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A Couple of Characters

Eko and Penny often remind me of familiar characters from book and movies. Sometimes they’re the troublemaking Seussian creatures Thing 1 and Thing 2. Other times they’re Tweedledee and Tweedledum from Alice in Wonderland.

I can’t say when, why or how these comparisons come to mind. But every once in a while a new pair of names pop into my head from the ether. The latest comparison comes from one of the most famous comic books of all time.

Eko is…
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Batman

Maybe it’s the jawline, maybe it’s because Eko is the “strong and silent” type, but now that I’ve “seen” him as Batman I just can’t unsee it. In my mind it’s a perfect fit.

That obviously makes Penny’s character Robin, right? Not so fast. There’s a much better fit for her in the Batman universe. Penny is…

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The Joker!

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The Joker is a character obsessed with sowing chaos. Remind you of anyone??

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And when the Joker terrorizes the citizens of Gotham/Chicago?

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Batman swoops in to save the day!

In the comics the Joker and Batman are yin and yang. Two sides of the same coin. A perfect balance of order and chaos, each made better by the other.

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If that doesn’t perfectly describe these two, I don’t know what does

From books to movies to just about any story in between, I always seem to find characters who remind me of my two.

What about you guys, do your pets ever remind you of characters from pop culture?

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26 Comments

We often say that our male is royalty (for example: never lies on the floor without a towel or a blanket) and our female is mr. Jekyll mr. Hyde 🙂 😉
Altough, we also except your choices, since our dogs are very similar to yours!

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