people in their mid twenties don't seem to understand how foolish they actually act. They think they're all mature, but they're actually like, half grown teenagers. It's kind of cute in a way, but also kind of sad.
Note, this is a generalization. There are exceptions to the rule. They just happen to be elsewhere. --- Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
I believe part of the appeal of the first Dante is not that he was "cool", even guys like me who love and grew up in the 80s and lived TMNT for a long time (still do) didn't look at Dante as cool. It was his ridiculousness that made him awesome. He would say the stupidest stuff and on its own it would meet crickets in a packed room, but in the context of the game is was just friggin' hilarious and awesome. He was kind of like Ash from Army of Darkness and Evil Dead 2 (Evil Dead 1 Ash spent too much time trapped under fallen bookshelves to be hilarious), who never had really hilarious lines. I mean "gimme some sugar baby" is super lame, but its the delivery and the setting and...just the guy that makes it fun. I mean if you were about to get in a fight and you started jumping around and said "flock off featherface" it'd be hilarious in all the wrong ways. Especially if you were completely certain you were saying THE most badass thing possible.
That's what old Dante has.
New Dante doesn't have much. He tries too hard to be REALLY funny, while old Dante tried too hard to be cool. There's a big difference. --- Check out my new zombie novel, "Archetype" www.simonleezombie.com