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Reddit Asks the Question: 'What Fictional Character Would Not Get Away With Their Nonsense In Real Life?'

By Petr Navovy | reddit | October 23, 2023 |

By Petr Navovy | reddit | October 23, 2023 |


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The thing about fiction is that it’s, well, fictional, and I have minimal time for people who always try to seriously critique film, TV, or other stories by mapping their scenarios and characters onto real life. There’s a time and a place for it, sure, when it’s situated within a more holistic and nuanced critique, but reductionist arguments against certain media based around ‘it wouldn’t work like that in real life’ or other such really do drive me nuts. Having said all that, that’s largely because those arguments are often made in bad faith, and with a straight face. When done with tongue firmly in cheek, they can be fun! To wit, this Reddit thread which asked the question: ‘What fictional character is portrayed as a lovable scamp, but would be fired, arrested or unfriended in real life?’ You can check out the full thread here, but below are some highlights:

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