First, this show is phenomenal. Like many fans say “It does diversity properly.” It is what you get when you mix science fiction and history. It has a antagonist/ antihero we all love to hate. A conflict of greater powers, *cough Rittenhouse cough*. Conspiracy and bloodline legacies. It has romance, Jiya x Rufus and Lucy X Wyatt. It places the characters in difficult situations, it presents to the characters and the audience the “What would you do?” question.
Timeless is a show that needs to be given a chance, at least another season, if not more, to actually build up a following. NBC should see the potential there is for the future of this show and people should give it a chance, sit down and watch a couple of episodes.
Never read the Manga, sorry, but I'm curious, did Mokuba and Rebecca ever meet? Ever interact? They could have been wonderful nerd friends
I’m only at volume 4 and my memory of that part of the anime is sketchy at best, but I don’t think so.
They would be great nerd friends I think, similar humour, similar tendency to play the cute angle before knocking the wind out of you and stealing your ride.
I imagine them meeting in a Summer Wars/Dub Digimon Movie kind of way perhaps. Mokuba trying to hack into something to save the world (cus Seto’s still blasted off somewhere and someone’s got to do the coding while Yugi and Joey have distracted the rogue AI Atem with a duel). Turns out Rebecca’s also trying to get in another way, and they keep trying to open back doors for each other without the AI noticing. That Rebecca’s also a top duelist is something of their secret weapon. That Mokuba has no concept of ‘impossible’ is another.
EDIT 3: i regret writing this because i did it less for activism and inclusion and more for my own selfish shipping needs. sorry dudes.
EDIT 2: HJ confirmed bi by Anthony Burch
EDIT 1: now with pretty pictures!
ORIGINAl POST: you know how i said i’d write you an essay? i was serious. i’ll add visual aids tomorrow, from the computer.
The Borderlands franchise is a well-known and well-beloved series of video games, boasting vivid and memorable characters in each installment. None, however, have made as many waves in the fandom community as the infamous Handsome Jack– played flawlessly, might I add, by the extraordinary Dameon Clarke– fluidly shifting between the roles of
and– your best frenemy.
Love him or hate him, Handsome Jack is a major player in the Borderlands saga: a hero turned bad by power and ambition, and a cautionary tale to players on what they might let themselves become. The final point is especially prominent in the Tales From The Borderlands series, in which a hologram version of the previously deceased Jack mentors a cybernetic youth by the name of Rhys.
This is, of course, not without reason– Rhys, though introduced as a decidedly ‘good guy’, mirrors many of Jack’s traits– he’s an ambitious Hyperion desk jockey with dreams of granduer, and he shares Jack’s trademark arrogance and egotistical tendencies, if only to a lesser degree.
HoloJack even describes them as “two really hot guys with perfectly coiffed hair()”, and promises Rhys the illustrious position of Hyperion CEO if he can get Jack back to Helios.
(It should be noted that no one else but Rhys can see HoloJack, as he was downloaded into Rhys’ system after Rhys plugs a hard drive wired with Jack’s AI into his head.)
exhibit a: dicknanigans
exhibit b: rude awakening
With the release of Tales came a major new ship for the fandom: Rhys X Jack, otherwise known as Rhack.
While many view this as a crackship, or downplay it because a canon relationship with Handsome Jack only spells trouble for all those involved, the most prominent reason for the dismissal of this ship is the belief that both Rhys and Jack are heterosexual. Certainly, both have evidence to back this up: Jack has had a number of affairs with women over his lifetime, having had two confirmed wives (first one was killed, second one bolted after finding.out about Jack’s daughter), and being formerly involved with Mad Moxxi and Nisha (Miss Kadam, if you’re nasty).
Rhys shows obvious interest in Sasha, one of his female counterparts, and the player can choose to romance her (Sasha) or her sister, Fiona, as the game is determinant (on how big of a dick you are).
You can also, however, choose to side with HoloJack, which earns you the hatred and mistrust of the sisters. If you do choose to ally with Jack and take the so-called “BFF Route”, then Jack will begin to show a partiality to Rhys.
As is befitting his character, HoloJack is constantly running his mouth about Rhys’ friends and associates– and if the player uses Rhys’ ECHO eye to scan some of his teammates, they can read Jack’s take on the person (or object) in question.
While mostly pointless, Jack does take the liberty to score some of Rhys’ friends on a hotness scale from 1-10; he gives Fiona a 9/10, which ranks her just above Vaughn, who gets a 7/10. This would be mostly unremarkable, if not for the fact that Jack ranks Vaughn soley because of his abs.
In fact, when Rhys reunites with Vaughn in the Pandoran desert, the first thing he notices about Vaughn is his chiseled abs.
He even puts Vaughn’s catchphrase as: “'Jack, stop staring at my abs’ (paraphrased from what he would say if he could see me)”. This implies that Jack is in fact physically attracted to men, and opens the possibility of him being bisexual. Of course, one cannot forget how buddy-buddy Jack can get with Rhys, occasionally crooning pet names at him (“Oh, Rhysiiiiieeee~),
or, variably, if the player chooses to [RULE HYPERION], calls Rhys “my special boy”.
Rhys is, admittedly, a little less subtle. We find out through talking to Vaughn that Rhys is absolutely obsessed with Handsome Jack– though he denies it, he reportedly has “dozens of [Handsome Jack] posters” in his office.
Of Jack, Rhys says “he was the biggest and the baddest… and I wanted to be just like him”, with a tone hinting at idolization. Over the course of the game, it’s made clear that Rhys’ adoration for Jack sprouts from a sort of hero-worship slash inferiority complex.
And even after the heartbreaking events of Episode 5
(SPOILERS: in which Rhys is betrayed by Jack or Jack is betrayed by Rhys, depending on your point of view), Rhys catches himself posing in front of a picture of Handsome Jack before shaking his head angrily and moving on.
So in Rhys’ case, it may just be an isolated instance of being attracted to one man– Handsome Jack–or it may hint at an overarching bi/pansexuality.
Evidence points to the conclusion that Jack, at least, is decidedly bisexual, even if he shows a clear preference for women a majority of the time.
(And before you ask, yes, bisexuals usually have preferences; very rarely are they equally attracted to both/all genders.)
1. Antiheroes are good guys.
Yes, they cause more problems than solve them. Yes, they are arrogant, selfish, and conceded.
Yes, we love them. Because they are good guys. They want to kick the bad guys but and win. They can either be the protagonists or on the protagonists side. An antihero is never the antagonist. Hello, they are antiHEROES.
2. They have good intentions.
Even though an antihero doesn’t mind torturing, maiming, killing, or beating; they have the right intentions. The antihero wants to see the light at the end of the tunnel. They want to save the world and rescue the girl. They just go about it in a less civil way.
3. They role in style.
Like I said, antiheroes resort to torturing and killing opposed to negotiating and…well morals. With that being said, antiheroes get the job done. Most of the time a lot faster than the typical hero. Their way might not be considered the “right way” but do you think they care?
4. They’re arrogant.
Antiheroes take a lot of crap. They get dirty looks and criticism all the time. But it only fuels them to continue. They love how they gets things done. As I said before, antiheroes are selfish and conceded. They love the fact that people reprimand the way they fulfill a mission and save the day. They also love getting the attention and credit. I mean, who doesn’t want fame and glory?
5. They have a breaking point.
Even though they are completely bad a**, antiheroes have their moments too. They have the weight of the world plus a butt-ton of disapproval of their shoulders. They start to doubt themselves and think they screw everything up. They question the way they “save the day”. But this only lasts a short period of time. In fact, this generally refuels them and makes them want to prove everyone wrong. This helps them remember what an awesome person they are and get back into the good guy game.
Some popular examples of antiheroes include Deadpool, Severus Snape, and Captain Jack Sparrow. Writing for an antihero is very fun and entertaining. Hopefully these tips help you with the process and find them not so intimidating!
So I just have to say that like on most shows, the villains on TVD are the most perceptive characters because that’s how they’re able to mess with the mind/minds of the protagonist and his or her friends.
And pretty much every villain/antagonist/antihero on TVD has …
“…The androgynous young apprentice, Calmasis, who throughout the series plays the roles of antihero and chief antagonist. S/he convinces fellow disciples to rebel against Zazzerpan’s vaunted Complacency, and one by one hunts down each wizard. All twelve are killed but the Predicant Scholar himself, forcing a showdown.”
Be it the tyrannical King of the Koopas, a fierce competitor at numerous sports, or the lovable, childish and hilarious antihero looking to overthrow an antagonist just to resume his place as the number one baddie.
In Frozen, the Duke of Weselton is a red herring. In his first appearance, he reveals himself to be wanting to “unlock Arendelle’s secrets and exploit its riches” in a monologue. He follows with “Did I say that out loud?” This “giveaway” seems to make first-time viewers believe that he is the villain, especially with how low and sinister his voice sounds when he says what he wants to do to Arendelle.
Then it happens again with the way the Duke reacts to Elsa’s “sorcery.” He, again, speaks in a scary voice, he and his thugs run after her, saying to stop her. When she accidentally shoots ice from her hand and makes the Duke slip, this prompts him to call her a monster in front of Arendelle’s citizens.
Then there is a third time that seems to indicate, once and for all, that the Duke is the villain when he secretly tells his thugs to eliminate Elsa should they find her when they go on a search party with Hans.
However, throughout the entire movie, the Duke is merely a cover-up for the real villain, Hans.
Hans finally reveals himself to Anna as she starts to die from her frozen heart. He refuses to kiss her after she says that an act of true love can save her, and coldly reveals that he never loved her.
Interestingly enough, after Hans is revealed to be the true antagonist, the Duke is still fussy, but much more tame in terms of antagonistic behavior. An example of this is seen when he actually shows concern over Anna after he’s told she was killed by Elsa.
Before Hans’ revelation, the Duke apparently didn’t care for anyone’s well being, other than his own, and was apparently against Anna. This is particularly shown after Elsa reveals her powers, then when Hans gives out cloaks to the people.
It’s most likely this is because the red herring aspect of the character was no longer needed, thus revealing the Duke to actually be nothing more than a cowardly, greedy, and paranoid antihero, though if anything, he is also comedic and sure is good for a lot of laughs in the movie! XD
In all, the Duke was an excellent use as a red herring in order to cover up the fact that Hans was the true villain. This is a case I have never seen before in a Disney movie, including with how Hans is revealed to be the villain in the film’s third act. So I can say that they were both among the many parts that made the film such a hit, and I thank Disney for doing something so different with villainy. :)