Aug 31, 2014

Superhero Politics

Okay, so humor me. Let's delve deep into the comic book characters' politics.

1. Batman is a Democrat

As you can see, Batman is completely for gun control. During the early shaping of his character, he did carry a gun, and that was his sole weapon. But then they decided to make him the awesome dark knight that we know and love by making him a hater of guns and a user of all sorts of cool gadgets. In addition to his anti-gun policy, Batman also has a no-killing policy, which may suggest he is against capital punishment. All this evidence aside, Batman also has a gay son who he loves and supports indifferently. (Won't tell you which one, though). Plus, he works along side homosexual Justice League members. You know it's true.
Batman is not sexist either. It doesn't matter if you're a man, woman, or transvestite, if you are an evil super villain he will punch you in the face.

2. Spider-man is a Democrat

Okay, this one is a bit more obvious. Growing up in a middle-lower class family. Being taught that if you can, you should always help other. It's no duh that Spider-man is a democrat. He even goes to a school that's big on activism and rallying (Berkeley, perhaps?). He grew up in New York, believing fully in science (he ain't no creationist, bitches). I think we can continue without any controversy on this one.

3. Lex Luthor is a Republican

Because let's face it, he's basically a bald, cartoon version of Richard Nixon. He's evil, conniving, greedy, and uses his money and power to get away with murder. He's Chris Christie and George Bush's love child.

Aug 25, 2014

Top Good Guys Turned Bad

Oh, the agony of when your favorite character takes a 180 and goes completely bonkers. We can only hope that eventually they work out their angst and return to the good side. Here's a list of some of the top good guys that have gone rogue.

1. Darth Vader
Probably the most memorable, everyone misses young, naive Anakin Skywalker. At least at the very end he was redeemed.

2. Morgana Pendragon

For those Merlin fans out there, I speak for myself when I say that I was very sad that Morgana went insane and never came back. She was my favorite character at the beginning of the series. She started out as a compassionate, righteous heroine to a bat-shit crazy, snake-haired, murderous, bitch.

3. Raimundo Pedrosa

 Anyone remember "Xiaolin Showdown?!" Yeah, I barely do either. But as a kid, I remember that this character was the first character that I remember who was "good turned bad." But he quickly became good again, I just don't remember. That was a good show. Maybe I'll revisit it again someday...

4. Slade

As a DC comic book character, Slade has appeared in multiple shows,comics, and everything else. The reason he went rogue varies. In the popular show, "Arrow," Slade Wilson had turned evil due to the Mirakuru corrupting his brain. In other versions, Slade was always evil. Sometimes Slade appears as Jericho, a used-to-be hero who changed for also various reasons. Either way, you've got to be wary of Slade.

5. Sasuke Uchiha

This one is the saddest one for me. I love Naruto. Sasuke started out as a naive kid who was struggling due to his loneliness from his entire family being murdered by his brother. So yeah, he already was hanging on the edge of good and bad and had some serious family problems. All he wanted in life was to kill his brother. Then, he met Naruto and the rest of his team, cell 7. Slowly, Sasuke learned to have fun and love his friends. He realized that there were more important things than revenge. Next thing you know, Orichimaru comes in and fucks shit up. He corrupts Sasuke, making him crave only power and revenge. Sasuke continues to spiral down a path of darkness. Constantly trying to find someone else to blame for his pain. My favorite part about this story though, is how Naruto isn't willing to give up on him. Unlike so many other tales where everyone believes that a character has become evil and isn't going to change, Naruto refuses to give up hope. He refuses to kill Sasuke, even. And every once in a while, we also see that glimmer of hope, and we see that we can get Sasuke back. So yeah, it's a pretty crash story.

6. Jason Todd
Jason Todd was the second Robin, who was then beat to death with a crowbar by the Joker, AS PER REQUEST BY THE FANS! So, when he came back from the dead and was pissed at everyone for killing him off, we really have no one to blame but ourselves.

7. Angel
Oh yes, don't forget Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer! He started as a mysterious hero, who was actually a vampire whose soul had been restored to him. But then he had sex with Buffy and he lost that part of his soul. So the show went from, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" to "Angel the Buffy Killer." Do not fret, for he had his soul restored to him, two seconds before Buffy killed him and locked him in a demon dimension for all eternity. For some reason though, this didn't stop him from coming back and making things peachy again. It was a little late, though, because Angel had already killed so many of Buffy's friends. It's okay, they got couples counseling and worked things out.

8. Governor Chris Christie 
The Republicans loved him. The Democrats tolerated him. He was funny and brutally honest. Or so we thought! Dun, dun, duuuuuh! Here's the full scoop of the Bridge Scandal: The Full Scoop. The basic gist is, a three lanes leading through a bridge leading to Manhattan to Jersey was closed for about 4 hours. Just another traffic jam? Nope. The order to close it came from Christie's deputy. Emails were also found putting Chris Christie as a culprit for the bridge closing. Why does it matter? Parents couldn't get their kids to school. Stores lost all of their customers for the day, which in this economy can be a death blow. A 91 year-old lady even died because the paramedics couldn't get to her in time due to the traffic. And why would he do it? Emails and conspiracy believe that he did it for revenge. A mayor who used to endorse him, stopped, so he screwed the mayor with this traffic jam. One of his email reads, "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee." Yet another case of somewhat good guy turned evil.

Well, that's all for today. Tune in another time! Bye!