The 10th Anniversary Edition of Thirteen Reasons Why was released

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Jay Asher was born in Arcadia, California on September 30, 1975. He grew up with a family that encouraged him to pursue all of his interests, from playing the guitar to his writing. He attended Cuesta Community College right after graduating from San Luis Obispo High School. It was here where he wrote his first two children’s books for a class called Children’s Literature Appreciation. After high school, he decided he wanted to become an elementary school teacher. He then transferred to California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where he left his senior year in order to pursue his career as a serious writer. He married Joan Marie on September 7, 2002. Throughout his life he worked in various establishments, including working as a salesman in a shoe store and in libraries and bookstores. Many of his work experiences influenced some aspect of his writing.

On December 27, 2016, the 10th Anniversary Edition of Thirteen Reasons Why was released. In this edition, the book’s original ending is included. The anniversary edition also includes a new introduction from Asher, an essay from Asher, pages from the notebook that Asher used while writing Thirteen Reasons Why, reader reactions and a reading guide

Thirteen Reasons Why is a 2007 young adult novel written by Jay Asher. The book was published by RazorBill, a young adult imprint of Penguin Books. The paperback edition hit #1 on the New York Times best-seller list in July 2011. The book is the basis of the television series 13 Reasons Why, released through Netflix on March 31, 2017.

Clay Jensen, a shy high school student, returns home from school one day to find that he has received a mysterious package in the mail. It contains seven double-sided cassette tapes used by Hannah Baker, a classmate who has recently committed suicide. Each tape details a reason that she killed herself. The tapes were sent to various other people before arriving at Clay’s door.The first person to receive the tapes was Justin. They kissed once after she developed a crush on him. However, Justin told his friends that they did more than just kiss, which earned Hannah the reputation of a slut at school. The second person to receive them was Alex. Alex violated their friendship when he published a “hot or not” list comparing the girls in their class. He awarded Hannah the title of Best Ass, which only escalated her reputation as a slut. He also awarded his ex-girlfriend Jessica the title of Worst Ass, in revenge for her not having sex with him. The third person was Jessica. After being compared to Hannah on the “hot or not” list, Jessica slapped Hannah and ended their friendship. The slap left a scar on Hannah’s cheek…..

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  • Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen
  • Katherine Langford as Hannah Baker
  • Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla
  • Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis
  • Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley
  • Justin Prentice as Bryce Walker
  • Miles Heizer as Alex Standall
  • Ross Butler as Zach Dempsey
  • Devin Druid as Tyler Down
  • Amy Hargreaves as Lainie Jensen
  • Derek Luke as Kevin Porter
  • Kate Walsh as Olivia Baker

Hannah BakerHannah Baker is a fictional character created by American author Jay Asher. She is the subject of his 2007 mystery novel Thirteen Reasons Why, and Netflix’ adaptation of the book, 13 Reasons Why. Hannah is introduced as a sophomore at the fictional Liberty High School, characterized by her struggle adjusting to life in an unsympathetic school environment. She is played by Katherine Langford on the television series.On the final tape Hannah recalls the day of her suicide. She decides to give life “one more try”, and visits Mr. Porter, the school counsellor, and asks for his help. She tells him about the rape, but when she refuses to disclose her rapist’s identity, he tells her that the only option is to “move on” with life. This conversation is related on Hannah’s final recorded tape. She then gives her uniform to Clay at the theatre before going to give the tapes to Tony. Hannah return home, fills her bathtub and uses the razors she stole from her father’s shop to slit her wrists. Hannah dies of blood loss and is found by her mother and father who attempt to save her by calling 911; but they are too late, Hannah is already dead.

 

Rape & Assault or Violence

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Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN) Crisis Hotline: 800-656-4673

In addition to its hotline, RAINN works with local rape crisis centers nationwide, providing resources, articles, programs, and events.

National Teen Dating Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 or visit www.loveisrespect.org For teens who have been abused.

National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or visit www.rainn.org For anyone who has been raped or experienced sexual violence.

 

 

 

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Ron Perlman Gives His Blessing to ‘Hellboy’ Reboot Star David Harbour, Describes Abandoned ‘Hellboy 3’ and the Upcoming Movies t Episodes

 

Hellboy is making a big screen comeback sans Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman – but it’s all okay because Ron has given his blessing to new Hellboy star, Stranger Things‘ David Harbour.

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Perlman had nothing but nice things to say about the next actor to don the Right Hand of Doom. “David Harbour is a good dude,” the 67-year-old actor told the crowd  “I wish him nothing but the best when it comes to the retooling of HB.”For fans, the news of the reboot — titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen — has to be bittersweet. On one hand, it’s wonderful that Hellboy is getting another shot at the big screen, and its more mature rating will give it freedom to be as violent as it likes. While on the other hand, it is the death knell for Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman’s Hellboy film series — which had planned to make a third and final film, but it was stuck in development-hell due to budgetary concerns.

 

MikeMignolaJune2011.jpgMignola created Hellboy in 1993. Hellboy is a demon summoned to Earth by Nazi scientists, but who was recovered as a child by the Allies and raised by the head of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, or BPRD. Hellboy grew up to become a member of the BPRD himself, investigating supernatural occurrences and fighting monsters.Hellboy‘s blend of vintage pulp action and mystery, folklore, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy has turned it into one of Dark Horse Comics’ best-known publications, spawning several spin-offs such as a BPRD series, Lobster Johnson, and a prequel series titled Hellboy and the BPRD. Mignola recently killed Hellboy himself but continued to tell his story in the after in the pages of the 10-issue Hellboy in Hell series. The expanded “Mignola-verse” offers plenty of material for an expanded film and television universe.

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The WORST Ever Movie Based on Comic Book Characters &Top  Movies Based on Comic Books

The WORST Ever Movie Based on Comic Book

Daredevil (2002)

Not even the combined star power of Ben Afflect, who portrayed the masked vigilante Daredevil, Jennifer Garner as Elektra, and Colin Farrell as Bullseye could rescue this box office snoozer.

It was directed by Mark Steven Johnson, the same writer and director as Ghost Rider, another movie that managed to find its way onto this list.

Afleck couldn't save the 2002 Daredevil movie. #5 on our list of WORST superhero movies of all time

Though fairly true to the comic origin of the Daredevil, whose alter ego Matt Murdock was blinded as a child by a toxic waste spill that fortunately left him with heightened senses, the movie’s poorly-written script seemingly contributed to its lackluster reviews.

Many critics praised Michael Clarke Duncan for his role as the menacing Kingpin (although some fans complained that Kingpin was not African-American in the comic book).

 

Ghost Rider (2007)

 

 

The big budget debut of the Ghost Rider, starring Nicholas Cage as the motorcycle-riding, chain-wielding Johnny Blaze who makes a deal with the devil to try spare his father from death, fared well at the box office.

Despite box office success, Ghost Rider is lame and makes it to #4 on our list of worst comic book movies

 

In addition, there were several scenes that required much explanation, but none was provided. For instance, in an early scene we see a 20-something Johnny Blaze, played by Matt Long.

 

Batman and Robin (1997)

 

 

Batman and Robin makes it to #3 on the list of all-time WORST superhero movies

 

Despite a stellar cast that included George Clooney as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze, and Alicia Silverstone as Barbara Wilson/Batgirl, the film simply couldn’t rise above Shumacher’s flawed vision.

Catwoman (2004)

 

Catwoman wins our nomination for #1 worst comic book movie of all timeUnintentionally hilarious (one scene features Berry rubbing catnip on her face), the movie’s campy and silly portrayal of Catwoman, as well as its embarrassing plotline — which ultimately centers on toxic facial cream (after all, that’s how Sharon Stone gets her marble-faced superpowers) — was widely viewed as a slap in the face to fans of the racy version of the DC Comics character.

Top  Movies Based on Comic Books

Batman Begins is at #8 on our all-time top 10 best movies based on comic booksTrue to the origin of the tortured comic book character, the film featured Liam Neeson as Ra’s al Ghoul, and Cillian Murphy as the fear-inducing Scarecrow.

X-Men United (2003)

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Featuring an all-star cast including Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier, Halle Berry as Storm, Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine, and Ian McKellen as Magneto, X-Men United, the second movie in a trilogy about the popular Marvel mutants won rave reviews for its large cast of superheroes and amazing special effects.

X2: X-Men United makes it to #7 on our all-time top 10 movies based on comic books list

The storyline, which essentially saw the X-Men attempting to stop covert government operative William Stryker from launching an all-out war on mutants, was widely panned as being weak and full of plot holes.

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

 

This Spider-Man sequel featured the teen-age webcrawler taking on his arch-nemesis Doctor Octopus, played by the brilliant Alfred Molina.

Spider-Man 2 2004 is #6 on our all-time top 10 comic book movies list

Garnering critical praise for its CGI special effects, solid storyline, and overall improvement from its film predecessor, the Spider-Man 2 plot is largely taken from the Amazing Spider-Man #50 comic book.

 Iron Man (2008)

 

The first of Marvel’s “Phase One” movie initiative, Iron Man starred Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, a billionaire playboy CEO who is wounded in a terrorist attack while touring Afghanistan and inspired to create the Iron Man suit to fight evil and injustice.

Iron Man makes it to #5 on our all-time top 10 superhero movies listThe film also starred Terrence Howard as James Rhodes (he was replaced in the sequel by Don Cheedle), Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, and Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane, who later becomes the Iron Munger in the movie’s final act.

 

 

Superman (1978)

Superman (1978) makes it onto our list of all-time best comic book movies at #4

 

The film, which accurately depicted Superman’s Kryptonian origins and alter ego Clark Kent’s Smallville childhood, would make Reeves as household name and Superman a popular American icon.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) tied with;
: Batman (1989)

 

The final installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman film trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises sees Batman taking on one of his most dangerous enemies —Bane in one of the best movies based on comic books.

 

The Dark Knight Rises makes it to #3 on our all-time best comic book movies list

Tim Burton's Batman movie of 1989 makes it to #3 on our all-time best comic book movies list

The Dark Knight Rises, set eight years after the death of Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight, finds Batman missing, Bruce Wayne a recluse, and the rich and powerful in Gotham City held hostage by Bane.Batman, with the help of Catwoman, played by Anne Hathaway, ultimately defeats Bane, though the Dark Knight is presumed dead after a large bomb explosion.Comic fans rejoiced at the movie’s final moments, when Ofifcer Robin John Blake, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, resigns from the Gotham police force and inherits the Batcave, seemingly setting up a plotline to become Robin, the Boy Wonder.

Batman was conflicted! Batman had sex! With Kim Bassinger! He hit people without cartoon balloons appearing on the screen!The Batmobile was unbelievably groovy and modern-looking (even though the reboot would up the ante on the Batmobile yet again), and Jack Nicholson was awesome as The Joker.

The Avengers (2012)

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The plotline culmination of several movies (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger) that were building to this moment, Marvel’s The Avengers was a phenomenal box office success, becoming the highest grossing movie of all time.

Featuring Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, and Black Widow, the newly formed Avengers fought Loki and the Chitauri, from Marvel’s The Ultimates comic book, for control of the Tesserac, an immensely powerful energy source.

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Winner of our top 10 all time best comic book movies is The Dark Knight (2008)

Featuring Heath Ledger as the ruthless and maniacal Joker, and Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent, the movie’s plot was influenced by the 13-issue limited series Batman: The Long Halloween.The film, which would go on to become one of the highest-grossing movies based on a DC Comics character, won widespread critical praise and even garnered Ledger an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

My Best Movies of 2017 (So Far)

12  Get Out

 

 

Be it the early sight of a car pulling up alongside an African-American man, or a photo of an angry dog being held on a tight leash, the color white spells doom in Jordan Peele’s social-commentary horror hit Get Out—albeit ultimately in unexpected ways. Surrounded by his white girlfriend Rose’s (Allison Williams) Obama-loving family and their friends during a weekend getaway at their rural estate, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) finds himself increasingly uncomfortable, especially after a series of encounters with fellow African-Americans (the household’s staffers, a young boyfriend of a much older white woman) make him suspect that something is scarily amiss.

11 Split

 

 

 

Even if it didn’t conclude with a gasp-inducing twist that forces one to reconsider everything that’s come before it, Split would stand as a triumphant return to form for director M. Night Shyamalan, the former The Sixth Sense wunderkind who’d lately fallen on tough studio-for-hire times. Unlike his sturdy 2015 found-footage thriller The Visit, Shyamalan’s latest boasts the menacing, meticulous widescreen beauty of his signature hits. Here, his sinister style is used in service of a story about three young girls (Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, and Jessica Sula) who are kidnapped by James McAvoy’s Kevin—and then learn that they actually have many captors, considering that Kevin boasts 23 distinct personalities.

10 Alien: Covenant

 

 

 

Blending the body horror of his 1979 Alien, the gung-ho combat of James Cameron’s 1986 sequel Aliens, and the philosophical grandiosity of his 2012 prequel Prometheus—not to mention the man-and-machine musings of his 1982 Blade Runner—Ridley Scott delivers a biblically scaled interstellar nightmare with Alien: Covenant. Scott’s latest spends its first hour setting up a familiar battle between human colonists and angry xenomorphs, after the former decide to investigate a mysterious distress signal from a nearby planet. Yet after expertly going through the tried-and-true monster-movie motions, the director then shifts gears by turning his prime attention to Michael Fassbender’s android David.

9 John Wick: Chapter 2

 

 

 

Rarely has a film seemed less in need of a sequel than 2014’s John Wick, a self-contained bit of action-cinema perfection. Nonetheless, John Wick: Chapter 2 manages to justify its own existence through a constant barrage of masterful gun-fu carnage, with bullets flying at a jaw-dropping rate courtesy of Keanu Reeves’ nattily dressed assassin. Director David Leitch’s follow-up is a symphonic orgy of frenzied firearm warfare, with violence here depicted as a culinary art form performed by stylish Zen badasses with philosophical souls

8 ‘Personal Shopper’

Kristen Stewart hits a career peak as an American in Paris who buys clothes, shoes, jewelry and fashionable accessories for an entitled celebrity – meanwhile, in her spare time, she’s trying to make contact with the spirit of her twin brother

7 Wonder Woman’

 

 

Patty Jenkins and her skill at keeping focus on the spectacular Israeli actress Gal Gadot. She plays the title role with a bracing blend of physical grace and feminist fire, the kind that might just make her an Oscar contender in the Best Actress race. Why not? Female empowerment is as rarely celebrated in the comic-book universe as it is in Hollywood’s macho spin on reality. Wonder Woman, your time is now!

6 Kedi

 

Not since Disney’s Aristocats has there been so much anarchic, kitten pageantry committed to the big screen. Infiltrating the free-roaming feline population of Istanbul, Kedi squats down to see the world from the eyes of mama cats, young furballs, and fuzzy loners.

5 Cars 3 (2017)

Image resultLightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world.

4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

 

 

 

The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

3 Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

 

 

Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth

3 Beauty and the Beast (2017)

An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

1 Logan

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh Jackman bears his adamantium claws one last time as Marvel’s Wolverine in James Mangold’s Logan, which—after 2013’s samurai-themed The Wolverine—relocates the character in dusty, downbeat Western terrain. Set in a 2029 in which mutants are rare specimens thought to be extinct (as well as the stuff of comic-book legend), Mangold’s film finds Jackman’s famed hero hiding out in remote Texas, caring for a dementia-addled Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and trying to forget how he got all the scars that now mar his body, failing to heal the way they did during his youthful heyday. His recluse life is forever upended by the arrival of a young girl (Dafne Keen) with whom he shares a mysterious connection, and who’s wanted by mercenaries led by Boyd Holbrook’s Donald Pierce

 

 

Most Anticipated Movies of the Summer 2017

The Beguiled (June 23)

Sofia Coppola brings her singular vision to the second adaptation of Thomas P. Cullinan’s Civil War-set novel — the first starred Clint Eastwood in 1971 — in which a wounded Union soldier (Colin Farrell) is taken in by an all-girls boarding school in Mississippi. Seduction, jealousy and bloody nightgowns follow. Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning co-star as the soldier’s conflicted saviors.

Okja (June 28)

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho brings his first movie since 2013’s Snowpiercer straight to Netflix. The story centers on a little girl (Seohyun An) whose best friend — a mysterious, giant creature named Okja — is threatened by a mysterious, giant multinational corporation. Tilda Swinton, who also starred in Snowpiercer, stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano.

Baby Driver (June 28)

Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) takes the concept for a 2003 music video he directed for the band Mint Royale and expands it into a full-length movie about a music-obsessed getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) trying to break out of his risky line of work while wooing a winsome waitress (Lily James). The head-spinning chase scenes will dazzle even action skeptics and the soundtrack will blare from car speakers all summer long.

The House (June 30)

Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell team up for a comedy about two parents who, having totally spaced on saving for their daughter’s college education, start an underground casino with a buddy (Jason Mantzoukas). The plan, of course, is as poorly considered as their financial planning up to that point, and hijinks ensue.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7)

After making his debut in Captain America: Civil War, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker gets the feature-length treatment in what looks to be a hybrid superhero-high school movie (fitting, given that Stan Lee created the web-slinger to meet the high teenage demand for comic books). Marisa Tomei plays Aunt May and Michael Keaton stars as Spider-Man’s nemesis (this time around, at least), Vulture.

A Ghost Story (July 7)

If superhero movies aren’t your speed, perhaps you’d like to watch the ghost of Casey Affleck walk around under a sheet with two eye holes, silently observing the world he’s left behind? Writer-director David Lowery’s film about a ghost stuck in his home even after his partner (Rooney Mara) moves away is one of the most provocative, meditative movies in this summer’s slate.

Girls Trip (July 21)

Welcome to your summer raunch-fest: co-written by Black-ish showrunner Kenya Barris and 10 Things I Hate About You scribe Karen McCullah, this story about four college friends (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and scene-stealer Tiffany Haddish) reuniting for a weekend in the Big Easy features bathroom and bedroom humor galore. Maya Rudolph, take heed: it’s also got a scene to rival Bridesmaids’ infamous mid-crosswalk wedding dress fiasco.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (July 21)

Visionary French director Luc Besson returns to the source of one of his most memorable movies, 1997’s The Fifth Element: French comic books. Inspired by Valérian and Laureline, this one takes place in a 28th-century metropolis threatened by an intangible menace, and it stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne and Rihanna.

Dunkirk (July 21)

It’s unclear whether Christopher Nolan realized that casting ex-One Directioner Harry Styles in his next movie would consume so much of its pre-release hype, but the movie has much else going for it: It looks to be as much action thriller as it is historical World War II drama, and it depicts the 1940 evacuation of Dunkirk from several perspectives: air, land and sea. In Nolan’s words: “To mingle these different versions of history, one had to mix the temporal strata.” Soon we’ll find out exactly what that means.

Atomic Blonde (July 28)

If you enjoyed watching Charlize Theron vengefully obliterate bad guys in Mad Max: Fury Road, you may well enjoy watching her vengefully obliterate bad guys in Atomic Blonde, in which she plays an MI6 agent on a mission to stop some Russians with nuclear intel in 1989 Berlin. But the plot is secondary to the main event: 115 minutes of Theron kicking so much ass she can hardly be bothered to take names.

Emoji Movie (July 28)

The main thing to know about this movie is that Sir Patrick Stewart has been cast as the Poop Emoji. The main question to ask about this movie is whether clown emoji is going to be at this party, because please, no. People who want clowns can go see It.

The Dark Tower (Aug. 4)

 

 

This year offers a fine bounty for Stephen King fans: in September, an adaptation of his 1986 novel It hits theaters, but first comes a sci-fi fantasy based on the author’s The Dark Tower novels. Idris Elba stars as the Gunslinger, whose quest to reach the titular tower risks derailment by Matthew McConaughey’s Man in Black, an ageless sorcerer.

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Detroit (Aug. 4)

 

Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow returns with her first feature since Zero Dark Thirty, a historical thriller about the Algiers Motel Incident — during which three black men were killed and several people beaten by members of the Detroit Police Department — which took place during the 12th Street Riot in 1967. John Boyega, Jason Mitchell and John Krasinski star.

Ingrid Goes West (Aug. 11)

“Instagram envy” may not be in the DSM-5 (yet), but our ever-evolving relationships to social media offer plenty to mine in this dark comedy about an unstable young woman (Aubrey Plaza) who drops everything to befriend a social media celebrity (Elizabeth Olsen). And there’s no face we’d rather watch contorting in an anguished response to her Instagram feed than Plaza’s.

Beach Rats Aug. 25

Another hit at Sundance — where filmmaker Eliza Hittman won the U.S. Dramatic Directing award — Beach Rats spends a summer with a 19-year-old Brooklynite caught between his sexual attraction toward men and the rigid, hetero-masculinity expected of him by the bros with whom he trawls the Coney Island boardwalk for girls and drugs. It’s sure to launch unforgettable newcomer Harris Dickinson, who’s already at work on the Hunger Games-ian dystopian YA adaptation The Darkest Minds.

Bonus: Reboots, Sequels and Remakes Galore

July 14: War for the Planet of the Apes

Aug. 11: Annabelle: Creation

24 Movies That Are Going To Blow Everyone Away In 2018

Greatest Superhero Movie Performances of All Time

 

50 .Judge Dredd (Karl Urban)

The problem with being Judge Dredd is that the key to the character is not showing emotion, and seeming to under react to everything happening around you. There’s a reason that the character is affectionately referred to as “Ol’ Stoneyface” by fans, after all. Karl Urban managed to sidestep Sylvester Stallone’s wooden 1990s attempt when he took on the role in the 2012 movie

 49 Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley)

Watchmen comic author Alan Moore once said, “If there was a Batman in the real world, he probably would be a bit mental.” That’s undoubtedly true, and a theme explored in the character of Rorschach in Moore’s seminal graphic novel masterpiece. Short of stature and patience, Walter Kovacs, better known by his trenchcoat-clad, inkblot-shifting masked alter-ego Rorschach, is the Watchmen’s answer to the Dark Knight. Casting the unconventional role was no easy task for director Zack Snyder when he decided to adapt the novel to film in 2009, but he struck gold in the form of character actor Jackie Earle Haley, who brought the character’s unshakeable tenacity to life.

48  Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman)

V (Hugo Weaving) may have worn the mask, but Natalie Portman’s Evey was the real hero of the piece, with her overcoming the terror of her country’s own government and torture at the hands of V to become stronger than she ever believed possible. Portman’s scene in the rain remains as an enduring image as V’s Guy Fawkes mask or Parliament being destroyed. Portman delivered an arc for Evey that was emotional and dramatic enough to make the typical origin story look tame in comparison.

47 Gamora (Zoe Saldana)

Zoe Saldana has managed to make Gamora one of the MCU’s most interesting characters. She stands out in the band of misfits known as the Guardians of the Galaxy for being tough enough to take on Drax and clever enough to match wits with Peter Quill.  Smart, tough and driven by revenge, you get the feeling she really could figure out a way to take on Thanos by herself.

46 Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) 

She proved to be everything that a flesh-and-blood Harley should be: complex, funny, a little tragic and all kinds of trouble. Appropriately stealing every scene she was in, Robbie had a manic energy that felt just the right kinds of brittle, as if one wrong move — or cruel decision on behalf of Jared Leto’s Joker — could unleash all kinds of hell (or just snap her in two). It’s no surprise that she’s going to get a spin-off movie all her own: no-one else in DC’s cinematic universe feels quite as full of life.

45 Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) But his Black Panther was magnetic, in large part because Boseman stood in such contrast to everything going on around him: silent, still and, ultimately, as kind and empathetic to Helmut Zemo as the other heroes were deaf to anything other than themselves. The cliffhanger of Civil War might have teased the future of Iron Man and Captain America, but it was Black Panther that everyone wanted to see more of next. And fortunately, people will in February 2018, when he toplines his own movie

44 Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) 

Jennifer Lawrence brought her to new heights with her performance in X-Men: First Class, which showed the humanity beneath the blue. Her Oscar win and rise to superstardom between First Class and Days of Future Pastcontributed to the character becoming the face of the franchise, which revealed  a new layer to the core relationship of Xavier and Magneto by injecting Raven as a third party with a special relationship with both of them

43  Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) It isn’t just that Andrew Garfield just looked more like the comic book Peter Parker  It was that his Spider-Man felt closer to the one fans had read for years, as well: nervously joking — and with bad jokes as often as not — instead of expressing how upset he was over the latest personal drama was happening to intersect with the supervillain of the moment. Garfield’s Spider-Man was simultaneously confident and unsure, cocky and angst-ridden, and exactly what the comic book character deserved. The only thing he didn’t have were the scripts to let him shine. 

 42 Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming)

 2003’s X2 in which Alan Cumming’s Nightcrawler teleports his way past special forces into the Oval Office, leaving a trail of downed bodyguards and blue inky smoke along the way. The scene is a beautifully shot, exhilarating opening to that rarest of treasures in Hollywood: a sequel that surpasses the original.

41 Storm (Halle Berry)  

  1. One of Hollywood’s most talented actresses meeting one of Marvel’s most well-loved characters sounded like a homerun, but it took a few movies for it to work out. Halle Berry’s Storm was underserved in 2000’sX-Men, with this line considered a low point in X-Men movie history: “You know what happens when a toad gets struck by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else.” But Berry’s Oscar win in between X-Men andX2: X-Men United helped her Storm earn an expanded screen presence. Storm provided some of the more visually interesting action pieces of the franchise as well as some of its most poignant. Who can forget her rapport with Nightcrawler in X2, or her Sentinel battles in Day of Future Past? Berry’s Ororo Munroe truly became the badass team leader she was meant to be.

     40 Hellboy (Ron Perlman)

    On the face of it, Ron Perlman had an almost entirely blank slate to work with when becoming Mike Mignola’s demonic demon-puncher. After all, Hellboy is a man of few words, and Mignola’s art also tends towards the less-is-more aesthetic. So it was fascinating to see what he brought out of the character: an everyday, put-upon attitude that made him surly and easily to relate to.

    39 Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)

    From inauspicious beginnings as a femme fatale in Iron Man 2 that her treated more like eye candy in a Michael Bay movie than as a superhero, Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanov grew into one of the MCU’s best, thanks to her being given the screentime (and complexity) to shine in 2012’s Avengers. From there, she unexpectedly stole the show in Captain America: Winter Soldier and now has fans clamoring for a solo movie. Black Widow brings something no other Marvel Hero does. Cap is the professional, Tony is the attitude, but neither is both. Black Widow is that perfect mix of skill and bravado that makes her so fun to watch.

     

     38  Blade (Wesley Snipes)

    Wesley Snipes toplined 1998’s Blade — about a half human/half vampire who hunts the undead —  a surprise hit for New Line, earning more than $131.1 million worldwide. A lot of the credit is due to Snipes, who returned twice more, with the actor’s action chops making you believe a man really could make the night a safer place for us all.

    37 Jean Grey (Famke Janssen)

    Famke Janssen had a tough job in bringing Jean Grey to life — to this point in the comic books, the character had been mostly defined by outside forces (She was Cyclops’ girlfriend, she was possessed by the Phoenix), but had to seem awesome enough to be adored by both Cyclops and Wolverine. Her solution was to bring the subtext of the comic book character to the fore, and offer up a Jean Grey who seemed calm on the surface but had hidden depths when you looked hard enough. After two movies of being a solid team player, her time in the spotlight as “Dark Phoenix” in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand was, arguably, the only good thing about the entire movie.

    36  Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell)

    Peggy Carter is Marvel’s most beloved leading lady, with Hayley Atwell’s tough-as-nail British intelligence officer providing a throughline for multiple MCU projects. How cool is it to see her kicking ass in her prime in ABC’s Agent Carter,  or at the height of her influence as a SHIELD big wig in Ant Man’s or as an elderly woman reuniting with her long lost love Steve Rogers in Winter Soldier.

     

    35  Lois Lane (Margot Kidder)

    Margot Kidder’s Lois Lane was the perfect foil for her Man of Steel. She felt as imperfect as Superman was ideal; scattered and impatient against Superman’s cool, calm demeanor, the two seemed like opposites attracting with one important exception: they never, ever gave up trying to do what was right.

     34 Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire)

    Over the course of three films — two of which were highwater marks for the time and a third one that, well, existed — Maguire’s Spider-Man went toe-to-toe with a genuinely spooky Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), a relatable villain in Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina) and a trio of disappointing baddies in the Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), new Goblin (James Franco) and Venom (Topher Grace — seriously, Topher Grace). What made Maguire’s Spidey so great, though, wasn’t how he portrayed the soaring superhero, but rather the humanity and downright dorkiness that was his Peter Parker, the “man” half of Spider-Man. While Maguire didn’t have quite the wit of his comic counterpart or later movie Spider-Men, he did convincingly pull off a hapless high school loser who loved his neighbor Mary Jane and knew that “with great power comes great responsibility.”

    33 Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman)

    Vain, brilliant and obsessed with real estate plots before it was cliche, Gene Hackman’s Lex Luthor shows Superman the other side of humanity. Luthor took sadistic pleasure in hurting the Man of Steel, yet the condescending way he dealt with his underlings made him a surprisingly comical figure that allowed the films to deal with cruelty without getting too dark. Even though the Superman movie series tumbled dramatically after 1980’s Superman II, Hackman remained one of the few bright spots in 1987’s Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.

    32  The Joker (Jack Nicholson)

     Jack Nicholson proved superhero movies could be an actor’s cash cow, with his massive deal for 1989’s Batman becoming the stuff of Hollywood legend. Nicholson’s Mr. J inspired pandamonium among fans, so much so that no one thought his performance could ever be topped. Critics have argued his Joker is just Jack Nicholson playing an amped up version of Jack Nicholson. Perhaps this is a case of an actor truly being born for the role, but whatever the reason, the amount of energy, fun and insanity Nicholson brought to the film helped elevate the comic book genre to new heights just as the Superman franchise was faltering.

     31 Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)

    The Catwoman of Batman Returns is complicated, contradictory and a million miles from the sex kitten that most people had in their minds about the character from previous appearances. Thank Michelle Pfeiffer, who took a screenplay from Daniel Waters and ran with it, turning in a performance that’s all over the place in the best way possible. Sexy, smart, disturbing and utterly compelling, Pfeiffer’s Catwoman is as much a commentary on the way women were (are) forced to appear in genre fiction as she is a supervillain.

    30 Rogue (Anna Paquin)

    Just a teenager (but already an Oscar winner) by the time she played Rogue, Anna Paquin more than held her own in scenes with future superstar Hugh Jackman and much more seasoned actors like Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. All of the X-Men were alienated from society, but Rogue literally was cut off from human contact, unable to touch someone without harming them. Even a flawed movie like X-Men: The Last Stand (with its unfortunate love triangle featuring Rogue, Iceman and Kitty Pryde) managed to give her one of the film’s most touching moment, with Rogue making the decision to take the “mutant cure,” proving the X-Men franchise’s moral complexity was well in tact.

    29 Zod (Terence Stamp)

    “Kneel Before Zod” line, but Terence Stamp brought something to Superman II that had been missing from the first installment: a sense of menace. It would’ve been easy for Zod to have been a forgettable, even funny bad guy — that outfit alone is less than threatening, let’s be real — but Stamp’s wonderfully measured, almost bored, attitude towards events really sold the idea that he believed he was superior to everyone and everything around him, and in the process, made it seem possible that Superman might be dealing with more than he could handle, so early in his cinematic career.

    28 Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman)

    Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy demanded plausible explanations for the Dark Knight’s many gadgets — and Morgan Freeman’s Lucius Fox answered the call. Beyond providing Bruce with Tumblers and Batpods, he also helped give him a moral compass. Their charming banter added much-needed levity to the films, but more importantly, scenes like Lucius’ condemning Batman’s mass surveillance plan in The Dark Knight asked important questions about the role of superheroes in society years before Batman v Superman or Captain America: Civil War were doing it.

    27   Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina)

    Yet, Spider-Man 2‘s main villain might have been the best of the series, thanks almost entirely to Alfred Molina’s performance, which created a pathos in the character that’s not really present in his comic book version, but also saw the actor clearly relish the melodrama of the whole thing. In a series filled with hyper-exaggerated emotions and over-the-top performances, Molina might have had the most fun chewing his particular scenery.

    26 Alfred (Michael Caine)

    A Batman is just as good as his butler, and in Michael Caine’s Alfred Pennyworth, Christian Bale had an invaluable support and key to success. More than any earlier version, Caine’s Alfred was permitted to be as sarcastic and emotional as he could be in the comics, and get more involved with the action, as well. In many ways, this was an Alfred that was as much Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth — a trait that many of Caine’s roles from the last few decades share — but when the combination of the two feels as right as this, who can complain too loudly?

    25 J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons)

    There have been actors who have brought new depth to their comic book characters, and there have been actors who have out-performed their comic book characters, but in the entire history of movies based on comic books, not one actor has so perfectly personified their character as J.K. Simmons did J. Jonah Jameson. He had the bluster, the anger and the cowardice down pat, and was every bit as ridiculous — yet oddly, unexpectedly, charming — as every longtime Spider-Man fan could have hoped. Simmons stole every scene he was in, and made many people wish that Sam Raimi’s movies had been successful enough to launch a series of spin-offs called The Spectacular J. Jonah Jameson. 

    24 Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson)

    Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury is a masterclass in combining bombast and understatement. There’s almost no there there, but somehow SHIELD’s main man comes across as being cooler than you could ever hope to be — and better prepared in a fight, if it came to that — without even breaking a sweat. In a cinematic universe filled with big personalities, Jackson’s sly terseness lets him slip into the background while also dominating every scene he’s in.

    23  Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz)

    . Luckily, Kick-Ass had a totally kick-ass protagonist in Chloe Grace Moretz’s Hit-Girl. Moretz, who was just 13 when the film was released in 2010, surprised with her character’s foul mouth, penchant for extreme violence and acrobatic fighting style. There’s a reason she inspired years of Halloween and Comic-Con costumes.

    22 Aunt May (Rosemary Harris)

    She didn’t have powers or wear a costume, so it’s fitting that Aunt May displays the most humanity of almost any character on this list. English actress Rosemary Harris brought a grace to the character, one you feel for as she  mourns her husband, worries about her nephew and struggles to make ends meet. Sam Raimi’s films never had a moment for Aunt May and Peter to mutually acknowledge that he is Spider-Man, but it didn’t need to. After an emotional scene in Spider-Man 2 in which peter fesses up to his role in Uncle Ben’s death, she helps Peter realize why the world needs heroes.

    21 Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson)

    Unbreakable is an understated love letter comic books, released just month after X-Men launched the modern age of superhero movies in 2000. Samuel L. Jackson’s Mr. Glass serves as both a mouthpiece for fanboys and as the villain they didn’t see coming in an age before audiences began expecting the M. Night Shyamalan twist. The revelation that he is the villain of the piece still remains one of the most stirring moments in comic book movie history, with the tragedy of the character only then fully revealed.

    20 The Crow (Brandon Lee)

    Brandon Lee gave a fantastic performance in The Crow. Not only did he kick ass, he made audiences feel his love and loss for his murdered fiancée. Just like his father, Bruce Lee, Brandon was taken from us far too early due to the tragic accidental shooting on the set of The Crow. That fact makes his already flawless performance just that much more powerful

    19 Thor (Chris Hemsworth)

     Thor is the son of Asgardian king Odin and half-brother to the mischievous trickster Loki. Thor isn’t your average superhero, as if the word “average” could be applied to any on this list, but rather an actual god from the magical realm of Asgard. Chris Hemsworth was the perfect choice to play the god of thunder, able to pull off the look of an actual storm wielding Norse deity while also handling the hefty amount of humorous lines Thor is fed. Some of the best fun had with the character in his multiple film appearances are the hilarious fish-out-of-water moments Thor has as he adjusts to life on Earth among us mere mortals.

     18 Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)

    Eric Bana was a casualty of Ang Lee’s 2003 misfire Hulk, while Edward Norton was the second star to topline an MCU movie, only to exit the franchise after 2008’s The Incredible Hulk — a fine installment but one that’s largely forgotten. Just when no one thought The Hulk could truly work on the big screen, Mark Rufallo stepped into to the role for his best portrayal yet, thanks to clever mo-cap and the vulnerable likability the actor brings to both the big green guy and his human side.

     

    17 Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)

    Let’s be real: Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman was the highlight of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In a movie centered around an absurdly macho conflict between two supermen, it was Wonder Woman who was the most interesting hero (and the one who was most on-model from her comic book inspiration: Gadot managed to be mysterious, funny and — best of all — tough as hell. It had taken far too long to bring the most high profile female superhero of them all to the big screen, but when Gadot dropped into frame dressed as Wonder Woman for the first time, it almost seemed worth the wait. With Gadot being the first female superhero to topline a movie in a decade, as well as a turn in Justice League coming in November, she’s only on the rise

    16 Groot (Vin Diesel)

     Just ask writer/director James Gunn, Vin Diesel and the visual effects team behind Groot. The line “we are groot” melted even the coldest of fanboy hearts, and a baby version of the character caused a national merchandising hysteria. Strangely enough, Marvel’s most crass superhero group is also it’s most heartwarming, and Groot is largely responsible.

    15 Prof. X (James McAvoy)

    The legendary Patrick Stewart and that he is still currently playing the character, well that’s almost unfair. Luckily, James McAvoy was able to carve out his niche as Professor Charles Xavier in the prequel series of X-Men films, starting with 2011’s X-Men: First Class. Playing an earlier version of the character, one not yet bound to a wheelchair and who hasn’t quite gotten the hang of being the guiding hand for wayward mutants, McAvoy offered a new vulnerability to the character, and also broke new ground in the way of follicles for Professor X. McAvoy’s portrayal was a bit more carefree and fun, at least in the first outing, then Stewart’s all-knowing telepath, yet the gravitas necessary for the character was there from the start.

    14 Magneto (Ian McKellen)

     His relationship with Prof. X is one of the deepest in film history, cultivated over 14 years and four films (plus one cameo), with the real-life friendship between McKellen and Stewart seeping through in scenes like this one, which saw them united just before their deaths in Days of Future Past.

    13 Star-Lord (Chris Pratt)

     What makes Star-Lord so great, other than his impeccable taste in classic rock, is that he’s not really a superhero at all. He’s just a kid from Earth, stolen from his home planet and raised by a group of alien space pirates. Okay, so he may or may not have a mysterious family lineage, but regardless of his genealogy, Star-Lord is undoubtedly super-powered when it comes to being cool. We’re talking Han Solo levels of cool. Whether he’s wooing primary-colored alien babes or guarding the galaxy with the help of a talking racoon and a humanoid plant creature, Peter Quill is one of the most punk rock heroes to ever make it onscreen.

    12 Magneto (Michael Fassbender)

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    While his counterpart, James McAvoy, got to revel in the more carefree aspects of his character’s past in the X-Men prequels, Michael Fassbender’s Erik Lensherr, the man who would become Magneto, had the difficult task of overcoming the much fresher pain of his internment during the holocaust. Just as so many others on this list had to do, Fassbender was beset with the near-Herculean feat of matching Sir Ian McKellan’s performance as the most magnetic of all X-Men foes. Fassbender, no acting slouch himself, rose to the occasion and slipped into the red and blue helmet like he was born for it. The raw emotion of the character is felt in each performance by Fassbender, whether it be his desire to see Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) reveal her true self in X-Men: First Class or the gut-wrenching loss of his wife and daughter in X-Men: Apocalypse.

    11  Loki (Tom Hiddleston)

     2011’s Thor that Loki — traditionally a vengeful old man in the comic books — would end up being not just the most memorable character in the movie, but also challenge Chris Hemsworth as the dreamboat breakout star, most fans would have assumed they were a God of Lies themselves.

    10 Prof. X (Patrick Stewart)

    Even before Sir Patrick Stewart took over the wheelchair, it was clear to X-Men fans the world over that he would make an ideal Charles Xavier. His multi-year run on Star Trek: The Next Generation had ably demonstrated that he could bring a warmth, authority and charm to the founder of the mutant super team, while also being able to handle the more outrageous concepts and names of a franchise that included characters called The Blob and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. For the last 17 years, he’s repeatedly demonstrated that he was more than up for the job, offering a version of the beloved character that just might be — whisper it — better than the comic book original

    9 Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)

    . A genius billionaire playboy philanthropist with a closet full of flying metal suits who counts among his closest friends a Norse demigod, a World War II veteran super-soldier and a world-renowned atomic physicist who can transform into a hulking green anger monster, Stark also has the distinction of being the only superhero played by Robert Downey, Jr., whose offscreen life blurs the line between artist and subject. Stark is ultra-suave, handsome, witty and a technological genius able to create mind-blowing inventions in a cave, with a pile of scraps. Stark is far from a one-note playboy, however, as he has evolved over the course of seven films (so far — he’s slated to appear in both Spider-Man: Homecomingand Avengers: Infinity War) into a deeply compassionate hero who loves his friends, is a stoic defender of what he thinks is right and is a sufferer of panic attacks.

    8 Batman (Michael Keaton)

    Michael Keaton was the Batman fans expressly didn’t want: after the announcement of his casting, comic book readers complained that he was a comedy actor, that he wouldn’t be able to pull of the physical demands of the role, that he was too short — and then 1989’s Batman was released, and the complaints immediately stopped. Intense, slightly crazy and the originator of the husky-mumble-as-vocal-disguise that would thereafter be the must-have for all Batmen, Keaton took Batman more seriously than anyone expected, and in doing so, sold the mainstream on forgetting about Adam West altogether.

    7 Steve Rogers (Chris Evans)

    Chris Evans’ embodied both physicality and morality of the Star Spangled Avenger, elevating what could have been a corny concept into the heart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Who would have guessed the Captain America trilogy would outshine the three Iron Manfilms when taken in total? But thanks to Evans and entrees like The Winter Soldier and Civil War helped Marvel explore things that hadn’t been accomplished in superhero movies before.

    6 Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds)

    Case in point, Ryan Reynold’s first appearance on the big screen as Wade Wilson in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Sure, the film took the character who is known colloquially as the “Merc With a Mouth” and LITERALLY sewed his mouth shut, but that was only to light the fire under Reynold’s behind hot enough to spend nearly the next decade pushing for his passion project. It turned out waiting was a good thing, as 2016’s Deadpool lit up the box office (it earned over $780 million at the global box office, making it the highest grossing X-Men movie of all time) and earned a surprising number of major awards nominations, including best comedic actor and picture at the Golden Globes.

    5 Batman (Christian Bale)

     For three films, Bale and director Christopher Nolan redefined hero and pretty much set the bar for all superhero films that followed. Not only did Bale look the part by packing on pounds of muscle, but he made his Bruce Wayne, with a flair for lavish wealth-flaunting and womanizing, so far removed from the animalistic, growling brutality of his Batman that he truly stands alone as the actor who best distinguished the two parts of Wayne’s identity. Dark, realistic, gritty, and truly intimidating, Bale put the “dark” back in the Dark Knight.

    4 Superman (Christopher Reeve)

    “You’ll believe a man can fly,” ran the tagline for 1978’s Superman: The Movie, but Christopher Reeve did more than just sell special effects as DC’s Man of Steel: he managed to make the iconic comic book hero both human and, even more importantly, kind in a way that perfectly brought the character to life. Reeve might not have been the first on-screen Superman, but he embodied him in such a way that all others will forever be measured by the bar he set.

    3 The Joker (Heath Ledger)

    Heath Ledger’s Joker has become the performance upon which all other superhero actors are judged, as the Australian actor’s 2008 turn as the sinister jester is the only Oscar-winning portrayal in the history of the genre. And it was well-deserved. Ledger had no easy task set out for him when he took the role of Batman’s top adversary in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Jack Nicholson’s 1989 performance had already solidified the Shining star as the Clown Prince of Crime in many fans’ eyes, and Ledger’s resume at the time of his casting didn’t exactly scream “The Joker.” However, despite the early protestations by critics of the fanboy variety, Ledger went on to completely blow audiences and critics away with a portrayal that played up the character’s detached psychosis and gleeful anarchistic sensibilities. Ledger commanded the screen in every scene he was in, spawned countless catchphrases (“Why so serious?”), and elevated an entire genre from blockbuster fare to serious Academy contenders.

     

    2 X-23 (Dafne Keen)

     In Logan, Dafne Keen’s X-23/Lara manages to more than hold her own in scenes with Patrick Stewart’s Prof. X and Hugh Jackman’s Logan, making you truly believe the impossible: that the X-Men franchise can be as vital as ever without resorting to time travel gimmicks or timeline reboots. She’s badass and vulnerable, with Keen undoubtedly delivering the finest performance by a child in a superhero movie ever.

     

    1Wolverine (Hugh Jackman)

     The X-Men franchise hasn’t always got it right (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), but Jackman has weathered the good and the bad. Jackman’s Wolverine is decidedly more charming than the comic book iterations (those close to Jackman say it’s impossible for the actor’s natural charm not to shine through), but that didn’t take away from him becoming so intertwined with the character that it’s hard to remember where comic book begins and Jackman ends. With Logan, which sees him play an older, vulnerable version of the character, Jackman leaves on the highest of notes, something nearly unheard of for a Hollywood star in a longterm relationship with a character. Snikt! Indeed.

House of Stark Dire -Wolf From Games of Thrones.

Family tree

{Grey Wind} – brother
{Lady} – sister
Nymeria – sister
{Summer} – brother
Ghost – brothe

I heard his wolf killed a dozen men and as many horses.―Leo Lefford

Grey WindGrey Wind is one of six direwolf pups found by the children of House Stark. Grey Wind is adopted and raised by Robb Stark. He was killed at the Red Wedding.Grey Wind was adopted as a pup with the rest of the Stark direwolves when Eddard Stark and his entourage came upon the pups and their deceased mother. At the request of Jon Snow, the pups were spared and each Stark child adopted one as their own. Robb names his direwolf Grey Wind.File:Robb, Bran and wolves.jpgRobb

ShaggydogHe doesn’t like chains.
―Rickon StarkImage result for Bran Stark

Shaggydog was one of six direwolf pups found by the children of House Stark. Shaggydog is adopted and raised by Rickon Stark, the youngest of the five Stark children. Shaggydog is distinguished from the rest of his siblings by his black fur

Shaggydog was adopted as a pup with the rest of the Stark direwolves when Eddard Stark and his entourage came upon the pups and their deceased mother. At the request of Jon Snow, the pups were spared a quick death and each Stark child adopted one as their own. Rickon names his direwolf Shaggydog.

Shaggydog leaps out at Bran and Osha in the Stark family crypt, frightening them and causing them to fall over. It is said that Shaggydog should be tied up, but he didn’t like it.

LadyLady didn’t bite anyone! She’s good!
―Sansa Stark about Lady.Image result for sansa stark season 5

Lady is one of the six direwolf pups found by the children of House Stark. Lady was adopted and raised by Sansa Stark.Lady was adopted as a pup with the rest of the Stark direwolves when Eddard Stark and his entourage came upon the pups and their deceased mother. At the request of Jon Snow, the pups were spared and each Stark child adopted one as their own. Sansa names her direwolf Lady.

Nymeria

Nymeria, gloves.
―Arya StarkImage result for arya stark

Nymeria is one of six direwolf pups found by the children of House Stark. Nymeria is adopted and raised by Arya Stark.

Arya named her after Nymeria of Dorne, the warrior-queen of the Rhoynar who lived a thousand years ago.Nymeria was adopted as a pup along with the rest of her siblings when Eddard Stark and his entourage came upon the pups and their deceased mother. At the request of Jon Snow, the pups were spared a quick death and each Stark child adopted one as their own. Arya names her direwolf after a fearsome warrior-queen.

SummerI know that’s tempting, but if you’re trapped inside Summer for too long you’ll forget what it was to be human.
―Jojen Reed to Bran StarkImage result for Bran Stark

Summer is one of six direwolf pups found by the children of House Stark. Summer is adopted and raised by Bran Stark. Summer accompanies Bran in his travels north of The Wall. During his journey, Bran discovers and hones his abilities as a warg, often warging into Summer whom he uses for protection and scouting. Summer is killed in defense of Bran when wights and white walkers attack the cave of the Three-eyed Raven.

GhostThe runt of the litter. That one’s yours, Snow.
―Theon Greyjoy to Jon SnowJon Snow

Ghost is one of six direwolf pups that are found by the children of House Stark. He is adopted and raised by Jon Snow. Ghost is an albino with white fur and red eyes. Though he was the runt of the litter when he was born, he quickly grew to be as big as the rest of his siblings. As far as anyone knows, he is the only direwolf still alive and with his owner.

After five direwolf puppies are found by the Starks and taken, one for each one of the Stark children, Jon Snow finds an albino direwolf pup, the runt of the litter. Theon Greyjoy mockingly acknowledges that the wolf is like Snow.

Jon Snow takes Ghost with him to Castle Black when he joins the Night’s Watch and uses him to threaten Rast in the middle of the night, warning him that “no one touches Sam”. Ghost stands over Rast, snarling.

Ghost reunites with his master Jon after being freed by BranS04E5 - Jon Snow & Ghost

After Jon is fatally stabbed by several of his black brothers, Ghost howls in mourning from his pen nearby. His cries summon Davos Seaworth, Eddison Tollett, and a handful of other black brothers who quickly move his body. On Davos’s suggestion, Edd frees Ghost so that he can help them protect Jon’s body. On their way back to Jon’s quarters, Edd and Ghost are accosted by Thorne and the mutineers. Ghost snarls angrily at Thorne, aware of his role in Jon’s murder. Unnerved, Thorne suggests that they release Ghost beyond the Wall, but Edd refuses and leads Ghost to Jon’s chamber, where he sniffs Jon’s body mournfully. When the mutineers offer the loyalists peace terms through the locked door, Ghost growls angrily.

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Ghost sleeps near Jon’s body.

At nightfall, the mutineers attempt to break their way into Jon’s chambers to kill Davos and the loyalists. Ghost stands beside the loyalists, ready to fight to the death. Edd and the wildlings arrive in time to save Ghost and the loyalists, and place the mutineers in custody. Later, Ghost remains close to Jon when Melisandre seemingly fails to resurrect him, and sleeps beside Jon’s body. Once everyone has left, Ghost is roused from sleep by something and is the first to witness Jon come back to life. Ghost then watches Jon intently as he gets up.

Ghost leaves Castle Black with Jon as he travels with Davos, Melisandre, Tormund, Sansa Stark, Brienne of Tarth and Podrick Payne prepare to rally the North against Ramsay Bolton. For his safety, however, Jon does not let him participate in the Battle of the Bastards, especially after learning that his brother Shaggydog has indeed been killed as Ramsay stated in his letter to Jon. Following Jon and Sansa’s victory, Ghost returns to Winterfell with his master.

      Jon Snow’s true origin 

Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and more stare down death in the new character posters for the upcoming season.File:A Song of Ice and Fire arms of House Stark running direwolf white scroll.png

King Jon Snow is the son Lady Lyanna Stark and Prince Rhaegar Targaryen the Prince of Dragon stone. Here is infancy that Jon is presented on the bastard son of Lord Eddard Stark Lyanna brother and raised by Eddard alongside his lawful children at Winterfell but his true parentage is kept   secret from everyone including Jon himself in order to escape his bastard status, Jon join the Night’s Watch and is eventually chosen as Lord Commander.

However, his decision to allow thousands of Free Folk safe passage through the Wall alienates many of his culminating in a mutiny where Jon is killed by hisThorne and his group of mutineers. But later revived by Melisandre the Red Woman.

Freed from his Night’s Watch vows he executes the mutineers and join his cousin/sister, Sansa Stark in building and army to retake their home Winterfell from the Hose Bolton. After securing from Ramsay Bolton but he was killed by his own hound dogs.

And restoring the House Stark’s dominion over the North with Jon being declared the new king in the North by Northern Lords.

In eighteen years before the war of the Five Kings. Prince Rhaegor allegedly abducted Lady Lyanna of Winterfell in a scandal that would lead to the outbreak of Robert’s Rebellion.

Rhaegor would eventually return to fight in the war, but not before leaving Lady Lyanna behind at the Tower of Joy guarded by Lord Commander Gerold Hightower and Ser Arthur Dayne of the Kings guard.

Lord Eddard Stark rode to war along with her betrothed, Robert Baratheon to rescue his sister and avenge the death of their and brother on the orders of Rhaegor ‘s father Aerys II the Mad King.

Robert would ultimately kill Rhaegor at the Battle of the Trident, effectively ensuring their victory in the war. After the Sack of King’s Landing, where Jon’s true half-siblings perished along with their mother, Ned continued south in search of his sister and himself and Howland Reed. The defeating the last of the Kings guard he rushed into the tower to save his sister only to find Lady Lyanna dying from childbirth having just birth to Prince Rhaegor ‘s own son.

Desperate to protect the life her new born baby boy, a fading Lady Lyanna pleased with her brother to promise her that he would he would keep her and Prince Rhaegor son safe and his true heritage hidden from Robert as he had been Prince Rhaegor’s most bitter enemy or hater.

Furthermore, the boy’s existence was a potential threat Robert ‘s claim to the Iron Throne after the death of Prince Rhaegor ‘s other children. Haney’s and Eagan by his wife Elia Martell, who also perished during the sack of king’s landing.

In according with her last wish Ned resolved to pass his own nephew as his own   bastard son and raise him in home castle a great blow to his honor as he knew that his decision would be a shame both himself and lady wife Catelyn Tully.

 

King Jon Snow

Titles also known as –  King in the North

998th Lord Commander  of The North ‘s Watch (formerly)

 Status – Lord Jon Snow

The Bastard of Winterfell

King Crow

The  Prince that was promised The White Wolf

Age – Alive – resurrected
 DOB- Shortly after the  Robert’s Rebellion  281 AL
Death-  Stabbed to death by his own men in the Mutiny at Castle Black
Origin – Mother ‘s Mercy ( later  resurrected )
 Allegiance – Tower of Joy – Birthplace

Winterfell raised  as House of Stark

 Culture – The Night’s Watch  (formerly)
Religion – Northmen

Old Gods of the  Forest

 Father/Mother &

Paternal half-Sibling +

 Biological Parent – Prince Rhaegor Targaryen +Lady Lyanna Stark+

Adoptive Father /Uncle Lord Eddard Stark+

Rhaenys and Aegon Targaryen+

 

 

  Maternal Cousin raised as half- siblings +  King Robb Stark+

Rickson Stark +

Sansa Stark

Bran Stark

Arya Stark

Dire Wolf – Ghost

 

The True Story of Jon Snow ‘s birth nameImage resultImage result for Lady Lyanna Stark

Jon Snow who was a disguised as Ned Stark’s bastard was finally to be son of Prince Rhaegor Targaryen and Lady Lyanna Stark. Jon Snow ‘s birth name is Jaeheary Targaryen. Snow is the name given to bastards of the North and considering Ned was trying to pass him off as his own it’s a natural that he chases to name him Jon Snow. Jaeheary Targaryen ‘s the name is no stranger to the family. So if that so actually his name be will be Jaeheary Targaryen the 3rd. The first Jaeheary was the longest reigning Targaryen king, having had a reign of 55years and was thus also Jaeheary Targaryen the Conciliator Jaeheary Targaryen the wise Jaeheary Targaryen the 2rd was the sixteenth Targaryen king and the father to The Mad King Aerys Targaryen and the great grandfather of Jon Snow

 

                          Jon Snow Parent true origin

 The ProphecyImage resultApparently, Rhaegar read some prophecy in an arcane book about The Prince That Was Promised, who would save the world from the return of the White Walkers. For a time, it seems that Rhaegar thought he himself was the Prince, but later he apparently thought it would be his children: noting that “the dragon has three heads” (referring to the Targaryen sigil), he seems to have been convinced that the prophecy about “the” Prince actually referred to three people acting together: the Targaryens had first conquered and united Westeros when led by three dragon-riders: Aegon I and his two sister-wives, Rhaenys and Visenya. Rhaegar even named his first two children after the original trio of the Targaryen Conquest generation: first his daughter Rhaenys, then his son Aegon (though in the original trio, Visenya was actually the eldest, Rhaenys the youngest). Unfortunately, the health of Rhaegar’s wife Elia Martell suffered greatly during her first two pregnancies, and the maesters warned that she would not survive an attempt to have a third child. This may have encouraged Rhaegar to try to fulfill the prophecy by having a third child with another woman.Rhaegar’s reasons for kidnapping Lyanna Stark remain a mystery to both his supporters and his detractors, but the entire realm knows that they first met at a great tourney at Harrenhal. Rhaegar had crowned her Queen of Love and Beauty, passing over his own wife, an action that shocked all present.

A year after the tourney, Rhaegar and two knights of the Kingsguard fell upon Lyanna in the Riverlands and took her to a secure location (eventually revealed to be a hidden redoubt in the Red Mountains of Dorne). This event is cited as the catalyst for Robert’s Rebellion, although strictly speaking it was Aerys’ own paranoia and brutal reaction when he executed Rickard and Brandon Stark, Lyanna’s father and brother, that finally prompted the Starks, Baratheons, Arryns, and Tullys to rise in rebellion.

 

 

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