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  • Kevin McAllister vs Jigsaw

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Jigsaw

Advantages:

  • has killed a crap ton of people
  • regularly evades FBI and Swat Teams
  • has access to a number of lethal weaponry, chemicals, devices
  • more complicated traps than Kevin
  • seemingly higher pain tolerance
  • old enough to drive, buy beer, and own a firearm license
  • has collaborators and crafts multiple Batman Gambit Xanatos Gambit Pileup-esque schemes
  • good at taking advantage of human selfishness and greed
  • operates on a moral code, but isn't afraid to leave victims Hoist by His Own Petard

Disadvantages:

  • has a brain tumor
  • would probably get agitated by Kevin
  • only targets people he believes deserve it, or who have personally wronged him
  • the police are already looking for him

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Kevin

Advantages:

  • is a small child that the FBI is not currently hunting
  • good at making his traps undetectable until the poor bastard has walked right in it
  • manipulates several hotel staff in Home Alone 2 with a loud television
  • weaponizes a good amount of house and hotel supplies into an effective home defense system
  • higher chance of not being prosecuted due to his age
  • faster on foot
  • gains an extra life if he eats a box of pizza (videogame only)
  • outwits several adults in spite of his young age
  • the worst thing he's ever done is defend himself from burglars
  • similar level of creativity to Jigsaw with much smaller window of preparation

Disadvantages:

  • bit of a spoiled brat
  • not old enough to buy a gun or have any collaborators
  • young and gullible enough to buy into bogus serial killer stories
  • little to no access to any expensive chemicals or devices outside of his own home
  • doesn't have the body count that Jigsaw does

    Verdict 

  • Kevin hasn't done anything worthy of Jigsaw's most lethal or unfair traps. Putting the kid in the reverse bear trap, or the shotgun collar, would be against Jigsaw's code of ethics.
    • There always has to be an element of cruel irony to Jigsaw's traps. Kevin's trap-making has no such limitation. Kevin will flat out set a doorknob on fire, shoot you in the groin with a BB gun, or bash your skull in with a pain can no questions asked
  • Kevin's fear of lesser serial killers like Old Man Marley would probably make him acutely aware of big-timers like the Jigsaw Killer - it would take him less time to know about Jigsaw than it would take for John to do any research on the Mc Allister household
    • Jigsaw would likely target Kevin's parents before he'd target Kevin
  • Jigsaw does have collaborators who would probably be less morally restrained - Hoffman in particular slaughtered a police station full of cops. But not only did Hoffman focus more on protecting himself than following Jigsaw's code, giving Jigsaw access to 3-4 helpers wouldn't be fair to Kevin.
    • Restricting Young, Hoffman, and Gordon from John would severely cripple his traps - which are vastly superior to Kevin's in their scale and construction. The most we've known John to do all by himself would be the traps put together in the latest film, Jigsaw, which took place before he had Amanda Young helping him, and it's unknown to what degree Nelson was helping him. Simply put, if we exclude his helpers then John's ability to create traps is greatly stunted.
      • Kevin's traps are literally homemade, making him the better inventor.
  • Kevin is more physically fit and completes his traps in a smaller timespan.

All in all, Kevin takes the victory. I guess Kramer shouldn't have been left home alone without Life Alert.

The winner is Kevin Mc Allister.

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Things I need to keep track of

Life Is Strange:

I think the first game's theme perfectly captures the sleepy, West coast feeling they were going for, while still sounding slightly mysterious. And all with guitars. In short, exactly what you want for a Twin Peaks inspired indie game.

  • BTS's also sounds great. It's just as slow and steady, but rather than belonging to someone who's feeling overwhelmed by what lies ahead, it comes across as more depressed and lethargic, even a little bit desperate. Exactly what we're getting by switching from Max (overwhelmed by responsibility) to Chloe (overwhelmed by the feeling she's well and truly fucked, and going nowhere).

  • "Do we ever find out why Max never responded to her - or has it been that long that they explained it in game and i dont remember....."
    • "I would say it would be guilt. See Max was forced to move because at age 13 if your parents move so do you move, she had no choice in that. However as a 13 year old she likely would not be able to process it properly and she would blame herself and feel super guilty. Guilt can do strange things to the mind and most often it makes you do the exact opposite thing you should be doing to get rid of the guilt. Yes she should have kept in touch with Chloe at such a terrible time in her life but the guilt made it hard for her to make that initial contact, and when that happens the guilt begins to pile up and it gets harder and harder to do what you actually know you should be doing." - why didn't Max stay in touch with Chloe]
  • "There's something about Chloe and Max.. That I miss... but if they keep building the relationship with the Rachel and Chloe.. Just knowing whats going to happen... its already starting to break my heart..." - Jimmy Farva, Life is Strange: Before the Storm Train Song - Through The Cellar Door by Lanterns On The Lake
    • "If you pay attention alot in the first episode there is tons of foreshadowing to both Chloe and Rachel’s fates. The whole scene where Rachel bursts into flames comes to mind but also the fact that Chloe’s spirit animal is the Raven says alot (for reference, Max’s was the blue butterfly which is pretty self explanatory.) This whole prequel is just such a depressing journey (within the overarching context of the story), but even still i couldn’t help smiling at how happy Chloe was with Rachel. Just the whole idea that life was beginning again for her makes me so happy even in knowing what will happen to them both.."
    • "Playing Before the Storm makes the previous Life is Strange game even more heartbreaking because we all know what happens in the end. 😭 Especially when you chose to sacrifice Chloe. Now that we have an insight into Chloe's thoughts, we could see what she really thinks and how she truly feels when Max bailed on her. She misses her best friend, seeing as how she writes "letters" to Max on her journal. In the end, Chloe died feeling alone, unwanted-what with Rachel suddenly "disappearing" and Max leaving her behind. She didn't even get to see her again. 😭💔 It's as though an arrow pierced through my heart and someone twisted it, like the pain wasn't enough. 💔 I have a love and hate relationship with this game. I love it because it evokes emotion, it makes you feel for the characters. I hate it because it makes me cry like a bitch." - - Chanelle
    • "Lol, sorry. :( You're not the only one, though. I cried for the past 2 days, and I feel like crying again, lol. xD I already got over it as well, but when I read Chloe's journal (which is basically her letters to Max), it reminded me of that ending again. 💔 Another thing I noticed was when Chloe was smashing all the stuff at the junkyard, she was able to say "Fuck David." and "Fuck Rachel." but she couldn't bring herself to say "Fuck Max." so she says "Fuck cameras." instead. 😭 UGH THE FEELS! My heart is hurting for Chloe. 😭💔 I don't think I'll be able to play BTS without crying. It's just impossible."
    • "Chanelle Archibeque i feel you so much! this game stays stuck in my head all day along with the songs. so many beautiful moments but majorly sad overall considering the outcome 😞 i think the location of the game really hits you too cause if u look theyre just surrounded by the nature and amazing views. hell even the junkyard looks amazing .-. like damn i wish i lived there 😭"
  • "At this moment, I just let the game behind me and took a cigarette, listening the music and thinking about my friends... Fuck, that game is just like the first Li S: it makes you feel alive, and human, and loving, just like that, when you don't expect it to do." - Youtube comment, Chloe and Rachel Train Scene EXTENDED
  • "This song really describes Chloe and her struggles. "Find somebody to mend you." Would be Rachel Amber. "I feel numb in this kingdom." Could be a lot of things, such as loosing her dad in Arcadia Bay, or loosing Max or Rachel." - The Weidest One, Numbers - Daughter.

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Mugen-natcha, comin at ya.

Got'cha back like a heart attack~

Sabrewulf vs Jonathan Talbain

dishing out that wolf-by-night goth pain

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