In Brightest Day Needs Some Help

Hey guys. Sorry to bother you. I know most of you are probably glued on your televisions, waiting for something to come on that’s not politics-based. Well, if you need a break, I need your help.

I have a project in the works focusing on Sherlock, specifically targeting the fact that Sherlock Holmes is totes Asperger’s. However, this is a big project, and I need a side project to keep me busy.

For some reason, I was thinking about doing a piece on the problems of the “unspoken” or “Third-tier” characters.

The reason I thought about this is pretty interesting. I was watching Goof Troop, and it dawned on me that Goofy is the only one of Disney’s original characters that has no wife or girlfriend. This is weird because he also has a son, Max.

After research, I found that Goofy did have a wife in the 1950s. However, once Goof Troop came around, the wife was non-existent. It has been speculated that Goofy is goofy as a defense mechanism resulting from the loss of his wife, whether it be divorce or the accepted concept that she died. That’s heavy stuff.

So, are there any third-tier characters that have really insane background stories? Stories that fuel who they are and make their character all the more three-dimensional.

If there is no interest in this topic, I will just focus on Neville Longbottom and move on. But if there is some interest, let me know.

4 thoughts on “In Brightest Day Needs Some Help

  1. Um, not sure if he’s third tier, probably more like second tier, but what about Dr Zack Addy from the first 3 seasons of Bones?

    Black cat is really interesting to me as her identity came from her being raped and her desire for revenge. This is so powerful for me on a lot of levels, and the idea that someone can be “bad luck” works for me as electronics/machines don’t last long around me or don’t work right for me so I am a believer as are my friends who won’t even let me borrow their phones, lol. She’s damaged by the rape but it’s that that makes her interesting.

    Beast Boy I enjoyed in Teen Titans (the TV show) but I didn’t care about him for himself until I took the time to learn more about him (which I did becasue of the Terra storyline). There is a lot of pain under his public face and I am drawn to that, where as I just dismissed him when I saw him as only the comic relief.

  2. Not an insane backstory, but I always loved Canton Everett Delaware III’s. He seems like your run-of-the-mill renegade ex-agent, but then in a quick exchange with Nixon, he reveals that he’s in a relationship with a black man. It made him less like a throwaway character, and I think the Doctor Who fandom has latched onto this detail.

  3. Oh my goodness. That is just plain saaaaaaaaaaaad. As a kid I always wondered where Max’s Mom was. Now I know 😦
    A third-tier character with an underrated backstory I can think of is Teo from A:TLA. He used to have a mom too, but she died in a Fire Nation raid (doesn’t everybody’s mom?) They’re also the reason why he can no longer walk.

    Another character who comes to mind is Haymitch from The Hunger Games. He was a competitor who saw a lot of crazy crap in the Arena, won by some unconventional means and upon being named victor, chose to forget it all by boozing off. Not so crazy as some other things out there, but maybe worth a look πŸ˜‰

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