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Analyze this: Cliched Heel/Face Characterization
The face, an All American who comes in and waves the American flag prompting the people to chant U.S.A while the heel makes an entrance waving a Canadian/Iranian/Iraq/Indian flag wearing a turban or Keffiyeh acting like he is proudly waving that flag when he in reality would be a American citizen but yet running down the country calling his "own" country superior and on and on..
Be it Sgt Slaughter or Iron Sheik or the Original Sheik or Bret Hart, this has been a standard formula for heel till Jinder Mahal while the face, will be a good upright all american no matter he tears off his yellow tee or talks about Hustle, Loyalty and Respect; this has been sort of unwritten rule. The cliche is not limited to this and there are many more.
Do you think this shows lack of creativity when it comes to creating villains especially and which particular Cliches do you hate?
To the old timers, When did this cliche get started and how well do you think this works?
Last edited by theidealstranger; 10-14-2012 at 11:35 AM.