In my recent article ‘To Love a Villain’, I wrote about fans and our weird attractions to villainous characters. But where does the wider Australian population stand on dastardly villains and dashing heroes?
To coincide with the release of new game Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm Studios (creators of the Mortal Kombat franchise) conducted a study of a little over 1,000 young Australians to garner their opinion on some of DC’s most popular characters. The results are as follows:
Most Fashionable Superhero: for the women, we have Catwoman, closely followed by Wonder Woman. Most fashionable male superhero is (unsurprisingly) Batman.
Sexiest Superhero: Catwoman and Wonder Woman tied for the top place, with Batman again number one for men.
Classiest Superhero: This category had no clear winner, with Batman, Catwoman, Superman and Wonder Woman all very closely tied.
Most Evil Villain: The Joker won out the top spot, closely followed by Lex Luthor, Bane, Deathstroke and Harley Quinn.
Ugliest Villain: The Joker again had the dubious honour of taking top spot in this category, with Bane, Cyborg, Lex Luthor and Solomon Grundy as hot contenders.
Some of the results are also looking at how the individual states view certain characters. Apparently Victorians are the most likely to have a crush on a superhero – or super villain. Western Australians are into Catwoman in a big way, rating her highest in all categories, while people from South Australia are more afraid of Bane than any other state.
These results are interesting both for the general Batman character preferences and for the categories themselves – it says a great deal about the company and the gaming industry as a whole that categories like ‘Classiest’ and ‘Ugliest’ are considered important. It also says a lot about the Australian public and how we prioritise certain qualities and concepts of attractiveness.
Although I might take issue with some of the questions, Injustice still looks like a pretty great game. The character renders are dynamic and interesting, and the female characters are sexy while still looking powerful and generally not ridiculous.
Who’s your favourite hero/ villain? Let us know in the comments!
Remember that time when Iron Man slept with Spider man?
The movie is even called ‘Wonder Boys’ So, if they ever had kids would they be The Iron Spider?
And is it just me or in 13 years R.D. Jr has aged quite a bit, he looks super young here!
It seems that our current Doctor has played the gay protagonist in a show called Christopher and His Kind.
Here’s the plot summary from IMDB (Matt Smith plays Christopher):
In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his housemates include bewigged old queen Gerald Hamilton and would-be actress Jean Ross,who sings tunelessly in a seedy cabaret club. They and others he meets get put into his stories. After a fling with sexy rent boy Caspar he falls for street sweeper Heinz,paying medical bills for the boy’s sickly mother, to the disapproval of her other son,Nazi Gerhardt. With Fascism rapidly rising Christopher returns to London with Heinz but is unable to prevent his return to Germany when his visa expires. Years later Christopher,now a successful writer,returns to Berlin for a final meeting with Heinz,now married with children.
Now that sounds like a show I’m going to need to go find on iPlayer or something!
Here’s some clips that alerted me to this fact. WARNING: They’re quite NSFW.
This one is an actual clip from the show:
This one is one of those collections of hot clips with a song played over it.
Now let your Doctor fantasies run wild, my dear gay geeks.
So Eddie showed you her new favourite site, Cats that look like Pinup Girls. Well, let me show you the flip-side to that sexy coin. May I present, cats that look like sexy male models (or Des Hommes et des Chatons):
There are so many more that I love but this post is getting too long now. Many, many hours wasted.
So, this is actually from Comic Con ’09 but…how the hell have I not seen it yet!?
I might just need a little bit of alone time…and this little thing on repeat. Oh wait, there’s a gif for that:
You can see the full 7 minute introduction and of John and David here.
Thank you cos2mwiz for this glorious video.