Sat, May 9, 2020 2:36 AM
Which of these non-heroics deaths of a good-doer or hero is your favorite?Spoiler Ahead!!List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls098121583/
Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/_Cnhaysu95g/
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Rorschach's death in Watchmen could be on his list.
No, that is too heroic, Rorschach is the only one in the movie that stands up to the majority at the end. That is quite heroic considering that he is the weakest (physically) of them all.
@cinephile Rorschach is physically arguably on the same level as Dreiberg, although (yet again, arguably) it's a combination of genius level intellect plus mental instability (both rivaling those of Ozymandias and yes, I absolutely consider the latter a dangerous madman rather than misunderstood savior) that makes him the threat of the same very level as Ozymandias.
He could have switched team like Nite Owl did when Dr. Manhattan changed his mind, but he decided to say: "Never compromise, not even in the face of Armageddon". That makes him ineligible for the poll.
But if he switched sides he wouldnt have died. You forget that by the time Rorschach and the others learn the true nature of Ozymandias' plans, it's already too late to stop it from happening. Nite Owl and Silk Spectre don't choose to go along with the sacrifice of millions, they decide that since it's already happened, revealing the truth to the world would mean those millions died in vain, and the world would probably end in nuclear armageddon (in their opinion). Rorschach doesn't even necessarily believe that the world won't end if he reveals the truth, he's just completely unflinching in his moral code. The one putting an inordinate amount of human life at risk at the end of the story is Rorschach, not the other characters.
Your argument convinced me that my position is right. This poll is about UNHEROIC deaths not about heroic deaths.
No matter how you die once you have "a completely unflinching moral code", you aren't eligible for that poll.
Just before dying, Rorschach said to Dr. Manhattan: "What are you waiting for, do it, do it!" If that line isn't heroic I don't know what it is.
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