I’ve always loved the idea of Space Cowboys. There’s the late Han Solo and Malcolm Reynolds that really set the stage for me. I grew up with Han Solo and Indiana Jones as my heroes. I loved the music, I loved the lines, and I loved the characters and their stories. Even entering what some would consider actual adulthood I still find myself drawn towards these fictional characters that live in fantastic setting with personalities that aren’t truly good or morally straight arrows so to speak but they’re most good. To be less broad there more than just a little bad in them as the ying and the yang would suggest. These characters do what is the right thing to do even if in the course of doing it they get their hands dirty. In some cases their hands get very dirty. I bring myself to the thought of Batman. While Batman is a fictitious character he still embodies this moral code of being the one that will get dirty to keep others clean, safe, or morally unaltered really. Diving into the rabbit hole there’s a comic book that’s not to old featuring the Justice League of which Batman is a part of as is Superman and others. In this story Clark (Superman) has a family and the Joker had proven a threat to that family but stopped by the Justice League but mostly Bruce (Batman) of course being that the Joker and Batman have been arch enemies since I was born. Now Superman stands for what all is good because he want to be the example of what the human race should aspire to be when it comes to morality and ethics. What better example to heed from but one that has all the power in the world but can do no wrong. To me it’s boring and sickening but then Bruce comes into the picture. Now the end of the comic is near and of course Clark would have no harm come to the Joker as that would make him no better than the Joker or some non-sense like that. Bruce promises to take the Joker to prison and that no harm will come to him. (Spoiler) Batman kills the Joker. Why? Because that’s who he is and what defines him as a character or as a human or maybe as a friend to Superman. Who knows it’s really left to the reader regardless of the dialogue between Clark and Bruce after the fact. Batman did the dirty work so Superman didn’t have to and his family could stay more safe knowing the Joker was dead. Similar parallels are drawn in the second Dark Knight movie with Christian Bale but that ended in tragedy.
But back to Cowboys, I’ve always loved the movie “True Grit” the old one and the newer one. That character style of cowboy falls in line with my idea of a truly interesting character. Not truly bad but good by a long shot. In the game Destiny my favorite class is the Hunter because of what the cowboy in my mind represents and some of the stories and lore of the Hunter Legends in Destiny are quite interesting perhaps I will go more into detail with those later on. Till then or the next time I write I leave you with my Hunter.