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It’s a Question of Degrees: Morality, Justice, and Revenge in Telefantasy

COLECLOUGH, Sharon (2022) It’s a Question of Degrees: Morality, Justice, and Revenge in Telefantasy. Revenant Journal, 8. pp. 187-213. ISSN 2397-8791

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The moral quandary of killing ‘monsters’ is not new and the horror genre has made a point of walking a line between perceptions of good and evil. As the taste for violence and gore increased these discussions lessened and the ‘monster’ became fodder for the visceral brutality and righteous salvation of humanity. Using selected supernatural and fantasy texts this article explores the morality of killing everything that is not human. Additionally, though death marks a beginning for many of the protagonists in the shows cited, the article examines the impact of a final death for show characters. In a world where death is not necessarily the end for some, how is it navigated when it does eventually come for others? This article explores the development of the sympathetic other in telefantasy texts Buffy the Vampire Slayer, (1997-2003), Supernatural (2005-2020), iZombie (2015-2019), Z Nation (2014-2018), In the Flesh (ITF) (2013-2014), and Lucifer (2016-present).

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Digital, Technologies and Arts > Film and Media
Depositing User: Sharon COLECLOUGH
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2022 16:17
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2022 16:17
URI: https://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/7556

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