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10 Characters Who Don’t Deserve All the Stuff That Happens To Them
by Zoe Chevat and Susana Polo | 12:29 pm, August 2nd, 2011
Allow Us To Explain
This is a Grid we’ve wanted to do for a while, a meager tribute to those characters who are exclusively really stand up dudes, the kind of guys who would totally show up and help you move, or at the very least you’d totally trust them with your kids for an afternoon.
However, these guys have never seen anything but trouble from the plot. They are, in many ways, guys who that plot craps all over. Mostly, they’re not even the main character, so the excuse of “if bad things didn’t happen to them there wouldn’t be a story” doesn’t hold up.
And most of them are, well… guys. We didn’t consider a single female character for this grid. For some reason, it seems that writers are simply not as comfortable kicking female characters around as they are male ones, which probably says a lot about a lot of things. Things like the kinds of roles that women get to play in stories, the different ways we view violence or hardship towards men and women, or perhaps even that writers find it difficult to write women who suffer without making them into victims.
This Grid is dedicated to the runners up: Mickey Smith, Alfred Pennyworth, Malvolio, Simon Tam, Red Cloak, Agrajag, and Beak.
Also, it should go without saying, this Power Grid is FULL of spoilers. We’re talking about specific characters and the bad, bad things that happen to them and (for at least some of them) all the good things they do that make them undeserving. If you recognize a character from something you don’t want to be spoiled about, just click on.
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