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Jean was his favorite. He sensed her potential, even then. And he's always been partial to psychics. He'd never admit it, but he thinks we're a bit ... above. Hank is a genius, and terribly good with people. Warren looked like a god. And Xavier picks you? To lead. Why? Because you had nothing else. The one time you had to defend your title, you lost it. To Storm. Potentially the most powerful team on earth and Xavier gave you the top position ... out of pity. Because he thought you'd wash out if you didn't get a little boost.
Emma Frost to Cyclops, Astonishing X-Men vol. 3, No. 14''

Reviews

Describe Queen Amidala's character? Um...........................Monotone.
Jay Bauman, when asked to describe Padmé Amidala

Anna Wintour gets a hard-on for unseasoned soggy breadsticks floating in a Styrofoam bowl full of lukewarm tap water (see: Blake NotSoLively), so it’s not shocking or a surprise that she’d put Dakota Johnson on the February cover of former fashion magazine turned celebrity of the month club Vogue....Fifty Shades of Grey is less than a month away from splattering against thousands of movie screens everywhere and advance ticket sales of that mess are already beating records. Fifty Shades’ PR team has begun trying to convince us that Dakota Johnson is someone we should pay attention to and they somehow managed to get her a Vogue cover. Only the cover has leaked so far, but I’m sure as soon as the other pictures and interview comes out, doctors will use it to cure patients suffering from severe chronic insomnia...If the whole “movie star” thing doesn’t work out for her, she should be a model for pharmaceutical companies.

Charlie: Did [Edward] hurt you?
Mike: In the sense that boredom can be painful, yes.

Aside from the droll opening exposition, I really have no idea why Aeon is so passionate in her duty. I don’t know what kind of person she is, who her friends are, why they like her, or anything that would make me like her. I can’t really blame the usually good (Charlize) Theron for having no personality in this movie because she has no personality written for her. I can describe her character in five words; acrobatic assassin who wears spandex. Theron just drifts through the movie like a zombie droning out one liners with all the emotion of Ben Stein. Just watching her say the line 'Amateurs' in the trailer is akin to Costner’s line read of 'My boat…' in Waterworld.

Neelix has a nightmare about a Hiroshima style massacre, Janeway has one about a psychotic knife wielding Victorian maid, but can you guess what Harry Kim, the most interesting of all Star Trek regulars, dreams about? His mother wiping his face when he has measles and telling him off for being a naughty boy! He actually dreams of his mom giving him orders like Janeway – even his subconscious is square! Why they didn’t get rid of Harry instead of Kes when the cast culling came around is beyond me. There is clearly nowhere to take this vacuous character and it is pretty cruel to watch Garrett Wang continue to straddle such a dead weight.
Doc Oho on Star Trek: Voyager, "Favorite Son"

The real reason Enterprise sucked is very basic. It's because all of its characters—every single one—were little more than empty shells. By the time the series finale rolled around, I knew nothing more about the central characters than I knew in the pilot. No one exhibited even the slightest trace of an actual personality. None of them grew beyond the thumbnail descriptions seen on the leaked casting sheets. ... And the most ironic part of all of this? This episode, like many of Enterprise's worst, was scripted by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. I could almost accept that some clueless hack writers, completely not understanding the character, had come in and bumbled their way through writing this piece of shit. But it's the creators of the series who are doing this. The guys who came up with Jonathon Archer had no clue what to do with him. That should give you a pretty good idea of what we're in for.
The Agony Booth on Star Trek: Enterprise, "A Night in Sickbay"

It is headlined by stalwart Sinise, who's like The Great Stone Face of the police procedural, a Buster Keaton type whose facial muscles barely moved in the 12 or 13 shows I watched for this review. Though a fine actor, Sinese's character here is like a modern-day version of the colorless leads that used to populate B-level war and science fiction movies of the 1940s and '50s: John Agar, Rex Reason, Hugh Marlowe types - grimly determined but humorless and as two-dimensional as cardboard. He's got nothing like the intriguing eccentric ambiguities of William Petersen's CSI character, or the hulking-but-sensitive attributes of Fishburne's, Petersen's replacement. More importantly, Sinise's character lacks that most vital trait: innate, insatiable, driving curiosity. At crime scenes he often acts like an impatient man at the end of a long line at McDonald's.

Clark Kent's character in this show is consistent. It is so consistent, it never changes. From the beginning to the end he is a basically good guy who doesn't have a clue how to solve most situations without anyone's help, constantly making mistakes and not learning from them outside of dialogue lip service when it's convenient.

He isn't a leader. He is a doer. The last conflict he has in the show is having someone else tell him how to be Superman.

Chris: Once again, we get an episode where Clark just doesn’t do much, but the rest of it is so ludicrous and fun that it hardly matters. The rules of the show seem to apply only to Clark, and so we get a ton of scenes where characters basically shout “JUST BECOME SUPERMAN ALREADY,” which, as someone who does the same thing at home, makes it oddly gratifying for me.
David: I’m perfectly fine with that, I really am. Clark’s parts are the most boring parts of the show.
Chris: Yeah, but I’d say that’s probably a pretty big problem in a show that’s meant to be about Clark.
—Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Smallville ("Shield")