History of Hero - Geskiedenis

History of Hero - Geskiedenis

Held

Die skoener Hero en die stoomboot Hero is voormalige name wat behoue ​​bly. Die monitorheld is vernoem na 'n priesteres van Aphrodite in Sestos, wat volgens die Griekse legende haarself in die Hellespont gegooi het nadat haar minnaar, Leander, verdrink het terwyl sy van Abydos geswem het om haar te ontmoet.

Ek

Die houtskoener Hero is op 13 Augustus 1861 in Baltimore gekoop om inhamme na Pamlico Sound, N.C., naby Cape Hatteras te belemmer. Sy is blykbaar op 14 November 1861 in Ocracoke Inlet gesink saam met twee ander skoeners van die klipvloot.


Held van Alexandrië

Held van Alexandrië ( / ˈ h ɪər oʊ / Grieks: Ἥρων [1] ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, Reier van Alexandreus ook bekend as Reiger van Alexandrië / ˈ h ɛr ən / c. 10 nC - c. 70 nC) was 'n Grieks-Egiptiese wiskundige en ingenieur wat aktief was in sy geboortestad Alexandrië, Romeinse Egipte. Hy word dikwels beskou as die grootste eksperimenteerder van die oudheid [2] en sy werk is verteenwoordigend van die Hellenistiese wetenskaplike tradisie. [3]

Hero het 'n bekende beskrywing gepubliseer van 'n stoom-aangedrewe toestel genaamd 'n aeolipile (soms 'n 'Hero -enjin' genoem). Een van sy bekendste uitvindings was 'n windwiel, wat die vroegste voorbeeld was van windspanning op land. [4] [5] Daar word gesê dat hy 'n volgeling van die atomiste was. In sy werk Meganika, beskryf hy pantograwe. [6] Sommige van sy idees is afgelei van die werke van Ctesibius.

In wiskunde word hy meestal onthou vir Heron se formule, 'n manier om die oppervlakte van 'n driehoek te bereken deur slegs die lengtes van sy sye te gebruik.

Baie van die oorspronklike geskrifte en ontwerpe van Hero het verlore gegaan, maar sommige van sy werke is bewaar, insluitend in manuskripte uit die Oos -Romeinse Ryk en in mindere mate in Latynse of Arabiese vertalings.


Legends of America

Ons hemelgebore vaandel deur William Bauly, 1861

Groete, Columbia! gelukkige land!
Wees gegroet, helde! hemelsgebore band!
Wie het baklei en gebloei in die vryheidsaak.

— Joseph Hopkinson

Held: 'n Persoon met uitstekende moed of vermoë, bewonder vir sy/haar dapper dade en edele eienskappe.

Patriot: 'n Persoon wat sy of haar land en sy belange met oorgawe liefhet, ondersteun en verdedig.

Helde en patriotte in die Verenigde State word elke dag gemaak, 'n feit wat gebeur het sedert die eerste mens sy voete op die grond van hierdie groot nasie gesit het. Van die kleinste dade van vriendelikheid tot die dapper soldate wat hul lewens vir hierdie land gegee het, hierdie honderdduisende mans en vroue kom uit elke ras, godsdiens en etniese groep. Hulle verhale en geskiedenis is uiteenlopend, hul optrede en dade is uiteenlopend, en laat hul merke op elke deel van ons kultuur en erfenis. Hulle is regsbeamptes, politici, soldate, uitvinders, ontdekkingsreisigers, kunstenaars, aktiviste, skrywers, sakelui en gewone mense. Sommige is bekend en#8212 die meeste is nie.

Ons kan nie almal hier begin lys nie. Maar hulle “ legendariese ” dade en prestasies hoort op die bladsye van Legends of America, en vir hierdie doel sal hierdie bladsy aanhou groei.

Amerikaanse helde en patriot:

John Adams, deur John Singleton Copley

John Adams (1735-1826) – Visepresident van George Washington, 2de Amerikaanse president en stigter van die Verenigde State.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) – Die seun van die stigterspater, John Adams, hy was 'n politikus, diplomaat en was die sesde president van die Verenigde State.

Samuel Adams (1722-1803) Adams, een van die stigters van die Verenigde State, was 'n staatsman, politieke filosoof en leier van die beweging wat die Amerikaanse rewolusie geword het.

Susan “Doc Susie ” Anderson (1870-1960) – Een van die eerste vroulike pionierdokters in die Weste.

Susan Brownell Anthony (1820-1906) Sy was 'n leier in die American Anti-Slavery Society en het later haar toewyding aan vroulike stemreg verander en saam met Elizabeth Cady Stanton die National Woman Suffrage Association en die koerant gestig Revolusie.

Nathaniel Bacon (1640s-1676) – 'n Ryk kolonis van die Virginia Colony wat die Bacon ’s Rebellion van 1676 aan die gang gesit het.

Anne Hennis Trotter Bailey (1742-1825) – Beter bekend as "Mad Ann", was sy 'n kleurvolle figuur, speurder, spioen en Indiese vegter tydens die koloniale Indiese Oorloë en die Amerikaanse Revolusie.

Ida B. Wells Barnett (1862-1931) – 'n Swart joernalis en militante burgerregte-leier, sy was 'n medestigter van die NAACP en die eerste president van die Negro Fellowship League.

Clara Barton (1824-1912) Sy het die “ Angel of the Battlefield ” genoem vir haar eerstehulp -heroïsme tydens die Burgeroorlog, en het 'n belangrike rol gespeel in die stigting van die Amerikaanse Rooi Kruis.

Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) – Wetenskaplike, uitvinder, ingenieur en innoveerder wat erkenning kry aan die uitvind van die eerste praktiese telefoon.

Mary Bickerdyke (1817-1901) – 'n Energieke heldin wie se enigste doel tydens die burgeroorlog was om gewonde Unie -soldate doeltreffender te versorg.

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) Die dogter van voormalige slawe, Mary, het 'n skrywer, opvoeder geword, 'n voorstander van humanitêre oorsake en 'n voorstander van burgerregte en opvoeding vir Swartes.

Daniel Boone (1734-1820) Frontiersman, pionier, landmeter en Indiese vegter wat in 1775 die roete, bekend as die Wilderness Road, aangesteek het.

James Bowie (1796-1836) – 'n Agressiewe grensman, pionier, ontdekkingsreisiger en bevelvoerder van die vrywilligers by die Alamo, waar hy gesterf het.

Buffelsoldate Alhoewel Afro -Amerikaners sedert koloniale dae in verskillende militêre konflikte geveg het, het hulle nie die bynaam van “Buffalo Soldiers gekry nie, totdat hulle in 1867 met Cheyenne -krygers begin veg het.

Benjamin Brown (1859-1910) Buffelsoldaat wat teen bandiete in die Wham Paymaster -roof geveg het en die Medal of Honor toegeken het.

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – Skotsk-Amerikaanse nyweraar, sakeman, entrepreneur en 'n groot filantroop.

Christopher “Kit ” Carson (1809-1868) – Carson was 'n gewaagde en dapper ontdekkingsreisiger, bergman, trapper, verkenner, soldaat en buffeljagter.

George Washington Carver (1864-1943) – Amerikaanse wetenskaplike, plantkundige, opvoeder en uitvinder.

George Rogers Clark – (1752-1818) – Soldaat uit Virginia en die hoogste Amerikaanse militêre offisier aan die noordwestelike grens tydens die Amerikaanse Revolusionêre Oorlog.

William Clark (1770-1838) – Explorer en geografiese kenner wat die Lewis en Clark-ekspedisie saam lei.

Henry Clay (1777-1852) – Amerikaanse negentiende-eeuse Amerikaanse staatsman, redenaar, onderhandelaar en politikus wat as een van die grootste senatore in die Amerikaanse geskiedenis aangewys is.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, oftewel Mark Twain (1835-1910) – Skrywer en humoris, word hy soms die “Vader van Amerikaanse letterkunde genoem. ”

Davy Crockett (1786-1836) Frontiersman, ontdekkingsreisiger en Amerikaanse volksheld, Crockett, 'n verteenwoordigende Tennessee in die Amerikaanse kongres, dien in die Texas Revolusie en sterf op 49 -jarige ouderdom aan die Slag van die Alamo.

Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) Uitvinder, wetenskaplike en sakeman wat baie toestelle ontwikkel het wat 'n groot invloed op die lewe regoor die wêreld het.

Dwight David “Ike ” Eisenhower (1890-1969) – 'n Vyfster-generaal in die Amerikaanse weermag en die 34ste president van die Verenigde State. Eisenhower is baie hoog onder voormalige Amerikaanse presidente in terme van goedkeuring.

Albert Einstein, Doris Ulmann, 1931

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) – Duits-gebore Switsers-Amerikaanse teoretiese fisikus, filosoof en skrywer wat algemeen beskou word as een van die invloedrykste en bekendste wetenskaplikes en intellektuele van alle tye. Hy word dikwels beskou as die vader van die moderne fisika.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) – Opsteller, filosoof en digter, wat die beste onthou word omdat hy die Transcendentalistiese beweging van die middel van die 19de eeu gelei het.

Thomas Ewing, Jr. (1829-1896) – Militêre offisier, advokaat in die Vrystaat en eerste hoofregter van die staat Kansas

Henry Ford (1863-1947) Uitvinder wat die Model T -motor bekendgestel het, wat 'n omwenteling in die vervoer en die Amerikaanse industrie en stigter van die Ford Motor Company gemaak het. Gedurende sy leeftyd het hy 161 Amerikaanse patente ontvang.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Intellektueel, skrywer, politikus, wetenskaplike, uitvinder, burgerlike aktivis, staatsman, soldaat en diplomaat, word Franklin genoem as een van die stigtervaders van die Verenigde State.

Robert Fulton (1765-1815) – Fulton was 'n Amerikaanse ingenieur en uitvinder wat algemeen erkenning kry vir die ontwikkeling van 'n kommersieel suksesvolle stoomboot genaamd die Claremont.

'N Held is iemand wat die verantwoordelikheid wat met sy vryheid gepaard gaan, verstaan. ”
— Bob Dylan, Amerikaanse volksanger

Deborah Sampson Gannett (1760-1827) Sy het onder die veronderstelde manlike naam by die 4de Massachusetts -regiment ingeskryf en die eerste vrou geword wat as soldaat in die Amerikaanse leër aangestel het. Nadat sy negentien maande later gewond is, kry sy 'n eerbare mediese ontslag en later 'n militêre pensioen.

William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) – Joernalis en sosiale hervormer, hy is veral bekend as die redakteur van die radikale afskaffingskoerant, The Liberator. Hy was een van die stigters van die American Anti-Slavery Society en 'n prominente stem vir die stemregbeweging vir vroue.

Amerika se grootste patriotte

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) – Amerikaanse generaal en die 18de president van die Verenigde State, het hy internasionale bekendheid verwerf as die leidende generaal van die Unie in die burgeroorlog. Hy was egter nie goed beoordeel as 'n Amerikaanse president nie.

Nathanael Greene (1742-1786) 'N Groot -generaal van die kontinentale leër in die Amerikaanse Revolusionêre Oorlog, die militêre reputasie van Greene was die tweede na generaal George Washington.

Nathan Hale (1755-1776) Soldaat vir die kontinentale leër tydens die Amerikaanse Revolusionêre Oorlog, hy staan ​​bekend as Amerika se eerste spioen. Hy word die beste onthou vir sy toespraak voordat hy gehang is na die Slag van Long Island, waarin hy gesê het: 'Ek is net spyt dat ek nog net een lewe vir my land kan verloor.'

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) Helpende generaal George Washington tydens die Amerikaanse Revolusie, stigter van ons land, ekonoom en politieke filosoof.

William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) – Die 9de president van die Verenigde State, militêre offisier en politikus, hy was die eerste president wat in sy amp gesterf het. Hy het die kortste ampstermyn in die presidensiële geskiedenis gehad. As 'n weermagoffisier en goewerneur van die gebied wat nou Indiana en Illinois is, veg hy teen Indiërs en sluit hulle harde verdrae aan en maak die weg oop vir meer vestiging deur blankes. Sy militêre oorwinnings teen Indiërs het hom 'n held gemaak vir wit Amerikaners.

Patrick Henry (1736-1799) Gouverneur van Virginia, 'n prominente figuur in die Amerikaanse Revolusie, en een van die stigters van die Verenigde State.

Heldinne van die suidweste Geen deel van ons land was die toneel van meer romantiese en gevaarlike avonture as die streek wat beskryf word onder die breë en vae term die “ Suidwes nie. ” Texas, New Mexico en Arizona is groot, afgeleë en gevarieerd velde waarmee gevaar en swaarkry, verwondering en misterie ooit gepaard gaan.

Heldinne oorkant die vlaktes Die emigrasiebeweging weswaarts sedert die vroeë deel van die sewentiende eeu lyk soos die groot oseaan tydens 'n stygende gety. Elke golwe jaag hoër en hoër op die strand oor die waterige afval met 'n konstante rol, gesleep deur die maankrag, totdat die aantreklike invloed bestee is en die finale limiet bereik is.

Heldinne in die Rocky Mountains Onder die geskiedenisse, wat die deugde van die pioniervroue die duidelikste illustreer, beskou ons dié wat haar laat sukkel met die probleme deur die berge, as 'n bewys dat die heldin van daardie tyd kan ooreenstem met diegene wat het voor haar gelewe in enige ouderdom of klimaat.

Samuel Houston (1793-1863) Houston was 'n sleutelfiguur in die Texas Revolusie en was die eerste en derde president van die Republiek van Texas.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) – Die derde president van die Verenigde State en hoofskrywer van die Onafhanklikheidsverklaring. Hy is bekend vir sy bevordering van die ideale van republikanisme in die Verenigde State en word beskou as een van die invloedrykste stigters.

John Paul Jones (1747-1792) – Die eerste bekende vlootvegter in die Amerikaanse Revolusie.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) – bevelvoerder tydens die Tweede Wêreldoorlog en 35ste president van die Verenigde State. Hy is in 1963 vermoor.

Martin Luther King, jr. (1929-1968) – Predikant, aktivis en prominente leier in die Afro -Amerikaanse burgerregtebeweging, waarin hy die openbare bewussyn van die burgerregtebeweging verhoog het en homself gevestig het as een van die grootste redenaars in die Amerikaanse geskiedenis. Hy is in 1968 vermoor.

Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) Lee was 'n loopbaanoffisier van die Amerikaanse weermag en die mees gevierde generaal van die Konfederale magte tydens die burgeroorlog.

Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) – Explorer, soldaat en openbare administrateur, Lewis was veral bekend vir sy rol as die leier van die Corps of Discovery, wie se missie was om die gebied van die Louisiana -aankoop te verken.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) – Pioneer, prokureur en 16de Amerikaanse president, het hy hierdie land gelei deur die verwoestendste ervaring in sy nasionale geskiedenis en#8212 die burgeroorlog. Hy is op 14 April 1865 vermoor en sterf die volgende dag. Hy word deur baie historici beskou as die grootste Amerikaanse president.

Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974) Aviator, skrywer, uitvinder en ontdekkingsreisiger.

James Madison (1751-1836) – Politikus, politieke filosoof, 4de president van die Verenigde State en een van die stigtervaders van die land. Hy was instrumenteel in die skryf van die Grondwet en het die Handves van Regte geskryf.

John Marshall (1755-1835) Staatsman, politikus en regsgeleerde wat die Amerikaanse staatsreg gevorm het en die Hooggeregshof 'n sentrum van mag gemaak het.

Audie Murphy (1924 – 1971) Hy het bekendheid verwerf in die Tweede Wêreldoorlog as die mees versierde held van Amerika. Hy was die ontvanger van 24 versierings, waaronder die Congressional Medal of Honor voor sy 21ste verjaardag. Murphy was 'n wêreldbekende filmster.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) – Skrywer, radikaal, uitvinder, intellektueel, revolusionêr en een van die stigters van die Verenigde State.

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (1913-2005) Afro-Amerikaanse burgerregte-aktivis wat die Amerikaanse kongres later die “-moeder van die hedendaagse burgerregtebeweging genoem het. ”

Pocahontas (1595?- 1617) 'N Indiese prinses van Powhatan, omdat sy koloniale koloniste in Jamestown gehelp het en vermoedelik die lewe van die kolonie se leier, kaptein John Smith, gered het.

Israel Putnam (1718-1790) – Weermaggeneraal wat tydens die Amerikaanse Revolusie met onderskeiding geveg het tydens die Slag van Bunker Hill. Hy was nie so bekend soos ander historiese helde nie, maar het roekelose moed en veggees getoon.

Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) – 40ste president van die 33ste goewerneur van Kalifornië in die Verenigde State. Hy is baie gewild onder die voormalige Amerikaanse presidente in terme van goedkeuring en in presidensiële opnames.

Bass Reeves (1839–1910) – Een van die bekendste en doeltreffendste Indiese gebiede van die Amerikaanse adjunk -marshals.

Paul Revere (1734-1818) – Paul Revere is 'n Amerikaanse volksheld van die Amerikaanse Revolusie, wie se dramatiese perdry die nag van 18 April 1775 die inwoners van die Boston -omgewing gewaarsku het dat die Britte kom.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) Politieke en sosiale hervormer, humanitêre en uitgesproke kruisvaarder, het hierdie presidentsvrou wêreldwyd beywer vir sosiale geregtigheid en as afgevaardigde van die Verenigde Nasies die voorsitter van die Verenigde Nasies se Kommissie vir Menseregte.

Theodore “ Teddy ” Roosevelt (1858-1919) – Die 26ste president van die Verenigde State, leier van die Rough Riders, natuurkundige, ontdekkingsreisiger, jagter en skrywer.

'N Man se land is nie 'n sekere gebied van land, van berge, riviere en woude nie, maar dit is 'n beginsel en patriotisme is lojaliteit teenoor die beginsel.
— George William Curtis, Amerikaanse sosiale hervormer, skrywer en redakteur in die 19de eeu ”

Jonas Edward Salk (1914-1995) Hy is veral bekend vir sy mediese navorser en viroloog vir sy ontdekking en ontwikkeling van die eerste veilige en effektiewe polio -entstof.

Die enigste bekende foto van Chief Seattle, 1864

Chief Seattle, oftewel Sealth, Seathle, Seathl of See-ahth (1780? -1866) – Leier van die inheemse Amerikaanse stamme Suquamish en Duwamish in die huidige Washington. Hy was bekend as 'n groot leier, redenaar, vegter en onderhandelaar.

Kaptein John Smith (1580-1631) – 'n Engelse soldaat, ontdekkingsreisiger, admiraal en skrywer, het Smith in 1607 die eerste permanente Engelse nedersetting in Noord -Amerika in Jamestown, Virginia, gevestig.

Kaptein Myles Standish (1584? -1656) Engelse militêre offisier, Mayflower -passasier en eerste bevelvoerder van die Plymouth -kolonie.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) Bekend, saam met Susan B. Anthony, as een van die belangrikste figure van die beweging vir die gelykheid van vroue.

Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1880

Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) Abolitionist en skrywer, sy het oom Tom's Cabin geskryf en invloedryk geword in die politieke kwessies van slawerny.

Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) – Bekende generaal en 12de president van die Verenigde State, Taylor dien in die oorlog van 1812 en die Mexikaans-Amerikaanse oorlog, waar hy die bynaam van “Old Rough and Ready verdien. ” Hy word in 1848 tot president verkies, die eerstes wat nog nooit 'n vorige verkose amp beklee het nie. Hy was ook die laaste president wat slawe aangehou het terwyl hy in die amp was. Net twee jaar in sy presidentskap sterf hy.

William B. Travis (1809-1836) – 'n Prokureur wat in Alabama in Texas gevestig het, het 'n sterk afkeer van die Mexikaanse heerskappy gehad en in die Texas Revolusie geveg. Hy veg saam met James Bowie en Davy Crockett en word dood in die Slag van die Alamo.

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) – Artillerie -offisier in die Eerste Wêreldoorlog, senator, vise -president onder Franklin D. Roosevelt en 33ste president van die Verenigde State. Die meeste Amerikaanse historici beskou Truman as een van die grootste Amerikaanse presidente.

Harriet Tubman (1815-1913) As 'n geleier op die Underground Railroad, het hierdie voortvlugtende slaaf duisende swartes gehelp om noord te ontsnap voor die burgeroorlog, waartydens sy as verpleegster van die Unie en militêre spioen gedien het.

Mark Twain – Sien Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Sarah Rosetta Wakeman aka: Private Lyons Wakeman (1843-1864) Wakeman het haarself as 'n man vermom en in die Burgeroorlog vir die Unie geveg.

Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) – Feministies, afskaffend, verbiedsugtig, vermeende spioen, krygsgevangene en chirurg in die burgeroorlog, Mary is die enigste vrou wat ooit die Medal of Honor ontvang het.

William Alexander Anderson “ Bigfoot ” Wallace (1817-1899) Hy het 'n paar jaar as 'n regsgeleerde in Texas gedien voordat hy by die Texas Rangers aangesluit het en gou kaptein geword het. Hy is op 7 Januarie 1899 oorlede.

Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915) Politieke leier, opvoeder, redenaar en skrywer, hy was van 1890 tot 1915 die dominante figuur in die Afro -Amerikaanse gemeenskap in die Verenigde State.

George Washington (1732-1799) – Eerste president van die Verenigde State en bevelvoerder van die kontinentale leër in die Amerikaanse rewolusie.

Kleurgeskiedenis deur Legends of America

Cathay Williams (1842- ??) – Toe die kongres 'n wet aanvaar het wat die oprigting van die eerste alle swart eenhede van die weermag, later bekend as "Buffalo Soldiers", en Cathay Williams, die eerste en enigste vroulike Buffelsoldaat geword het.

Samuel Wilson (The Origin of Uncle Sam) (17 ??-1854) In September 1961 erken die Amerikaanse kongres Samuel Wilson as die stamvader van Amerika se nasionale simbool van oom Sam.

Eli Whitney (1765-1825) – Uitvinder wat die katoen -jenewer uitgevind het, het gehelp om die Industriële Revolusie en die ekonomie van die antebellum -suide te vorm.

Vrou as pionier Elke geveg het sy naamlose helde. Daar is ander gevegte en leërs behalwe dié waar duisende gedissiplineerde mans oor die grond beweeg na die geluide van die trommel en die vyftal. Die lewe self is 'n stryd, en sedert die begin van die wêreld is daar nog nooit 'n groter weermag aan die gang gesit as dit wat al meer as twee eeue en 'n half oor ons kontinent van die Atlantiese Oseaan na die Stille Oseaan beweeg het nie en deur talle ontberings sy pad gevoer het en gevare, wat die vaandel van die beskawing dra, en die bou van 'n nuwe republiek in die wildernis.

Vroue in die weermag In die groot oorloë van die Amerikaanse geskiedenis is daar in onmiddellike verband met die weermag twee situasies waarin 'n vrou meer prominent verskyn: eersgenoemde is waar sy in haar regte persoon die weermag as 'n#8220vivandiere vergesel, "Of as die dogter van die regiment, of as die kameraad en hulpmaat van haar man, laasgenoemde, en minder gereeld, is die van 'n soldaat, wat in die geledere pas en in die uur van gevaar in die gesig staar.

Wright Broers Die broers Wright, Orville (1871-1948) en Wilbur (1867-1912), word algemeen erken dat hulle die eerste suksesvolle vliegtuig van die wêreld uitvind en bou en die eerste beheerde, aangedrewe en volgehoue ​​swaarder as die lug maak vlug, op 17 Desember 1903.

Ter nagedagtenis aan ons gevalle helde, 1884

Saamgestel en geredigeer deur Kathy Weiser/Legends of America, opgedateer Junie 2020.

Niks word aan die mens op aarde gegee nie, en stryd is ingebou in die aard van die lewe,
en konflik is moontlik – die held is die man wat hom nie deur 'n hindernis laat verhinder nie
om die waardes wat hy gekies het na te streef.


Van Swashbucklers tot Supermen: 'n kort geskiedenis van aksie-filmhelde

Hier is 'n oomblik in Onmoontlike missie& mdashRogue Nation & mdash Tom Cruise loopbaanbesparer, franchise-MVP en die somer se beste nie-Imperator Furiosa-aksie-blockbuster & mdash waar die CIA-regisseur verwys na die meedoënlose held van die film as die lewende manifestasie van die lot. oor 'n onvoorspelbare agent, die lyn is klaarblyklik (as dit bewustelik is) belaglik. Terwyl Alec Baldwin oor Tom Cruise praat, klink die dialoog op die geld. Hierdie frase kan in die eerste sin van sy biografie geplaas word en niemand sou twee keer dink nie.

Toe die superster 19 jaar gelede die eerste keer in die rol van die superspioen Ethan Hunt ingaan, was dit onduidelik watter soort aksieheld die vurig en hiperintensief was Reën man ster gaan wees. Nou, vyf flieks later, is die antwoord duidelik: Almal van hulle. Namate die franchise gevorder het, het Cruise niks anders gedoen as om 100 jaar aksiefilms te neem en dit in een (baie kompakte) persoon te laat val nie. As ons die argetipe van die einde van die somer van Skelm, sou dit bevestig dat ons die logiese gevolgtrekking bereik het van die Hollywood -aksieheld soos ons dit ken? Of is ons dalk op die randjie van iets nuuts en hang ons aan die rand van 'n filmstraal met ons vingerpunte terwyl dit in onbekende dele sweef?

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Terwyl die tentpaal- en uumlber-alles-seisoen in die rigting van Bethlehem skuil (ook bekend as die toekenningseisoen), kyk ons ​​nog 'n laaste keer terug en kyk hoe die hoofrol van Hollywood-rolprente deur die dekades verander het. Dit is die evolusie van die aksieheld en mdash vanaf die 1920's tot vandag en in slegs 10 maklike stappe.

Die Acrobat
Aksie is 'n belangrike rol in die flieks sedert Edwin S. Porter 'n lokomotief reguit na die gehoor gestuur het, maar die eerste regte aksiehelde was eintlik komediante. U kry Jackie Chan nie sonder Charlie Chaplin Bond en mdash James Bond & mdash is feitlik ondenkbaar sonder Buster Keaton, en dit is onmoontlik om Ethan Hunt voor te stel sonder 'n horlosie wat Harold Lloyd hang.

Die snaakse mense uit die stille era word onthou as lomp agente van chaos, maar hulle was ook waaghalse wat die lewe en ledemate vir 'n lekker lag gewaag het en die grondslag gelê het vir feitlik al die agteruitgang wat gevolg het. Niemand het dit beter as Keaton & mdash gesien hoe hy na motors in beweging kyk nie, spring oor die ogies, swaai oor watervalle, spring rond en bo -op bewegende treine (insluitend een stunt wat hom met 'n gebreekte nek gelaat het) en ry op 'n motorfiets stuur, kan u voel hoe u pols versnel. Selfs toe hy stunts gedoen het, het dit laat lyk asof die aksie plaasvind aan hom & mdash soos die beroemde vallende huisreeks van Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) & mdash, die komediant het die vermoë om die stilstand heeltemal kineties te laat lyk. Vergeet die Westerse harde ouens, die moderne aksieheld begin regtig hier.

Die Swashbuckler
Intussen, aan die ander kant van die stad, lag Douglas Fairbanks Sr. in die gesig van gevaar. Brawer en meer openlik atleties as die destydse groot komediante, het die behendige akteur geboorte geskenk aan die aksieheld wat die dag kon red, die meisie laat verswelg en dan kon swaai op 'n brandende kandelaar of die hangende seil van 'n seerowerskip betyds. Soos Errol Flynn na hom, was die enigste ding wat Fairbanks se karakters van die akteur se legendariese persona op die skerm geskei het, 'n kronkelende kostuum en 'n kronkelende verkragter. En teen die tyd dat Flynn sabels sou kruis met Basil Rathbone en Sir Guy in Die avonture van Robin Hood (1938), Hollywood het die ridderlike man-of-action van sy standaard heldmodus gemaak en sal nooit terugkyk nie.

Die eensame wolf
Na die Tweede Wêreldoorlog is 'n generasie Amerikaanse mans gedwing om in hul eie reg aksiehelde te word. Toe hulle terugkom uit die geveg, het hulle verander en hierdie soliders het dinge gesien wat hulle nie kon sien nie, en die films wat vir hulle gemaak is, weerspieël dit.

John Wayne het bekendheid verwerf voor die oorlog deur relatief ongekompliseerde wapenspelers te speel, mans wat in die wildernis van Monument Valley sou ronddwaal omdat dit 'n plek was waar hulle floreer. Tydens die oorlog is hy aangestel as 'n offisier, indien nie 'n gentleman nie, wat vegvliegtuie op lugaanvalle gelei het en geharmunte help om die vlag by Iwo Jima op te hef. Maar in 1956 ’s Die soekersWayne onthul egter 'n nuwe skyn van lelikheid van aksie, wat sy ontvoerde niggie tot 'n volksmoordtog teen die Comanches benut. Sy onberouvolle rassisme was die litteken van 'n gebroke wêreld, en die film eindig met die feit dat sy karakter effektief uit die beskawing verban word, te vervorm om weer in die samelewing terug te tree wat hy met sy lewe in gevaar gestel het om te bewaar.

Die koel kliënt
Steve McQueen het nie net die tipe definieer waarvan ons hier praat nie (sien The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, BullittEk sien eintlik feitlik enige Steve McQueen -film), hy beskryf dit ook die beste: “Ek wil nie die ou wees wat leer nie, ek wil die ou wees wat weet.” Dit is ver, sê: Noord by NoordwesCary Grant en jou verkeerde Hitchockian verkeerde man, 'n McQueen-held was die soort man wat sy Triumph-motorfiets gespring het of sy Ford Mustang oor die heuwelagtige paaie van San Francisco gelanseer het, almal met die bravade van 'n man wat geweet het dat hy altyd die landing kan vassteek. Kalm, versamel en gereed vir enigiets, kan hy 'n ry afslaan soos: "Ons gaan in 'n voorsprong, vriend of kry 'n nuwe gevoel van agentskap agter die stuur van 'n spiermotor.

En dan was daar James Bond, die soort man wat soggens gemartel kon word, die wêreld na die middagete kon red, en die nag lekker kon slaap langs 'n buxom (en heeltemal verwisselbare) baba en iemand soos luitenant Frank Bullitt kan waag, wat dit gewaag het kyk in die spieël en kyk na sy eie refleksie, was in vergelyking feitlik 'n filosoof. Die mees onlangse inkarnasie van die karakter het dinge 'n bietjie ingewikkeld gemaak, maar Bond is gebore as 'n man sonder krampe in die wapenrusting, geen plooie in sy tuxedo en geen gedagtes in sy kop nie, behalwe om die slegte man dood te maak. red die wêreld en lyk goed as jy dit doen. ” Vir die eerste keer sedert die swashbucker het die aksieheld 'n bonafide sekssimbool verdubbel.

Die Vigilante
Die volgende generasie aksieheld was die gevolg van 'n eenvoudige vraag: wat as Steve McQueen 'n onberoulike gat was? Hulle teenwoordigheid is deur skote in plaas van voetstappe aangekondig, en hulle het elke sin met 'n koeël onderstreep. Dit was gemene seuns wat met 'n swaaier geloop het en al die reëls oortree het net omdat hulle dit kon verbaas, baie van hulle was polisie (sommige dinge verander nooit). Iets om die slegte ouens te vang, reg?

Clint Eastwood het reeds sy weg geken om 'n sesskieter te danke aan sy ster-jare in spaghetti-westerns, maar alles verander toe hulle 'n .44 Magnum in sy hand steek. Eens 'n stilswyende skieter wat net met sy stuk aksie in die sonsondergang wou ry, Vuil Harry Eastwood is weer gebore as 'n sosiopaat. Harry Callahan het nie net die slegte ouens gestop nie; hy het ook met hulle gesukkel oor sy eie siek vermaak. Hy is nie tot geweld gedwing nie; hy was opgewonde daaroor vir hierdie soort aksieheld; die skurk was net 'n goeie verskoning. Die film eindig eintlik met Callahan wat sy kenteken in 'n bietjie troebel water gooi.

Maar Harry Callahan was feitlik 'n speurder in vergelyking met Die Franse konneksieSpeurder Jimmy “Popeye ” Doyle (Gene Hackman), die kranige, vroulike alkoholis wat per ongeluk 'n mede -offisier tydens sy film doodgemaak het en nie eens opgehou het om jammer te sê nie. En dan was daar die Doodswens reeks, wat nie eers die moeite gedoen het om sy held 'n kenteken te gee nie. Die ikoniese stedelike paranoia van die sewentigerjare, die Horror City-franchise, het net aan Bronson se almal 'n verskoning gegee om geregtigheid in eie hande te neem en sodoende het sy aksieheld van 'n vreedsame argitek oorgegaan na een van die produktiefste filmmoordenaars van die 20ste eeu.

Die Killing Machine
Waarskynlik 'n vertraagde reaksie op die mislukking van die Viëtnam-oorlog (die Rambo-reeks toon die afkoms van 'n sensitiewe veearts na 'n breinlose eenman-weermag), het die aksieheld van die Tagtigerjare die moeilike taak gehad om 'n geweer te vind wat groter was as die arm wat hulle vasgehou het dit met. Hulle het glinsterende menslike tekenprente, met 'n biceps wat sterk genoeg is om 'n hele film te dra, en anonieme hordes vyandelike handlangers sou feitlik na hul ondergang duik as Sylvester Stallone of Dolph Lundgren na hulle kom en hulself offer aan die steroïde gode van bloedbad. Arnold Schwarzenegger sou hierdie ras hiper-manlike stoomroller in 1984 ’'s vervolmaak Die Terminator, verhef homself van sterkman tot ikoon deur 'n letterlike moordmasjien te speel.

Uiteindelik het hierdie karakters so groot geword en belaglik dat parodie die enigste oplossing geword het, wat tot sulke dinge gelei het Polisie in die kleuterskool in 1990 en Die laaste aksieheld in 1993. Gelukkig was daar 'n bietjie oestrogeen onderweg.

Die heldin
Hollywood has never been a particularly welcoming place for action heroines: In order to find a good one you had to look in Japan, in the grindhouse, or &mdash most reliably &mdash in outer space. Asian cinema had Lady Snowblood, blaxploitation had Foxy Brown, and the mainstream had one blaster-packing princess traveling around a galaxy far, far away.

And then there was Ellen Ripley. Written as a man but cast as a woman, the Alien heroine was a cinematic drag act whose gender was largely irrelevant to the conflict at hand. The sequel pushed the needle away from androgyny, the introduction of Newt effectively transforming Ripley into a maternal figure (and forcing her into a Darwinian fight to the death against a mother who had just lost all of her babies). Sigourney Weaver’s bad-ass protector set the stage for the Sarah Connor 2.0 we got in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), with a muscular Linda Hamilton transforming the original character from damsel in distress to shotgun-toting death-dealer.

Of course, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood confused gender for sex, and the small handful of female action heroes that cropped up during the Nineties and the early aughts were mostly hyper-sexualized to the point of regression. (Onthou Barb Wire? Hopefully not.) Somewhere off in the distance, Imperator Furiosa was waiting patiently, ready to be called off the bench and out in the field.

The Everyhero
John McClane was obviously never going to die, but that didn’t mean he couldn’t be killed. He was bleeding from his feet. He was balding. He was estranged from his wife, but still felt a very real obligation towards her. He was just supposed to come out to the coast and have a few laughs. Hans Gruber and his troop of German terrorists never stood a chance, but McClane nevertheless introduced a measure of doubt into the equation.

Wanneer Die Hard arrived in 1988, brawn was suddenly replaced by attitude, and bloodlust was replaced by situational mandate. McLane wasn’t gung-ho, he was put-upon you knew there was always somewhere else he would rather be. He was an everyman caught in a sticky situation, and that dynamic proved so compelling that Hollywood would riff on this throughout the 1990s (and beyond), introducing a wide variety of unlikely heroes whose glory was forged by one very bad set of circumstances. There’s a terrorist in a building. There’s a bomb on a bus. There’s an Ed Harris on Alcatraz. There’s snakes on a plane. There’s a man who’s going to rise to the challenge.

Martial artists would quickly co-opt this type as well, flexibly adapting from killing machines into more ordinary guys: Steven Seagal played the super deadly cook of a hijacked ship in 1992’s Under Siege, and Jean-Claude Van Damme was, um, a security guard at a high stakes hockey game in 1995’s Sudden Death. They didn’t know it at the time, but these guys were among the last generation of action hero who didn’t have to compete with the special effects that brought their exploits to life.

The Superheroes
&hellipAnd then God created spandex.

Superhero movies existed long before Iron Man sparked the big bang of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008. But the genre explosion that resulted from the birth of the MCU cobbled together a fresh action archetype from a mess of familiar parts in much the same way as Tony Stark cobbled together his first Mark 1 prototype.

They look like Abercrombie models, they quip like Han Solo, and they dress like they’ve just been rejected from Cirque du Soleil. They’re all in ridiculous shape, but the modern action movie’s reliance on the magic of CGI has lowered the physical requirements of its stars, rendering their muscles almost purely cosmetic (Paul Rudd spent months carving out a six pack for Ant-Man, but his abs are only seen in a single shot, revealed in a scene that exists for the sole purpose of showing them off).

They’re huggable, they’re meme-able, they’re a walking compilation of gestures that can be readily reduced into GIFs. They’re fuzzy enough that the actors can wear their costumes to visit hospitalized children, but tough enough that teenage boys feel comfortable gawping at their feats of strength. They’re a fellowship of equals, relying on each other like the heroes from the men-on-a-mission movies of the Sixties (there’s no “I” in “Avengers”). They are focus-grouped to perfection, and while they wrestle with themselves (or, in Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder’s movies, they brutally cage fight their inner demons), their devotion to the greater good is seldom in doubt. Most of all, they are here to stay.

The AARP Generation
Opgeneem was hardly the first time that an action movie was fronted by someone eligible for Social Security (Charles Bronson was approximately 412-years-old in the accurately titled Death Wish V: The Face of Death). But there’s no denying that Liam Neeson elevated “I’m getting too old for this shit” from a hacky line of dialogue to a bonafide sub-genre. Innocuously dumped into American theaters in January of 2009 (almost a year after it debuted in France), Pierre Morel’s unapologetic B-movie tells the story of a retired, overprotective CIA agent named Bryan Mills who’s super paranoid about his teenage daughter’s trip to Paris. Naturally, she’s targeted by a ring of human traffickers about six seconds after she clears customs.

Despite being 55 years old at the time, Neeson murdered half the henchmen in Europe, snapping enough necks to make Steven Seagal blush. And thanks to the wonders of shaky-cam and rapid-fire editing, the whole thing was probably less taxing on Neeson’s body than his performance in Love Actually (I mean, he had to cry in that one).

It was ridiculous, and it worked because Neeson didn’t have to pretend that it wasn’t. During a press stop between sequels, the actor candidly remarked: “It’s like, I’m 61 years of age. I mean, come on. It’s a joke. It’s like [pretends to pick up a phone], ‘How much?’ Ok, I’ll be there.'”

Opgeneem proved that audiences weren’t hung up on the ages of their male action stars, at which point everyone from Denzel Washington (The Equalizer) to Sean Penn (The Gunman) decided to cash in on the pensioner-kicking-ass wave. It also demonstrated that filmgoers were willing to go along with pretty much anything so much as it played against the austerity of an actor’s image or stoked a measure of nostalgia. And so, a little more than two years later, Stallone slapped together The Expendables, the franchise providing a veritable retirement home for the action stars of yore.

The Manifestation of Destiny
Which brings us back to Ethan Hunt.

Leveraging the role into an opportunity to be the platonic ideal of the action hero, Tom Cruise has routinely displayed the fearlessness of the silent stars (remember that free-climbing madness from the beginning of Mission: Impossible II?), the easy charm of a swashbuckler, the cool resourcefulness of James Bond, the intense inner turmoil of John Wayne, the recklessness of Harry Callahan, the invincibility of John Rambo, the breezy camaraderie of the Avengers, and &mdash if you squint &mdash the cracking veneer of a guy who’s not as young as he used to be.

And yet, watching Cruise do all that, it’s telling that the big takeaway from this summer’s biggest non-superhero action hit was a rival agent who can go toe-to-toe with Hunt and still come out a foot taller. Rogue Nation ace in the hole may be its heroine, with Rebecca Ferguson’s secret agent Ilsa Faust proving to be Hunt’s equal match in spy-vs-spy shenanigans, and his superior when it comes to wielding high-powered rifles while wearing evening gowns and heels. The end of the film makes it clear to whom Hunt will report, should there be a Mission: Impossible VI. Where Ilsa goes from here, however, is anyone’s guess.


History of Hero - History

Young paragon, bearer of two heroic legacies and sweet tribute to her creator’s lost sibling. She’s many things, but most of all, she’s a hero to her core. This, then, is your Major Spoilers Hero History of Courtney Whitmore, the masked adventurer known as… Stargirl!

There is a truism in the world of Hero Histories: The shorter the tenure, the simpler to put together. When considering the history of a character dating back to the dawn of superheroic history, it is a very daunting matter to recount the entirety of their history, as even a fictional universe will have been through a lot of changes in 80 years. Today’s entrant has had at least four notable iterations in her time, but today we focus specifically on the second of her major historical eras. Some might call it the Silver Age version an inaccurate designation, as&hellip

They say youth is wasted on the young, and that’s never more true than when it comes to superhuman powers. With a few rare exceptions (like that Parker kid), a teenager with super-powers tends to get sidelined as a sidekick or wannabe, and even the far-flung future heroes of the Legion get flack for their characteristic idealism and impulsiveness, but that hasn’t stopped the likes of the New Warriors, the Teen Titans, and even Generation X from fighting their respective good fights. So it was, some years ago, that a headstrong young man assembled his own league of justice in&hellip

Or – “Power And Responsibility Transcending Time And Space…” The modern Heroic Age of the modern universe gave rise to legends that have endured for decades, both in-universe and out. Among those is the legend of Spider-Man, a colorful hero whose battles against foes large and small taught everyone a lesson involving the responsibilities of having super-powers. About a century later (depending on comic-book time, of course) a new hero rose, taking his name as a tribute to the old and heralding, like his predecessor, a new heroic age. And, like Peter Parker, he was considered an unlikely hero, but&hellip

It’s a strange thing to be first. Many times, the first iteration of something isn’t the most iconic, the best or even the most well-known, but today’s Hero History entrant puts the lie to that expectation. After years of nearly no super-heroic representation of anyone who wasn’t Caucasian (and even that one green kid had blonde hair) the streets of Metropolis gave birth to a hero whose mettle and courage are the equal of any who came before, and whose feats of power quickly made him one of the most respected heroes around. An multiple-time Olympic champion as well as&hellip

Or – “Before You Ask, No, I Didn’t Make This One Up…” The worlds of fiction are many and varied, and the tale of the young freedom fighter with the odds against him is a compelling one, turning up again and again. Whether a historical war (such as the long-running Tomahawk), an alien perspective (like Luke Skywalker), or something entirely different, there’s a lot of mileage to be had out of the story of one man against a corrupt system. So much so, that sometimes you can cut-and-paste that story into an entirely different world and continuity, with only the&hellip

Or – “SWEEET CHRISTMAS!” The Marvel Universe is a strange and occasionally terrible place. At any moment, a building could collapse because of rogue Hulks, or your entire neighborhood could get utterly annihilated by alien space bugs. Even back in the day, before the X-Men outnumbered the combined population of every town I lived in before the age of 17, it was a difficult place to live, where a random prison guard with a grudge could change your life forever (and that’s AFTER you were betrayed by your oldest friend and your first love murdered before your eyes.) Not everyone&hellip

Or – “It Takes A Real Man To Be A Superhero AND Host The Daily Show!” In a way, it’s kind of astonishing that in an industry that started in the mid-1930s, there were virtually no superheroes of color until the 1970s. Though today’s Hero History entrant wasn’t the first black superhero (that place is held by The Black Panther, circa 1966) nor the first African-American character to headline his own book (that honor goes to Dell Comics’ Lobo, a cowboy type who will probably make for a fine Retro Review soon enough), but John Stewart predates either Luke Cage&hellip

Or – “The Amazing 9-In-1 Superhero!” When I was a kid, there was no filter between toys, cartoons, comics and movies, nor would we have wanted one. We could watch the cartoon adventures of the same characters in our comics (though their adventures were often tonally different) and buy the appropriate tie-in toys at the local TG&Y store when we were done. Of course, this isn’t a Facebook post about how things were better when we were younger, this is all about the comics. When evil rears its ugly head, sometimes you need a hero with versatility, one who isn’t&hellip

Or – “An Epic Hero’s Journey Through Time, Space & Dimension!” These days, it’s kind of hard to remember that there were companies other than the Big Two (or Big Four, if you’re so inclined.) DC’s pedigree goes back to the dawn of comics Golden Age, while Marvel was kinda-sorta there, in spirit. But in those heady days, hundreds of other companies came and went, with names like Standard, Fawcett, Nedor, Fox Features, Quality, Chesler, Frog and the far-flung Isles of Langerhans! But publishing is a mug’s game, one that just as often leads to a late night exodus with&hellip

Or – “Why ‘New And Different’ Doesn’t Always Equal ‘Better.’ ” Comic books as an art form have been around for over a century now, and many of the characters we read about regularly have been doing their thing for three-quarters of a century. During those years, many revamps, relaunches and rejiggers have taken place to try and keep the characters relevant. Batman has gone from gun-toting vigilante to square-jawed smiling sentinel to dark night detective to father-figures, while Superman’s power levels have been up and down like the proverbial whore’s drawers. In retrospect, it’s clear lot of those re-imaginings&hellip

Or – “The Best There Is At What He Does. ” May I just start by saying that, MAN, these Hero Histories take forever. On average, I’m dealing with a couple hundred issues, sometimes spanning decades, trying to boil down a character to their essence (or, in some cases, their various differentiated essences) and find what makes them really tick, in my subjective opinion. When a particularly busy character comes along, it gets doubly annoying. This week’s Hero History entrant initially appeared as a mystery, his backstory unplumbed, and we only learned about him in fits and starts as his teammates&hellip

Or – “Bahamut says ‘WHAT?’ ” In the 8 or so decades since Siegel and Shuster got shafted over the rights for the guy in the blue tights, there have been literally THOUSANDS of heroes from hundreds of companies, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. For ever Batman, you have Skateman. For every Green Lantern, you have a Blue Rajah. For every Marvel Girl, you have a Great And Powerful Turtle. And for every Captain Marvel, you have… another Captain Marvel. My rather limited research strongly implies that the first hero to stick a military rank in front of&hellip

Or – “Fire BAD!!” During the month of October, I set off on a plan to do weekly Hero Histories on Halloween-appropriate heroes, starting with Dracula, and ending with a secret character. Seein’ as how we’re about two weeks short of Christmas, you can see how well that worked. Nonethless, I think we’re still holiday appropriate, seein’ as how we’re working with a hero who wears red and green (or atleast wears red and IS green.) Though a product of possibly evil intentions, he nonetheless overcame his creation to transform into something strongly resembling Superman. Like the original Man of&hellip


Location Table [ edit | wysig bron]

Monument Zone Ligging ( x z y )
Pupil Atlas Park 511 5 -1151
Pupil Echo Galaxy City -752 5 -1550
Pupil Kings Row -170 -42 -1467
Pupil Kings Row -400 4 1760
Pupil Perez Park -1174 -29 2252

Monument 1 [ edit | wysig bron]

Monument 1, located in Atlas Park. Click image for larger version.

On this spot the titanic hero Atlas was posthumously awarded a key to the city for his many valiant efforts on behalf of its citizens.

This plaque is in Atlas Park, at the northwest corner of Atlas Plaza and is just south the Yellow Line.

Monument 2 [ edit | wysig bron]

Monument 2, located in Galaxy City. Click image for larger version.

On this street in 1939, a parade was held to honor the hero Atlas. Though Atlas' nemesis, the Teal Serpent, tried to interrupt the festivities with a poison gas bomb, Atlas saved the spectators by scooping them up to sit on his mighty shoulders, far above the fumes. After getting the citizens to safety, Atlas sought out the Teal Serpent and defeated him. It is unknown whether the Serpent survived.

Its coordinates are (-752, 5, -1550) . It is located 132 yards due north of the Arena.

Monument 3 [ edit | wysig bron]

Monument 3, located in Kings Row. Click image for larger version.

On July 12, 1932, this apartment building caught fire. Although fire fighters evacuated the residents, they were unable to contain the blaze. If not for the mighty hero Atlas, the entire neighborhood might have been lost. He arrived in time to clap out the flames with his massive hands.

Its coordinates are (-170, -42, -1467) . It is located 410 yards NNW of The Gish marker.

Monument 4 [ edit | wysig bron]

Monument 4, located in Kings Row. Click image for larger version.

The building that used to stand in this spot was destroyed by the archvillain known only as the Teal Serpent. While Statesman battled the Serpent in an epic battle that raged for miles, the monumental Atlas turned his attention to the people trapped inside the rubble. With a gentleness to rival his strength, he picked apart the ruins with his massive fingers, freeing 243 people who would otherwise have perished.

Its coordinates are (-400, 4, 1760) . It is located 188 yards southwest of Blue Steel.

Monument 5 [ edit | wysig bron]

Monument 5, located in Perez Park. Click image for larger version.

Atlas' wife, Gloria Branson, planted this tree in 1941 in memory of her fallen husband. The first to respond to the German attack on Paragon City at Independence Port, Atlas died defending the city and the people he loved.

This plaque is in Perez Park, 228 yards North of the Everett Lake Marker.


Kry 'n afskrif


Today, the idea of gladiators fighting to the death, and of an amphitheatre where this could take place watched by an enthusiastic audience, epitomises the depths to which the Roman Empire was capable of sinking. Yet, to the Romans themselves, the institution of the arena was one of the defining features of their civilisation.

Gladiators . were an expensive investment, not to be despatched lightly.

Hardly any contemporary voices questioned the morality of staging gladiatorial combat. And the gladiators' own epitaphs mention their profession without shame, apology, or resentment. So who were these gladiators, and what was their role in Roman society?

The Romans believed that the first gladiators were slaves who were made to fight to the death at the funeral of a distinguished aristocrat, Junius Brutus Pera, in 264 BC. This spectacle was arranged by the heirs of the deceased to honour his memory.

Gradually gladiatorial spectacle became separated from the funerary context, and was staged by the wealthy as a means of displaying their power and influence within the local community. Advertisements for gladiatorial displays have survived at Pompeii, painted by professional sign-writers on house-fronts, or on the walls of tombs clustered outside the city-gates. The number of gladiators to be displayed was a key attraction: the larger the figure, the more generous the sponsor was perceived to be, and the more glamorous the spectacle.

Most gladiators were slaves. They were subjected to a rigorous training, fed on a high-energy diet, and given expert medical attention. Hence they were an expensive investment, not to be despatched lightly.

For a gladiator who died in combat the trainer (lanista) might charge the sponsor of the fatal spectacle up to a hundred times the cost of a gladiator who survived. Hence it was very much more costly for sponsors to supply the bloodshed that audiences often demanded, although if they did allow a gladiator to be slain it was seen as an indication of their generosity.

Remarkably, some gladiators were not slaves but free-born volunteers. The chief incentive was probably the down-payment that a volunteer received upon taking the gladiatorial oath. This oath meant that the owner of his troupe had ultimate sanction over the gladiator's life, assimilating him to the status of a slave (ie a chattel).

Some maverick emperors with a perverted sense of humour made upper-class Romans (of both sexes) fight in the arena. But, as long as they did not receive a fee for their participation, such persons would be exempt from the stain of infamia, the legal disability that attached to the practitioners of disreputable professions such as those of gladiators, actors and prostitutes.


Original Wonder Woman

After making her debut in All Star Comics No. 8, Wonder Woman graced the cover of Sensation Comics No. 1 in 1942.

Her original story sees her leave behind her home on Paradise Island after an American pilot named Steve Trevor crash lands on Themyscira and the islanders compete to determine who will travel to the “Man’s World” to return him. Wonder Woman wins and also has the honor to act as an ambassador of the Amazons’ values on a mission of peace and diplomacy.

Once in America, Wonder Woman meets an army nurse who wants to leave for South America, but can’t due to money problems. Since the nurse and Wonder Woman look identical, they decide to switch identities and Wonder Woman takes on the nurse’s position at the hospital, which happens to be the same hospital where Steve Trevor has been admitted. The nurse reveals her name is Diana Princess and thus Wonder Woman’s secret identity as an army nurse is created. She quickly attains the ranks of lieutenant in Army Intelligence — a position rarely obtained by woman at that time. During this Golden Age of the comic book, Diana was certainly interested in fighting crime, but she also took on more stereotypical female desires as she pursued a marriage with Steve Trevor.

In the Silver Age of the comic, Wonder Woman gives up her powers and title to her mother in order to stay in the “Man’s World.” Though she no longer holds the title of Wonder Woman she meets and trains under a blind martial arts mentor and resumes her crime fighting ways.

The Bronze Age saw Diana’s powers and costume return as she is reinstated as Wonder Woman in issue No. 204 of Volume 1. In the last issue of the same volume, Diana and Steve Trevor profess their love for one another and are married.

As Wonder Woman embarked on the modern age, her history and backstory were further revamped. Wonder Woman took on the role as an emissary and ambassador for Themyscira, whose mission it was to bring peace to the outside world. In a distinct change from the methods of her male counterparts, Batman and Superman, Diana was willing to use deadly force when she judged it necessary. Another notable change in this era was that Diana’s marriage to Steve Trevor was removed from her story and he was introduced as a much older man instead.

In September 2011, DC Comics rebooted its entire publication line, naming the relaunch New 52. Written by Brian Azzarello, New 52 sees Wonder Woman’s origin story altered once more — this time she becomes the love child of Hippolyta and Zeus and no longer born from clay and earth. She also becomes romantically involved with Superman.


HIStory: My Hero (2017)

After dying, a young girl's soul takes over the body of a lonely boy to try to be with her boyfriend once again. However, she has one week for her boyfriend to fall in love with her new body. Or else both her and the boy's body dies. Wysig vertaling

  • Land: Taiwan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 4
  • Aired: Feb 14, 2017 - Feb 17, 2017
  • Aired On: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network:CHOCO TV
  • Duur: 20 min.
  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 6,383 users)
  • Ranked: #4421
  • Popularity: #612
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older
  • Watchers: 11,311
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How would you get someone to fall in love with you again if you died and returned in someone else's body, and as a different gender?

This is a 4-part series, roughly 75 minutes total run-time.

STORY: The first part is wacky and a tad confusing but stick with it because it settles down and reaches its stride rather quickly and carries it all the way to the through the end credit roll. There are also quite a few clichés but this has a HAPPY, even if a somewhat bittersweet, ending!

ACTING/CAST: The cast chemistry was great (well, only 3 people really get any real screen time). The main couple were fun to watch and there were a few hilarious bathroom scenes that as a guy I was cringing and laughing at the same time. Makes me wonder: do women really not know male bathroom etiquette? Well, watch the scenes and you'll see what i'm talking about.

MUSIC: The music was good though I don't speak the language. The sound quality had issues but this was most likely because I saw the English fan-subbed version.

REWATCH VALUE: Definitely will watch this again, next time with a good friend.

TLDR: Starts out strange, quickly gets good, has some twists, and a happy ending!

I had no idea what this story was about. I watched it to scratch an itching boredom.

In the predictability meter, one would initially rate this very high. I, myself, grinned at how I thought I knew how the story would go. It was constantly light: nothing was totally aggravating nor was there something totally upsetting. One would get pissed at some point, but it'll just be like seeing a poop on your peaceful walk at the park--you see it, not step on it, and just continue walking. Then, you go back to that predictability meter and you'll find it static at 1%. Like, seriously, stop predicting the end and just enjoy the story.

The actors were good. I'm doing this review after watching all three stories, so I have done the "compare and contrast" among the actors. This gave the lightest feel among the three, but that doesn't mean the actors showed an inferior quality of acting. They delivered subtle acting without making me cringe and I think that's a good thing.

I have already watched this thrice and it still gives off that satisfying sigh followed by a lingering smile as the last episode's credit rolls. I don't think that happy aftermath would fade off even when I watch it a few more times. Wait, am I spoiling anything for you? Haha, the question is this. are you sure about your definition of a happy ending?


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