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GOTHAM SEASON 5: THE JOKER

I watched the first episode and trailers of the fifth season of Gotham and I look forward to seeing Jeremiah complete his transformation into the Joker. Based on what I have seen, it looks like Jeremiah will become even crazier than he was last season such as laughing more often and displaying more theatrics. On a map of Gotham City’s current state, it was revealed that every supervillain has carved out their own chunk of territory and are defending them to the death. However, when Harley Quinn snuck into the room, she drew a smily face with a mouth that said “HA HA HA”. This implies that Jeremiah is the true ruler of Gotham City’s criminal underworld and is seemingly ruling from the shadows. Later in the season, we will see Jeremiah fight Bruce Wayne within the Ace Chemical building, right above some vats of chemicals. This is obviously a reference to the Joker’s origin story in the Tim Burton Batman film. In that film, the man who would become the Joker fell into a vat of chemicals, which resulted in him becoming the Joker. With this in mind, it is obvious that Bruce is going to knock Jeremiah into one of those vats of chemicals, which will result in his completed transformation into the Joker. I hope this is what will happen because it was such a letdown when Jerome died.

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BATMAN 1943

After watching the documentary, Superheroes Decoded, I became aware of the old 1943 Batman short films. After watching it, I can instantly see how low budget it was. Batman’s cape kept wrapping around his arms when he fought and the ears on his cowl were flopping everywhere. It was kind of funny. Still, I enjoyed this part of the constant evolution of the superhero genre and would recommend it to the die hard Batman fans.

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WESTWORLD

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While watching Westworld, I noticed that the androids were not allowed to harm the human guests, but the human guests could do whatever they wanted to the androids. Because of this, the humans were given a golden opportunity to release their inner darkness while venturing into the park. For example, Ed Harris’s character started out as a good-natured, soft-spoken, and mild-mannered man, but after visiting the park for thirty years, he became a far darker person and a hardened survivor of countless skirmishes. With this in mind, I wonder what would become of me if I went to such a theme park. Even though I am generally a good person, I have always known that I have a darkness in me that must never see the light of day. If I had the opportunity of letting my demons off the leash like in Westworld, I highly doubt I will ever be the same person again and I may not be able to cage the beast again. In the original Westworld film, there was a Medieval World and that would be the park in which I would be right at home. It would also be the best place to gain REAL inspiration for my fantasy books. The reason for this is because up until now I have only gained rudimentary information and experience. With a place like Westworld, I will actually get to LIVE the medieval lifestyle and be exposed to the savage world that breeds savage people I learned so much about.

GAME OF THRONES: BRAN STARK AND THE NIGHT KING

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I heard an interesting theory regarding Bran Stark and the Night King. Some people think that Bran Stark and the Night King are one and the same, which sounds insane, but I think I know how that can happen. When Bran Stark became the three-eyed raven, he became all-seeing and all-knowing with the power to not only see the past, present, and future, but also the ability to insert his presence throughout time. While training with the original three-eyed raven (Bloodraven AKA Brynden Rivers), Bran was warned if he wandered too long in time he would never return. What if Bran┬ásome time does this in the Dawn Age long before the Long Night and his essence became trapped in the past? He would have then been captured by the Children of the Forest, who could have sensed his presence due to their own greenseers. They would then turn him into a weapon against the First Men: the first White Walker and future Night King. By turning Bran into a White Walker, the Children would inadvertently amplify his magic. Because Bran can see the past, present, and future, he would come to realize that Westeros would be doomed to a constant state of war, conquest, and corruption. To solve this problem, Bran would turn himself into a common enemy for the people of Westeros to unite against. If this is so, Bran’s methods may seem cruel and questionable, but there is long-term thinking behind his cold madness. To make the Long Night even worse, if Bran and the Night King are one and the same then the people of Westeros are up against an enemy that not only controls cold, darkness, and death, but also knows everything that has happened, is happening, and will happen. The original three-eyed raven said Bran would fly and I think the Night King riding an undead dragon is the culmination of that prophecy. I hope we will get a clear answer to this theory next season.