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Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters In Movie History
The luckless individuals who at least make our lives better
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Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters In Movie History
Spartacus
Spartacus (1960)

Why he's so miserable: Well, he's a slave in Libya to begin with, whipped for trying to help an old man and sentenced to death by starvation when he fights back. Then he's recruited as a gladiator and has to escape a man who wants to kill him as an example almost immediately. After some brief success as a gladiator, Spartacus is inspired to rebel by the abduction of the woman he loves, and leads a slave uprising against the might of Rome. Inevitably, this fails and he is ultimately crucified. Bummer.

Why he's inspiring: Spartacus, like Han Solo, clearly never wants to be told the odds. A ragtag band of former slaves might not have a snowflake's chance in hell against the finest fighting force of the ancient world, but that doesn't stop Sparty (as we wish we could call him) winning several victories against the legions and inspiring his men to such an extent that they're willing to die for him.





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1 Dobby in the Movies
Posted on Friday January 29, 2010, 20:34 by BLOODSUCKING LEECH
I've never read the books but love the movies-so I always looked at Dobby as the Jar Jar Binks of HP-totally annoying and unnecessary. Based on the movies alone obviously I didn't know his character at all. Read More

2 ...I'm going to burn the building down...
Posted on Friday January 29, 2010, 11:50 by captainamazing
And put strip9 in the water cooler. Read More

3 Wall-E
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