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Ow the Edge

Posted January 2nd, 2015 at 1:13 PM by Pinkie-Dawn

Thanks to the internet, I've grown a dislike for "edgy" characters. For those who have no idea what edgy means, it's when corporates try to appeal to the youth culture by being "darker," where the protagonist is a rebellious anti-hero who follows by his or her own rules (usually wears black and red for his or her attire), the story tries to take itself seriously no matter how ridiculous it is, the swearing is all over the place, and the violence is over-the-top. When not making an edgy media, they try to shoehorn-in an edgy character as a rival to the hero. For a few years now, edgy characters, and edgy people irl, have been becoming laughing stocks to the internet community on how clichéd they are and how poorly written they are. The only exception is Deadpool, who doesn't follow most of the criteria of being edgy, since he's more comedic and tries to become a hero himself. Can someone explain to me why edgy is still popular despite its poor reception on the internet? Also, yay first blog entry.
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    Can you think of any examples of 'edgy' characters? I'm struggling to find someone to fit the bill, although I suppose the Twilight vampire craze was trying to be edgy with the 'dark and dangerous' approach.

    Does Katniss count as edgy? As those films I rather enjoyed. I guess I'm more for the individual film rather than focusing on one character archetype.
    Posted January 3rd, 2015 at 2:29 AM by Mana Mana is offline
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    Can you think of any examples of 'edgy' characters? I'm struggling to find someone to fit the bill, although I suppose the Twilight vampire craze was trying to be edgy with the 'dark and dangerous' approach.

    Does Katniss count as edgy? As those films I rather enjoyed. I guess I'm more for the individual film rather than focusing on one character archetype.
    Dante from the Devil May Cry reboot, Shadow the Hedgehog, Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto, and Dark Pit from Kid Icarus Uprising are examples of "edgy" characters.
    Posted January 3rd, 2015 at 10:33 AM by Pinkie-Dawn Pinkie-Dawn is offline