History YMMV / SolomonKane

6th Aug '15 10:44:58 AM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: "[[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600841h.html The Moon of Skulls]]" features [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Nakari]], "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Vampire Queen of Negari]]" and the worst member of "a people with whom blood is cheaper than water." A brutal tyrant and DarkMessiah, Nakari [[TheUsurper overthrew the legitimate ruler]] and made herself Queen. Then she turned on the priests (having them killed or tortured until the last one was left slowly dying from her torment), leaving her the only one who knew how to perform the ceremonies, thus assuring her dominion. Nakari turned their already brutal religion into one where they [[ReligionOfEvil only worshiped the god of death]], with Nakari personally [[HumanSacrifice sacrificing a kidnapped virgin]] each full moon. During her reign she became [[TheDreaded known and feared]] throughout much of Africa for her cruelty, regularly sending her warriors to raid and attack the nearby tribes. Nakari [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first appears]] having one of her loyal followers brutally executed simply for [[BadBoss following her orders]] to kill anyone who arrives in her domain without any tributes (she wanted to see a white man), [[{{sadist}} taking obvious pleasure out of watching the man die]]. Such executions occur so often that the floor of her throne room is covered with bloodstains. Nakari also enjoys horribly abusing her slave Marylin Taferal, having her hung by her arms naked then whipped until unconsciousness for even the slightest disobedience, all the while waiting until Marylin is old enough to be sacrificed. Nakari also harbors ambitions for greater power, planning to conquer all of Africa, and then the rest of the world. Tyrannical, [[AxCrazy wantonly violent]], and possessing an unquenchable thirst for power, even in such a dark series Nakari stood out as the very worst thing Solomon Kane ever faced.
21st Mar '14 7:11:11 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster Malachi, an EvilSorcerer who becomes a SorcerousOverlord in ''{{Film/Solomon Kane}}''. Considering himself the Devil's servant, Malachi ingratiated himself to Josiah Kane to bring Josiah's dead son Marcus back to life, but restored him as an undead abomination bound to Malachi's will to serve as his {{Dragon}}. Malachi took over the lands and has the innocent kidnapped for slavery, or simply murdered. Those are the lucky ones as others he simply turns into flesh eating abominations. Malachi later has the leaders of the resistance against him crucified and when Solomon Kane confronts him, Malachi attempts to sacrifice the innocent Meredith to open the gates of hell and send Solomon to eternal torture- as well as the rest of the world.

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* CompleteMonster Malachi, CompleteMonster: Malachi is an EvilSorcerer who becomes a SorcerousOverlord in ''{{Film/Solomon Kane}}''. ''Film/SolomonKane''. Considering himself the Devil's servant, Malachi ingratiated himself to Josiah Kane to bring Josiah's dead son Marcus back to life, but restored him as an undead abomination bound to Malachi's will to serve as his {{Dragon}}.[[TheDragon Dragon]]. Malachi took over the lands and has the innocent kidnapped for slavery, or simply murdered. Those are the lucky ones as others Others he simply just turns into flesh eating abominations. Malachi later has the leaders of the resistance against him crucified and when Solomon Kane confronts him, Malachi attempts tries to sacrifice the innocent Meredith to open the gates of hell and send Solomon to eternal torture- as torture-as well as the rest of the world.
12th Nov '13 3:22:18 PM XFllo
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* OlderThanTheyThink: People have said this looks like ''Film/VanHelsing'' and/or ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'', but Robert E. Howard was probably the first to use the black clothes / [[BadassLonghair Long Hair]] / NiceHat / BadassCape (or [[BadassLongcoat Longcoat]]) combo for a monster-hunter character -- way back in the 1920s.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: People have said this looks like ''Film/VanHelsing'' and/or ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'', but Robert E. Howard was probably the first to use the black clothes / [[BadassLonghair Long Hair]] / NiceHat / BadassCape (or [[BadassLongcoat Longcoat]]) combo for a monster-hunter character -- way back in the 1920s.
21st Sep '13 1:56:07 PM Lightysnake
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** The Masked Rider. [[spoiler:Who turns out its actually an enslaved Marcus]].
21st Sep '13 1:55:39 PM Lightysnake
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* CompleteMonster
** Malachi is the devil's loyal servant after all.
** Arguably Marcus was well on his way. He's already an arrogant bully and attempted rapist. All this is long before he will one day be Lord of the lands with real power. Even a young Solomon seems to know his brother's nature all too well, even calling him out on it in front of their father.

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CompleteMonster Malachi, an EvilSorcerer who becomes a SorcerousOverlord in ''{{Film/Solomon Kane}}''. Considering himself the Devil's servant, Malachi is the devil's loyal servant after all.
** Arguably
ingratiated himself to Josiah Kane to bring Josiah's dead son Marcus was well on his way. He's already back to life, but restored him as an arrogant bully and attempted rapist. All this is long before he undead abomination bound to Malachi's will one day be Lord of to serve as his {{Dragon}}. Malachi took over the lands with real power. Even a young and has the innocent kidnapped for slavery, or simply murdered. Those are the lucky ones as others he simply turns into flesh eating abominations. Malachi later has the leaders of the resistance against him crucified and when Solomon seems Kane confronts him, Malachi attempts to know his brother's nature all too well, even calling him out on it in front sacrifice the innocent Meredith to open the gates of their father.hell and send Solomon to eternal torture- as well as the rest of the world.
27th Jul '13 7:31:40 AM fusilcontrafusil
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* OlderThanTheyThink: People have said this looks like ''Film/VanHelsing'' and/or ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'', but Robert E. Howard was probably the first to use the black clothes / NiceHat / BadassCape (or [[BadassLongcoat Coat]]) combo for this kind of character -- way back in the 1920s.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: People have said this looks like ''Film/VanHelsing'' and/or ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'', but Robert E. Howard was probably the first to use the black clothes / [[BadassLonghair Long Hair]] / NiceHat / BadassCape (or [[BadassLongcoat Coat]]) Longcoat]]) combo for this kind of a monster-hunter character -- way back in the 1920s.
8th Apr '13 2:11:53 PM StFan
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* CompleteMonster: Malachi is the devil's loyal servant after all.

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Malachi is the devil's loyal servant after all.



*** The Masked Rider. [[spoiler: Who turns out its actually an enslaved Marcus]].

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*** ** The Masked Rider. [[spoiler: Who [[spoiler:Who turns out its actually an enslaved Marcus]].



* {{Narm}}: "Solomoon!", "Merediith!"

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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}
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"Solomoon!", "Merediith!"



* OlderThanTheyThink: People have said this looks like Film/VanHelsing and/or VampireHunterD, but Robert E. Howard was probably the first to use the black clothes / NiceHat / BadassCape (or [[BadassLongcoat Coat]]) combo for this kind of character - way back in the 1920s.
* TheUntwist: It didn't take any audience very long to guess [[spoiler: that {{TheDragon}} was Kane's older brother Marcus behind the mask]].
* WhatAnIdiot: Sure Josiah Kane [[spoiler: give your lands and wealth to an evil sorcerer in order to heal your badly injured eldest son. Because we all know Faustian pacts have a long history of NOT backfiring. Oh, I'm sure all those thousands of people on your lands won't suffer under his rule and even if they do, what's the suffering of hundreds next to one JerkAss son's health? What could go wrong?]]

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* OlderThanTheyThink: People have said this looks like Film/VanHelsing ''Film/VanHelsing'' and/or VampireHunterD, ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'', but Robert E. Howard was probably the first to use the black clothes / NiceHat / BadassCape (or [[BadassLongcoat Coat]]) combo for this kind of character - -- way back in the 1920s.
* TheUntwist: It didn't take any audience very long to guess [[spoiler: that {{TheDragon}} [[spoiler:that TheDragon was Kane's older brother Marcus behind the mask]].
* WhatAnIdiot: Sure Sure, Josiah Kane [[spoiler: give Kane, [[spoiler:give your lands and wealth to an evil sorcerer in order to heal your badly injured eldest son. Because we all know Faustian pacts have a long history of NOT backfiring. Oh, I'm sure all those thousands of people on your lands won't suffer under his rule and even if they do, what's the suffering of hundreds next to one JerkAss {{Jerkass}} son's health? What could go wrong?]]

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28th Jan '13 7:14:21 AM erforce
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* OlderThanTheyThink: People have said this looks like VanHelsing and/or VampireHunterD, but Robert E. Howard was probably the first to use the black clothes / NiceHat / BadassCape (or [[BadassLongcoat Coat]]) combo for this kind of character - way back in the 1920s.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: People have said this looks like VanHelsing Film/VanHelsing and/or VampireHunterD, but Robert E. Howard was probably the first to use the black clothes / NiceHat / BadassCape (or [[BadassLongcoat Coat]]) combo for this kind of character - way back in the 1920s.
26th Nov '12 5:20:41 AM Divra
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* FairForItsDay: For a 1920's pulp series with stories set in Africa, it manages to be quite unmalicious. Condescending, yes, but the black characters are treated as characters in their own right.

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* FairForItsDay: For a 1920's pulp series with stories set in Africa, it manages to be quite unmalicious. Condescending, less malicious than most. The nasty stereotypes are there, yes, but the they are not used exclusively. There are several black characters who are treated as characters in their own right.
well-rounded and sympathetic, not least N'Longa.
27th Oct '12 10:01:05 PM twingle93
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** The scene where the bandit gets initiated into Marcus' army, being corrupted by evil, saying that it feels "GOOOOD!"
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