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21 August 2010 @ 08:22 pm
SV meme day 14!  
Day 14 of the SV meme!

Day 14- Worst Character Death



Without a doubt, it's Jimmy in 8.22 'Doomsday'. Or rather, "Henry James". *rolls eyes* I still can't believe they Chlois'd Jimmy! Out of all the changes that SV has made to DCU canon, the problem they had was with Jimmy's age? Seriously? I mean, Jimmy was one of the few character who I actually liked in 'Doomsday' (the others being Clark and Lois). I mean, not only did he save Clark after Ollie decided to be a douchebag and shot him with a kryptonite arrow (FAIL, Oliver, MAJOR FAIL), but when he found out Clark's secret, he wasn't upset that they tricked him in 'Identity'. No, he was supportive and a little in awe.

Sure, I've had my issues with Jimmy but I never wanted him to die. I wished they stopped throwing him in love triangles that didn't make sense for his character and instead, focused on his relationship with both Lois and Clark (like they did in 'Stiletto' and 'Identity').

I don't care what the writers/producers/DC says, Aaron's Jimmy will always be MY Jimmy Olsen. At least on Smallville. :(

Day 01- Favorite Character
Day 02- Least Favorite Character
Day 03- Favorite Episode
Day 04- Episode You Hated
Day 05- Favorite Season
Day 06- Favorite Canon Ship
Day 07- Favorite Fanon Ship
Day 08- Favorite Fight Scene
Day 09- Most Heroic Moment/Scene
Day 10- Favorite Shelby Scene
Day 11- Favorite story arc
Day 12- Best Climax
Day 13- Most Emotional Scene
Day 14- Worst Character Death
Day 15- Best comic book hero introduction to Smallville
Day 16- Best Villain
Day 17- Worst Villain
Day 18- Best Friendship
Day 19- Funniest Moment
Day 20- OMG WTF?! Moment
Day 21- Your guilty pleasure ship
Day 22- Best Quote
Day 23- Favorite minor character (i.e. only been in 1-3 episode)
Day 24- Favorite mythos moment
Day 25- Something you think Smallville did better than comics canon
Day 26- Scene that was the most aesthetically pleasing/prettiest
Day 27- Favorite hospital scene
Day 28- Favorite music montage
Day 29- favorite Superman franchise actors who have guest-starred (Christopher Reeve, Helen Slater, Dean Cain etc.)
Day 30- Memory of your first time watching Smallville

Other potential replacements:
- favorite end montage
- favorite "someone looking at two people from the outside" scene
- favorite Superman quote used in the show
- favorite use of the S shield (to narrow it down, you might want to discount the Blur costume and all the calling cards in S9)
- favorite Clark save
- worst parent on the show ever
- favorite El/Kryptonian other than Clark
- scenes and shots that you think best represent and focused on Smallville as the hometown of a future Superman
- favorite reveal of The Secret
- favorite performance/scene of a character getting possessed
- Least favorite Plot (story arc)
- Craziest plot/episode/scene
- Strangest/Weirdest Villian/Character
- Character that died too soon
- Character that should've died sooner
- Most annoying character
 
 
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lilacs_roseslilacs_roses on August 22nd, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
Hey hun. You confused me with this:

I still can't believe they Chlois'd Jimmy! Out of all the changes that SV has made to DCU canon, the problem they had was with Jimmy's age?

What do you mean by 'Chlois'd' and the comment about his age?

:)
svgurl: daily planetsvgurl on August 22nd, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Oh, well, the reason they killed off Jimmy was because DC Comics thought he was too old to be Jimmy Olsen. Like, they believed he should've been younger than Lois, Clark and gang, not the same age. So at the funeral, they made his name "Henry James"and said that 'Jimmy' was his nickname.

Do you remember the scene where Chloe gives his kid brother the camera? Yeah, he's supposed the be the "real" Jimmy Olsen that will one day work alongside Lois and Clark. :\

I hope that made sense.
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That's what she said.scatterbrain___ on August 22nd, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
That was the STUPIDEST thing EVER. I was so sad :(. And it made me HATE Chloe. Like, before I didn't really mind her. But once she started hanging out with Doomsday and ignoring her husband it made me so angry. And then he died. I BLAME CHLOE!!!!!!!!!! Ugh I still hate looking at her. Hahahah sorry I'm still bitter!!!
svgurl: daily planetsvgurl on August 22nd, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
That was the STUPIDEST thing EVER. I was so sad :(
I know, right? I was pissed off!

And it made me HATE Chloe. Like, before I didn't really mind her. But once she started hanging out with Doomsday and ignoring her husband it made me so angry. And then he died. I BLAME CHLOE!!!!!!!!!! Ugh I still hate looking at her. Hahahah sorry I'm still bitter!!!
That's all right! Chloe used to be one of my favorite characters but a lot of my love for her died in the second half of s8, from the way she treated Clark, to how she handled the whole Davis & Jimmy situation (even though she and Davis did have explosive chemistry, lol!). I was just disappointed with her. :\
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Loony Loopy Lea Lovegoodchickadilly on August 22nd, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
Agreed wwith all of this.

Poor Jimmy. :(

Btw, OT but can you try to re-ad me on Twitter? I took the protection off for the time being. :)

svgurl: chloe/jimmysvgurl on August 22nd, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)
Agreed wwith all of this.
I knew you would be one of the people who understood.

Poor Jimmy. :(
It was sad. He didn't deserve to go like that.

Btw, OT but can you try to re-ad me on Twitter? I took the protection off for the time being. :)
Cool. I added you! :)
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Jen: ClarkAngry by christina_katjlvsclrk on August 22nd, 2010 04:33 am (UTC)
ITA - they just don't get much worse than this. I thought Aaron's Jimmy was a fantastic supporting character when used as a backup for Clark and Lois, and utterly wasted on the romantic end. And yes, the whole thing really kick-started my dislike for Chloe, which I consider one of the tragedies of the last two seasons.
svgurl: clark s8svgurl on August 22nd, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
ITA - they just don't get much worse than this. I thought Aaron's Jimmy was a fantastic supporting character when used as a backup for Clark and Lois, and utterly wasted on the romantic end.
Yes, THIS! I blame AlMiles and their obsession with triangles.

And yes, the whole thing really kick-started my dislike for Chloe, which I consider one of the tragedies of the last two seasons.
*nods* I agree. I really used to love Chloe, and her relationship with both Clark & Lois but after s8, I was really upset with her and that doesn't make me happy.
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svgurl: daily planetsvgurl on August 22nd, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
I still am so mad about this. He was Jimmy to me, and he didn't deserve that just because of age *eyeroll* Biggest retcon fail EVER!
*nods* Same here! When he was used right, he was awesome! I wanted to smack whoever made this decision.

Oh the days of everyone being in some sort of triangle...Goughlar really influenced everyone didn't they? *gags*
They really did. I don't know why people can't have platonic relationships anymore. I mean, from what I heard, the Chlark friendship is down the drain and Chlo-Lo barely have any scenes together and only when it's convenient. Lame.

I still think of him as Jimmy. He isn't dead...he's just waiting for Chloe to get the hell out to come back :P
LOL That's the best explanation I've ever heard!
charlie_jaecharlie_jae on August 22nd, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
I so didn't know they did it for that reason. That's kinda stupid.
svgurl: clarksvgurl on August 22nd, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
I so didn't know they did it for that reason. That's kinda stupid.
Yup, I read articles on it after 'Doomsday' aired and I agree, it is stupid.
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svgurl: clark/lois s4 unimpressedsvgurl on August 22nd, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
I can't believe they killed him, you know?? It's just insane ot me. I mean it's JIMMY the normal nice guy. ARGGG
I know! It was so lame, and just a bad decision all around.
♪ PARTNER IN CRIME ♪shipwrecking on August 22nd, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
I dislike what they did to his character too. All this time he wasn't the real Jimmy Olsen? Lame. I think Doomsday in general was filled with plenty of headdesking for me, but what they did to Jimmy was the worst. He was so adorable when he found out about Clark's secret; that was probably my favorite part of the whole episode.
svgurl: daily planetsvgurl on August 22nd, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
I dislike what they did to his character too. All this time he wasn't the real Jimmy Olsen?
Seriously! He was irritating in a lot of s7. I didn't like when he jumped from Chloe to Kara and back, but when he was doing what he was supposed to (scoobying with Lois and Clark), he was good! And they gave his full name in 'Bride'. Are we just supposed to forget that?

I think Doomsday in general was filled with plenty of headdesking for me, but what they did to Jimmy was the worst. He was so adorable when he found out about Clark's secret; that was probably my favorite part of the whole episode.
*nods* Same here! I think that was probably the only scene I liked.
lonekittylonekitty on August 22nd, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
I agree 100%.

I actually liked him a little except when he was in the random triangles. Him & Chloe were a cute couple...
and hated that they changed his name and made his brother the "real" Jimmy.
svgurl: daily planetsvgurl on August 22nd, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
I actually liked him a little except when he was in the random triangles. Him & Chloe were a cute couple...
and hated that they changed his name and made his brother the "real" Jimmy.

I liked them in s6, but it was hard for me to support them after s7, though they had their moments in s8 too. But yes, the worst part was that they stripped of him identity. FAIL, DC, FAIL. :\
Babydracky: L_Poutbabydracky on August 22nd, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
Oh! I did watch that episode! I remember it!
Yeah! I was SO dissapointed about Jimmy's death -_- He so didn't deserve to die like that -_-
svgurl: daily planetsvgurl on August 22nd, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
Oh! I did watch that episode! I remember it!
Oh yeah? It's a hard episode to forget (and trust me, I've tried).

Yeah! I was SO dissapointed about Jimmy's death -_- He so didn't deserve to die like that -_-
I know! Poor guy. I wasn't happy with DC Comics at all. :\
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svgurl: daily planetsvgurl on August 23rd, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
What truly pissed me off about his death is that TPTB actually had the gall to say the reason for this was because supposedly his age doesn't line up with the mythos. Just one more thing to make me hate the mythos argument -- such an incredibly lazy and stupid argument to justify their decision.
Exactly! I'm like, "Really? That's it?" It's not even like it's a void reason! There are so many things that are different from the comics and they chose Jimmy's age? That was lame.