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Or, Who The Hell Is Corvo Attano And Why Can’t I See His Face?
I’ve written a lot about Corvo, both in fic and in meta, but I’ve never fully articulated why I like him or why I write him the way I do. Corvo’s a deeply frustrating character. He’s really hard to get a bead on. He exists in this odd liminal space between a fully blank-slate character like the Dovahkiin and a fleshed-out one like Ezio Auditore or even Commander Shepard. He doesn’t talk, he doesn’t have opinions; he’s passive. We don’t seem to know a lot about him.
The backstory and lore in Dishonored is an iceberg; it’s 90% under the surface, and you have to squint your eyes and use the Heart and dig a while to get to it. We actually know a ton about Corvo. And what we know is incredibly fascinating. I find Corvo so interesting precisely because he goes against all our preconceptions of what the protagonist of an action-heavy first-person videogame is supposed to be. He is kind, devoted, alone, confused, drifting, reticent, obedient, codependent, Type B, and a massive pile of understated pain and fail. His status as an ill-defined pseudo-blank-slate actually makes perfect sense for the story he’s in.
Corvo is an amazing character. He’s just very quiet about it.
Let me explain what we know, and what we can infer. I’m frontloading this essay with a lot of pure, hard evidence. Let’s begin with some broad points, shall we?
(Fair warning: this essay wound up being 4k words long. Grab a comfy chair)
"And then the Young Avengers attacked."
Young Avengers #12 (2013)
LOOK AT LOOOKKKIIIII!!!!
I like how everyone seems like they’re dead tired and Thor’s just there going
'om nom nom this is a shawarma nom nom nom'
Notice how Clint and Natasha seemed to have appropriated half of each others’ chairs.
and I think Tony is just realizing that he literally died and was scared back to life by the man to his left
and steve, being the senior citizen, is simply nodding off
terror-twilight asked: Aquaman is still the lamest superhero. And just to clarify, his wife didn't "turn evil" she became a red lantern-embodiment of rage-in order to defeat Nekron. Extra side note, Aquaman DIDN'T get ANY lantern ring during that dispute. Oh wait, he was resurrected as a Black Lantern, but who gives a shit? That just means he's died a lot and been brought back to life because he's weak as fuck and DC is super lenient on granting superheroes another shot.
Aquaman, King of The Seven Seas, has fucking had it with you, man.
Except that he became a White Lantern in Brightest Day? And has super strength compared to Atlanteans, who are already much stronger than a human.An average Atlantean can lift 2 tons, or 4000 lbs. Aquaman can lift 60 tons easily. In fact, Aquaman has shown several times that he can lift over 10,000 tons. So even ignoring his telepathic powers, he’s already stronger than a ton of superheros.
I’m assuming you’ve never actually read any Aquaman comics, because he actually hasn’t died that much? I mean, not compared to someone like Superman. And by your logic, that means Superman is weak and only gets brought back because DC is being “lenient”.
And really, if your exposure to Aquaman is just the Blackest Night story arc, maybe you need to read up a bit before makin’ your judgements UvU
Oooh bitch your messing with the wrong superhero