edited 24th Mar '17 6:57:22 PM by nombretomado
- Complete Monster: Zig-Zagging Trope. Throughout the film, whether or not Daniel possesses any redeeming qualities is constantly being toyed with. He adopts the orphaned child of one of his oil workers, but that could have been purely because the child elicits sympathy in Daniel's business deals. He stops the father of a young girl in the town he lives in from beating her, but this could have been another way to exert his complete control over the town. When his son is deafened, he sends him away to a special school. Was this because he cares about the boy's well being, or because he's outlived his usefulness to Daniel? He kills the man impersonating his brother, but then cries afterward, lamenting that his real brother was long since dead. Does Daniel eventually bring his son back because he genuinely misses the boy, or does the town knowing he sent the boy away make it harder for him to do business? Is Daniel enraged at the end of the film because his son would dare do business against him, or is Daniel enraged/saddened because even his son wants to run away from him? By the very end however, it's clear that Daniel is nothing but a drunken, old sociopath. This is cemented by the Mind Screw he puts Eli through before beating him to death with a bowling pin. Good luck trying to explore this trope any more thoroughly.
edited 29th Sep '12 10:59:18 AM by LargoQuagmire
edited 29th Sep '12 1:17:19 PM by ChaoticQueen
edited 29th Sep '12 5:40:26 PM by DrPsyche
edited 30th Sep '12 5:21:59 AM by Jojolavache
edited 30th Sep '12 8:28:54 AM by AmbarSonofDeshar
- Regardless of which crimes the reader believes Patrick Bateman in American Psycho commits, he qualifies as a CM based solely on his complete disregard and disdain for human life. Of all the admittedly self-absorbed, awful people Bateman associates with, he is by far the worst, having no patience for anyone he knows, showing signs of insane sociopathy and willingness to murder over things as simple as business cards, and is utterly incapable of any sort of human attachment. Because the novel leaves it unclear which crimes, if any, Bateman actually committed, it is hard to pin down his most heinous act; if the novel is taken at face value, his brutal murder of a hooker via Habitrail would certainly be his worst moment.
edited 30th Sep '12 8:57:15 AM by Jordan
- Monster.Ace Attorney: Having not played the series, I suppose that the opinions I see expressed in page 137 seem reasonable. With the posts considered, three entries would still be there, so keep after rewrite.
- Monster.Disgaea: Rewrite and make the spoilers more judicious, or since this is a Spoilered Rotten trope, cut them down.
- Monster.Kirby: Bad writing and questionable candidates for the criteria. Leaning cut without transfer.
- Monster.League Of Legends: Cut without transfer, and that goes for YMMV examples too.
edited 30th Sep '12 10:51:35 AM by EarlOfSandvich
edited 1st Oct '12 9:54:45 PM by AmbarSonofDeshar