The antihero, that Clint Eastwood excelled at portraying, (and Humphrey Bogart before him), are never motivated by malice or megalomania, he is disillusioned rather then idealistic and more often a not a dirty drunk. Yet despite these flaws his honour is still without question, he cannot be bought and often react very violently towards people that try.
What thou show here is an example of the Knight Templar troop tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…
The knight templar is a form of villain, that thinks himself as a hero, and work under the doctrine "utopia justifies the means" tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…. This means that he is a complete zealot, which is actually the opposite of the antihero's disillusioned and pragmatic state of mind.
As I said, I don't know much about that character and care even less. I have a special kind of hatred for the American version of the graphic novel, I strongly prefer the European or the oriental version over it.
To summarise their differences.
1) The American graphic novel, often simply refereed to as a "comic", "comic book" or "superhero comic" is about masked metahuman vigilantes fighting against equally masked metahuman villains. There is not much more to say then that, the plot is all fairly similar, and in one word "really dumb".
2) The Oriental graphic novel, often refereed to as "manga" as Japan is the most influential part of this school, revolves around a wide range of often very confusing subjects. It is primarily characterised in a very specific art-stile that is universally accepted throughout the orient. While some of the larger more well known in the west works, have a relatively cohesive plot, most of them can with one word be described as "very weird"
3) The European graphic novel revolves more around a protagonist and his or her relations with other charecters. While metahumans sometimes feature in this school too, they are almost never a crime fighter and never in the sense that they could be accused of being a "superhero", something all of them no doubt, would take great offence too.
The European school includes works such as Tintin, The Smurfs, Asteric and Obelix and Valhalla also needs mention, not only to not just have francophone comis, but also have a much different version of Thor, and one that lies significantly closer to the original sagas, the 20+ year comic that only finished a few years ago was actually an attempt to faithfully depict the old sagas in a a way that everyone could understand and appreciate.
I did mention that I hate the American school right?
It is not that I have any particular dislike for thy art, I just wanted to point out that the action thou depict is "malum in se" evil in itself, that is a deprived unjustifiable act.
There is no possible way to atone for it, it is to cross the moral event horizon. tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…
i got some notes saying this is out of character for tony , i laughed a lot