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Just a face and that's it: Anti Hero get usage counts

Look at the image on the page. It's a guy standing in the rain with guns. What am I supposed to gather from this? Does the guy like standing in the rain?

Point is, I'm accusing the current pic of being just a face and that's it.
People say an image is worth a thousand words. One look at the Image Pickin' board will tell you this is bullshit.
Protector of the Realm
I agree that this image could be better.

Keeping a similar colour palette and theme, I would suggest something from a scene in Equilibrium where the protagonist is coldheartedly shooting Mooks. 1:57 here is okay.

It would be better if it was easy to show him demonstratively protecting something he loves, but showing both the "bad guys" and the "good guy" wearing such similar outfits while the protagonist is doing the shooting might be able to cut it with a bit of a caption.
 3 Artistic Platypus, Sun, 17th Apr '11 8:06:08 AM from the ritz to the rubble
The Gentleman Geek
The link doesn't work. Try Anti-Hero instead. Also, I think the current image works. I have no idea who that guy is, but he looks like a stereotypical antihero to me.
If this is your 'Not see a monster made of babies'-day, don't visit my blog.
[up][up][up] At the very least, it subverts Does Not Like Guns.

There might be room for improvement, but that would still leave the question of what kind of image we should be going for.

 5 Willbyr, Sun, 17th Apr '11 6:57:29 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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This should have the character in question making a statement or thought that establishes or lampshades his/her status as an Anti-Hero, or one character doing this about another.
Captain Mimi
[up] Agreed on all points
This is Mimi-don't let her cuteness fool you-she's got spunk.
I have to agree that the current image just doesn't work. A key part of the anti-hero trope is that the character, despite having a broken moral compass, is, well, a hero, or at has good intentions, if not actions. The current picture is just a guy with guns. In the rain. Looking angry. With a skull on his shirt. It doesn't show the trope at all.

edited 10th May '11 3:08:25 PM by Melfy

 
 8 Willbyr, Tue, 10th May '11 8:20:04 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Question about the quote. Would the quote on Wolverine's page under his entry as an Anti-Hero work better on the page, at least in part?

edited 10th May '11 8:21:03 PM by Willbyr

... perhaps something of Batman might be a little better, but I'm still not quite sure what. Perhaps the one currently on Good Is Not Nice could be shifted over?

EDIT: Or alternatively, this.

edited 10th May '11 8:34:03 PM by neoYTPism

Jzadek
Yes.

 11 Willbyr, Mon, 23rd May '11 4:10:52 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up][up] That pic is being considered for use in another trope's IP discussion but I can't remember which.
 12 Catalogue, Mon, 23rd May '11 7:42:01 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
[up] Tears of Fear. Not a great candidate for that trope IMO, so feel free to use it here.
The words above are to be read as if they are narrated by Morgan Freeman.
 13 Tera Chimera, Fri, 3rd Jun '11 3:35:43 PM from somewhere out there
Cool Celtic Composition
Maybe if we just take the center panel of the Batman image? Otherwise, it'll probably be too small.
"The Uncertainty Principle isn't about uncertainty and it isn't a principle; other than that, it's perfectly named." — David Van Baak
 14 Willbyr, Fri, 3rd Jun '11 3:47:28 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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View image for wiki size on the second pic.

edited 3rd Jun '11 3:49:57 PM by Willbyr

 15 Tera Chimera, Sat, 4th Jun '11 6:06:56 PM from somewhere out there
Cool Celtic Composition
Either one looks good.
"The Uncertainty Principle isn't about uncertainty and it isn't a principle; other than that, it's perfectly named." — David Van Baak
 16 Troacctid, Sat, 4th Jun '11 6:10:17 PM from California
I like the single-panel one a lot.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
 17 Artistic Platypus, Sun, 5th Jun '11 1:14:24 AM from the ritz to the rubble
The Gentleman Geek
Single-panel one is great.
If this is your 'Not see a monster made of babies'-day, don't visit my blog.
Things that may or may not be relevant:

1) I assume we're cool that Batman's appropriateness as an anti-hero is very much Depending on the Writer?

2) Do we care that his even considering handling a gun marks this as an Out-of-Character Moment (or, at the very least, another Depending on the Writer)?

 19 Willbyr, Sun, 5th Jun '11 6:12:21 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] I think that's an alternate-universe Batman...could be wrong.
 20 Stubby Penguin, Sat, 11th Jun '11 8:05:16 PM from Earth, Sol System
The single panel one of Batman is great.

The problem with the current picture is that it isn't even clear who the person is, they could just as easily be the villain of their given story, and the only thing we have that helps us assume they're the hero of their given story is that they're on the Anti-hero page.

It could easily be and out of character moment, but it helps that its Batman, who we know is supposed to be heroic.

Edit: Eh.Its The Punisher. I know who he is, but we need to see him actually being an Anti-Hero instead of just standing the rain looking like a Badass.

edited 11th Jun '11 8:09:51 PM by StubbyPenguin

It was either a penguin or a panda, but the choice is far less black and white than you would think!

Well the caption i give him was good as for the image its kind of the hard part
 22 chihuahua 0, Fri, 17th Jun '11 8:28:19 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
The single-panel picture is great.

 23 unhappyyak, Tue, 9th Aug '11 7:54:18 AM from Minneapolis
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I like it too. Is there enough support for it to put it up?
First key to interpreting a work: Things mean things.
 24 Madarse Lizard, Sun, 14th Aug '11 6:48:10 PM from Behind my desk.
No one seems to be objecting. Put it up, then?

 25 Willbyr, Sun, 14th Aug '11 7:46:43 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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It's up, potholed, and tagged. Now, given Batman's normal Does Not Like Guns status, we need to caption it in a way that highlights/lampshades how OOC this is for him. IIRC, that's an alternate universe Batman, so we could point that out somehow.
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