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#1 Posted by SavageBeast (652 posts) - - Show Bio

I have always been curious of this and it retains to comic characters. Anyone know? 

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#2 Posted by JediXMan (37168 posts) - - Show Bio

Usually, they gotta kill somebody to earn that title.

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#3 Edited by Glitch_Spawn (17180 posts) - - Show Bio

They have to flagrantly disobey the law to achieve a goal. Most commonly of which is committing murder.

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#4 Posted by SavageBeast (652 posts) - - Show Bio
@JediXMan@Glitch_Spawn:  
 
Like what Dexter Morgan does? 
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#5 Posted by JediXMan (37168 posts) - - Show Bio

@SavageBeast said:

@JediXMan: @Glitch_Spawn: Like what Dexter Morgan does?

Yes. He's a killer who goes outside the law. He is a villain if he did that to innocent people. He's an anti-hero if he does it to other killers - or both, as the case may be. It depends on intent, as well.

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#6 Posted by WillPayton (17009 posts) - - Show Bio

@SavageBeast said:

@JediXMan: @Glitch_Spawn: Like what Dexter Morgan does?

Dexter is a perfect example of an antihero.

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#7 Posted by SavageBeast (652 posts) - - Show Bio
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I see. It makes a lot of sense. 
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#8 Posted by WillPayton (17009 posts) - - Show Bio

@SavageBeast said:

@JediXMan: @WillPayton: @Glitch_Spawn: I see. It makes a lot of sense.

Other good examples would be Punisher, or Light Yagami from Death Note.

Basically to be an antihero, a character has to be a protagonist who doesnt have the typical "heroic" qualities like idealism, self-sacrifice, etc. He/she's someone who has all kinds of problems and character flaws, but is still charismatic, confident, intelligent, and most importantly... is the one who drives the story forward with their actions.

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#9 Posted by JediXMan (37168 posts) - - Show Bio

@WillPayton:

Lelouch qualifies as an anti-hero, especially in the first season - he was extremely self-centered and, while he was on the "good side," that wasn't his reason for fighting.

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