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Edited by nombretomado on Sep 23rd 2019 at 4:42:19 AM

AnoBakaDesu Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
Dec 2nd 2019 at 6:37:13 PM

TL;DR, Torres' claim of salvation conceals a desire for massacre, and the two years at the bottom of the sea end up serving as little more than a motivation speech to reel his crew in and keep on persevering during the final fight, telling them that they have abandoned all of their fears at the bottom of the abyss.

Additionally, Torres tells his crew during the fight that all they have to do is simple: obey his orders and snuff out the target, resonating with SACS' crazy mantra of "submitting to the orders of their superior."

Edited by AnoBakaDesu on Dec 2nd 2019 at 9:41:56 AM

"They played us like a DAMN FIDDLE!" — Kazuhira Miller, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Dec 2nd 2019 at 6:44:48 PM

@Bullman Thanks. It's good to be back. smile

Anyone want to collab on the 1970s series with me?

Might be safe to say that we're not getting another movie. Here's the tree (made an edit to Madison's entry too):

  • Charlie's Angels trilogy:
    • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle: Madison Lee is a former Angel who became treacherous and turned rogue because rather than take orders from Charles "Charlie" Townsend and work with her team, she wanted all the glory for herself. Teaming up with turncoat US Marshal Ray Carter, Madison plots with him to steal the two rings needed to access the HALO list which contains the names of everyone in the Federal Witness Protection Program, and arranges to meet with four different crime families to sell it off to the highest bidder. To obtain the ring that Carter doesn't have, Madison murders the agent who possesses it along with several others. She has volatile mob boss Seamus O'Grady, who has a personal history with Angel Dylan Sanders, released from prison so his gang can not only work for her, but target and murder another witness and then try to kill a second one, teenager Max Petroni. Once Carter arranges for the gangs to meet and gives Madison the rings back, she shoots him dead when he calls her "partner". She shoots and nearly kills Dylan and fellow Angels Natalie Cook and Alex Munday and then near the climax, she blows up the roof they're on and then spitefully tries to escape by throwing a grenade into a crowd of people at a Hollywood premiere.
    • Charlie's Angels (2019): John Bosley is Charlie's closest friend and collaborator to the Angels who bitterly becomes an arms dealer after being forced to retire instead of take over the agency. He seeks to possess the energy saving source Calisto so it can be used as a biological weapon that can induce fatal seizures so he can sell it for his own profit. He contacts terrorists and crime syndicates as potential buyers. Bosley hires the cold-blooded assassin Hodak to murder whistleblower and Future Angel Elena Houghlin and ends up killing Edgar "Bosley" Dessange instead. He then has Elena's boss Peter Flemming killed for not knowing how to work Calisto and attempts to kill Angels Sabina Wilson and Jane Kano by blowing up the agency. He also nearly kills Former Angel Rebekah "Boz" by shooting her. Bosley has Hodak threaten both Elena and Alexander Brock for access to Calisto and also threatens Elena's friend and co-worker Langston when she refuses at first. He then attempts to activate Calisto so he can leave Elena and Langston to die.

Edited by futuremoviewriter on Dec 4th 2019 at 8:49:03 AM

DemonDuckofDoom Keep away from Pumpkinhead from Some Pond in Hell Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Keep away from Pumpkinhead
KazuyaProta Porky from A Industrial Farm Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Porky
Dec 2nd 2019 at 6:49:02 PM

[tup] Eddie Low

[tup] John Bosley

To Master N: Regarding Papa/VIRM. It honestly should say VIRM first. Because the real name of the entity is VIRM and is actually two of Papa's council, Papa himself and his assistent.

Hive Minds, nuff said. I always prefer to talk about VIRM as, well, VIRM.

[down] Because "Papa" and his assistent are merely a act.

Edited by KazuyaProta on Dec 2nd 2019 at 10:26:24 AM

Watch me destroying my country
43110 36 styles of danger from the Brooklyn zoo Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
36 styles of danger
Dec 2nd 2019 at 6:58:46 PM

I don’t see why it matters, leading face of the Hive Mind and all.

[up] I know what they are, they’re still names the VIRM uses.

Edited by 43110 on Dec 2nd 2019 at 11:01:50 AM

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Dec 2nd 2019 at 7:00:19 PM

New numbers:

Karl Urban kills 5 as Blackhat in Priest (2011).

Tilda Swinton kills 40 as the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia; 37 in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and 3 in The Voyage of the Dawn Trader.

"I'll show you the Dark Side." CM actors and kills
G-Editor Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Baby Yoda
Dec 2nd 2019 at 7:11:13 PM

[tup]to Eddie Low and John Bosley

I also from 43110’s write-up over the others

Edited by G-Editor on Dec 2nd 2019 at 5:14:38 AM

His presence is everywhere
Dec 2nd 2019 at 7:17:02 PM

I guess I'll remove Fanscription from my To-Do List since that well has been tapped.

I'm also going to add the first two Mission: Impossible movies there too since I think they need a second look. EDIT: I thought Phelps and Ambrose might actually not have the redeeming qualities I thought they did, but it's probably heinousness that holds them back now.

My reaction when I re-read my EP for Bosley (content-wise): "What kind of babbling bullshit is this?" Haha.

Should I put Bosley first in the tree since he was introduced first? I think since he wasn't a villain until the new Charlie's Angels that he should probably go after Madison. Guess I answered my own question.

No one counts in Descendants 3 or the movie that shall not be named (which was actually good though) due to varying reasons of heinousness and/or redeeming qualities. Facilier appears in the former, but he seems to love his daughter Celia and doesn't do anything new either.

EDIT: I have been gone quite a while and want to give it a rest tonight before I get too overexcited. Goodnight everybody!

Edited by futuremoviewriter on Dec 3rd 2019 at 9:06:18 AM

Dec 2nd 2019 at 7:19:40 PM

I had checked both MI films. Nobody keeps.

TheMadCr0w Badass Biker from Insignificant Little Blue Planet Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
Dec 2nd 2019 at 7:23:26 PM

"it seems a couple of tropers are fervently opposed to Torres for no discernable reason"

No, Ano, we do have our reasons, and we explained them well. My downvote stays.

You told me it would be exciting, didn't you? Well I'm fucking bored!
Libraryseraph Take my revolution! from Canada Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
43110 36 styles of danger from the Brooklyn zoo Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
36 styles of danger
Dec 2nd 2019 at 7:33:12 PM

Don’t do the “People won’t listen to reason and that’s why they’re saying no to me!” thing. I have no tolerance for it:

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Dec 2nd 2019 at 7:36:35 PM

As much as I dislike that attitude, I have been researching it myself. I affirm a yes vote to Torres here.

SkyCat32 The Draftsman of Doom from Nakatomi Plaza Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The Draftsman of Doom
Dec 2nd 2019 at 7:52:01 PM

I don't remember how I voted on Torres, count me as abstaining due to lack of familiarity.

I just watched a surprisingly good low budget thriller, and I have created a page for it. Oh yeah, the effortpost.

What is the work?

Brooklyn Tide is a 2016 Conspiracy Thriller.

Special Agent Jonathan Corbin, along with Agent Samantha Vera, is sent to investigate the death of his supervisor, Agent Francesco, as well as the disappearance of a supposed cyber-weapon which is later stated to have the capacity to cause damage to nuclear reactors. The mastermind turns out to be someone from Corbin's past, backed by the Gulf Cartel.

Who is Clay, and what has he done?

Clay, the former partner of Special Agent Jonathan Corbin, desires revenge for the latter putting him in prison. To this end, Clay manipulates Agent Samantha Vera into being his mole, has Corbin's supervisor, Francesco, attacked, and has a supposed cyber-weapon in Francesco's possession stolen. Intending to cause a nuclear meltdown using the device, Clay has Vera inject Corbin with potassium cyanide while she takes the device on his behalf. When Corbin confronts Vera, Clay kills her, before eventually trying to have Zero shoot Corbin.

Heinousness?

While he may not succeed, he does confirm that he intends to kill millions of people as a result of his actions. The fact that Clay acquired the device may have been a setup on Francesco's part, but Clay planned to use the device of his own volition. Francesco may have threatened the reactor indirectly through his actions, but he never intended for Clay to succeed, which was why he is implied to have made it so that the device would not fulfill its intended purpose.

Nobody from the cartels appear in the film.

Mitigating Factors?

Clay's anger with the FBI is deconstructed verbally by Corbin. He chose to take dirty money, and likewise, Corbin felt he had a responsibility not to overlook that action. Furthermore, when Clay complains that he risked his life for the FBI, Corbin counters that such is part of the job. Otherwise, Clay gives a damn about nobody but himself.

Verdict?

Even if he fails to accomplish his goal of mass murder for petty reasons, only because it is implied the device he wanted was a decoy, the fact that he made the attempt convinces me that at the very least, he is worthy of discussion.

Do I sound like I'm ordering a pizza?!
KazuyaProta Porky from A Industrial Farm Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Dec 2nd 2019 at 8:02:50 PM

Sure there.

Ok, I did check it out again and discussed with Tyk...in the end? I say keep to Ambrosio. While he was manipulated, ambrosio's complexity is offset by his arrogance, and his plunging headlong into corruption and depravity despite getting chance after chance to turn back.

Tyk5919 Life is but a pyramid. Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Life is but a pyramid.
Dec 2nd 2019 at 8:05:08 PM

All right, I'm finished with The Monk.

-exhales-

See, this is my problem with Ambrosio. The guy starts out as a seemingly decent man. And when he's confronted by Matilda, a woman who has feelings for him (I won't go into detail), he immediately rejects her and tries to banish her. Ambrosio gets bitten by a snake just as she's about to leave (again, won't go into detail) and she sucks out the poison to save him, mortally poisoning herself. Believing she's about to die, she begs Ambrosio to have sex with her. He does.

For those wondering, yes. Matilda clearly manipulated him (again, won't go into specifics), and I'm not okay with that whatsoever. But after Ambrosio has sex with her, he blames her. I'm not okay with this either. No one put a sword to Ambrosio's throat. No one forced him to have sex. He did that all on his own.

Okay, this scenario above? Repeat it several times, and make his crimes worse everytime. Ambrosio is tempted to do something bad. He knows he shouldn't do it. He's smart enough not to do it. But then he says, "Eh, fuck it." And then he does it. Then he feels disgusted about it and blames everyone else for what he did. Then he does it again anyway and tries to seek forgiveness for the sole purpose of just saving his own ass.

Now yes, as I said, Ambrosio does feel disgusted after he does some of these awful things. But he doesn't feel regret. He just feels like he's corrupted his soul and now he's gonna end up going to Hell. And by the end of the story, he's done so much shit that any redeeming qualities he had he got rid of.

I'm not saying Satan didn't have a hand in manipulating Ambrosio, because he did. But all Satan did was open the door. Ambrosio walked through it when all he had to do was slam it shut or avoid it altogether.

I write stories and shiz. You can read them here.
Bullman Relationship Status: Abstaining
Dec 2nd 2019 at 8:07:56 PM

Yes to Clay and keep Ambrosio.

Edited by Bullman on Dec 2nd 2019 at 10:11:45 AM

AnoBakaDesu Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
Dec 2nd 2019 at 8:12:44 PM

"No, Ano, we do have our reasons, and we explained them well."

And I have countered your explanations with further evidence as to why neither Torres' rhetoric of WIE and Insanity Defense hold up.

"They played us like a DAMN FIDDLE!" — Kazuhira Miller, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
43110 36 styles of danger from the Brooklyn zoo Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
36 styles of danger
Dec 2nd 2019 at 8:19:32 PM

Keep Ambrosio and after my own research yes to Torres but Ano, watch this damn attitude the next time you want to have a debate, I'm serious.

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SkyCat32 The Draftsman of Doom from Nakatomi Plaza Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
MasterN The Plasma King from Florida- I mean Unova Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
The Plasma King
Dec 2nd 2019 at 8:56:46 PM

Keep Ambrosio. Sounds like Ellen from way back- yeah, the demon manipulated, or sought to manipulate, her to some extent, but all he did was open the door; she went through it herself, and gladly. Same thing with Ambrosio- unrepentant Villain Protagonist who got push from demonic Evil Mentor but went the full mile by themselves. So again, [tup] Ambrosio.

Also, [tup] Bosley. Original two films were better, though.

[tup] Clay.

So, the Alain rewrite/expansion is up. Glad that is taken care of. 43, if you want to put up your rewrites for Ragyo Kiryuin and Papa/Vice Chairman/VIRM now on the drafts page, you have my blessing. Speaking of which, I echo 43 in what they said earlier, in that the CM entries on YMMV.The Chathrand Voyages detailed in this post definitely look like they were written in an earlier time, with a currently-outdated writing style that as of now would never fly. I will PM 43 about them and see what can be done, but I hope to return with entries that look more like the polished, neat, and professional entries we have now.

Finally, [tup] for Torres, but yes, please calm down. You made good points, but please do not harp on them- it makes people more likely to downvote in spite. Trust me, I have seen it happen before. And when people say they are going to look at something for themselves, do not argue and do not pressure them into hurrying up- again, speaking from experience. Hate to be cliche here, but you catch more flies with honey than vinegar (well, metaphorically- literally it is the exact opposite, at least where fruit flies are concerned).

Edited by MasterN on Dec 2nd 2019 at 9:07:28 AM

One of these days, all of you will accept me as your supreme overlord.
Clown-Face Wild Child from Canada Relationship Status: In another castle
Wild Child
Dec 2nd 2019 at 9:03:03 PM

Keep Ambrosio.

[tup]Ragyo rewrite; I actually did have a few issues with the original write-up, but didn't feel it was worth bringing up.

Edited by Clown-Face on Dec 2nd 2019 at 9:03:12 AM

Why so serious?
SkyCat32 The Draftsman of Doom from Nakatomi Plaza Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
DemonDuckofDoom Keep away from Pumpkinhead from Some Pond in Hell Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Keep away from Pumpkinhead

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