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You may not be a threat but you better stop pretending to be a hero.
~ Steve Rogers telling Tony Stark that he's not half as good a man as he thinks he is.
I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I am one of them.
~ Sherlock Holmes to Jim Moriarty
Doing the right thing is messy, but if you want to fight for what's right, sometimes you have to fight dirty.
~ Deadpool
There's a difference between getting your hands dirty and being dirty.
~ Justin Ripley on John Luther's unorthodox methods

How "Anti" is it?


There's a place in the world for the angry young man,
With his working class ties and his radical plans.
He refuses to bend, he refuses to crawl,
And he's always at home with his back to the wall.
He's proud of the scars and the battles he's lost.
He struggles and bleeds as he hangs on the cross
And he likes to be known as the angry young man.

Give a moment or two to the angry young man,
With his foot in his mouth and his heart in his hand.
He's been stabbed in the back, he's been misunderstood,
It's a comfort to know his intentions are good.
He sits in a room with a lock on the door.
With his maps and his medals laid out of the floor
And he likes to be known as the angry young man.

I believe I've passed the age of consciousness and righteous rage,
I've found that just surviving was a noble fight.
I once believed in causes too, had my pointless point of view,
Life went on no matter who was wrong or right.

And there's always a place for the angry young man,
With his fist in the air and his head in the sand,
He's never been able to learn from mistakes,
He can't understand why his heart always breaks.
He's honest and pure and has courage as well,
He's fair and he's true, and he's boring as hell.
And he'll go to his grave as an angry old man.

There's a place in the world for the angry young man,
With his working class ties and his radical plans.
He refuses to bend, he refuses to crawl
And he's always at home with his back to the wall.
He's proud of the scars and the battles he's lost.
He struggles and bleeds as he hangs on the cross
And he likes to be known as the angry young man.


The above was written by John Osborne in 1951! That's right folks, your edgy take on heroics is older than the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial! Kratos is about as edgy as the gods damned Fonz! Look if you like it you like it, don't let me or anyone else take that from you, but can we collectedly please stop falling for this? It' not edgy, it's not out of place, and it's done so often that the guy who managed to sum them all up in song died in 1994. Really how anti are these heroes? And "no", changing in to an angry young woman instead does not help matters.

Mesektet (talk) 21:20, February 13, 2016 (UTC)

There's Something I Want to Confirm

While anti-villains are usually polite to their enemies, is it possible that anti-heroes can do the same thing? ChocolateElemental (talk) 19:27, October 7, 2018 (UTC)

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