Tag: Joker

Gargoyles: City of Stone part 1 – Episode Review Continued

Demona’s history continues to unfold. It’s going to tangle with a youth’s; his name is Macbeth of Clan Moray. A man who Demona considered no better than an animal will bring them together – with his sword. He’s the Hunter, and he’s come to assassinate the High Steward of Clan Moray – Macbeth’s father. While the masked man may appear to be doing it just for fun, he’s actually acting at the behest of royalty.

Back in the present, Xanatos, Fox, and Owen are about to see what Demona’s spell really does. Hint: it’s nothing like Demona promised, and it may cost all of them their lives.

Read part 1 of City of Stone part 1’s episode review.

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Villainous independence: More than fireworks

We American’s celebrated our country’s independence from tyranny yesterday. It’s an old victory, and one that’s grown to mean less and less as our elected leaders over the decades have become our masters instead of our servants.

Independence doesn’t mean just freedom from a king. It’s not just the ability to speak our mind and worship how we like. It’s freedom from paralyzing anxiety, nagging doubt, draining fear, burning anger. It’s freedom from stagnation and boxed-in thinking. This isn’t an exhaustive list, either.

Today we see what villains teach us about power and independence.

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Hero or Villain? It Starts with Demons


Happy June! It’s the beginning or summer, or as we call it in Slaughter Swamp, Hellscape Season. In honor of this blistering time of year, we have a suitably fiery theme: Demons. To quote Vicious, my favorite villain from Cowboy Bebop, “When angels are forced out of heaven, they become devils.”

Duality of natures, outcomes of choices, and the causes of strife are some of the issues we’ll look at this month. It might be influenced a bit by the two big name superhero movies dealing with civil wars and versus match ups… Hello, DC and Marvel!

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Understanding the Joker: How he can help us succeed in life

Joker Batman Animated Series Hello Joker

What is it about Joker that makes him so fascinating? If we met him in real life, we’d be terrified. If you’re a normal Gothamite, you’re probably not in much danger, other than when he conducts his mass-casualty attacks or threatens the city in general. If you attract his individual attention, though, you can’t be sure what you’re in for. He might kill you, he might not. When he takes a hostage, it’s either to teach the person a lesson/kill them, such as when he kidnapped Mayor Hill after the politician offended Joker, or to lure Batman into another “game.” This unpredictability makes him a villain you don’t want to cross.

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Villain Matrix Stats: Joker – Batman: the Animated Series

Joker Villain Matrix stats Batman the Animated Series

Let’s see how Joker stacks up in the Villain Matrix score. We’re going into more detail on the scoring this time, Change is good,.

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How to be Villainously Positive: 18 ways with the Joker

Villains and antagonists are some of the most persistent people around. Being so tenacious requires a high level of positivity in their outlook. They might get defeated at least partially in every encounter with the hero/protagonist, but any antagonist worth the title will come back swinging. Protagonists might have moments of doubt and despair, but not so the villain. Sounds like a good way to be, no? Let’s take a look at how to be positive the way the antagonists do it. Helping us will be the Joker from Batman: The Animated Series.

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Villainous Resilience: 15 Ways to bounce back like the Joker

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How was your April Fool’s day? No broken bones? No emergency room visits? Great! But so you’re prepared for next year’s AF day, we’re going to study how to be more resilient. Who better to help us than the King of Clowns, the Lord of Laughs, the Joker! He’s like those Bozo the Clown bunching bags that keep bouncing back up no matter how many times you knock ’em down.

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