nuke'' through the jump scar to kill all
Most of the Paladins & got into a super cool super powered fight to Awesome in the death with Davy. movie is his.
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