Uh... I'm not certain what you're telling me, but what I meant to say was that it's not a tattoo under his eye, it's a drop of sweat... sorry if I confused you. It seemed like you were asking about why he had this"tattoo" but it's actually a sweatdrop. It's because he's flummoxed.
Okay, I see where you are coming from now. Because to me it looks like a tattoo symbolizing people killed, much in the same manner airplanes and jets receive marks for enemies shot down by the pilot. A person who has killed multiple times will have multiple marks, looking like 'tears' on their face. My initial question wondered why this character, who before lacked the spine, would be marked in this fashion. His depiction is hardly athletic, let alone shown with any skill in a fight, and is usually the one getting owned if there is violence. Did he just get lucky in a fight with an inmate? Or was he blamed for life he didn't end?
To be honest I haven't paid attention to this artist's depiction of perspiration or precipitation, even though he has depicted both characters working out, and standing in the rain. It just struck me that the sweat-drop/tear was right where I normally see such a tattoo, I was wondering how he had killed someone.
Oh! Well the vast majority of people don't jump to that conclusion, but I see where you're coming from. I never had that knowledge so I wouldn't know this. I just know from other works of art that this is a general way of depicting a drop of sweat in a cartoon work. We both learned something new!
Who would? I, for one, wouldn't, and I do not know of other people who would. Even if what you claim is absolutely correct, that doesn't justify having a female character behave like an pompous chauvinist just because it's rare. You can still have a female character who isn't docile and will stand up for herself, without all the anger-baggage.
I asked questions in order to understand what compels people to read about such characters. I'm later questioning whether the reasons people provide are rational or not. If you don't like being criticized, don't respond to my comments.
Since when did I say I didn't like being criticized? The fact that for some reason you feel compelled to analyze someone's response to your question as "good enough" or not is irrelevant. People have given you answers and instead of simply listening to them and either accepting them or not you seem to like continuing to argue about it.
People like this character because she's not the usual female character. Also some people find this kind of character humorous. If you don't like being criticized for demanding an explanation of people's tastes then don't keep commenting.
I didn't claim you said anything about being criticized, your misplaced question is irrelevant. Me responding to peoples' answers is me not listening? I'm sorry, but that's simply false. Just because I ask you a question doesn't mean I'll accept every answer you'll give me. You understand this much, correct?
If people like her because she's "not the usual female character", then a child-murdering, female character would be loved, right? No, that's a naive and inaccurate explanation. If the reason is that people find her humorous, then my question hasn't even been answered yet. I don't like being criticized for wanting an explanation of peoples' preferences, not everything is worth criticizing -- especially not a person wanting to acquire more information in order to make a justifiable conclusion. See what I just did here? I actually responded to your if-statement instead of just turning it around.
I mean no offense, just going by personal experience. I live in a house where everyone rents a room and living room, kitchen and bathroom spaces are shared. I've lived here for 3 years, had four red-haired co-tenants, and met their collective 74 red-head friends. 26 of whom had various personality disorders and or overly aggressive temperaments. I know the sample size isn't large enough to statistically to apply to the whole country for use in an actual study, but it's large enough to suffice for the county I live in and three around it.
Even if women appear as spineless losers in every other form of media, that doesn't justify riding the momentum and going overboard in the other direction. Why not have a female that stands up for herself, is intelligent and kind? I highly doubt you would enjoy having a room-mate with such a despicable personality in real life.