Who can you relate to?

  • Scalese89

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    Apr 25, 2014 9:10 AM GMT
    I was wondering whether people feel that they 'relate' to a particular character in a film or TV show for any particular reason - whether human or not?

    In Queer as Folk, they often use the figure of the superhero as an allegory for gay people as having to possess the strength to defeat the villains and 'save their day'.

    I relate to Dexter in a way, not because I'm a serial killer, but because I have had my own secrets in the past about my sexuality and, like Dexter, have lead a 'double life'.

    Anyone else?
  • xmanxxx

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    Apr 25, 2014 12:10 PM GMT
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    Apr 25, 2014 3:55 PM GMT
    I feel the same when I used to watch Dexter. I tried naming my alter ego 'Dark Passenger' but then it sounded lame. No doubt Deb found this ridiculous as well.

    But I don't think I can 'totally' relate to a certain character.
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    Apr 25, 2014 3:57 PM GMT
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    Apr 25, 2014 5:28 PM GMT
    Elsa from Frozen. I just want to let it go....and then freeze every bitch out there!
  • secondstartot...

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    Apr 25, 2014 5:40 PM GMT
    the Character I have most related too....
    there are two
    Daigo Kobayashi - from the film Departures....I relate too how what was once dream became a nightmare and how the present nightmare once you embrace it can become a new dream...there is a whole "me" which simply no longer exists
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    secondly the Character Don Quixote which i just finished playing in a msical....I was literally playing myself we both have this idealistic view on the world where madddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it ought to be....there is a song another character sings called "what does he want of me" and the lyrics in that song...my mom has basically said about me my entire life

    Doesn`t he know
    He`ll be laughed at wherever he`ll go?
    And why I`m not laughing myself...
    I don`t know.

    Why does he want the things he wants?
    Why does he want these things?
    Why does he batter at walls that won`t break?
    Why does he give when it`s natural to take?
    Where does he see all the good he can see,
    And what does he want of me?
    What does he want of me?
  • JohnDoe9688

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    Apr 25, 2014 5:57 PM GMT
    Mickey, from Shameless
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    Apr 25, 2014 6:04 PM GMT
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    Apr 25, 2014 6:13 PM GMT
    Cash saidimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcTMOrpPDRRWe20BpJLdbVn

    I'd like to relate my ex to the narrator of the movie.
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    Apr 25, 2014 9:36 PM GMT
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    You dirty underhanded bastard ! icon_lol.gif

    I wish I was like this:

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    but I'm more like this

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  • jaroslav123

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    Apr 25, 2014 9:56 PM GMT
    Usually relate to characters who've been isolated or rejected...or going through some fucking bizarre existential crisis.

    Remember connecting with the Joe character in 'nymphomaniac' (even though I'm a virgin) because her character is on a journey to constantly seek more and want more. I think I have a demanding personality as I get bored very easily, and this was a key part of her character. She never feels complete because she's searching for something that's unknown to her, out of her reach and ultimately impossible.

    I know you only mentioned films...but in terms of books, I usually connect with the characters in books by Franz Kafka. Specifically metamorphosis, as that, to me anyway, seems to be about self loathing of an aspect of yourself which you've just only realised...I obsessed over it when I realised I was gay. Of course, Joseph K from The Trial.... That feeling of being someone trapped in a situation which you cannot escape from.

    Anyway, I'll shut the fuck up now. Good thread by the way.
  • jaroslav123

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    Apr 25, 2014 9:58 PM GMT
    Oh, and every character in 'The Thick of It'...because I fucking love swearing.
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    Apr 25, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
    Chuckie Finster - Rugrats

    How he's never down for doing anything at first but reluctantly goes along with it. I am kinda like that.
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    Apr 25, 2014 10:19 PM GMT
    Magneto from X-Men
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    Apr 25, 2014 11:18 PM GMT
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    Hardworking ambitious single man trying to run a business but in a state of arrested development due to family's incompetence and greed.

    YUP.
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    Apr 26, 2014 1:00 PM GMT
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    Hardworking ambitious single man trying to run a business but in a state of arrested development due to family's incompetence and greed.

    YUP.


    Your life must be so good!
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    Apr 27, 2014 11:07 PM GMT
    Jean Grey from the X-Men.
  • Just_Louis

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    Apr 27, 2014 11:27 PM GMT
    jaroslav123 saidOh, and every character in 'The Thick of It'...because I fucking love swearing.


    Fucking A dude
  • Just_Louis

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    Apr 27, 2014 11:35 PM GMT
    Cheesy I know but in gaming I would most likely relate to Dante in the Devil may cry series. especially the latest one DMC.

    I get angry very fast, used to believe in other worlds, and oh I do love guns and swords.icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 28, 2014 12:05 AM GMT
    In high school, I related to James Dean's character in Rebel Without a Cause, Jim Stark, because I was facing becoming a man without any help from my dad...and enduring a critical mom.

    I also identified with Oliver Twist and David Copperfield in HS because I felt rather alone and had to work to overcome SO many things.

    Nephew Fred from A Christmas Carol. I love Christmas too and admired his optimism.

    Ebenezer Scrooge. I identified with some of his childhood experiences, but he showed me what NOT to become.

    I also identified with every literary character whose tight round ass was profusely described in loving words 'cuz, well, ya know, I've got one too.

    Daria Morgendorffer - Detached, observant, sardonic, dark, spot on. SICK, SAD WORLD!
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    Jack MacFarland - SIlly as shit, but I'm way more responsible and less shallow.

    Every iconic top ever dreamt up by the finest literary minds, 'cuz, well, ya know, I'm one too.