Is Agent Silver an anti-hero?

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Re: Is Agent Silver an anti-hero?

Post by Kendra M Parker » 08 Aug 2018, 20:13

Yes, Sliver is an anti-hero. He has no desire to rescue anyone, but he tends to choose the right thing, even though it is an inconvenience. He still follows through on his missions, though, and that is what separates him from the traditional hero.

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Post by klwoodford » 08 Aug 2018, 21:23

I've only read the sample and review for this book, but it seems like he is an anti-hero. He's willing to take matters into his own hands to right the wrongs of the past.

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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 09 Aug 2018, 05:00

According to my information after reading this book, I will want to say that Agent Silver had two perspectives of his personality of which one was morally justified by which he was completing his task according to his abilities.
And due to the second perspective of Silver's personality he wanted to go to the side of his own interests so he can be an antibiotic Hero.

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Post by SP33DY+H33DY+R3ADY » 12 Aug 2018, 01:25

I don't think he considers himself to be a hero or anti-hero. The nature of the character though, reveals that Agent Silver has to complete missions which seems to be like a hero but I could see why the fictional set up based on the role of the protagonist could prove otherwise.

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Post by ValBookReviews » 12 Aug 2018, 23:31

I simply think Silver got up in a bad situation beyond his control.
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Post by blossomjin » 14 Aug 2018, 19:32

I agree with some who say that he doesn't fit the typical idea of an anti-hero but there are many different types of anti-hero currently being researched.

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Post by Kibetious » 14 Aug 2018, 21:07

Given that the circumstances that led him to be an assassin, I would not term him as an anti-hero. The moment he begins to change, he heads on a new path and could as well be termed as a hero instead.
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Post by ayoomisope » 15 Aug 2018, 05:33

sheeps44 wrote:
01 Aug 2018, 13:18
Well, he certainly isn't a classical anti-hero, but he is certainly a modern anti-hero. He is willing to do evil unto evil.
Your comment is quite interesting. I'd really love to know the difference between the two.
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Post by David Horta Alonso » 16 Aug 2018, 00:04

He cannot be a hero. He is a murderer. He is disturbed by his conscience.

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Post by Harzelryan » 17 Aug 2018, 01:15

Sometimes you have to do what has to been done. According to my opinion he is not an anti-hero

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Post by David Horta Alonso » 18 Aug 2018, 00:38

Yes. His actions are contradictory to the societal norms.

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Post by cpru68 » 19 Aug 2018, 12:08

I think Sliver was a person who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, was taken captive and subjected to a mind control procedure to have him do the bidding of those who were in control of everything. His rescuing of Kelly somewhat indicated to me that he desired to be a person who would help save others. He has two types of mindsets operating at once. Before he was brainwashed by the corporation, it would seem that he was not an evil person. So, that part of his persona still lives inside of him, but it has been beaten down into submission. I don't look at him as an anti-hero as much as a victim of bad circumstances. I think of him as a pawn in a game, and he decides to fight back against with what little power he has.
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Post by Maemuna » 20 Aug 2018, 00:13

he is not anti hero, he is just doing job.

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Post by Shalomsamuels1 » 23 Aug 2018, 10:10

i don't think he was a anti-hero or a hero at all. i can feel bad for what he went through, but his actions were misguided and he did everything for revenge. good outcomes don't make someone good. he was somewhat monstrous.

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Post by holsam_87 » 23 Aug 2018, 23:31

I'd say that a lot of Sliver's would make him an anti-hero, but he doesn't about it the typical way. My instant visual of an anti-hero is Vegeta from the series Dragonball Z and Dragonball Super. Sliver is sort of like that, but nowhere near as ostentatious.
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