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Steve Green

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Re: Why is Judge Fear so unpopular?
« Reply #15 on: 08 January, 2018, 01:11:04 pm »
I imagined it's because he got punched out twice by Dredd, so he's always seen as the weakest.

I thought it would have been interesting to see Mortis poison the water supply, or Fire boil rain to scald people along with Fear using Fear-o-vision.

Just be glad Fear didn't chance upon that moon advertising laser...

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Re: Why is Judge Fear so unpopular?
« Reply #16 on: 08 January, 2018, 01:52:23 pm »
Don't know about Fear being the patsy but from a conceptual point of view, Fire is clearly the weak link. I always thought he might have been a left-over from an early idea that the Dark Judges would represent the four elements. And he's just a skellington! They could at least have given him a freaky head or something.

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Re: Why is Judge Fear so unpopular?
« Reply #17 on: 08 January, 2018, 02:13:04 pm »



Mortissss is my persssonal favourite, a great design and his own Necropolis mini-arc remains (geddit) my favourite DJ adventure.

Me an' all - that bit where he's chasing the cadets through the Undercity is literally very similar to my worst nightmares (well, some of them - having to sit school exams again with no study done wouldn't make a great SF / horror strip).  The sense of relentless dread is up there with the best the screen has to offer -  see also No Country for Old Men, that Black Mirror episode with the robodog, and the first Terminator.  I wish they would keep Mortis' speech to a minimum though, he's better when he's monosyllabic and menacing.
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Re: Why is Judge Fear so unpopular?
« Reply #18 on: 08 January, 2018, 07:32:32 pm »
Not so I'd noticed... what makes you consider Judge Fire that way?

For me, it just seems like he's not even so popular with the writers, often being the first to be dispatched, but I'm sure I've seen feedback from some readers who seem to consider Fear to be the weakest of the four...

He certainly does seem unpopular with the writers, for the reason you've cited

That is, the reason he appears unpopular with the writers is that he's always the first one to be offed.  I have no idea what the actual reason they keep doing that is though...

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Re: Why is Judge Fear so unpopular?
« Reply #19 on: 08 January, 2018, 11:20:05 pm »
Because nobody likes goths.

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Re: Why is Judge Fear so unpopular?
« Reply #20 on: 08 January, 2018, 11:50:15 pm »
Not even other goths
You may quote me on that.