Or Kyle Ranier, for that matter. He finds his girlfriend chopped up in his fridge, and he DOESN'T go insane with the GL ring?! That is some monumental self-control there.RatherDashing89 said:Also, I'd argue Batman isn't so much out for revenge--his parent's death just put crime into perspective for him and gave him impetus to move forward. Also, Batman stories put way too much focus on the death of his parents given how little it actually has to do with him. Other superheroes endured far worse tragedy, and their tragedies are much more connected to their calling. Superman being the last of his kind and Peter Parker being directly involved in his uncle's death being the two foremost examples. There's no reason the Wayne family should be anything more than a footnote in his origin story.Seracen said:I agree with the above posts, however. I would love to see Gutz/Gatsu and Inigo Montoya enter the debate. The only reason I would omit Batman is b/c Batman wins at everything, even "losing." Therefore, using him in an argument is unfair.
DVS BSTrD said:Fuck me but how did I forget Indigo Montoya?
This. +1 for referencing Gankutsou-one of the most badass adaptations of the Count. Only a pleb would rank somebody like Wolverine or Kratos as "great" revenge fueled characters. True, genuine, vengeance (like the Count brilliantly demonstrates) is a slow, painful, humiliating and ironic process. It's about destroying your enemy in ever sense of the word: physically, mentally, philosophically and most importantly....slowly.Crazie_Guy said:The Count wins by so many miles the rest might as well have not even stepped off the starting line. No contest to see here, everyone move along.RogueportJack said:Oh please, take your Batmans and Kratos's and Wolverine's. The true best revenge seeking badass is none other than Edmond Dantes.
Bonus points if it's this version:
Forgetting Asura from Asura's are you? The one who BEAT UP BUDDHIST GOD just because he made his daughter cry. Although, that should probably under "Best Vengenance Seeking Father"Mahoshonen said:Like the stinger at the end, but let's be frank: The Count of Monte Cristo beats everyone else in the "revenge-seeking badass" category.
It is generally accepted as a way of saying "I never asked for this."Darth_Payn said:How does the picture of Adam Jensen fit in to the debate? Is it because he was itching for vengeance on the mercs who messed up Sarif Industries in HR's prologue?Aptspire said:
OT: Between the two choices of this episode, Kratos stopped being about revenge when his first game ended, then from the 2nd game on, he was a violent psychopath who'd kill everything in existence for a Klondike Bar. Wolverine has his vengeful moments, but he stands for a lot more than that now that he's also an Avenger and getting the X-Men back to their "school for the gifted" roots. Shame that Cyclops' character got shafted in the process.