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10 Surprising Differences Between The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Comics And Show

Since it was revealed on last week’s Game of Thrones  episode that Sabrina is Jon Snow’s aunt, it’s a good idea to see if that revelation happens in the comic books as well. That’s a joke and apologies to any Jons out there who have aunts named Sabrina. However, what’s in fact true is that fans are going wild for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season two.

Related: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 2 Ending Explained

Half of the reason the show is so entertaining is due to the fact that it’s based on a fantastic comic book with the same title. All adaptations change some aspects from the original source material. Check out the list to see the biggest differences between The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics and television show!

10 Ambrose

If viewers didn’t know, Sabrina and Ambrose are cousins. This is a necessary reminder due to the fact that Ambrose NEVER calls Sabrina “cousin.” Obviously, that isn’t true. In fact, Ambrose’s signature catchphrase (cousin) is completely absent from the source material. Despite being cousins, Ambrose verbally calls Sabrina cousin only once or twice in the comics. Dang, cuz.  

Another significant change is that the television series explains that the witch council punishes Ambrose by land locking him to Sabrina’s house. However, comic book Ambrose is sent to live with Sabrina after he gets thrown out of his English boarding school for fighting with another student. Another change is that Ambrose’s familiars are two snakes in the comics. The snakes never make an appearance in the show which is an absolute bummer for people who happen to own snakes. 

9 Salem 

We’re gonna let the cat out of the bag right now….There are some big differences between the comic book and television versions of Salem. A surface level change that the show makes is that Salem is a Bombay cat. The comic book, on the other hand, depicts Salem as a Norwegian Forest Tuxedo cat. 

Related: Every Riverdale Connection in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 2

Another aspect that separates the show from its source material is Salem’s backstory. Salem in the Netflix series is a goblin that takes the form of a cat and becomes Sabrina’s familiar. Conversely, the comic book Salem is a warlock that gets turned into a cat as a punishment for breaking sacred witch laws. Of course, the most obvious difference is that Salem doesn’t speak at all in the show. The comic book Salem is a catty cat who loves to talk. Did we squeeze in enough cat jokes? 

8 Harvey Kinkle

Harvey Kinkle is played by Ross Lynch. The love child of Ross Geller and director David Lynch. Even though that’s not a real thing, what is real is that Harvey Kinkle is a football jock in the comic books. One could say Harvey in the television show is more introspective. The guy loves being cooped up in his room and drawing cool stuff. 

It’s safe to assume both versions of the character love Sabrina equally. So much so that comic book Harvey gets caught up in some really nasty witch business for Sabrina’s sake. Let’s just say Harvey’s character arc is more or less similar to his brother’s fate in the show. Also, Harvey doesn’t date anyone else except for Sabrina in the comics. The second season depicts a romantic fling between Harvey and Rosalind. Another addition to the show is that Harvey’s family are witch hunters. The only interests comic book Harvey has are playing football and kissing Sabrina. 

7 Madam Satan 

It’s understandable why Madam Satan prefers to be called Ms. Wardell. There’s a less horrifying ring to that name. Both the comic book and television versions of the character pretend to be on Sabrina’s side in order to lure her into Satan’s grasp. What’s different is how Madam Satan returns from the dead. 

Unlike the Netflix series, Madam Satan has a direct connection to the Archie universe. Madam Satan is brought back by none other than Betty and Veronica. We’ll go ahead and let some folks pick their jaws up off the floor. Betty and Veronica attempt to come up with a love spell that will finally make Archie pick between which of the two girls he loves the most. The spell backfires and ends up bringing Madam Satan back to life. What’s cool about this element in the comic book is that it proves the Riverdale and Sabrina universes can naturally crossover if the producers ever want to take the shows into that direction. 

6 Signing The Book 

If Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Witch taught viewers anything, it’s that if a terrifying goat-man asks someone to sign a book they should immediately run in the opposite direction of said goat-man. The show’s first season culminates in a tragic (or triumphant depending on how one perceives it) moment where Sabrina signs over her life to Satan. Sabrina is granted crazy God-like powers and burns down a bunch of old ladies dressed like pilgrims. Just to clarify, these old ladies also happen to be witches. 

None of that happens in the comic book. The closest Sabrina ever comes to signing the devil’s book takes place in a comic book issue similar to the show’s depiction of her sixteenth birthday. Sabrina fully rejects Satan’s offer and chooses to embrace her human side. Unfortunately, Sabrina’s actions have devastating effects on Harvey. All of this plays out like some sort of brilliant mix of Stephen King horror meets George R.R. Martin-esque tragedy. The point is that the comic book is awesome and everyone needs to read it. Like, right now. 

5 Aunt Zelda 

Who would’ve thought that Sabrina’s aunt was a Nintendo character? Wait, that’s a different Zelda. Something else that’s different is the way Aunt Zelda is portrayed in the Netflix show. 

A major change in the show is that Zelda has a long and complicated backstory with Father Blackwood. Zelda’s relationship with Father Blackwood is completely absent from the comic book. In fact, Zelda and Hilda rarely leave their home in the comics. It’s a necessary creative choice to give Zelda a meatier backstory since television shows demand multiple plot lines in order to keep everything interesting. 

4 Aunt Hilda 

It’s reasonable to say everyone is waiting for the episode where it’s revealed that Hilda is actually the evil mastermind behind all of the bad stuff that happens on the show. There’s just no way a witch can be as nice as Hilda. We’re kidding, Hilda is actually awesome. 

The similarities between the show and the comic book are that Hilda’s core character traits are left intact. Hilda is kind, caring, and clever. That’s where the similarities end. The show features a subplot where Hilda gets a job at a horror-themed book store. It’s there where she meets her love interest, Dr. Cee. Both the book store and Dr. Cee never appear in the comic books. Rather, Hilda is always busy running the funeral home. Can someone please open up a real-life version of that book store?

3 Academy of Unseen Arts 

The Academy of Unseen Arts has to be the smallest school of all time. It’s literally just a lobby. Regardless of its small size, the Academy of Unseen Arts is a big part of the television show. 

However, the Academy of Unseen Arts isn’t in the comic books. The comics depict Sabrina learning about witchcraft from her aunts. All of the teenage drama in the comic books comes from Sabrina’s high school experiences in the mortal world. This particular change to the show seems like something that has really resonated with viewers. The Academy of Unseen Arts is like Hogwarts except that it’s filled with much hunkier warlocks. 

2 Love Triangle 

Are viewers team Snick (Sabrina + Nick) or Habrina (Harvey + Sabrina)? We gotta work on those nicknames. Anyway, the television show features a love triangle involving Nick, Sabrina, and Harvey. 

Related: Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina: 5 Reasons Fans Are Team Harvey (& 5 Reasons Fans Are Team Nick)

So much of the drama comes from Sabrina’s feelings for these two guys. Nick has even become a fan favorite character. None of this is in the comic book. In fact, Nick isn’t even a character that existed until the television show. The comics feature a much more straight forward narrative that solely revolves around Sabrina and Harvey’s relationship. We apologize to anyone who had been planning on reading the comic books just for Nick. 

1 Sabrina

The biggest difference is that Sabrina is actually not named Sabrina in the comics. Rather, her name is actually Jughead. This was a test to make sure everyone is still paying attention. 

All jokes aside, there’s a few changes the show makes to Sabrina’s character. One major change is that Sabrina is a high school political activist in the Netflix show. Sabrina’s fight for feminism is completely absent from the comic books. Another deviation from the source material is that Sabrina doesn’t ever dip her toe into the dark side. The show, on the other hand, has fun with Sabrina’s conflict of wanting to do good while being tempted by Satan. Either way, both versions of the character never lose sight of Sabrina’s timeless appeal. Even though Sabrina is a witch, she is someone who goes through the same teenage experiences as any other mortal.

NEXT: What To Expect From Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Season 3


2019-04-17 03:04:44

Nathaniel Vanderpoort

Sony Prevented Destiny 2 Character Transfers Between Platforms

In Destiny 2 news, it’s now come to light that Sony reportedly vetoed Bungie’s idea that the community should be able to transfer their characters between platforms should they choose to. The Destiny 2 platform transfers would have been a cool feature for its player base, but after the fiasco with the Wavesplitter PS4-exclusive, this comes as no surprise from Sony.

Players were having a field day last week when the Wavesplitter weapon, originally only meant for PS4 customers, was made available to those on other consoles. There’s historically always been a delay in the content release cycle across the various platforms that Destiny 2 is available on: PS4 players get the latest material first, with things like maps, weapons, and strikes rolled out for other consoles as far away as a year later.

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PCGamer has reported on some digging done by Jason Schreier which alleges that Bungie had long wanted to allow Destiny 2 platform transfers for players, but that Sony had said no because it wanted people to associate the title with the console. On Kotaku Splitscreen, Schreier alludes to this clawing need for platform exclusivity that Sony seems to chronically exhibit. Taking into account the current console-exclusive heavy Destiny 2 DLC line-up and the way that things have been historically for the franchise, the allegations seem more likely than not.

Sony as a company has had a long history of being hostile to any cross-play initiatives proposed by developers, even on major AAA titles like Fallout 76. So far, the only title that has been given a hall pass for cross-play (and likely only because Nintendo was so eager to put its best foot forward) is Fortnite, and that appears to have been because of inescapable market pressure more than anything else. The fact that Sony wants to cling desperately to what it has to perceive as a first-string horse in its stable is a little bemusing; sure, Destiny 2 is a game with decent popularity, but the way that these console exclusives have been handled lately are likely doing more to hinder than help.

It’s highly unlikely that Sony is going to get with the times on this cross-play issue. The Destiny 2 platform transfers were probably received by the company as a threat when it comes to consumers potentially moving to other consoles, and considering the company’s history with ensuring that other big budget titles are tied to the PlayStation, it’s an expected if backward view to have. That being said, with Nintendo making more plays at things like cross-play and VR and hitting it out of the park, soon the commercial pressure to accommodate players who want console flexibility might just be too much for Sony to ignore.

Next: Activision Blizzard Shareholders Encouraged to Sue After Destiny Debacle

Source: PCGamer


2019-04-15 11:04:54

Ginny Woo

Pet Sematary: 10 Differences Between The Original and Remake

Pet Sematary just came out this weekend which means everyone searching for tickets on Fandango is going to want to throw their phones at the wall. Don’t believe us? Just go ahead and see how many times auto-correct will change “sematary” into “cemetery.”

Related: Pet Sematary 2019 Resurrections & Ending Explained

With that said, people are obviously finding a way to go see Pet Sematary. Moreover, there’s a lot of fans of the original film who are completely hyped to see the new version of the movie. Like any remake, there’s going to be a lot of changes. It goes without saying that this list is going into full spoiler territory. Check out the list to see the biggest differences between the 1989 and 2019 Pet Sematary! 

10 Victor Pascow

There’s a reason why some of us choose to pursue a career in film blogging while some people decide to become doctors. One job involves staying at home in your pajamas and the other involves having to stop someone’s brain from falling out of their head. Although Victor Pascow has the same tragic introduction in both the original and the new Pet Sematary, the two films also portray the character differently in a few ways.

Related: Pet Sematary Review: Sometimes Stephen King Movies Are Just Decent

One change is that Pascow is certainly a lot more menacing in the new movie. A spirit guide with half of a head is scary in any context, but the 1989 Pet Sematary uses Pascow for comedic relief. There’s a sort of tongue and cheek way Pascow speaks to Louis in that film. Pascow is aware of how crazy it might look for Louis to talk to someone who is ostensibly invisible in other people’s eyes. Comparably, the new Pet Sematary uses Pascow to a horrifically maximum effect. What the new Pascow lacks in comedic edge, he makes up for in how chilling he is in each scene. However, the most noticeable difference is that Pascow has way less screen time in the new film as compared to the original. The 1989 film continuously shows Pascow leading Louis through all of the rules of how the pet sematary actually functions. Even though the new movie has Pascow serving a similar role in the plot, he isn’t in it nearly as much as the previous film. Bottom line is that OG Pascow got jokes for days, but new Pascow is more understandably upset that half of his face is missing. 

9 Funeral March

If there’s a procession of creepy kids carrying a dead animal in front of one’s house, it might be a red flag to immediately relocate. The 1989 film introduces the concept of a magical cemetery a little differently than the new movie. Essentially, the original movie shows Jud pretty much explaining everything to Louis. Although that’s not too far off from the 2019 film, the previous adaptation never indicates how common it is for people to actually bury their pets in the cemetery. The new movie, on the other hand, depicts a group of children with creepy masks playing the drums while carrying their dead pet. This indicates that taking one’s dead animal to the cemetery is either a town ritual or at the very least a well-known legend to the locals. 

The original movie makes it look like it’s uncommon for people to bury their pets. Moreover, that film also insinuates that the locals are scared to even go near the cemetery. Regardless of the differences in the two movies, a pet cemetery in someone’s back yard should be a red flag in and of itself to get the heck out of dodge. 

8 Zelda’s Fate 

As any child who had watched the 1989 Pet Sematary knows, Rachel’s sister, Zelda, is absolutely traumatizing. Every single scene with Zelda is specifically designed to utterly disturb the audience. The backstory for the character is relatively the same in both the original and new film. Zelda has spinal meningitis and it ends up making her bedridden. The traumatizing part is that when Rachel was a little girl she had been left all alone to take care of Zelda. Rachel’s perception of the situation is what makes it all so scary. 

A major change in the new movie revolves around Zelda’s death. The film shows Rachel using a dumbwaiter to send food to Zelda while she’s upstairs. Zelda ends up falling down the dumbwaiter and dying. The original movie is different due to the fact that Zelda dies from her spinal meningitis. There are two different ways Zelda dies, but both are equally scary. 

7 Andrew Hubatsek vs Alyssa Brooke Levine 

Raaaaccchhhhellllllll !!!! Sorry, sorry. We couldn’t help ourselves. Here’s a little fact that might blow some minds. Zelda in the 1989 Pet Sematary is actually played by an actor named Andrew Hubatsek. That’s right, Zelda is played by a man. Casting Hubatsek to play the character is actually a genius move. The way Hubatsek’s elongated features move behind his prosthetics are so disorienting that it immediately strikes fear into the viewer. 

Related: Does Pet Sematary Have An After-Credits Scene?

What’s interesting about Alyssa Brooke Levine’s portrayal as Zelda is that the actress is closer in age to the character she’s supposed to be playing. Levine’s interpretation of Zelda is way more literal than Hubatsek’s take on the character. Considering the fact that Levine is pretty much stationary through the entire film, she’s forced to use her eyes to evoke all of Zelda’s emotion. This iteration of Zelda ends up being more sympathetic than frightening. 

6 Jud’s Introduction

Jud is sympathetic towards people who have lost their loved ones. It’s his Achilles heel one could say. Too soon? Anyway, Jud is a pivotal character in both the original and the new Pet Sematary. Jud is definitely the moral compass of the movie. It might be a fun drinking game to count how many times Jud reiterates the story’s theme. Even though Jud serves the same function in both films, his introduction is a little different. 

The beginning of the 1989 movie shows Gage wandering out into the middle of the road. Jud picks up Gage right before he gets hit by an oncoming truck. Louis and his whole entire family are then immediately introduced to Jud. The new film in comparison shows Jud first meeting Ellie inside the cemetery. As a result, Jud initially comes across more menacing than the original film’s version of the character. If a third version of Pet Sematary is ever made, maybe someone can finally tell Jud to wear shoes that cover his whole heel. 

5 Church 

Guess it’s true what they say about cats having nine lives. Church is equal parts adorable and horrifying in both versions of Pet Sematary. However, each movie has its own cat breed. Church in the 1989 film is a British Shorthair. The name Winston Churchill is starting to make a lot of sense.

Explain yourself, new Pet Sematary! The 2019 movie uses a Maine Coon to play Church. Interestingly, recent reports have said over 8 cats were used to play Church in the recent adaptation. We pity whoever was on that film set’s litter box duty. 

4 Missy Dandridge 

Everyone in Pet Sematary seems to have never heard of a novel concept called the washing machine. Even though the original film takes place in 1989, everyone hangs up their sheets on a clothesline. It’s no wonder why Louis and his family need a maid. Enter Missy Dandridge. 

Dandridge never makes an appearance in the new movie even though she’s featured quite a bit in the original adaptation. Although Dandridge’s motivations in the movie are vague, it’s left to assume that she knows about the cemetery’s dark history. Dandridge is not too dissimilar to Pascow in that they both attempt to warn Louis’ family about the cemetery. 

3 Ellie vs Gage 

Here’s a theory. The new Pet Sematary’s screenwriter accidentally wrote down the name Ellie each time he was actually supposed to write down the name Gage. Sadly, the movie was too deep into production and there was no turning back. Sorry, the jokes are running on full steam today. 

Easily the biggest change in the new Pet Sematary is the fact that Ellie is the child that dies and comes back to life. Conversely, Ellie’s brother, Gage, is the evil kid in the original movie. These changes alter the story in one considerable way. Since Ellie is older, she’s able to comprehend her actions in a way Gage cannot. Also, Gage is like…pint size. It’s always fun to watch pint sized killers. 

2 Jud’s Drink 

We’re going to play devil’s advocate here. If you’re going to dig up a dead body, what would be the point of spiking the drink of someone who knows absolutely nothing about your scheme to dig up a dead body? Regardless, the new Pet Sematary depicts Louis spiking Jud’s drink. According to the film’s logic, the reason Louis does this is because he fears Jud might get in the way of his plan to dig up Ellie. 

The original movie shows Jud basically drinking himself into a self-induced coma while Louis retrieves Gage’s dead body. Well, maybe not a literal coma. Jud wakes up later and then dies. Which is kind of like a permanent coma.

1 The Ending 

Who would have thought this movie ended with the mom and son actually being one of the tethered? Wrong movie, we think. In reality, the 1989 movie ends with Gage dying and Rachel coming back to life. Rachel murders Louis, leaving Ellie to be the only survivor. 

The new film, on the other hand, ends with zombified versions of Louis, Ellie, and Rachel marching towards Gage. Our prediction is that Gage escapes and defeats them all with baby kung-fu. 

NEXT: Pet Sematary 2019’s IT Reference: How To Do Stephen King’s Universe Right


2019-04-08 03:04:34

Nathaniel Vanderpoort

10 Big Differences Between The Joker & The Lego Joker

When the Lego-verse presents one of the greatest villain/hero dynamics in all of comic and movie fiction, they had to get it right. Well, they did more than just that. The Lego Batman movie stands out among the best Batman movies of them all somehow, putting a fresh, family-friendly twist on the old sparring partners. To do that, Lego Joker had to be different from all the Jokers that have come before. From the playful but murderous ’89 version to the Oscar-winning, unhinged psychopathy of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The Lego Joker borrows a bit from all of them and becomes something wholly fresh and fun and funny. Without further adieu, here are the ways in which The Lego Joker stands out from all the other Jokers.

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10 Lego Joker Has ‘Vulnerabilities’

Phyllis the Gatekeeper of the Phantom Zone says so herself! Lego Joker is filled with insecurities, unfulfilled desires and emotional needs, and that all comes out in his crimes it seems. Everything he’s doing is in search of Lego Batman’s validation. It drives all his actions and almost makes him seem even more insane to go to such lengths over interpersonal issues. All in all, he’s far and away the most relatable version of Batman’s main villain precisely because he wants to be known as that and Lego Batman isn’t interested.

9 Lego Joker Is Apparently Tubby

You can’t tell because he’s a regular-sized Lego figure, but Lego Joker thinks he himself could lose a few pounds. Most depictions of The Joker have him lean and mean to the point of gaunt. Lego Joker says to Lego Batman in a critical moment he has ‘too much flab, not enough ab’. This could be a nod to his voice actor, Zack Galifianakis, who could be described similarly. It doesn’t stop him performing agile feats throughout the movie though, so it ends up being more self-deprecating and endearing than anything else.

8 Lego Joker Cares About His Hench-Villains

At least while they’re working together. We see him multiple times exclaim in terror and anger when they’re taken out. The most notable being when Sauron is blasted by a The Kraken. Lego Joker is positively distraught over that, and The Kraken knows better than to hang around, slinking away after that massive ‘own goal’. Meanwhile, any other form of the Joker might cackle with glee at the wanton destruction, even if it hinders his plans to some degree. At most he’d be annoyed at the disruption but not actively worried about the loss of a Hench-person. Job security isn’t high with non-Lego Jokers.

7 Lego Joker Has A Violence Threshold

Unlike The Joker who will cause almost any form of chaos to get his point across, Lego Joker nopes out of a few things. Notably, when Sauron asks if he wants Gotham to ‘run red with blood’, Lego Joker decisively closes the door on that option in favor of lava instead. It’s a fine line, but at least it’s there. And if you’re thinking that Lava is actually more destructive or horrifying than Lego citizen’s blood, it’s the kind of lava that only chars kittens to a smokey gray and then the kittens distinctly declare ‘I’m ok’. So that’s conclusive Lego science that it’s way less bad. Or something.

6 Lego Joker Is Well Versed In Rom-Coms

From wanting to watch Serendipity to ‘You had me at shut-up’, Lego Joker is clearly a movie buff of the romantic comedy variety. It’s another thread tying Lego Joker and Lego Batman together. Lego Batman, of course, isn’t up to acknowledge it for the majority of their movie, but Lego Joker is. Other Jokers would be more likely to watch horror movies and see them as comedies, or dramas as ‘feel-good flicks’. Not Lego Joker, who could almost belong sitting on a couch between crimes enjoying ‘50 First Dates‘ or ‘Hitch

5 Lego Joker Is Great At Networking

You don’t assemble what is the most comprehensive ‘Rogue’s Gallery’ in all of comics without forming connections. Whereas The Joker would never overly rely on so many to pull off one of his schemes, Lego Joker has no such qualms. Z-Grade villains some of them may be, but they’re all ‘worth a Google’ at least. When he’s sent to the Phantom Zone he goes a step further, having a speech and a PowerPoint Presentation ready to go for the greatest villains ever known and he doesn’t even need them! His message is too good and they’re too bad to listen. Truly this might be his superpower hiding in plain sight. I mean, if other villains like Killer Croc had half the recruiting power of Lego Joker, it’d be game over man.

4 Lego Joker Is Really Conscious Of His Own Feelings

He may be a dastardly villain, a sociopath, and a psychopath on the warpath, but Lego Joker knows what he’s feeling. You gotta give him that. Where every other villain and seemingly hero probably need years and years of therapy, Lego Joker knows what’s missing for him. He wants respect, acknowledgment, and mutual appreciation from someone he feels he’s given his best year after year. It’s a far cry from the other Jokers who are so clearly shut off from any introspection or self-assessment. When a nut-bar like Lego Joker is better adjusted than you, maybe it’s time to see somebody?

3 Lego Joker Would Prefer To Go By ‘The Jokes’

The Joker isn’t fond of monikers beyond Clown Prince Of Crime, but Lego Joker is trying to make ‘The Jokes’ happen. Commissioner Gordon doesn’t want to play ball but Lego Joker is feeling ‘The Jokes’ is a pretty sweet and relatable variation to go by. He also doesn’t mind when Harley Quinn calls him things like ‘Boo-Boo’. The Joker has been known to end people for less, but Lego Joker just rolls with it and even plays back, calling her ‘Monkey-face’. Obviously, he’s down with nicknames much more than The Joker is.

2 Lego Joker Is Very Sensitive About His Bat-lationship

It’s almost the defining trait of Lego Joker that he desperately cares about what Lego Batman thinks of him and his schemes. He’s looking to be his number #1, closest, most reliable adversary. He wants their thing to be ‘special’. The other Jokers aren’t half as concerned with what Batman thinks as what Batman does. Moreover, other Jokers wouldn’t be caught dead admitting they ‘need’ or ‘want’ Batman’s approval. Lego Joker isn’t like the others though and freely admits and even uses that emotional drive for his schemes. In a weird way, it makes him way more formidable.

1 Lego Joker Is Kinda Adorable

He can’t seem to help it when he feels neglected. Lego Joker gets those big puppy-dog eyes you just can’t resist. Big, round, gleaming portals into his little Lego soul. He’s nearly the brightest, and most chipper of all the Jokers. He genuinely makes you feel sorry for him at times. He’s even relatable somewhat, which is a key difference to The Joker. The Joker is unknowable, inscrutable, diabolical. Lego Joker has some empathy, sympathy, and clearly more need to be loved/hated than any other Joker.

NEXT: LEGO Movie 2 Box Office Opening Worse Than LEGO Batman 


2019-03-27 05:03:36

Mik Rona

10 Differences Between Netflix’s Watership Down and the Original

The original Watership Down movie is most known as the one that scarred many childhoods due to its major violence. So, of course, many heads turned when Netflix decided to make their own series of this rabbit refugee adventure. As you can imagine, Netflix’s Watership Down was very different from the 1978 British movie that gave kids nightmares.

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We will certainly discuss the shock value. But it’s also worth noting that these films were inspired from the Watership Down book by Richard Adams. The book was rich in rabbit lore, language, and at its core, it was the story of refugees trying to find a home. So we will also talk about the book in these comparisons as well.

10 The Black Rabbit Of Inlé Is A Woman

This rabbit is the Grim Reaper of Watership Down. In the books, he has a dark reputation but he is never portrayed as evil. In the original movie, the Black Rabbit is seen as a quiet and eyeless shadow. He is obviously otherworldly and floats rather than hops around.

In Netflix’s version, they made the decision to make the Black Rabbit female and there is nothing otherworldly about her other than how she suddenly appears. She looks like just any ordinary black rabbit.

9 They Cut Out Pipkin

If you were particularly attached to Pipkin from the books and original movie, then you will be sorely disappointed by Netflix’s version. The timid little rabbit was cut from the story altogether.

Pipkin is the smaller of the rabbits and he was one of the few that were friends with Fiver from the beginning. He often loved to listen to stories and was the one that would often ask Dandelion to tell them. Like Fiver, he was also not a fighter and hid behind Bigwig through the battle against Woundwort.

8 Bluebell From The Book Was Included

Bluebell had no appearance or mention in the 1978 film, but he got a big role in Netflix’s miniseries. Netflix’s Bluebell was rather different from his book counterpart. He is made out to be naïve, which was Pipkins role. Bluebell in the books was more of a chatty jokester.

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He still retains some of that, but he also is a storyteller, which was original Dandelions role in the book and movie. He also goes to Efrafa, which did not happen in the book.

7 Strawberry Is Female And A Love Interest

Netflix gave Strawberry a major design change. While Strawberry still comes from Cowslip’s warren, everything else changed about them. Strawberry became a female instead of a buck. She also became a love interest for Hawkbit and Dandelion. In the end though, she ends up with Bigwig. She also gets a very positive and excitable personality

It is a major difference from Strawberry in the book and movie. In those, he is a less excitable and sunny character. He joins the group because his doe was one of the victims killed by the farmer snares and he could not stand to live in Cowslip’s warren anymore.

6 A More Environmental Message

Netflix could not help but lean heavier into the environmental message of Watership Down. In the miniseries, the rabbits talk about how horrible humans can be on multiple occasions. After all, humans are the reason they become refugees in the first place.

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In the book and original movie, this was less discussed. Humans were instead lumped with all the rest of the predators out there such as foxes, weasels, and dogs. When humans were discussed, the rabbits took the issue less personally and saw them more as a force of nature.

5 Less Violence

The miniseries has no shock value compared to the original movie. Blood was kept to a total minimum if there is any to be seen at all. There is a scene where Bigwig kills a crow, but it happens off-screen. The violence is either off-screen or rated PG. In the original film, the rabbits used their claws and that was a major cause of violent imagery.

Netflix turned these fights into more punching and slapping. Infamous scenes such as Bigwig getting snared, the dog killing rabbits, and Woundwort and Bigwig’s fight have been majorly tamed.

4 The Marker Rabbit

While the miniseries was far less violent, they did make an odd decision about the rank markings of Efrafa. The decision was so odd that it gave birth to an all-new character simply called “The Marker.” In all versions, Efrafa has scratch markings on different rabbits to assign them to groups. Typically someone of military rank just scratches them and it’s done.

However, in the miniseries, they had a rabbit whose only job was to mark others. They made him as creepy as possible too, living in the bottom of a pit, huge, not speaking, and with an overgrown claw.

3 Rabbits Other Than Bigwig Go to Efrafa

In the book and the original movie, Bigwig is the only rabbit among the main group to spy in Efrafa. After all, he is the one who is healthiest, biggest, and has a military background. However, Netflix thought to spice things up with getting others to spy on Efrafa, including Bluebell, Holly, and Blackberry.

Some fans may not like this since it makes Efrafa far less intimidating since so many spies make it in and out. They do so with hardships, but Bigwig being the only one in the book and film to make it in and out made Efrafa seem far scarier.

2 Hazel’s Mate

Romance is a bigger theme in the miniseries than it was in the book and movie. In the miniseries, Hazel and Clover become a couple and their relationship is also more focused on. For example, Clover runs to get Hazel when he is shot instead of Fiver. In the book and original film, Hazel pairs up with Hyzenthlay instead.

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The two female characters couldn’t be more different with Clover being raised by humans and Hyzenthlay being the rebellious trouble-maker in Efrafa. Hyzenthlay’s relationship with Hazel is also not as much as a focus on the story as it is between him and Clover in the miniseries.

1 Holly And Hyzenthlay

With Hazel’s mate being Clover instead of Hyzenthlay in the miniseries, Hyzenthlay instead ends up with Holly. Holly gets more focus in the series too by spying on Efrafa and even sacrificing himself in a heroic death at the end for Hyzenthlay.

Originally, Holly’s main purpose in the story was mostly to just know what happened back at the old warren. Netflix instead thought his character could be expanded.

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2019-03-02 01:03:14

Star Wars: 19 Wild Things Fans Had No Idea Yoda Did Between Episode 3 and 4

When it comes to the ever-expansive Star Wars universe, Master Yoda is certainly known for being one of the most iconic characters in the franchise. For years, the wise Jedi Master has shared knowledge with younglings and seasoned Jedi Knights alike, and many details about Yoda have been shrouded in mystery, including what type of species he is. Yoda was first introduced to fans in The Empire Strikes Back, where he is best known for his rigorous training of Luke Skywalker.

With famous words of wisdom like, “Do or do not, there is no try,” and “Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter,” Yoda is a beloved Jedi who is often well-remembered from the original Star Wars films. In Return of the Jedi, Master Yoda departed the physical realm, but returned to connect with Luke as a Force Ghost. Decades later, in The Last Jedi, actor Frank Oz reprised his role as Yoda and reunited with Mark Hamill on screen, all while passing on gems of wisdom. In the 2000’s, Yoda was reintroduced to fans on screen with the prequel films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, and for many years, fans have often wondered what Yoda might have been up to after the closing scenes of Revenge of the Sith. Sure, we know that Yoda headed to Dagobah to hideout from the Empire, but there are other details that have surfaced over the years. Here are 19 Wild Things Fans Had No Idea Yoda Did Between Episode 3 and 4:

19 He was excited at the idea of training Leia, not Luke

According to a short story entitled, “There is Another” from the book, A Certain Point of View, Yoda wasn’t on board to train Luke, especially in the beginning. In the story, Yoda was hesitant to even consider training Luke as he felt that he would end up following in the footsteps of his father, Anakin.

In the story, Yoda is living on Dagobah, and he communicates with Obi-Wan through the Force. Kenobi says to Yoda that he should prepare to train a “young Skywalker,” which Yoda is excited for. However, Obi-Wan was actually referring to Luke, but Yoda felt that Leia had more potential.

18 His cane was a joke

Although the short story, “There is Another” may have only been a brief glimpse at Yoda’s life on Dagobah, it allowed for some interesting revelations from Yoda’s perspective. In A Certain Point of View, Yoda amusingly noted to himself that his cane was actually a joke.

Earlier, in the prequels, Yoda is often shown walking with a slight limp and is also shown using his cane frequently in the animated series, The Clone Wars. However, as fans might remember, Yoda was quick to toss his staff aside when taking on Count Dooku and Emperor Palpatine. In the story, Yoda reveals: “His cane, begun as a joke really, to convince the young Padawans that he was only an old and feeble Jedi. He would hobble to the class and they would make way for their limping Master. Then, he would cast his cane aside and slice open the air with his lightsaber…”

17 He had physical reminders of his emotional attachments

In the prequels, original films, and animated shows like The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, Yoda constantly expresses the importance for Jedi to not have emotional attachments. Ironically, it was recently revealed that Yoda himself was a little bit of a hypocrite.

In “There is Another,” Yoda was described as having a blanket in his hut on Dagobah. Interestingly enough, although Yoda often gave Anakin a hard time about having emotional attachments, he himself had a blanket made from Qui-Gon Jinn’s cloak. Also, in the kitchen, Yoda had a metal pot that used to belong to Obi-Wan. Sentimental, he is!

16 He envisioned giving his lightsaber to Leia

Earlier, we mentioned that the “There is Another” short story had revealed a major new development with Yoda’s mysterious past. Fans soon learned that Yoda had wanted to teach Leia the ways of the Force, not Luke, and upon reading the story further, he even had bigger plans towards her progress.

In the short story, he mentioned how he had envisioned gifting his lightsaber to Leia, and seeing her face brighten with delight. Yoda is well-known for being a wise leader in the Jedi Order, and he has always shared his knowledge with younglings.

15 He Guides Ezra in Star Wars Rebels, “Path of the Jedi”

Years after The Clone Wars made its final farewell, Star Wars Rebels took fans back to the animated world of the Star Wars Universe. Season one introduced fans to young Lothal rebel, Ezra Bridger, as well as the beloved ragtag group of Rebels of the Ghost Crew.

In season one, episode 9, “Path of the Jedi,” Yoda made his first appearance during the animated series: “Big fears have you faced, young one,” Yoda says to Ezra. “Your path you must decide.” In the episode, Yoda guided Ezra towards the true purpose of wanting to become a future Jedi.

14 He Speaks with Kanan in Star Wars Rebels

In a similar vein, Yoda also shared some pearls of wisdom with Kanan Jarrus. In the series, Kanan is a bit insecure and is unsure of his true path of being a Jedi. When he meets Ezra, he notices promise in the young hopeful Jedi and takes him under his wing.

In the episode “Path of the Jedi,” Kanan also receives guidance from Yoda, who helps encourage Kanan towards his path as a Jedi Master. At the end, Yoda bestows his blessing to Kanan to begin to teach Ezra as his Padawan.

13 Ezra hears Yoda’s voice in Star Wars Rebels

In Star Wars Rebels, young Ezra Bridge continuously becomes tested with different temptations from the Dark Side of the Force. In the opening sequence of season four, episode 13, “A World Between Worlds,” Ezra hears Yoda’s voice through the Force.

Interestingly enough, Ezra also hears the voices of other Jedi during this sequence, like Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Ezra also hears short quotes from Maz Kanata and Rey from The Force Awakens. Ezra, who has shown a strong affinity for the dark side, also maintains his struggle toward the light. Throughout the series, Ezra continues to vacillate between the light and the dark side, but during this episode, he stays true by following Yoda’s guidance.

12 He Guides Ezra in his journey being a Padawan

In season two, episode 16, “Shroud of Darkness,” Ezra tells Ahsoka he heard Master Yoda’s voice through a dream, and later, Kanan, Ezra, and Ahsoka head to Lothal where they enter a Jedi Temple together. Once there, Ezra asks Yoda for help against Vader and his Inquisitors, to which Yoda reveals that elements of the dark side — fear, anger, hate — consumed the Jedi and that they were too quick to fight.

Although Ezra was surprised, Yoda admits that he was afraid, telling him, “A lifelong challenge it is, not to bend fear into anger.” Before the temple becomes destroyed by the Inquisitors, Yoda tells Ezra to find Malachor.

11 Listed as a priority target After surviving Order 66

In a similar vein, Yoda’s lightsaber wasn’t the only mention of the esteemed Jedi Master. In fact, in another panel from Darth Vader #7, Yoda was listed as a priority target for the Empire, and also included in the list of survivors from the infamous Order 66.

At first, there was speculation over the exact translation of the characters, but on Twitter, a Star Wars editor confirmed that Yoda was mentioned in the list. In a tweet, a photo included a brief rundown of the list, including Kayce Beradun, Quinlan Vos, Kirak Infil’a, Jocasta Nu, Ahsoka Tano, Kule Xandar, Naia Taver, and sealing the deal that Yoda was clearly marked on the list.

10 He Lends wisdom to Kanan

In “Shroud of Darkness,” Kanan faces off against a Jedi Temple guard while on Lothal, one that expresses all of Kanan’s worst fears — the demise of his loved ones, Ezra turning to the dark side, and the fall of the Rebellion. The pair continue to face off in combat, using their lightsabers, and the guard taunts Kanan for being weak.

The Jedi Temple guard also tells Kanan that he will never be strong enough to save his pupil. After Kanan admits that he can’t save Ezra from the dark side forever, he then becomes knighted by the Jedi Temple guard.

9 Escaped to Dagobah in an E3-Standard Lifeboat

As expressed in the Ultimate Star Wars book, towards the end of Revenge of the Sith, Yoda took an E3- standard lifeboat and headed towards Dagobah. However, during The Clone Wars, showrunner Dave Filoni explored an elaborate backstory with the episode “Voices,” touching on why Yoda was guided toward the swamp planet.

After communicating with Qui-Gon Jinn, Yoda is forced to face his worst fears. After passing test after test, he is told to go to Dagobah, where he will further learn about learning to preserve his essence as a Force Ghost. While we count down until December, it remains to be seen if director J.J. Abrams will explore this idea in Episode IX.

8 He Waves to Ahsoka

In “Shroud of Darkness,” Ezra asks Ahsoka about Yoda. She called him wise and kind, but mentioned that when she was younger, the Jedi Master seemed happier. Also, Ahsoka shared that as the Clone Wars continued, she felt that Yoda carried a great burden.

As Ahsoka meditates in the Jedi temple, she begins to hear Anakin’s voice asking why she left and abandoned him. When the Jedi Temple becomes under attack by the Inquisitors, Ezra, Kanan, and Ahsoka run towards their ship. As the Temple crumbles around them, Ahsoka sees a glimpse of Yoda in the distance, who smiles and waves at her. The moment might be brief, but it did allow for some symbolic closure to their fallout when Ahsoka left the Jedi Order during The Clone Wars series.

7 His lightsaber was destroyed by the Empire after RotS

In Marvel’s Darth Vader: Lord of the Sith #1 comic entitled “The Chosen One, Part I,” Emperor Palpatine mentions that Darth Vader should start to create a lightsaber of his own. As part of a grand demonstration, Palpatine and Vader watch as the Empire begins to destroy some of the last physical remainders of the Jedi order.

While it happens, Vader watches silently as Palpatine gives him new instructions for forging his own lightsaber. In an attempt to show off the power of the Empire, a heap of lightsabers are thrown into an open fire, including Yoda’s own.

6 He Lived off root leaf stew and yarum seeds

While many fans know that Yoda ended up on the planet Dagobah after Revenge of the Sith, some of the more casual Star Wars enthusiasts might not know exactly how he survived. According to the Ultimate Star Wars book from 2015, while living on the swamp world of Dagobah, Yoda primarily lived off of eating rootleaf stew.

The Jedi Master also gathered yarum seeds off the pathway near his home on the swamp planet. When Luke meets with Master Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back, he is invited inside to share a warm meal.

5 Sensed loneliness in Obi-Wan and Anakin

In “There is Another,” Yoda revealed another aspect of his life on Dagobah. After Revenge of the Sith, Yoda frequently contacted Obi-Wan Kenobi through the Force, and during these times of connection, Yoda could sense a strong feeling of loneliness from his old friend.

In another instance, Yoda reached out and felt a saddening sting of loneliness and immense sense of pain from Anakin. Toward the end of the story, Yoda also admits to himself that he too feels loneliness and often feels like a failure.

4 Lived out of the ship and used it for electricity

For fans of a certain galaxy far, far, away, the Ultimate Star Wars book is an absolute must-read. According to the text, while on Dagobah, Yoda lived out of the very same E3-standard lifeboat that he arrived in. After all, as many fans know from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, the mysterious planet is known for having a swampy layout.

3 Built a hut at the base of the trees

After arriving on Dagobah, Yoda started to use the lifeboat as a home, such as using the ship for shelter and as a base camp. However, the planetary environment on Dagobah presented quite the challenge for Master Yoda, and sadly, most of the E3-standard starship lifeboat began to degrade due to the weather conditions.

According to the Ultimate Star Wars reference book, after a while, Yoda was able to salvage some scraps from the lifeboat to fashion it into a home.

2 Communicated with Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon through the Force

In “There is Another,” fans were able to learn more information about Yoda’s personal journey while on Dagobah. In fact, they even learned how Yoda was able to communicate with Qui-Gon Jinn through the Force, as explored further in the animated series, The Clone Wars.

Earlier, we mentioned that Obi-Wan had envisioned training Luke, whereas Yoda had high hopes for training Leia as a Jedi. In the end, the story fades out on a hopeful note, with Yoda feeling more optimistic about the future.

1 Fought off multiple droids from the Empire while on Dagobah

During the early prequels and during the Clone Wars, Master Yoda was known for being a powerful warrior. However, while on Dagobah, things changed, and Yoda mostly focused on learning to become one with the Force.

In the comics, fans learned that Yoda was listed as a priority target from Order 66, yet, as far as new canon is concerned, there were no major events that occurred on Dagobah. In “There is Another,” it is revealed that several probe droids sent by the Empire also included Dagobah in their scans, but Yoda manages to deactivate one and reveals to fans that it wasn’t the first.

Is there any other Yoda trivia that happened between Episode 3 and 4? Let us know in the comments!




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2019-01-20 01:01:45

Naruto: 20 Wild Things Sasuke Did Between Shippūden And Boruto

Of all of the main characters in the Naruto franchise, Sasuke Uchiha might be one of the most popular, despite the fact that he gets significantly less screen time than his Team 7 cohorts Naruto and Sakura. Perhaps this is why so many fans are interested in what he was doing in the years between Naruto Shippūden and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

The time period between these two chapters of the franchise was just about a decade. A lot can happen in 10 years. The Naruto generation all grew up, launched their careers, and started families. Naruto himself became Konohagakure’s Seventh Hokage. Sasuke, the only one in his peer group to rival his power, seemed pretty satisfied with the way this shook out.

Of course, just because Sasuke didn’t do something like become the village kage in the gap years, also known amongst fans as the “Blank Period,” doesn’t mean he didn’t have plenty to do. Sasuke started a family of his own in between going on missions, visiting new countries, and trying to make up for the terrible things he did in his youth. In addition to starting a relationship with his biggest supporter, Sasuke also spent a lot of time saving lives in the shadows.

We’ve combed the manga, the light novels, and the anime to figure out as much as we could of what Sasuke was up to. Here are the 20 Wild Things Sasuke Did Between Shippūden And Boruto.

20 He Refused A Prosthetic Arm

When Naruto and Sasuke finally fought things out in their “final battle,” it was the culmination of years of build-up. The duo gave it their all, and in the end, both men lost an arm. Naruto eventually had a prosthetic made for himself, but Sasuke opted not to have one. Interestingly, before he left Konohagakure, Sakura pointed out that one was already being made for him. However, he didn’t want it.

There are a lot of theories about why he made that decision. What’s clear is that the lost arm reminds Sasuke of everything he and Naruto went through to get to that point. He learned how to use one-handed seals, and still accomplished plenty without both limbs.

19 He Left Konoha For Years At A Time

Following the Fourth Shinobi World War, Sasuke spent a little time in Konoha’s prison for his actions. Defecting from the village and training with Orochimaru initially made him an enemy. His decision to help the shinobi world bought him some favor, though, and officials released him.

Instead of staying in his home village, he opted to travel throughout the shinobi world. He spent years away from his old home at a time. We know he returned at least twice over the course of the next decade. He returned during the events of The Last: Naruto The Movie, though it’s only briefly. Sasuke also returned to see Sakura at least once (though likely more than that).

18 He And Sakura Went On Their First Date

Sasuke has never been known for his people skills. Though he knew Sakura had a huge crush on him as a kid, he only referred to her as “annoying.” That didn’t necessarily mean he didn’t like her; he just never expressed his emotions well outside of anger.

That being said, fans never got to see the two of them pair up and go on dates. What we know about their dating history comes to us courtesy of a line from Ino Yamanaka in the Boruto series. She believed Sakura and Sasuke’s first date only lasted two and a half minutes. Sakura denied that what Ino talked about was even a date. More likely than not, it was a planned date, but the duo were interrupted and Sasuke left for another mission.

17 He Saved Hiashi Hyuga

During the events of The Last: Naruto The Movie, Hiashi Hyuga found himself attacked by Toneri just outside of Konoha. While Hiashi escaped, he didn’t make it all the way back to Konoha alone. That’s where Sasuke came in.

For some reason, Sasuke was pretty close to Konohagakure at the time. He and Hiashi happened to be on the same path. When Sasuke witnessed Hiashi collapse, he brought the older man back to the village. Of course, he didn’t stick around. It’s unclear just why Sasuke was so close to Konoha at the time since the movie occurs early during his traveling period, but perhaps he planned on paying the village a visit and changed his mind.

16 He Stopped A Meteor

After dropping Hiashi off in Konoha, Sasuke apparently didn’t get too far. He must have decided to stay close to home for a while because shortly after he had the chance to not only save Hiashi, but the entire village. Toneri’s plan in The Last involved the moon falling to Earth. Before his plan could be enacted fully, pieces fell to the planet’s surface, some of them heading straight for Konoha.

Luckily, Sasuke saw one very large meteor coming, and he managed to destroy it all by himself. He probably would have been a great asset on the rescue mission that most of his friends (Naruto, Sakura, Hinata, Shikamaru, and Sai) went on, but it’s a good thing he was left behind.

15 He Sent Naruto Well Wishes

The light novel Konoha Hiden sees Naruto and Hinata get married. Though it was adapted for a small batch of episodes of Naruto Shippūden, its events don’t occur in the manga proper. During the novel, Sasuke doesn’t make an appearance at his friends’ nuptials.

Instead, Sasuke sent his well wishes for the happy couple in a letter sent by a hawk. Though he learned to summon hawks as a teenager, we rarely see him use them in a fight, so it’s nice that he was still keeping in touch with his summoning animals. It’s also pretty well in line with Sasuke’s character that instead of fretting about the perfect gift, he would just send a letter. Everyone else in Naruto and Hinata’s life stressed themselves out about what to give them.

14 He Got Married

Sasuke might not have made it to town for Naruto’s wedding, but he had to make it back for his own, right? Sakura spent pretty much her entire childhood pining for Sasuke, so it’s a nice reward for her that Sasuke did eventually return her affections. It’s a bit of a letdown for some fans of the relationship that he left (again) to travel and atone for his sins once they got together.

Unlike the other couples in the franchise, we never see Sasuke and Sakura actually marry, or really even see them in particularly romantic situations. They do, however, call one another husband and wife in the manga. Whether or not they tied the knot, they consider one another husband and wife, and that’s all that really matters here.

13 He Traveled To Orochimaru’s Secret Bases

When Orochimaru decided to help Konoha during the Fourth Shinobi World War, it made many see him in a new light. As a result, Orochimaru was allowed to go free. Though he might have left many of his evil ways behind him, there were still plenty of secret bases around. Sasuke likely used them for supplies during his travels. He proved that he knew where even the obscure ones were when he recruited Karin and Jugo to his own cause in Naruto Shippūden. We know of at least one time he paid a visit.

Sakura clearly got fed up with his traveling because while she was pregnant, she decided to go along instead of allow him to leave again. When she went into labor, Sasuke, Sakura, and Karin all hunkered down in one of the secret bases to deliver the baby.

12 He Had A Daughter

It was lucky for Sakura that she had Karin there to help deliver her baby. Sasuke and Sakura had a baby girl. The duo named their daughter Sarada, which translates to “salad” in English. Plenty of fans have wondered how they came up with that name since many of the other Naruto characters named their children after family traditions. Some fans theorize that she was named partially after Sasuke’s brother.

Two of the three Japanese characters in Sarada’s name correspond to characters in Sasuke and Sakura’s names, while the third is in Itachi’s. Other fans point out that her name is also a reference to the Hindu deity named Saraswati. She’s the Hindu goddess of wisdom, among other things.

11 He Helped Teach Sarada To Walk

Sasuke didn’t spend long at home after Sakura gave birth to Sarada. He did, however, spend a long enough amount of time there to help teach Sarada to walk at some point. Sarada had no real memories of her father. He spent so much time away, and due to the nature of his self-appointed job (spying for Konoha), he didn’t keep in contact with his family. When Sarada found a picture of him with Karin, she suspected that Karin was her mother and that Sakura had lied the entire time.

Eventually, the truth came out that Karin was a family friend who helped during Sarada’s birth. One of the few hazy memories Sarada had of her father was of him helping Sakura teach her to walk. It’s not even clear if it’s a memory or just something Sarada hoped happened.

10 He Deactivated His Rinnegan

The Rinnegan is an interesting ability in the Naruto franchise. We know it has a lot of power, but we don’t know all of the limitations. Part of this is a result of most Rinnegan users stealing the ability from others. It’s widely accepted in the Naruto fandom that a Rinnegan user can’t deactivate its power. Much like Kakashi couldn’t deactivate his Sharingan, those users have to keep their eyes partially covered to lessen its use.

This might be why Sasuke so often keeps the eye that has the Rinnegan covered by long strips of hair. Interestingly, during the events of The Last: Naruto The Movie, Sasuke did actually deactivate his Rinnegan. Did he figure out how to do the impossible? Or are there more Rinnegan rules that haven’t been explained?

9 He Saved A Bamboo Village

The novel Sasuke Shinden: Book of Sunrise follows Sasuke’s self-imposed isolation from Konoha as he searches for redemption. It gives us a lot of information about just what he was up to while he was away. One of his many feats during that time including saving the lives of citizens in a bamboo village.

While Kakashi acted as the Sixth Hokage, he sent Sasuke a message about missing ninja from three different lands. When investigating, Sasuke happened to make a stop at the bamboo village in the Land of Hot Water. It was there that he found the village under attack from a group of outsiders. He single handedly saved the village from the leader of the group, Karyu, but didn’t have the chance to turn him over to authorities. One of the villagers ended the ninja’s life.

8 He Ignored Official Letters

Though he frequently received communications from Kakashi (and later Naruto) as Hokage, Sasuke didn’t always respond to them. In fact, more often than not, he continued on his travels without even acknowledging them. Sasuke wanted to be left to his own devices, but he did still want to help the village. This created quite the conundrum when rumors swirled that Sasuke was actually plotting against the village. Konoha officials repeatedly tried to contact Sasuke about the rumors during the novel Sakura Hiden, but he never responded.

For some, this meant that he was back to his old tricks. However, others, like Naruto, believed in Sasuke and knew he found the rumors ridiculous. Sasuke didn’t show his face until he learned that someone had abducted Sakura. He showed up to help save her from danger, though she had already saved herself.

7 He Learned About His Brother

As a toddler, Sasuke admired his older brother Itachi. Itachi was a prodigy and everything Sasuke hoped to be as a shinobi. Those childhood dreams shattered when Itachi wiped out the entire Uchiha clan, leaving only Sasuke alive, as he fled the village.

As a result, Sasuke grew up with intense hatred for his brother, wanting nothing more than revenge on the person who stole his family from him. Eventually, he learned that his brother’s betrayal actually came under orders from village officials. He protected Sasuke from a larger plan, giving him a chance to live his life. Sasuke didn’t know much about his brother’s real life. During the novel Akatsuki Hiden, though, he was able to learn a little more. Various strangers called Itachi a hero, recounting his stories to Sasuke throughout the novel.

6 He Kept In Touch With Naruto

Though Sasuke seemed to prefer isolating himself from his home village, he kept in contact with one person. Once Naruto became Hokage, the duo became their own peacekeeping force for the village. While traveling through other shinobi lands, Sasuke frequently took on secret missions under Naruto’s instructions. Though he did the same for Kakashi before him, Sasuke didn’t keep in contact with Kakashi the same way.

Naruto and Sasuke even met up to discuss intelligence on occasion. This was quite the contrast to Sasuke’s relationship with his own wife. Sakura never heard from him the entire time he was away. She spent years not knowing where he was or what he was up to, much to her daughter’s displeasure.

5 He Received A Nickname

Just like Itachi and Kakashi before him, Sasuke got one nickname as a kid because of the Sharingan in his eyes. He was already called Sasuke of the Sharingan before Naruto Shippūden. During the time between the series and its sequel, though, he gained another nickname from Naruto. Naruto liked to refer to Sasuke as the Shadow Hokage.

Even though Naruto achieved his childhood dream of becoming Hokage, it’s not something he could have accomplished without the relationship he had with Sasuke. The two are easily the most powerful residents of Konoha, and as adults, they support one another with their different abilities. Having Sasuke as his own personal backup certainly benefits Naruto. With Sasuke taking care of business outside of Konoha, he is essentially an extension of the Hokage.

4 He Investigated Kaguya

Right around the time Naruto became Hokage, Sasuke was deep into an investigation away from Konoha. His job was to see what threats might make their way to the village. One of the threats he started investigating was Kaguya. Kaguya was one of the Otsutsuki. An ancient being from another dimension, Kaguya and the rest of the Otsutsuki essentially caused the creation of the shinobi on Earth as they harvested chakra for their lifeforce.

Sasuke believed that when he and Naruto encountered Kaguya, the encounter hid a larger threat. He spent much of his time traveling following leads on the ancient beings. He traveled through different dimensions to do it, finding ancient scrolls, and sending intelligence back to Konoha. His investigation eventually paid off during the events of the Boruto series.

3 He Teamed Up With Orochimaru And Team Taka

Despite the fact that training under Orochimaru causing many of Sasuke’s problems as a teenager, he gave his old ally the benefit of the doubt as an adult. Orochimaru and Sasuke’s former Team Taka were all pardoned for their crimes, just like he was. By the time the Boruto series roles around, they all live just outside of Konoha, so Sasuke would know where to find them if he needed them.

During the events of Sasuke Shinden, set just before the events of the Boruto series, he did need a little help. While helping the bamboo village under attack, he suspected a larger plan in place. In order to get help investigating the possibility of a new gang in the land, he recruited his former teammates for their own investigative skills.

2 He Battled The Dark Thunder Group

The group that kept getting in Sasuke’s way during his Shinden novel was the Dark Thunder Group, made up of rogue ninjas. Like teenage Sasuke, they were people who abandoned their villages and found a home with like minded individuals. What Sasuke discovered was not only was this group plaguing the bamboo village, but they were tied to the missing ninja he investigated, and even his own clan.

One of the leaders originally belonged to a village where her clan had a powerful inherited jutsu. Most of her clan was eliminated because they were feared by outsiders. She held the Uchiha clan partially responsible for what happened to her family. Sasuke defeated her group and put in a good word for them when he delivered them to prison, feeling badly for whatever small role his family might have played.

1 He Changed His Wardrobe

To be completely fair, all of the major characters in Naruto went through a wardrobe change before Boruto began. Sasuke had a dramatic change in attire, though.  As a kid, he wore shorts and a top along with the requisite sandals that it seemed like everyone liked. Working for Orochimaru, his style shifted to resemble the rest of Orochimaru’s team. By the time Naruto Shippūden ended, though, it was time for yet another new look.

While Sasuke’s friends have clothing that essentially resembles more grown up versions of their childhood preferences (Naruto and Sakura are great examples), Sasuke went almost completely formal as an adult. He still has a penchant for dark blue and black, but his full pants, vest, and coat make him look like he’d fit in at a board meeting instead of in a shinobi battle.

Sasuke Uchiha certainly got a lot done between the end of Naruto Shippūden and the beginning of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Is there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments!



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2018-12-07 08:12:19

Shazam! Director Says Rivalry Between Marvel & DC Movies is Stupid

The director of Shazam! , David F. Sandberg, thinks that the rivalry between Marvel and DC movies is stupid. Both Marvel Comics and DC Comics have been around for decades, with each company having the rights to multiple superhero characters that are considered iconic. Many of these characters have been adapted for successful films, television shows, and even video games, but there’s always seemed to be a rivalry between Marvel and DC fans.

While there’s always been a rivalry between the two comic book companies, the rivalry between DC and Marvel was really escalated once superhero movies started to become massive Hollywood blockbusters. DC and Marvel characters had been adapted prior to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe, but the rivalry really became apparent once these film series started. The MCU started in 2008 with Iron Man, and the DCEU started a few years later in 2013 with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Since then, Warner Bros. has struggled to make films that were popular with both fans and critics, while Marvel has flourished with their movie universe. Given the critical failure of several DC films compared to Marvel, it’s resulted in fans from each side bashing the opposite film universe, which Sandberg thinks is stupid.

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Recently posting on Instagram, Sandberg shared an image of one of his favorite comic books he grew up with. The image is of a Swedish comic book featuring Superman, Spider-Man, Doctor Doom, and Parasite. Along with the image, Sandberg shares his thoughts on the DC and Marvel rivalry, calling it stupid and wondering why anyone would want a superhero movie to fail. He also mentions that he loved all superheroes as a kid, before wishing that all superhero movies could be successful. The director’s full post can be seen below.

DC and Marvel don’t usually mix their characters together, but there have been a handful of collaborations over the years. The first collaboration came in 1976, which featured a battle between Superman and Spider-Man. Other battles have places Batman against the Incredible Hulk, and in the ’90s, DC and Marvel even published a four-issue comic series that pitted the entire DC comic universe against the Marvel comic universe. While this isn’t likely to happen anytime soon in the film universes, the comic books provided some entertaining stories for fans of both Marvel and DC.

While the superhero genre doesn’t seem to be disappearing from Hollywood anytime soon, DC has recently secured more released dates than Marvel. Despite the harsh rivalry between DC and Marvel fans, there’s no denying that both the MCU and the DCEU have some highly anticipated titles coming up. Disney will be releasing Captain Marvel, Avengers 4, and Spider-Man: Far From Home next year. Warner Bros. is finishing off 2018 with the release of Aquaman, and will be releasing several more movies in 2019 and 2020, including Shazam! in April 2o19. Even though the rivalry between DC and Marvel will likely continue, it’s still a good time to be a comic book fan.

More: New Captain Marvel Poster Reveals the Double Life of Carol Danvers

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2018-12-05 05:12:04

25 Wild Things That Happened Between Fallout 76 And Fallout 4

Fallout 76 released in the middle of November and, frankly, it is a turning out to be a monumental disaster. Bethesda is infamous for launching buggy games, but this new entry into the legendary franchise is on a whole other level. Frame rate drops, crashes, and other oddities aside, the core game leaves much to be desired. The world is bigger than ever, but it feels empty and pointless for many players. Hopefully the developer will fix the bugs and tweak the mechanics to make Fallout 76 an enjoyable romp through Appalachia.

In the meantime, let us try and not lose hope for the series due to one misstep. To remind everyone all of the greatness Fallout has bestowed upon gamers, we are taking a look at the major events that took place after Fallout 76 and before Fallout 4. These two games were chosen because they bookend the series chronologically. There is a lot of ground to cover, but all of it will be reminiscing on countless hours of flawless gaming. For any newcomers to the series, the list should give you an idea of the depth and intricacy of the Wasteland’s lore.

Let it be noted that there will also be spoilers for all of the Fallout titles in the following entries.

So take us home, country roads, because here are the 25 Things That Happened Between Fallout 76 And Fallout 4.

25 The Institute Is Founded

The Commonwealth Institute of Technology managed to shield a few of its staff from the nuclear apocalypse in its underground areas. After the dust had settled, the survivors founded The Institute in 2110.

The shadowy organization’s main purpose is the advancement of science above all else. In the right hands, this philosophy could be used for the betterment of mankind, but the institute has little regard for human life. Fallout 4‘s story confirms this notion, as the opening scene sees the Sole Survivor’s child abducted from cryostasis right in front of their eyes.

24 The Institute Recedes Into The Shadows

When it was first established, The Institute openly communicated with the Commonwealth. This period of public showing was short lived, though, as trust was slowly eroded by suspicion from both sides. While already operating in secret, a landmark invention allowed them to completely cut ties with the outside world.

In the late twenty second century, the institute’s scientists developed the ability to teleport. This, combined with their synth technology, meant humans had no need to travel outside the underground laboratory. It also meant the organization grew more inhumane. Ironically, the lab itself has a fairly welcoming atmosphere.

23 Vault 13 Is Saved By The Water Chip

The premiere Fallout title, set in 2161, starts with the player, known as the Vault Dweller, embarking on a quest to repair their vault’s broken water chip. Without the chip, Vault 13 will eventually run out of clean water and become uninhabitable.

The Vault Dweller only has a few months to repair the broken piece of technology, and so does the player. Fail to repair it within one hundred fifty in game days, and all is lost. Succeed, and that is only the start of the journey, as a second threat soon reveals itself.

22 The Master Is Dealt With

After repairing the water chip, the Vault Dweller must stop a growing army of super mutants. Their origins and purpose start out as a mystery, but all becomes clear when progressing through the story. The mutants are being led by by the Master, a doctor transformed into a mutated blob due to an unfortunate accident.

There are several ways to put an end to The Master’s plans, all of which involve his departure from mortality. There is also an ending where the Vault Dweller joins forces with the evil blob, but it is non-canonical.

21 The Forced Evolutionary Virus Is Destroyed

The Master’s plans in Fallout were all riding on the Forced Evolutionary Virus. This concoction from before the war is responsible for a plethora of mutants one sees in the wasteland. With it, the Master was planning to create an army of his own to mold the world how he saw fit.

Fortunately, the Vault Dweller’s heroic actions ended the terrible man made biological weapon. All canonical endings result in the samples being destroyed. Unfortunately, not every trace of its creation was eliminated from existence, as future Fallout games will reveal.

20 The Vault Dweller Is Exiled From Vault 13

In a perfect world, saving the world from a mutant army would award massive fortune and recognition. Fallout is a about as far from a perfect world as one could get. The Vault Dweller’s heroics are recognized by Vault 13’s overseer, but the leader of the vault has no gifts waiting for the player.

Instead, the overseer exiles the protagonist into the wasteland, explaining that other residents will want to leave if the Vault Dweller is allowed back inside. There is an ending where the player expresses their frustration at this with bullets, but it is not considered canon.

19 Arroyo Is Founded

There are countless settlements of varying sizes riddled throughout the wasteland, so what makes Arroyo so important? Firstly, it is where Fallout 2 begins, making it the Choosen One’s hometown. Secondly, it was founded by the Vault Dweller and several other Vault 13 residents.

After hearing of the hero’s exile, several people from Vault 13 left to join their savior. They founded the town and built it from scratch. During this time the Fallout protagonist fell in love with a woman named Pat and had a child. One generation after than, Fallout 2‘s protagonist, the Chosen One, was born.

18 New Arroyo Is Founded

After the Enclave is dealt with and the president of what’s left of the United States is sent to the great gig in the sky, the Chosen One and the other surviving members of Arroyo get back to work rebuilding their community. This time, they had the GECK to help improve the process.

The Garden of Eden Creation Kit has the ability to revitalize irradiated soil. With this, New Arroyo was able to quickly surpass the old settlement. The terraforming device was highly prophesied by the town’s residents, so this was a dream come true for them to finally get their hands on it.

17 Dick Richardson Becomes leader Of The Enclave

There has never been a name so befitting of a fictional United States leader as Dick Richardson. His ambitions do much to justify the name too, as his dream for a resurrected country involves the elimination of all mutants and irradiated folk.

Dick started out as a congressmen, but was always being groomed for the highest office by his father, who was also leader. By the end of Fallout 2, the leader, and the oil rig he used as  a home, are blown to smithereens. The Enclave, unfortunately, are not that easy to put to rest.

16 A New Form Of The Forced Evolutionary Virus Is Created

When the Vault Dweller sent the master to his maker, it was believed that all traces of the Forced Evolutionary Virus were sent with him. The Enclave rummaged through the rubble and eventually found a few last drops of the dangerous substance.

With these samples, they were able to create and mass produce a new form of the virus. With it, they planned to wipe out all irradiated life in the wasteland. While Fallout 2 ends with their plans being foiled, the Forced Evolutionary Virus still exists in the Wasteland with the potential to become a major threat at any moment.

15 The Brotherhood Of Steel Goes East

Veteran fans of the series were taken by surprise with Fallout 3‘s version of the Brotherhood of Steel. They seemed so kind and genuinely concerned with the wasteland’s well being. A little research into the lore will explain the organization’s apparent change of ideals.

Owyn Lyons, the founder of the East Coast Brotherhood, ignored his superior’s directive to search for new technology and instead made his priority the protection of Capital Wasteland’s innocents. Because of this, knight’s in Fallout 3 only bear an aesthetic resemblance to their west coast brethren, who are more militant.

14 The Enclave Reemerges In The Capital Wasteland

In Fallout, most seedy organizations don’t stay dark for long. Even after having their leadership violently done away with, they usually reemerge decades later. The Enclave, who are the last surviving remnants of the US government, do just this in Fallout 3.

They were thought to be mostly eliminated by the end of Fallout 2, but the Chosen One did not quite destroy all of them. The US is a big country, and the Enclave eventually rooted themselves in the Capital Wasteland, led by leader John Henry Eden. They may be on the other side of the country, but their sinister nature is instantly recognizable.

13 Project Purity Is Started And Abandoned

Water is the source of all life and the seed to civilization. Most ancient societies started at rivers and grew from there. A tool that could clean the Wasteland’s irradiated water would go a long way in restoring peace. Project Purity was started with this goal in mind, until it was abandoned.

The Lone Wanderer’s father, James, abandoned the project after his wife passed away during childbirth. He managed to gain entrance to Vault 101 by becoming the shelter’s head doctor. All the while, he never forgot about his dream of completing the project.

12 Vault 101 Dissolves Into Chaos

Eventually, The Lone Wanderer’s Father decides to leave Vault 101, triggering the action packed ending to Fallout 3‘s introduction. The overseer believes Jame’s child had something to do with his disappearance, leaving the main character no choice but to fight their way out of the vault. Whether the overseer lives or doesn’t is entirely up to the player.

Following this, the vault becomes a more hostile environment under the overseer’s iron-fisted rule. Players can revisit their home later into the campaign to see just how broken the underground shelter has become.

11 John Henry Eden Turns Out To Be A Computer

Throughout Fallout 3, The Lone Wanderer is calmly taunted by a the voice of John Henry Eden on the radio. Eden is the leader of the regrouped Enclave, who have a powerful presence withing the Capital Wasteland. Players do not see him until later in the game, and his reveal is an unforgettable shocker.

Turns out, the Enclave’s President is a computer, and an enormous one at that. A twist like this would be expected from something like Twilight Zone or Star Trek, but it feels right at home in the Fallout universe.

10 Clean Water Is Distributed In The Capital Wasteland

Though James unfortunately doesn’t live to see it, his dream of delivering clean water to the Capital Wasteland is finally realized in Fallout 3’s finale. It does require someone to enter a radiation drenched room in order to activate it, but no sacrifice is too big in order to change the world.

Players who side with the Enclave can spell doom for the project instead if they so choose. Leader Eden provides the Lone Wanderer with a new version of the Forced Evolutionary Virus which taints the water, making it fatal to all irradiated life.

9 The Lone Wanderer Becomes Legend

The Lone Wanderer spent a lot of time in the Capital Wasteland, and their actions had a huge impact on the area’s future. Because of this, the former vault resident becomes a figure of legend for the setting’s populace. What kind of legacy they leave depends entirely on the player’s actions.

Should player’s remain virtuous throughout a play through, Ron Pearlman’s excellently delivered narration will espouse the Vault Dweller’s saintly deeds. Adversely, the famous actor won’t hide away from the truth if the player was a devilish barbarian who wreaked malicious havoc.

8 The War Between The Enclave And Brotherhood Of Steel Is Settled

The major conflict that drives Fallout 3’s plot is the battle between the Enclave and the Brotherhood of Steel.  The activation of Project Purity is a major turning point in the war, but it all comes to a head a couple of weeks later.

By the end of the Broken Steel DLC, the Lone Wanderer can either deliver a decisive blow against the Enclave, or betray the Brotherhood of Steel and blow up their base. Judging by the Brotherhood’s strength and reach in Fallout 4, one can assume that the Brotherhood ultimately won.

7 Mr. House Wakes Up

Mr. House is a mad entrepreneurial genius who foresaw the coming nuclear Armageddon. As a result, he took precautions to unsure his life and success afterwards. Unfortunately, plans fell apart and he ended up in a coma.

The most vital part of his plan, the platinum chip, was ready to be delivered, but the bombs dropped before it reached him. Nearly sixty years later in 2138, Mr. House finally awoke from his slumber. He still kept his existence a secret for several decades afterwards, however, waiting for the right moment to jump back into the scene.

6 The New Vegas Treaty Is Signed

In 2274, Mr. House took back control of the Vegas strip and the Hoover Dam with the help of a small securitron army. It was only appropriate that he do so, considering that its survival from nuclear devastation was due to his hard work and cunning.

Around this time, the New California Republic, or NCR, pushed into the Mojave Wasteland in an annexation effort. Mr House, who appreciated the strip’s independence, struck a deal with the NCR in order to retain his rule over the strip. The New Vegas Treaty gives most of the hoover dam’s power to the NCR, but still affords enough to Mr. House in order to run New Vegas.

5 Synth Technology Is Perfected

With the use of synths, the Institute was able to gather materials and perform experiments in the Commonwealth without any of its scientists ever having to leave the underground laboratory. These early models were easy to detect as artificial humans, but soon the technology would advance to new heights.

Third generation synths were first used in 2229. These new models were almost completely indistinguishable from humans. With the new strides in synth tech came a newfound distrust of the institute and a growing hatred of synths, who at this point were sentient.

4 The Courier Is Shot In The Head

Most are familiar with the phrase “don’t shoot the messenger.” Unfortunately for the Courier, Benny from Fallout: New Vegas does not adhere to this philosophy, as evidenced by the game’s opening moments.

In an attempt to take the platinum chip out of Mr House’s grasp, Benny puts a bullet straight through the main character’s head and leaves him to the desert’s cruel elements. Fortunately, a kind doctor recovers the body and saves it, thus offering player’s the opportunity to customize the Courier’s appearance and start their adventure in the Mojave Wasteland.

3 The Battle Over The Hoover Dam

New Vegas starts out as a simple revenge quest, but the plot’s scope expands as new secrets and agendas are uncovered. Ultimately, it all comes down to a power struggle over the Hoover Dam. Several factions desire total control over the power source, and the player’s allegiance decides who takes it.

Whoever controls the dam takes control over the entire Mojave Wasteland, significantly altering its future. Player’s should think carefully and choose wisely as to who they will side with, as this is not a choice to be made lightly.

2 The Prydwen Is Built

As humanity rebuilds itself during the apocalypse, they will start to repurpose pre-war technology in innovative ways. Nothing is better evidence of this than the Prydwen, a massive floating fortress constructed by the Brotherhood of Steel.

The cyclopian airship took six years to build and took flight in 2282, five years before the events of Fallout 4. With the Prydwen, the Brotherhood now has unprecedented reach over the ruined United States. By this time, the group are still militant and out for their own interests, but some of Owyn Lyons’ philosophy has rubbed off on the rest of the organization.

1 All Of The Other Fallout Games

Sure, Fallout 76 may not be everything fans hoped it would be, but don’t fret for too long. Bethesda has a bad reputation of releasing buggy products, but they tend to fix these over the course of several months. In the mean time, there are four excellent numbered entries to dive into, and one spinoff that is just as good as the mainline entries, if not better.

By the time one is finished replaying all of the old games, 76 should be a more playable product. If not, then Starfield will be closer to completion and more information on Elder Scrolls VI will be available.

What are some of your favorite moments from the iconic Fallout franchise? Let us know in the comments!



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2018-12-02 11:12:28

Doctor Who Highlights A Difference Between Jodie Whittaker & David Tennant

The latest episode of Doctor Who included an amusing in-joke that reveals one big difference between David Tennant’s Doctor and Jodie Whittaker’s incarnation of the Time Lord. Doctor Who season 11 hasn’t really stressed continuity to the same extent as the previous incarnations, which makes every subtle link of real interest to fans.

“The Witchfinders” was a fairly traditional episode, with the TARDIS arriving in the 17th Century. Soon the Doctor and her friends were plunged into your typical Doctor Who historical episode, dealing with every from witch-hunters to an alien menace slumbering beneath the soils of Lancashire. But here’s the interesting thing; this wasn’t actually the adventure Team TARDIS has hoped to go on. In fact, the TARDIS had taken them to the wrong century.

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The Doctor was aiming for the year 1559; she was wanting to be a bit of a tourist and drop in unannounced at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth I. Unfortunately, the TARDIS was in a singularly uncooperative mood and overshot by at least 50 years. What’s more, amusingly, the TARDIS wouldn’t even clue the Doctor in or where (or when) they were. “The TARDIS is being a bit stubborn at exact readings,” she complained.

Of course, had the TARDIS gotten them to Westminster Abbey in 1559, the Doctor would have been seeing a very familiar face. David Tennant’s 10th Doctor teased a relationship with Queen Elizabeth I throughout his tenure, and in return crossover “The Day of the Doctor” the extent of that was revealed. They encountered while the Doctor was on the trail of a group of Zygon invaders in 1562, with him proposing to the monarch to test if she was a shapeshifter. The Queen was one of the more entertaining characters in the episode, subverting expectations by killing and impersonating her own Zygon impostor. Having freed the Doctor from the Zygons, she insisted on taking the time to marry him; she presumably expected him to come back, given that the next time she met him, in season 3’s “The Shakespeare Code” (aired six years earlier) she clearly resented his departure. In that episode, the Queen referred to the Doctor as her “sworn enemy,” and commanded her guards to have him put to death.

Queen Elizabeth I forms an amusing parallel between the Tenth and Thirteen Doctors. In the case of David Tennant’s incarnation, he successfully navigated his way to the Queen and developed quite a surprising relationship with her. As for Whittaker? She couldn’t even get there in her TARDIS, and seems totally unworried about seeing someone she jilted in a former life. It is quite entertaining to imagine what, if anything, Whittaker’s Doctor would have recalled while chatting with her friends at the coronation.

More: Why Doctor Who Has Completely Divided Fans This Season

Doctor Who continues on BBC America on Sundays.



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