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I’ll use it to thank my buddy Deanz Doodlez for being one of the greatest followers ever.
Back in the day, I would always check out his doodles and see that he had 1 or 2 hits on each one. I was curious as to why that was, since I felt like he deserved more, so I asked him how many followers he had. “16” he said and he was proud of every single one of them.
I was so surprised because I loved his page. So I spent a full day promoting his blog and got him a decent amount of new followers.
This is how he thanked me:
4 Doodlez mailed to me straight from Ireland :)
One of them was a request from me, Jackie Estacado with a white mafia-style suit having half of his body consumed by the Darkness:
I have a lot of followers, but very few like Dean. If you don’t think this post is an illustration of how awesome Dean is, you should go find out for yourself.
Dictionary.com: In fiction, an antihero (sometimes antiheroine as the feminine) is generally considered to be a protagonist whose character is contrary to that of the archetypal hero, yet typically retains many heroic qualities.
What are some antihero traits?
- Imperfections that separate them from typically “heroic” characters (selfishness, ignorance, bigotry, etc.)
- Lack of positive qualities such as courage, physical prowess, and fortitude, and generally feel helpless in a world over which they have no control.
- Qualities normally belonging to villains (amorality, greed, violent tendencies, etc.) that may be tempered with more human, identifiable traits (confusion, self-hatred, etc.)
- Noble motives pursued by bending or breaking the law in the belief that “The ends justify the means.”
So what does this mean to a comic book reader/superhero enthusiast?
If you’re trying to find a “favorite” superhero, chances are that you’ll gravitate towards an antihero. They are more easily relatable than archetypal heroes because of they tend to be more flawed; they are a lot more “human” and a lot less “super.”
Some examples of antiheroes:
- The Punisher: If you’re guilty, he’ll kill you.
- Wolverine: He has a violent nature. Perhaps his greatest power is directing that violent nature towards the “bad guys.”
- Spawn: Sent to hell because of his life as an assassin, Simmons arranges a deal with the devil just to see his wife again.
- Batman: Vigilante that declared war against crime. Beats “bad guys” to a bloody pulp.
- Rorschach: Mentally unstable vigilante that has developed a deep hatred for immoral behavior. Uses lethal force.
Theres many more such as Jackie Estacado, Catwoman, and Deadpool.
This one was fun to write.