The differences between Darkiplier and Antisepticeye
Obviously we see Anti and Dark as two similar beings because they’re both the evil counterparts or the demons of two great guys who are best friends. Though I think that they’re also very different for many different reasons. Let’s break it down a little and spot the differences, shall we?
Let’s start with Anti.
Antisepticeye, otherwise known as Jack’s evil counterpart or demon, has made many appearances already - even recently. His look can be interpreted however you want, but he has been portrayed a certain way on the channel for some time now. He seems to look exactly how Jack does whenever he appears. But during one longer appearance, he was seen with all black clothing (a black shirt and ripped jeans) and some ear gauges (you can see this in Jack’s ‘Say Goodbye’ video). You could assume that this is Anti’s regular style. We’ve also seen him with black eyes (also in the ‘Say Goodbye’ video) which could possibly mean that he’s a demon.
Anti’s appearances have been brief for the most part. He appears in the form of glitches in Jack’s face cam (you can see a lot of this in Jack’s ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s - Sister Location’ videos) and only stays for a few seconds, though his appearances grew gradually more frequent as the end of October got closer. The only video in which he’s made a longer and much stronger appearance is in Jack’s ‘Say Goodbye’ video.
A quick example.
Anti’s voice is also far from normal, as far as we know. It’s very distorted and sounds like there are multiple people speaking at the same time, all in different pitches. This kind of matches his glitchy appearances.
Another thing about him is that he’s very violent. In multiple appearances, Anti has been seen using his fingers as guns and holding them to his head, strangling himself, pulling at his hair or face or mouth, or with blood somewhere on his face. In the ‘Say Goodbye’ video, he even goes as far as making Jack slit his own throat. He’s displayed as a crazy character, even borderline psychotic.
Picture it this way: if Anti was given the opportunity to torture someone, he wouldn’t hesitate. He would use all the pretty little toys he had and make it as enjoyable as possible - for him. He is merciless, violent and crazy and this could be due to Jack’s excessive amount of energy being manifested into something evil. His idea of fun is extremely dangerous, bloody and painful.
So, Anti is practically a psychopath.
Now, onto Dark.
Darkiplier, otherwise known as Mark’s evil counterpart or demon, hasn’t made nearly as many appearances as Anti. There were theories about him in Mark’s earlier videos ‘Don’t Blink’ and ‘Dont Move’, but he’s been nothing more than a theory since then. People came up with their own ideas and conclusions while Anti was around. But he has finally made an appearance in one of the paths you take when you go to Mark’s video, ‘A Date With Markiplier’ (to get to him you have to click ‘Pay’ and then click ‘Horror’. If you want to follow through then you have to click on ‘Freedom’ and finally, kill the guy on ‘Left’.)
So far, his attire is different from Anti’s. Of course, he was wearing the suit that Mark was wearing during the date, but it oddly seemed to suit him (pun intended). Already off the bat, this leads us to think that Dark may prefer cleaner or more professional attire as opposed to black t-shirts and ripped jeans. Another thing is that he seems to like wearing black eyeliner, unless that’s some sort of natural dark circle around his eyes. Either way, creep factor.
Dark’s appearances haven’t been as glitchy as Anti’s. There are a few moments where he’s seemed to glitch out slightly, but for the most part he’s more ‘stable’. Although, there does seem to be some sort of layering effect in his appearances or some sort of 3D filter - like there are duplicates of him. His stance is also very proper, with his hands gingerly held behind his back as he talks. That, and his appearances have been longer than Anti’s. He sticks around to even converse with the viewer, whereas Anti will only stick around for a few seconds in the face cam, just long enough for someone to notice him.
An example for Darky.
Dark’s voice is a lot deeper than Anti’s, kind of like Mark’s is deeper than Jack’s. Though, it’s almost abnormally deep for someone with Mark’s face. It’s also very echoey, as though he was appearing in a vision or a dream.
Now this is where the major difference comes out.
Unlike Anti, Dark looks very calm and reserved. He speaks slowly, carefully and clearly - as though he’s having a conversation with a colleague at work. He doesn’t seem violent in any sort of way and doesn’t imply that he wants to cause harm to anyone. It’s just that his entire demeanor and way of speaking is very … Dark. I guess he lives up to his name. Rather than being crazy and excitable like Anti, he’s just cold and intimidating.
Picture it this way: if Dark also had the opportunity to torture someone, he wouldn’t go about it the same way. He would most likely use his words to slowly drive the person mad, to frighten them out of their skin. His definition of fun wouldn’t be to hear the person’s screams or see a gory scene - no, his fun is all in the scares. Sure, eventually he gets around to the torture, but he doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who likes to make a mess, you know?
So, Dark is a cold, merciless killer.
Anti and Dark are very similar but also very different, which makes them that much more interesting to observe and analyze. The two of them working together would be the perfect recipe for a vengeful murder. Of course, they’re super fun to watch from afar.
We wanted to take a moment to return to the idea of case particles and perhaps create a more refined model.
So, to review some terms real quick…
Nouns in Japanese don’t generally decline for number (meaning that they are not explicitly plural or singular or anything in between), but they decline by case.
Grammatical case refers to a function or identity that the noun carries. In English, the pronouns decline into nominative, genitive and objective.
Nominative: He, She, They
Objective: Him, Her, Them
Genitive: His, Her, Their
Japanese marks case through particles. Indo-European languages, like English, tend to do them by suffixes that are sometimes to figure out. So we’re very lucky, in a way.
Linguists aren’t in total agreement as to how many cases Japanese has, mainly because of a few odd places one sees Japanese’s case particles. But here are the cases that are indicated.
Topical (は/wa): indicates the topic of the sentence. It exists pretty independently.
Nominative (が/ga): indicates the subject of the sentence.
Accusative (を/wo): indicates the direct object.
Genitive (の/no): indicates possession of categorization.
Dative (に/ni): indicates the indirect object and location.
Instrumental (で/de): indicates a tool or cause.
Lative [or Locative] (へ/e): indicates direction toward.
Ablative (から/kara): indicates direction from.
Cases in any given language will tend to have multiple functions. In fact, there is a good likelihood that secondary functions of the same cases are repeated between languages. That is to say, if the accusative in Japanese can sometimes indicate motion through, it is likely that another language will have one such indication. And that is the case. There are also various “datives of manner,” which is what the “adverbial ni” actually is.
We here for now tend to talk about a topical, nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, and locative. We don’t talk about the ablative, and the idea of calling the locative lative seems to be a remnant from the old idea that Japanese is related to Uralic languages (like Finnish and Estonian.) But it works really well, so we’ll keep it around.
(By the way, it’s generally accepted that Japanese is a language isolate. The idea of an “Altaic” family has been discredited, which I believe is a concept that was taught many years ago to Japanese (and Korean) students, so you’ll find language books claiming that Japanese (and Korean) is an Altaic language.)
The ablative, on the other hand, we’re afraid to indicate because of its “evil twin.” An “evil twin” is a counterpart to a case particle that works in a manner that is very different from the original case particle.
We often see “kara” as a post-position (or you can call it a conjunction, it really doesn’t really matter right now.) The thing is that it will work with an entire verb phrase, which is not okay.
Japanese Evil Twins:
から (kara): marks a cause or reason. (”because”)
が (ga): conjunction, marks that both inflexional sentences are not comparable, meaning that you wouldn’t figure that one follows from the other. (”though…”)
で (de): post-postition, marks the location of an action when the location itself is not very relevant to the action. (”at,” or “in”)
の (no): attributive copula, serves as the copula in an attribute phrase. (”…that is…”
と (to): conditional conjunction, marks that the occurrence of an action is dependent on another. (If…)
We didn’t speak of “to,” because we are unsure if it’s a conjunction or if it is a comitative case marker. The comitative case marks that an action is done with or in the company of, which is possible in Japanese but it is rare. (E.g. 僕と行きますか? Will you go with me?)
The plot thickens:
If から is a case particle, an ablative, then まで (made) surely must be a case particle. And some have suggested to call it a “limitative” case, which would be unique to Japanese (as far as we know). But the nice thing about cases is that they’re something you can see in multiple languages, so we’re hesitant to concede that. That’s why we’d rather treat both as post-positions.
Japanese grammar tends to deal with this by calling them all “particles” and then giving them as many jobs as needed, but thinking of them all as a single grammatical unit. The bad thing about this, of course, is that then you don’t have “case” particles and it ignores the patterns seen in the case particles when compared to so many other languages.
But it is very strange that we have so many evil twins. It’s easy to dismiss one or two, but five (or six), that is a lot. The answers to all this probably lie in the history of the language, with things stemming from Old and Middle Japanese, some things most likely lost to us (things like idiomatic phrases truncated). So we’ll have to wait a while to figure it all out.
Anyway, we just thought you’d find this interesting. Food for thought.
highprinceofgeeks said:Could you do some prompts where the villain actually achieves the greater good they were working for. Like they have to decide if it was worth it.
Anonymous said:Hero and villain trapped in an elevator/room together (some tension between them perhaps?)
Anonymous said:A hero whose powers dangerously fluctuate out of their control when they’re emotionally stressed. A villain who learns this the hard way.
Anonymous said:I super love your villain prompts. Could you do some for a villain interacting with a reporter? Maybe some flirty ones? Pretty please?
Anonymous said:Could I get a few prompts on a character that meets their evil counterpart in an alternate dimension?
1) “Was it worth it?” the hero asked, tiredly. “All of this bloodshed, all this sacrifice and pain. Was it worth it?” “Absolutely,” the villain said. “You don’t build a utopia on rotten foundations. A new world requires the death of the old one. I never claimed it would be pleasant.” They looked over, then, quiet for a moment. “I know I am not a good person, despite what you think I have always known that. My hands are irreparably stained by what I have done. But someone had to do it. Better me than those who would live to make the future better.” The hero startled.
2) “Are you hyperventilating?” “I’m not - I’m not really very good with closed spaces. Claustrophobia.” “Come here.” “What?” “Come. Here.” They dragged the other closer, cupped the back of their head, and guided it to their own chest. “Close your eyes.”
3) One second, they were mocking, smug - the next second they were blasted onto the floor. They stared, wide-eyed, as power spiraled through the room with the hero caught in the centre, their head in their hands. Rocking slightly as their magic tore out of their control. Blood trickled out of the hero’s nose. Their shoulders shook and every look they got at what they were doing only made the power spike more. Walls crumbled, the floor cracked, objects spun sharp as a tornado. “Oh shit,” they said softly. Suddenly, the primness, the desperate clutches for goodness and control, made sense.
4) “”I have a few questions on your side of the story,” the reporter said. Their heart pounded. This could be make their career. It could also make their grave. “Oh, by all means,” the villain purred. They came to a stop in front of the reporter. “I’m all yours, if you want me to be. No bars, holds or limits.”
5) “You don’t get to judge me,” their counterpart snapped. “Where the hell do you get off telling yourself that you’re evil? Who the fuck does that?” Because, if even they didn’t understand, then what did that mean? If their own soul despised them then it was already far too late to turn back. Onwards was the only way. The end had to justify the means. “You don’t get to take it out on me just because you’re scared of what you can do. That’s not on me.”
ok but one of these days we’ll have to make a ‘reasons why Spock is a better boyfriend than you all’ (or, alternatively, why Spock totally doesn’t suck as a boyfriend)’ list. Can include stuff from the videogame and comics too. like, little examples:
- he cooks for his girlfriend, so that they can have a private dinner in his room instead of a crowded mess hall (or more like, he really, really tries to cook for her, and Nyota appreciates his efforts.. anyway)
- instinctively walks to his girl to hold her hand when crazy mofo wants to kill everyone
- when they started dating, he followed the courtship rituals of his people and respected her, so he didn’t try to take her to bed too soon; he asked her to get kinky with their minds instead
- keeps a glass of water and a plate with fruit on his nightstand when his girl spends the night with him (just in case their activities might make her hungry and thirsty). He doesn’t mind her not using pajamas.
- he doesn’t want her to experience the same pain he experienced when he
lost his mother and home planet.
- after having to nerve-pinch the evil counterpart of his girlfriend, he is still very gentle with her because she looks like his love, and he can’t bear to see her hurt
- finds the company of his girl restorative; her presence is everything he needs to feel good after a long day of work. He doesn’t need plants.
- the first question he asks to his female counterpart, upon meeting her for the first time, is whether she also has an exclusive emotional relationship with her own Uhura. His priorities are in check.
- his evil counterpart loves his girl more than wanting to conqueer the universe
- he has faith in his girl and trusts her skills more than anyone on the ship
- keeps a perfect dichotomy between referring to her as an officer, by rank, while they are working, and calling her by her first name only when referring to her as his significant other
- won’t have any comment on the matter when Kirk asks him if her first name is indeed Nyota because he respects she doesn’t give her first name to everyone.
- gives to his girl a vokaya necklace amulet that belonged to his beloved mother, and is thus very precious to him (and his people, since the mineral is now rare and should maybe be put in some museum), as a token of his love and respect.
- he made sure his radiactive necklace gift was completely harmless before giving it to his girl.
- doesn’t even realize that said necklace was a tracking device until he needs to find and save his girl.
- despite his self-insistence of the contrary, he knows and admits that his feelings for Nyota make it impossible to not act when she’s in danger because when you love someone you protect them, regardless the injudiciousness of their actions.
- he finds the time with his girl deeply furfilling
- gets his ass kicked at 3d chess by his girl the first time they play together, and instead of being butthurt about that, he’s like ‘omg I’m in love’ and gives her the king piece from his chess set as a token of his love
- wants to personally participate to a dangerous rescue mission in spite of being injured and barely able to walk just becaue his girl is there too.
- he appreciates her concerns for him and respects that
- he’s the most diligent officer but he still puts works aside to go to a party just because he knows his girl would be there too, and engaging with her socially is more pleasing than completing his mission report
- he looks grateful when his girl brings him a drink. Looks like someone who a has a gigantic crush for his girl in spite of already being in a relationship with her since years.
I’m gonna stoke the flames of the blood feud between the WestAllen fans and the FlashFrost/SnowBarry fans. How? By saying that Barry and Iris’s onscreen chemistry has, for over 2 years now, felt incredibly forced to me. As a writer, I can’t stand the way they write Iris, let alone her being the fucking plot device for the season. That’s how you know a character is just there because “comics said so” in these types of shows: they turn the main love interest from the comics into a plot device to keep shit moving.
Meanwhile, Caitlin is getting the short end of the writing stick this season, and I think it’s fucking garbage. Caitlin has been hit with the stupid stick this season: she didn’t go to her friends, who have powers, for advice on how to deal with her own. Because she didn’t do that, she started developing a weird form of Alternate Personality Disorder due to the stress of having powers she doesn’t want, and the PTSD of the whole Zoom thing, as well as watching her evil counterpart die after learning what she could become, and she couldn’t get help, like therapy. Nobody would sit down and try and talk her through the whole ordeal, and it’s dumb. Especially since similar shit happened to Cisco in Season 2… it’s just bad writing.
I like FlashFrost: they have great onscreen chemistry, there’s parallels in scenes, and they just have a better on screen dynamic, since the writers clearly don’t know what the hell they are doing with Iris.
Seriously, all the foils and contrasting characters and evil counterparts running around. It’s magnificent.
Like Firestar. He’s got three counterparts that I can think of. Scourge is an evil counterpart for him, going from a kittypet to a leader of a large group of cats (and being intrigued by the forest). But while Firestar would give his life for his Clanmates, Scourge sees BloodClan as mere pawns to defend his own life. Sol, while Hollyleaf’s rival and counterpart if you consider the Seven Deadly Suns and Seven Heavenly Virtues (Sloth Vs. Diligence), is an even more brilliant evil counterpart to Firestar. He is an outsider who always wanted something more, and he joins SkyClan like Firestar joined ThunderClan. Sol has all the drive that Firestar has to prove himself, as well as his charisma and his willingness to challenge tradition. But Sol doesn’t have one ounce of Firestar’s selflessness, patience, or talent. Thus, he is cast out and fights to destroy the warrior code. Sunstar, while not evil, is also a counterpart to Firestar. He’s what Firestar would have been like if he was Clanborn, which means that he’s almost exactly the same. However, Sunstar never had to fight for the respect of his Clanmates, so as a result he’s more arrogant than Firestar, more willing to fight, and less tolerant. Some would add Tigerstar, but while Firestar and Tigerstar are arch-enemies, they have little in their personalities to connect them.
Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost is an obvious one: Brambleclaw fights to be known as his own cat despite Tigerstar’s reputation, while Hawkfrost fully embraces Tigerstar. However, Squirrelflight is a far better counterpart to Brambleclaw. Throughout the series, Brambleclaw has to prove that he is not his villainous father, and that he is completely loyal to ThunderClan. Squirrelflight also faces the burdens of cats comparing her to her father, but in a completely different way: she is expected to be just as wise as her father is, and live up to his legacy. But she’s still young and trying to find herself, and while she does become a hero, she stays true to herself.
Mapleshade is one of the most fun counterparts there is. She’s Spottedleaf’s evil counterpart (don’t let the superfluous connections dupe you into thinking she’s Bluestar’s). Both were involved in a forbidden romance, only to have to watch their mate leave them and start a new relationship that is allowed by the code. From the afterlife, they both watch over the descendents of the cat they loved. But while Spottedleaf cares for Firestar’s kin as her own, Mapleshade seeks to ruin the kin of the cat she loved. This makes Spottedleaf’s, “There was nothing to steal! She made him happy!” line a fitting defeat for Mapleshade. While Mapleshade did kill Spottedleaf, she ultimately lost the moment Spottedleaf saved Sandstorm.
Ashfur for his apprentice, Lionblaze. Lionblaze is sent visions of brutally murdering his former mate but denies them, while Ashfur goes out and does evil stuff to Squirrelflight. Meh, let’s get the topic off Ashfur. I hate him.
Antpelt is an evil counterpart to Ivypool. They both felt alone among their Clanmates, and were tempted into the Dark Forest. But Antpelt is much more emotional than Ivypool, making it easier for him to succumb to the corruption of the Dark Forest.
That’s all for the moment. Man, these counterparts are fun.
So I’m in a party of six for a Pathfinder campaign. Basically everyone is new to table top gaming except one guy with minimal experience and the DM who has played many table tops.
So the party consists of four Elves and two Half-Elves. There’s our elven Ranger (female), elven Alchemist (male), elven Rouge (male), me an elven Sorcerer (male), and the two female Half-Elves, a Cleric and an Oracle.
So currently we’re all level 5, with the exception of the rouge whose level 4. Backing it up a bit to where we’re all level three….
It’s one of our first major battles and we’re fighting what our DM calls Flayed Ones. Basically humanoid creatures whose skin has literally been flayed off their bodies repeatedly resulting in an “exoskeleton” of scabby skin.
The fight starts, we’re all attacking, all going well. That is until I, the Sorcerer with no armor and the lowest health gets targeted by two enemy archers. Well the weapons don’t fire regular arrows, but instead some (still unidentified by us) slime, goop, stuff. Well I get hit kinda hard by this stuff and wind up with an infection.
So now the battles over and we’re all trying to figure out, to no avail, what the infection is. So about four days pass, we go about our campaign waiting to see what the infection does. Well it doesn’t do anything accept bruise and ugly yellow purple color and develops a hard knot in the center as if the bone been fractured.
We eventually return to the town we’re currently operating out off to give a report on the fight and why it happened.
This is where it gets weird…..
Once all our characters have woken up, the DM has us all roll for perception and one by one takes those who rolled high enough out of the room to explain what has happened…..
DM to me: So you wake up and start the day like any other, but slowly realize that something’s off. You don’t see any men in the village, only women.
Me: So like? Are we (me and the other two male characters) ok? Are we women?
DM: Yup. And you notice something else that’s really strange. You notice that you’re about 8 months pregnant!
Me: WHAT!? Are you serious!? How!?
DM: You’ll have to find out.
So after everyone who didn’t roll high enough perception are filled in on what’s happened, we proceed to go on a 4 day quest to try and figure out what’s causing this, why it’s being done, and who’s doing it. We learn that there’s a small coven of 6 witches that are casting a spell nightly that had changed all the men into women.
After learning the each members reasoning or motivation to be a part of this, we finally put a stop to their spell casting. At this point we’ve also learned that by stopping the spell casting that the effects will eventually wear off over time.
So two days go by and we finally start seeing results! The men who were turned to women slowly start turning back. At this point our party has been patiently waiting to see if my character (the now 9 months pregnant Sorcerer who was one of the men turned women) will go into labor before the effects of the spell wear off of him.
Now this is where it gets really weird…..
Over the course of trying to find the course of the spell my character (the pregnant Sorcerer) has gradually learned that he was pregnant with twins, and that the spell hasn’t had any effect on the babies. So where we thought they’d be twin girls, they were actually twin boys. One described as being calm gentle the other mean an hateful.
So my character finally goes into labor, gives birth to the two babies. One described as looking just like my character, the looking like my character but with a darker, shadowy complexion.
So the DM proceeds with this description of events: (Sorcerer) looks up from the operating table, looks at both the babies and then just dissolves (cue many sad awww’s by everyone OOC). You turn into a ghostly fog and are absorbed into the baby that looks exactly like you (the one we then refer to as the good baby).
A couple hours later the party (minus me!!) notices that the babies have grown, and that they’re growing at an incredible rate. By the time everyone goes to sleep the children look to be about 6 years old.
The next morning when everyone wakes up The child that was the darker complexion is nowhere to be found (he ran away) and the other child isn’t a child, but rather is my character (the Sorcerer) back to normal, no longer female, no longer infected with anything, no longer a kid. Back to how he was before all of this happened.
So after everyone, OOC of course, has had time to think about what the heck has just happened. Our DM explains that the original infection my character had was intended to basically develop into a polar opposite, evil counterpart to my character. But seeing as how the infection didn’t have time to do that before I was changed into a female, the DM basically had my character birth himself AND the evil counterpart.
So that’s the wildest thing that has happened so far in our campaign, and I’m now eagerly and patiently waiting for the time when our party encounters my character’s evil counterpart. Seeing as how the DM mentioned that there’s the possibility it will happen, I’m very excited to see how it plays out. All we know about him is that he’s my evil half, and that he’s some kind of spell caster, most likely a sorcerer since that’s what my character is.
And before anyone knew that this was how all that was going to play out, I spent some time picking out baby names and have named the evil counterpart Silvyr. I don’t know why I choose that name, but yeah, can’t wait to actually meet him!!!
So, how come you and a lot of other people seem to dislike Beast?
I can’t really speak for other people, but my feelings of distaste towards Beast are pretty recent. A lot of it comes from feeling like he ditches the X-Men whenever the going gets rough. The Phoenix comes a-knocking during AvX or the Terrigen Mists start circling in and he runs off to the Avengers or the Inhumans. (I think he ended up going back to the X-Men at some point during AvX, though my memories of the event as a whole are somewhat blurry.)
His weird thing with Cyclops is also a bit of a sticking point. I get that he’s mad about Professor X eating it, like that ever sticks, but it’s not like he wasn’t trying to do some morally questionable shit in order to bring back mutantkind. He tried to get help from all kinds of big bads and even teamed up with his evil AoA counterpart, who ended up mutilating one of the Guthrie kids when he was left alone with them. (Seriously, why would you bring a super evil version of yourself to a house full of defenseless kids and then leave him alone with them?) He’s mad at Cyclops for starting a murder team, but cool with Wolverine keeping it going? (And then he joined the Illuminati, but that’s a whole other kettle of fish.)
And then there’s the thing with bringing the teenage O5 into the present to…teach Scott a lesson? I don’t really get what his reasoning was there, but some later stuff made it seem less than honorable.
Really, Hank? You, uh, don’t remember how your first meeting with her went?
Of course, this is all more or less a moot point. Characterization varies wildly over time and depending on the writer. I’m not a big fan of the character right now, but I do like some previous incarnations of the guy and I’m sure that over time things will shift and settle for him.
I’m a HUGE fan of the Beauty and the Beast remake, and one of the things I have yet to gush about is the changes they made to Gaston. I LOVE a complex villain, and the writers did an amazing job delivering a character who is both more sympathetic and more evil than his cartoon counterpart. SPOILERS BELOW!
Friendship With LeFou
Live action Gaston and Lefou have a much deeper relationship than their cartoon counterparts. Original LeFou is from the first minutes getting smacked by Gaston gun. When he tries to raise the potential issues with Gaston courting Belle, not only does Gaston keep interrupting him, but threatens him into silence by yanking him up by the shirt collar. He hits Lefou on the head for making a joke about Maurice that he just laughed at. He forces LeFou to wait for Maurice in a SNOW BANK, potentially for days. They are not true friends by any stretch of the imagination.
2017 Gaston on the other hand does have a friendship with LeFou, even if it is not a particularly healthy one, and completely implodes at the end. Gaston listens to LeFou when he voices concerns about Belle and actually agrees with his points about his differences from Belle. He talks to LeFou about his feelings. When LeFou “goes a little too far” during Gaston, he doesn’t fight him, hit him or otherwise shame him for it. At the end of the songs he even tells LeFou he is wonderful and asks why he hasn’t been “snatched up” by a girl yet. LeFou knows Gaston well enough to calm him during his ‘rage’ episodes.
Somehow this all makes what happens at the end so much worse, where he forces LeFou to be an accessory to murder, to lie in front of the whole town, and participate in sending an innocent man to an asylum. He also threatens to send LeFou to the asylum, if he doesn’t play along. Finally he throws LeFou into harms way during the castle fight and then leaves him there.
Level of Affection For Belle
Cartoon Gaston doesn’t know Belle as a person at all. He is so delusional about who she is, he believes marrying him would ‘make all her dreams come true’. He sets up their wedding and invites the whole town before he even proposes. When she calls him ‘primeval’ he thinks she means it as a compliment. His big effort in “wooing her” is asking her to come look at his hunting trophies. He tells her she shouldn’t, as a woman, be reading or thinking. He casually drops her book in the mud and later puts his muddy feet on top of (another?) one of her books. When Maurice says Belle has been kidnapped by a Beast, he doesn’t even bother to check her house.
Live Action Gaston DOES know who Belle is, at least a little. He acknowledges she’s as “argumentative as she is beautiful”, but says she is the only woman in town he has feelings for. He’s aware she is resisting his charms and calls her lack of flattery “outrageously attractive”. He makes more of an effort to woo her. He brings her flowers and asks her to dinner (okay asks if she’ll cook him dinner, but still better than ‘look at my trophies’). He doesn’t mock her for her reading, but instead fakes an interest in it, so she’ll like him better. He practices his marriage proposal in the mirror which includes the words ‘no one deserves you’. When the villagers mess with her invention. he tries to make her feel better, telling her that the school master never really liked him either. He tries to give her advice on how become more accepted by the village (which to him is a very important thing). He says that he’s changed and could make her happy, rather than saying that she could change and make him happy. Finally and the most sympathetic thing that he does is that when Maurice turns up with his crazy story about Belle’s abduction, despite that fact he doesn’t believe it, he’s worried enough that he accompanies Maurice on his search for her. He wasn’t just humoring Maurice to earn his blessing, he was concerned about “wolves, frostbite, and starvation.” He gave up his evening and risked the town’s scorn for following Maurice, to ensure Belle was safe.
For me Cartoon Gaston’s descent into darkest is ALL about ego. Live action Gaston on the other hand has a little Congreve going on, “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,” which maybe explains why he goes even darker than original Gaston.
For the sake of comparison, let’s ignore that things both versions of Gaston do: 1) Inciting a mob to attack a sentient creature with no proof it’s at all dangerous and one person testifying that it’s not, and 2) dishonorably shooting/stabbing the Beast twice.
Live Action Gaston one ups Cartoon Gaston on every level. Cartoon Gaston invades Belle’s personal space during his proposal, but he never actually touches her, and being fair to him, her responses during his proposal are politely vague. Live Action Belle states very clearly in their conversation that she doesn’t want to marry him. Live Action Gaston responds by not only grabbing her dress, but tells her her options are basically marry him or starve.
Both Gastons treat Maurice like garbage, but again live action Gaston is the worse of the two. Cartoon Gaston plots to use the threat of Maurice being sent to the asylum to coerce Belle into marriage. Sick, but ultimately Maurice’s imprisonment wasn’t his intended end game. Live Action Gaston strikes Maurice hard enough to knock him out, then ties him up to be eaten by wolves. When that doesn’t work he tries to get rid of him via asylum.
During the Castle Raid and scenes leading up to it Gaston threatens his best friend with the asylum, offers him up to the castle staff, and then abandons him during the fight. Finally, in a small, but vicious move he tells Beast that Belle sent him. It may seem small, compared to all the other stuff, but still that is a pretty s***** thing to do.
My conclusion is the live action movies’ writers are geniuses, because the most horrific bad guys are the ones that feel like real people, layered and complicated.
To begin, we have the promotional sets. Bad Guy is just that- bad. His clashing colors, maskless piraka head, poorly-designed legs- there’s nothing to like other than his meme potential.
Speaking of memes, here’s Good Guy. An improvement from Bad Guy albeit not by much. His colors don’t clash nearly as much as his evil counterpart, and he has more than one point of articulation in his legs. In the case of promotional sets, good triumphs.
Of course, there isn’t only oneBad Guy. Introducing QUICK Bad Guy, perhaps the ugliest set I’ve ever seen. I understand these are promotional sets, but this… thing… is proof little effort was put into their design.
Perhaps this is cheating, for this is a combiner build. Nevertheless, this was released as an individual set, so I believe it should count. Ultimate Dume, from your inconsistent design to your wonky proportions and chompers which give Mileena something to gnash her teeth at, you miss nearly every mark. At least you provide a plethora of good parts and a fantastic mask.
Umbra is, in my opinion, one of the less offensive sets on this list. While his color scheme is all over the place, and his general construction is nothing to write home about, this set does possess some interesting aspects- that being his dualblade with the built-in rhotuka spinner and his wheeled feet.
Tarduk, plain and silly-looking.
Does this set need an explanation?
They really missed the mark with scorpions in G2.
Perhaps my most controversial choice. Mata Nui is a set I both love and hate. I love the torso design and how it implements pistons in a manner similar to that of the Great Spirit Robot and the toa mata; however, everything else about the set rubs me the wrong way. His arms are rather spindly given how bulky his torso and legs are. In addition, this set is dreadfully gappy. My greatest gripe is his color scheme; keetorange, yellow, pearl gold, and pearl light grey do not mix well. Nevertheless, despite this set’s faults, it’s a far-better sendoff to Bionicle G1 than Stars.
I’ve heard people talking about wiishu the witch, which would be wiishu’s evil counterpart, who literally draws up evil plans and I thought I’d make an edit. (Though I couldn’t fit a pencil without it looking awkward) It’s quite simple but I don’t make many edits. Also it’s based off wiishu’s love for orange. I hope you enjoy💛❤️ @wiishu
It’s been 16 hours since I watched the episode… 16 hours of me thinking about how the EQ arc ended and I just wanted to put down my views.
When the whole SplitQueen thing happened I have to say I wasn’t happy. The more the arc played out and the more talk there was from both sides about destroying the other I had real concerns about where the journey was heading.
I could easily see them writing it so that Regina would destroy her Evil counterpart, that as Regina was everything good about the two of them she would win the battle because she had made herself a hero. But in doing this it would ultimately undo all the redemption Regina had gone through since the show began.
Also my other concern was what that ending would do for the image of the show. Adam and Eddie have always said it was a show about hope. For me, if Regina destroyed the EQ there would be no story of hope in that.
What I wanted was for Regina to forgive her Evil self and all of the horrendous acts that she had carried out. I wanted her to see that what the EQ personified was part of her, part of her history and parts of her future and a part of what makes Regina, well, Regina! I wanted Regina to accept this and reabsorb the EQ because of what she stands for.
After watching the scene in last night episode I was actually extremely happy with what they did. Yes Regina didn’t get reabsorbed but the meaning behind her actions were still there and although not exactly how I would have written it, I was actually happy with the way it played out.
“I’m going to be brave for both of us and choose love over hate” - Regina
This line shows just how far she has come. She hated herself, for everything she had done, all of her actions and all of the consequences those actions had. She hated what she had become. But with the help and love of her family she had learnt to process, deal and come to terms with what she had done. She learnt, despite everything, to love herself.
“I gave you some of my love. Love from Henry and Robin and people I care most about. And in return I am taking some of your darkness. Our darkness.”
“You are a part of me. And I’m part of you whether you like it or not and now I love myself which means so should you.”
This whole scene was essentially what I wanted from being the beginning. It was about Regina accepting the darkness and sharing the love she had found. It was about her realising in that moment how far she had come and accepting responsibility for what had happened in the past.
It spread the message that no matter what had happened, no matter where you have come from or been through you can still love yourself. You can love your experiences because you are who you are today because of them. You can be proud of what you have achieved and accomplished. It spreads the message of hope that if Regina found a way to do it then we can too.
There is a very famous quote by Martin Luther King Jr which summed up this whole scene extremly well and it reads:-
Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.
This is exactly what Regina did in those moments. She chose light and love over hate and darkness and gave the one person she had once believed to be the worst parts of herself a happy ending.
There is a very moving and powerful message to be taken from this moment and I hope, when the time is right, each of us will learn to love ourselves.