Don't forget Samus. .. Facts about Frankenstein's monster: He was neither green, nor square headed. He had long black hair, yellow skin, eyes without colour, and the whitest, straight Legend of zelda frankenstein names
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User avatar #11 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
Facts about Frankenstein's monster:

He was neither green, nor square headed. He had long black hair, yellow skin, eyes without colour, and the whitest, straightest teeth you could imagine. He was designed with intent to be beautiful, but, being made from corpses, only looked like a mockery of what was once handsome.

Nor was he stupid. The monster (Actually called 'Adam' by his maker) was actually hyper intelligent, being able to speak/read multiple languages and practice many sciences (just like his maker) in a very short time. He also had a deep love of poetry, philosophy, and religion (I'm pretty sure he even believed in god) and quoted such works as Paradise Lost and Shakespeare.

The monster (Adam) was also a very sad and lonely individual. He was lost and confused in a strange world and had no idea why he was brought there. Even when he reached out to his father, the one person he believed could love him, he was turned away. He learned about nature and science by himself, he learned that fire was hot by himself, he learned how animals reacted to stimuli and how they ate by himself, and a number of other things. In the end, the main motivation of the monster was his desire for companionship and love, much like many of us even on this website, or across the whole world.

The book is so famous because it can be taken in such a number of ways. It could be a metaphor for how we shouldn't play god and make life, about the relationship with fathers/mentors and their sons/students, about the relationship between god and man himself, or even how the most despicable of creations made by man can have a heart and a soul to themselves.

I would HIGHLY suggest it to anyone who hasn't read it. Good lords, it's like 5 different genres of book in one.
User avatar #12 to #11 - trostell ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
Actually, in the beginning, Frankenstein's monster had the mind of a toddler, but due to the full-sized body, his ability to learn far exceeded those with a similar level of intelligence. Over the next few short years, he LEARNED to read, write, speak multiple language, and had a better grasp of physics and the sciences than his creator did.
User avatar #13 to #12 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
Well yes, I didn't say he was ALWAYS intelligent, I just said he was hyper intelligent...that he learns very quickly...which he does. (I actually think it read somewhere that the only brain that Victor Frankenstein could get for the monster was half the brain of a criminal, as those jars are easy to procure and nobody cares if they go missing, and half of another scientist who had recently died)
User avatar #14 to #13 - trostell ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
I still giggle to myself when I remember that he made himself violently ill after burning the **** out of a bunch of berries.
User avatar #15 to #14 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
I don't remember that part! The iconic moment for me was actually when Adam was making friends with the animals around him, including the sleigh dogs he traveled with up North.

I think it proved that he really did have a heart and gentle nature, and the crimes he had committed before that were not because he was inherently evil, but just a reaction (to the child screaming at him) and passion (when he murdered the wife)
User avatar #16 to #15 - trostell ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
I think the reason he's always seen as unintelligent is because, the town mob bit that was usually the crescendo of every Frankenstein film is early on in the monster's life, when he can still only barely speak.
User avatar #17 to #16 - captainfuckitall ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
Probably. It's a damn shame, though; I think Adam is a very endearing and thought-provoking character, with a TON of potential if people saw the way he was supposed to be portrayed. I think the Frankenstein novel made me think and question more about myself than any self-help or philosophy book ever did.
User avatar #18 to #17 - trostell ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
At least we know the book will not come true, as the dates are all listed 19XX.
User avatar #19 to #11 - useroftheLOLZ (05/04/2014) [-]
I always felt that it was a more grim look upon the human condition.

You have Dr. Frankenstein seeking to bring about like, and to an extent, escape death, all born from his knowledge and curiosity of the world around him, a trait passed down to adam. In his pursuits, he created life from death; he defied god and the heavens, and done what only god could do.

Adam, like an infant, in the beginning, sought the love and attention of Dr. Frankenstein, his father. But when he found that there was none to be found, because he did not fit the image his father desired, he turned his eyes to the world around him, and saw what his father saw. He learned all that he could, and saw all that he could.

In the end, Victor dies, as all men do. And Adam, without his creator, finds that his life is devoid of meaning. So he leaves, whether it is to die is unknown, as we do not know if it's truly possible that he can die, as it may not be possible to kill that which never truly had a beating heart.

All in all, it screams of the human condition. The innate curiosity all humans share, our desire for companionship, our innate knowledge of death that we all know of, even those who have never seen nor heard of it, know of death, our search for love and gratification, and our search for the meaning of life, or our place in it.
#20 - chuckbillrow (05/04/2014) [-]
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User avatar #21 to #20 - sketchE (05/22/2014) [-]
he needs the hammer
#10 - epicscorpion (05/04/2014) [-]
Halo is a pretty cool guy.

Eh knows that feel and doesn't afraid of anything.
User avatar #22 to #10 - fierbug (05/24/2014) [-]
I didn't thing halo had a main character.
I thought it was just humans vs aliens.
#9 - include ONLINE (05/04/2014) [-]
User avatar #1 - cyberconnor (05/03/2014) [-]
Frankenstein's monster was actually called Frankenstein, he started calling himself that because of some **** about the sins of the father or something like that.
User avatar #7 to #1 - pacoseago (05/04/2014) [-]
The monster's name was said repeatedly throughout the novel, as everybody seemed to know it. They all called him "Wretch".
#2 to #1 - Rascal (05/03/2014) [-]
have you read the book Frankenstein's monster refers to itself as a monster never does he call himself Frankenstein.
User avatar #3 to #2 - cyberconnor (05/03/2014) [-]
in some iteration, I'm not sure if any of it is cannon.
User avatar #4 to #3 - thorlike (05/03/2014) [-]
In the original book by Mary Shelley he is called Adam.
And an interesting little tidbit, he was infact yellow.
User avatar #5 to #4 - cyberconnor (05/03/2014) [-]
is Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster cannon?
#6 - Rascal (05/03/2014) [-]
Frankenstein's monster was actually very physically capable and not the hulking monstrosity the comic shows him as, and taught himself to read, write, and speak in the span of one year.
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