By Squares 19 Comments
As introduced in Schism, the Hellfire club is back, and this time it's run by.....CHILDREN! Really rich, obnoxious children! That somehow have the ability to procure guns that shoot magnetars (I'm told that's illogically impossible). I'll admit to being a little unsure as to what the expected reaction is here; are we supposed to think it's awesome or be all like 'HAH they're kids! Go kids!' or something? Because I just think it's stupid.
My personal opinions on the premise aside, let's take a look at who graces the new inner circle:
In the top left is Kade Kilgore, who I think we're supposed to like. However, I find he just comes off as a brat. He shot his dad in order to take over his multimillion dollar empire, and has now decided to re-form the Hellfire club. What I'm wondering is what he had to say in order to get the adult members that don't get named to go along with this...or even listen to his idea in the first place. Either way, his statement makes his position plausible.
Top right is Manuel Enduque, who apparently sold his seven brothers into slavery. He sounds like a great pick for the club.
Bottom left is where it gets kind of...odd. Apparently we have a kid who's descended from Doctor Frankenstein. Um, cool? I don't now why they included that, the last two had perfectly suitable back stories, the name-dropping was unnecessary.
Bottom right is where it all goes to hell. The token girl of the group is sitting there stroking a dead cat. Sure, it sounds like she has the money and the position to back up being offered a spot in the club, but that animal abuse bit was NOT needed. It's a low blow engineered by the writers to make us view them as 'evil' and 'bad' and frankly I somewhat resent that. Plus, who keeps 37 cats? They kind of keep you at that point, I think.
So this inner circle is shaping up to look pretty damn weak. We have two evil corporate business guys, a 'mad scientist' and a chick who tortures animals. Great, yeah, that makes sense. Anyone have anything to say that'll make this seem like less of a joke to me?