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Meet Kyle "Krimson Rogue" Martin, a published author, super nerd, and all around admirer of the written word, who is consistently aggravated by Hollywood's constant inability to make a good Film of the Book. So to vent out his grievances he hosts the Video Review Show The Book Was Better, where he's fixing today's movies one book at a time.

His reviews also contain a running storyline in a similar vein to Atop the Fourth Wall.


In addition to his main review series Krimson Rogue also has a side series "Rogue Reviews" where he reviews a recently released film.

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  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Raem completely shrugs off all of Rogue's attacks and nearly kills him. The only reason why he's ultimately defeated is because of his lack of immunity to swords. (It later turns out that this is because Rogue's other attacks were him trying to use magic outside his discipline, and he's unknowingly a natural sword-mage).
  • Lies to Children: A lot of Rogue's early problems dealing with magic are revealed in the Da Vinci Code review to be due to the magic book he's studying from being a simplified version intended as a primer for children. His main mistake was thinking the list of specializations was comprehensive when it's actually just the most common ones, leading to frustration since his isn't on the list.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: You just had to play with those Lantern rings didn't you Rogue. Enjoy having a demonic Archenemy.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Raem, a demonic entity whose purpose seems to be to proliferate bad works of fiction, was sealed in six Lantern rings and accidentally unleashed when Rogue put them on. This also seems to result in the entity taking on Rogue's appearance.
  • Shared Universe: Because of the cameos in his show, Krimson counts as being part of the Reviewaverse.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Kyle and G.C. They bicker constantly and G.C never misses an opportunity to mock Kyle. However, he is genuinely concerned for Kyle's safety and is even willing to go against a circle of mages in order to try and help him.
  • World of Weirdness: The Reviewaverse. A universe where there would be magic and Lantern rings.

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