Posts by Tom

Roland Deschain

In Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series, Roland Deschain of Gilead (Idris Elba) is the last in a long line of gunslingers who keep the peace. He often appears detached and unsympathetic, but keeps a strong sense of heroism and helps others in need. He takes inspiration from Clint Eastwood’s The Man with No Name.

Shining Twins

In the Shining, a Stanley Kubrick film based on a novel by Stephen King, Jack Torrance’s son Danny is riding his big wheels through the hotel when he encounters creepy twin sisters. They are the ghosts of the Grady daughters (played by Lisa and Louise Burns), who were once murdered in the building.

John McClane

In Die Hard, John McClane (Bruce Willis) is an NYPD police officer attending a Christmas work party in an LA skyscraper when Hans Gruber take everyone hostage. He goes John Wayne, or Roy Rogers, on everyone’s ass, stealthily working his way through the building and systematically killing Gruber’s henchmen. Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.

Widowmaker

In Overwatch, Widowmaker (real name Amelie Lacroix) is a cold-blooded French sniper who shows little emotion or remorse. Using her grappling hook, she takes up the perfect hiding spots like a deadly spider, before lining up the perfect kill shot. One shot, one kill.

The Interrogator

In Legion, Clark is an Interrogator (Hamish Linklater) for the government’s Division 3. After suffering third degree burns to 40% of his body, he undergoes a lengthy recovery process before exacting revenge on David Haller and the Summerland mutants who scarred him.

Colleen Wing

Colleen Wing

In Iron Fist, Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) is a Japanese martial artist descended from a family of samurai. She runs her own dojo in New York City, and frequently teams up with the superhero known as Iron Fist.

Jyn Erso

Jyn Erso

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) is a reformed criminal who aids the Rebel Alliance in stealing the plans to the Death Star, after a holographic message from her father Galen explains that he had secretly designed a fatal flaw that can be exploited to destroy it.

Iron Fist

Iron Fist

In Iron Fist, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) is a billionaire who becomes a Buddhist monk and martial arts expert. Besides being proficient in kung fu, he is able to summon a mystical force known as the iron fist,

Queenie Goldstein

Queenie Goldstein

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol) is a witch who is able to read minds. She lives with her older sister Tina Goldstein who one night brings home soon-to-be-famous magiczoologist Newt Scamander.

Irritabelle

In commercials for the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) medication Viberzi, Irritabelle (Ilana Becker) is the red-headed personification of a stomach ache with diarrhea, who always makes an entrance at the most unwelcome moments. She follows in the footsteps on weirdly chipper spokespersons like Flo the Progressive Girl and the Orbit Gum Girl.