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MBTI: BATMAN- INTJ

Posted in MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 10/28/2013 by Taylor Holt

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Long overdue, aren’t we? Having typed the others, and Arkham Origins having just been released, it was time to give Batman his due. “The World’s Greatest Detective” is fairly obvious in his type yet people will argue anything won’t they? INFJ? Batman? Extroverted Feeling second? Psh. This guy’s M.O. is beating information out of people and putting them in prison.

While his character is a tad unrealistic given his wide range of perfected skills, he still fits the profile of “master planner” to the fictional tee. Oh, so much to cover. Continue reading

Batmania!

Posted in MBTI Stuff, Whatever with tags , , , on 10/16/2013 by Taylor Holt

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Seeing as how one of my first MBTI-related posts still gets some of the most activity on the site, I figured I’d update it a bit. Not to mention that the new Arkham game comes out soon. It seemed worth it to tell everybody about it in a post but now that I’m typing this, there doesn’t seem to be enough here to make an entire post on it.

Well, here’s the whole Batman clan, as well as some individually type characters, as well as the entire category I dedicated to the Dark Knight Rises last year. Enjoy!

Ra’s Al Ghul

The Joker

Harley Quinn

Two-Face

MBTI: Ra’s Al Ghul- INFJ

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , , on 09/04/2013 by Taylor Holt

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Who else but the INFJ could train a god among men such as Batman? Who? Who, I ask you!

ANSWER ME!

Ra’s al Ghul isn’t your run-of-the-mill super villain, nor are any of Batman’s foes. But Ra’s is cast in a different light due to several major reasons. Reasons only an Idealist would have in mind when they become as twisted as the other criminals in Gotham. Heck, he’s not even in Gotham when he faces Batman half the time.

Take notes here. This is the rare INFJ villain. Continue reading

MBTI: Two-Face- ESTJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 08/26/2013 by Taylor Holt

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Of all the villains in all of fiction, none represent the steadfastness and the parallel line that divides the ESTJ mind better than Batman’s enemy, Harvey “Two-Face” Dent; mentally and physically.

His type seems unfitting of the “intuitive” world that Batman thrives in, but it’s only natural.

Not only is ESTJ one of the more common types, their minds work in a hot and cold way that tells them to obey the rules and govern the people…only to turn around and believe themselves above those same laws. Continue reading

MBTI: Harley Quinn- ESFP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff, MBTI Whatever with tags , , , , , on 07/23/2013 by Taylor Holt

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Sorry, Intuitives, nothing “N” about the Joker’s girlfriend. Extraverted Sensing is Quinn’s buddy; much more than Extraverted Intuition.

The Clown Prince of Crime’s girlfriend is the perfect combination of endless optimism- and a never-ending supply of crazy. Yet fans love her.

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MBTI: The Joker- ENTP

Posted in MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 07/22/2013 by Taylor Holt

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Was there ever any doubt? The Prince of Knaves has only ever gone between a couple different types aside from simply being labeled “insane” (read Super Sanity) and just dropped as a typing candidate. But while others types take a step back and say “Why would anybody do that?” in a seemingly senseless scenario, the ENTP may have already done it.

In every medium, the Joker can be typed as ENTP. From harmless prankster to the modern-day horror show that wears his own face, he fits this type to a near perfect degree. His willingness to go to extremes that other characters find ridiculous and/or repulsive are, in many cases, the things to confuse many on what his preferences are, functionally speaking. This is where Extraverted Intuition comes into play. Continue reading

MBTI: Batman and Company

Posted in MBTI Stuff, The Dark Knight Rises Stuff with tags , , , , , , , on 07/23/2012 by Taylor Holt

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If you read my Myers Briggs post correlating movies to their respective type, you know I’m a fan of MBTI. And seeing as how Dark Knight Rises was as great as we wanted it to be, I still feel the need to write about all things pertaining to it. Below are a list of characters, primarily villains, who fit into the MBTI types. One thing that’s so fun about Batman’s villains are the fact that each one is a different aspect of his personality. There’s a whole science to him, look it up.

Once again, if you have an interest in Myers Briggs, here’s a link. Last Batman post for a while I think. I’ve got a life, I swear.

Okay fine, I don’t.

Updated on October 16. 2013

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Keep Your Politics Out of My Batman

Posted in The Dark Knight Rises Stuff, Whatever with tags , , , , on 07/23/2012 by Taylor Holt

 

It’s not uncommon for filmmakers to put their political and/or religious beliefs out of the stories they tell. Movies themselves are full of themes, ideas and messages, it goes without saying. In fact, if you don’t have an overall point, your movie probably sucks. But notice the difference between a message or theme from your beliefs. One is an ultimate point, something the film is centered around, constantly being conveyed through whatever it is the characters do.

In the 2003 remake of Willard (don’t remember?), Willard Stiles is a pathetic man with absolutely nothing to his name, and his life is being run into the ground with an especial amount of help from his tyrannical bully of a boss. You feel sorry for Willard (Kinda. Depends on how you feel about Crispin Glover) until he gets his iota of power by controlling an army of rats. He, in time, becomes just as bad as his boss to make an hour and a half short. The idea being don’t become what you hate. While this isn’t to say that everyone should strive to be like Willard, at least not financially, the movie had a message and it was made clear to those who wanted it. Most times people don’t, or don’t need to pick up on this but many times you can just feel it. It centers the film. But a message isn’t what I’m speaking of. Continue reading

Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Posted in Reviews!, The Dark Knight Rises Stuff with tags , , , , , on 07/20/2012 by Taylor Holt

Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action/violence, some sensuality and language, 164 minutes, Action/Adventure

Compare to: Heat (1996), Inception (2010)

After four years of wondering how could they make a sequel to 2008’s The Dark Knight and make anywhere near as good, The Dark Knight Rises is finally here and we can finally know. Many critics have criticized the nearly three hour run time, the supposed slow start to a decent finish that isn’t bad but something of a disappointment.

They claim that this is what happens after a director has so many films; he becomes full of himself and creates a long, slow, pretentious letdown. None of those things are true. I’m going to skip even a brief overview of the story so feel free to read with no spoilers. Continue reading

What to Expect from The Dark Knight Rises

Posted in The Dark Knight Rises Stuff, Whatever with tags , , , , on 07/17/2012 by Taylor Holt

I’m not usually one to place too much faith in a film. I usually go with the idea that while I want it to be good, I stay with reality in case it turns out to be terrible. Then there’s everything in between. Last year’s Drive was great, while Captain America wasn’t too bad, and then Tekken: Blood Vengeance was a miserable disappointment to me as a Tekken fan. Man, I was really looking forward to that one too. With that in mind, I’d like to feel some sense of cautiousness toward this Friday’s Dark Knight Rises…but I just can’t. I was one of the naysayers who didn’t care for the casting of Heath Ledger as the Joker, but look what we got. I expected it to be a decent film, but the end result was a little better than “decent.” I wasn’t sure what to think of the Inception trailers, but dang it, I love that movie now.

So now with Dark Knight Rises on the way, I feel it’s not only safe to this is going to be a great movie, but possibly Christopher Nolan’s best. This, along with the fact I believe Nolan to be one of the best directors of all time, we could be getting a classic with DKR. I honestly don’t think that’s expecting too much. Nolan himself has been quoted as saying that DKR is the “biggest [film] anyone’s done since the silent era.”

Here are some things to look forward to.

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