Favorite Fictional Characters
They never seem to change.
They never seem to change.
Hulk is one of the greatest fictional characters ever.
at first glance Hulk might seem like a boring character, people often confuse him with a plot devise too, i mean a big green man who smashes things? sounds kinda repetitive, but really, it's not. Truth be told, you can't like hulk without liking banner, because it's the dynamic that really draws you to the character. Banner is a a wimp, he is really weak physically, yet he is put in charge of one of the most powerful beings on earth, and how does one deal with that? I mean how can this weakling control such a powerful beast ? thing is, banner is the personification of Will and Strength of character.
Hulk is everything banner has locked up his entire life, and the funny thing is, he never gives in, he always knows that giving in to the rage might cause some harm to others around him. this shows how powerful he really is, the "Strongest there is" line which hulk frequently uses is tied to banner, because it's his will power and Raw emotions which gives the Hulk power. We've all been there, we've all wanted to cut loose before, there is always that voice that keeps telling you that you really want to punch someone in the face. now imagine that only multiply it by a 100, and you might understand banners situation. Banner and Hulk hate each other, which means that in reality Banner hates himself, or at least This "aspect" of himself. Hulk could fight the biggest baddest villain in the Universe, and still the greatest Foe he ever had is himself, this "jekyll and Hyde" concept doesn't always work, but it does here, because Banner's Sympathy is what makes hulks rage so awesome, and it's hulks rage what makes banner sympathetic.
But the greatest thing is that Hulk himself isn't a monster either, he never hurts the innocents, and there have been multiple times where he has protected the people who had called him a monster, this shows that even at his worst, hulk is by all means a hero. This all comes from bruce banner. you can imagine his mind as a huge hallway of doors, with each door holding it's one secret(aka Hulk). did that image since in? good, because it's important. Hulk is a type of character you can't get bored with, which is funny because most people would disagree with me, but then again most people haven't read his stories and have no idea what they are talking about.
The writers did a very good job of giving Banner and personality disorder because that way we can have many versions of the hulk which manifests based on the different aspects of banner, therefore giving each hulk his own distinctive look and personality. We have Joe Fixit who represents banners wild, Brash teenage self, and we also have the traditional Savage Hulk who has a heart of gold yes is always angry and misunderstood. My personal favorite would be Green scar, a Noble hero who would sacrifice himself for his family and friends any day of the week. This brings me to my next point, with a character like hulk, he can be written in any genre. it could Be dark and gritty or it could be light hearted and fun. and IT would work, because when you have a character like superman, he best works best in fun light-hearted stories, but with hulk, that doesn't matter.
i've gone a bit of track here but the point is that hulk is an awesome character, the kind that has substance and depth. People can say hulk is boring but if that were true he wouldn't have had an ongoing for 12 F*cking years.
"Then why do you suddenly look scared? Maybe you see that you could be ten times stronger than Hulk, and it still would not matter. Not when all Hulk has to do is become ten times as mad!!"
I started liking x-23 from her introduction in the X-men Evolution cartoon, but back then she lacked the character elements she later developed during her comic book series, so while i at first liked her, i wasn't until kyle and yost introduced her to the comics when i started liking her.
The Great thing about laura, is that she is better than everyone else. Now what i'm saying doesn't make any sense, considering that x-23 doesn't shy away from killing when it's necessary, but think about what she represents for a second. Her whole life has been about training and becoming a weapon. The people who raised her made sure, or at least try, to take every speck of humanity from Laura. Any person going through what she did would have been mentally insane or completely empty of emotions, in other words, the would have been broken men/women. However, Larua, even despite the hardships she has been through, still managed to pull herself together and started walking the right path. That's not an easy thing to do, so now imagine if she had been raised by Heroes instead of crazy scientists, what kind of person would she have become? she'd be one of the kindest people around, because if one can still be a force of good after being treated like an object, then it says a lot about their kind heart.
her being Goth helps to.
In the marvel universe, there a re a lot of powerful characters, but even so, none are the equal of spider-man. Peter is far from being a member of the " strongest there are" club, but what he lacks in power, he makes up for it with his immense courage, cheerfulness, and an undying desire to help people. Peter is by all means a good man, he does what he does simply because he knows it's the right thing to do. He was selfish once, but things happen for a reason, and the death of Uncle ben gave birth to spider-man.
Life can be cruel with people sometimes, but it takes a big person to smile in the face of thous problems, which is what peter parker knows how to do. The people who know him absolutely love him, because he's an overall likable guy.
The greatest thing about him is that he build his reputation and responsibility from scrap, at the beginning he was just a kid, scared as any of us would be with his powers, but through some struggle, he found the right path, because he's spider-man.
In my opinion, one of, if not the best TV characters ever created. While the writers of his show of course get a huge credit for crafting this character, at the end of the day, the actors are the true catalysts in establishing the doctors personality . I've never witnessed a case where 12 different actors portrayed one character and still somehow managed to capture The Doctors main characteristics while adding their own flavor to the mix along the way. Honestly, I find this very surprising, but facts are facts, the show wouldn't have lasted this long if the each actors basically played a different character with the same name. Which brings me to my next point, the face changing or regeneration really gives us, the audience, a chance to go on different adventures, considering that while the core is maintained, the personality and habits can really morph the tone. From Christopher's grieving suicidal doctor to Matts mitts happy-go-lucky adventurous Timelord, the show always keeps things fresh and original. But now more on to the Doctor. Who is he and what does he do? Well in all honesty, the Doctor is a good man who wants to help others and explore the universe, but it doesn't end there. While the doctor has a heart of gold and while he honestly wants to do whats best, it doesn't always turn out like that. Because beneath the happy face there lies a demon, a force that should never be reckoned with. More on to personal demons, This line basically sums up why I love Doctor who so damn much : "Demons run when a good man goes to war." meaning that if a good man is angered, it means a certain terrible line has been crossed, and even the most sinister of monsters will fell a good mans wrath.
Furthermore, the fact that different people portray ultimately leads to us picking a favorite, hence why I mentioned that Matt Smith/11th Doctor is my personal favorite version. Why you ask? because in my opinion, he expertly manages to show us the Doctors age( despite being so young himself), inner beats and kindness though his heart, face and actions. He also introduces an adventurous/comedic tone which really set him apart from his predecessors, Tennant and Eccleston. I also Love that he talks with his hands and body, which really shows you that despite being over 1200 years old, he can still be pretty childish at times. In short, Matts Smiths doctor is a Father, a husband, an adventurer,a beast, a savior, an explorer, a friend, and most importantly...he is a doc...no, he is THE Doctor.
It's always easy to diss of a bully for being an jerk, though to be honest flash did evolve from him that status the moment he decided to serve his country; however he was still childish and had retained some of his old...qualities. The process of his evolution wasn't clearly visible, so Thompson's importance was to a certain degree minimal. Then Marvel decided to give Rick Remender freedom in shaping flash's character. And I have to say, his Venom run was one of the few times I found myself praising him. He evolved Thompson in so many ways that it was absolutely fantastic. We have to keep in mind that Flash was a huge spider-man too, but luckily he didn't become a carbon copy, he just took some of spider-mans aspects and combined it with his own experience. Which resulted in him becoming more willing to do what needs to be done. What's interesting is that Rick and Bunn managed to create a reason as to why FLASH became agent venom in the first place. We know that the symbiot has abandoned it's host in the past because of their lack of aggression and "inner" venom, so the fact that Flash and "Venom" still have a symbiotic bond would mean that at every single step Thompson is constantly fighting his internal darkness.
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