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Old 04-26-2009, 11:24 AM
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True - he is the villain and he must be villanous.
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:27 PM
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It will matter for me what happens to Chris Pike. And if he the story is good enough to make him tragic. If its cartoon bad guy mode, then probably not.
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:24 PM
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I don't think I'll sympathize with him greatly because by this point in the story, he's merely living out a revenge fantasy. He has no real, attainable goal or higher purpose in his actions -- he merely wants others to suffer as he suffers.

People lose loved ones all the time. They don't go on genocidal rages thereafter just to take their pain out on the universe accordingly.

He will have killed the actual responsible parties already. It didn't bring back those he lost. Nothing will.

Revenge is a hole and you can't dig up to get out of it, you can only deepen it. On the other hand, this is the path of many classic villains.

I may well enjoy his story in dramatic terms, but likely I won't sympathize with his quest. I don't want a sympathetic villain anyway -- the film will have enough heroes. They need a good foe, not a new friend.

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Old 04-26-2009, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by omegaman View Post
Absolutely not.
Agreed, he's a movie villain. He's bound to cause the Enterprise crew a lot of grief before he get's a photon torpedo lobotomy. When he bites the big one, my reaction will probably be eerily similar to that of Data when the Klingon twins and their ship assumed space normal temperature in "Generations", a raised fist, reversed, then drawn back toward him as the word "YES!" escaped his lips.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:14 PM
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I will shed a tear for Nero, his family and his homeworld, and the lives he took.

I will also cheer Kirk and crew for the lives they save.
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