dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Gordon and Anthony: the blandness question.

Here's an interesting question that howtheduck asked: "Why is Gordon Mayes such a bland person?" It's sort of obvious in retrospect that a guy cannot change from a humble, goofy guy who's good with a wrench to the owner-operator of a financial empire without severe change to his personality. Only a woman who'd had everything handed to her like Lynn would fail to see that he'd have become the same sort of venal, callous, foul-tempered, smug, braying jerk that Tom Batiuk turned Funky Winkerbean into. What we should have spent the past few years seeing is the Pattersons wringing their hands about the Frankenstein monster they'd unleashed upon the world. He'd also be the devil with whom they'd have to consort in tight situations. If Lynn had had her head in the game, she could have created a classic antagonist. She could also have made Anthony far more interesting. We could have, for instance, seen more of his background, seen his with his family to know who he really is. I'll bet you if she were to think about it, she'd have realized that some rich kid who spends his days plotting to stab his boss in the back because of his working-class origins is way more compelling than a whining cypher.
Tags: amazonian catfish tinfoil hat, blandthony, gordo

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