Monthly Archives: June 2009

Analysis: Definition of a Modern Mary Sue Character

Oftentimes, when creating characters for a story, there is a tendency to create one character that is supposed to be better than the rest of the characters in the created universe.  This is the character that the audience is supposed … Continue reading

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Analysis: Faceless Enemy. Example: G.I. Joe (The Animated Series)

When looking at Faceless Enemies, one cannot help but turn to one of the most popular franchises in the 1980s, “G.I. Joe.”  When regulations designed to keep TV shows from being 30 or 60-minute long commercials for products were relaxed, … Continue reading

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Analysis: Faceless Enemy. Example: “Eragon”

In the Faceless Enemies analysis, I talk about some of the general failings of using a large army as a shortcut for Antagonism and how this diminishes the underdog status of the protagonists.  In this post, I will show how … Continue reading

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Analysis: The Faceless Enemy

The Premise: In any given movie where the enemy has to outnumber the protagonists, the main body of the enemy is reduced to a bunch of troops who wear the same uniform.  The main purpose of these soldiers is to … Continue reading

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