Live Poll: Bad Guys Who Never Give Up

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Regardless of their personal goals: selfish, insane or just plain wicked, there's no stopping these movie characters, and this poll is a tribute to their persistence, certainly their one redeeming trait.

Which of these movies characters best defines, for the worst, this idea of persistence, of never giving up no matter the odds?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls044896308/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/9gxqjpuNcbA/
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The Black Knight from Monty Python and The Holy Grail! - so many on the list are much more dangerous but none funnier! 
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I found the question confusing, I think it should be more direct. Plus, I think using worst and never in the same sentence is a double negative.

FYC
Which of these movie characters, who never gives up no matter the odds stacked against them, best demonstrates persistence on level rarely seen?


My vote for the most persistent cinematic character is for Demian Slade  as Johnny Gasparini, the psychotic paperboy in Better Off Dead (1985). He shows up at least a half dozen times throughout the movie looking to collect his two dollars from the main character in the most unlikeliest of locations saying "Two dollars. I want my two dollars!" I uploaded a more menacing image of him with a stiletto comb.

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I think it's better now.
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Yes, the question is very clear and direct.
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I think it is a good idea to split these polls, since there seems to be more than enough characters to justify both. I posted some on these on both. But. maybe varying the questions to focus on the type of persistence rather than the type of person, Good vs. Bad is a better way to go.

Maybe, Paok-Kilkis' question should be: Which of these persistent character's drive in never quitting do you find the most inspirational?
Sean Astin in Rudy 1993
Hadley Belle Miller and Noah Schnapp in The Peanuts Movie 2015

While, ElM's question should be Which of these persistent character's would least like to have in pursuit of you?
Keir Gilchrist Maika Monroe and Ingrid Mortimer in It Follows 2014 Alec Baldwin and James Foley in Glengarry Glen Ross 1992

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3235888/mediaviewer/rm475788544
A relentless unknown supernatural force in It Follows (2014) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Follows#Plot

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104348/mediaviewer/rm2298129664
ABC, Always Be Closing
Alec Baldwin  as Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
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The Road Runner? But he (assuming he is male) is just defending himself? Or maybe he is trespassing, but still...
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I think he meant the Coyote, but I'm sticking to movie characters anyway
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Correction: Which of these persistent character's would you least like to have in pursuit of you?
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Roger.
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A bit disappointed this the Supernatural Force from It Follows, didn't make the cut.
I think it blows away all the other choices, the whole premise of the movie is based on how relentless it is.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3235888/mediaviewer/rm475788544
A relentless unknown supernatural force in It Follows (2014) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Follows#Plot
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I must have missed the suggestion, when was he suggested? I would have added him, even Blake was in the list and he didn't follow anyone... can I have a picture and I'll add the suggestion, in the longer term, he'll get enough votes to earn its deserved spot.
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Okay I'll fix it
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I posted it above with the Blake FYC. In your defense, I may have edited the initial Blake suggestion to be more comprehensive and added it after my initial post. If you read the Wikipedia article, it is horror film that showed at Cannes and was critical acclaimed. It has an amazing 170,000 votes on IMDb for a low-budget indie.

Jay show here looking back is being pursued by the supernatural entity, who has taken the form of an old woman in a hospital gown pictured in the back ground. The supernatural entity takes various forms throughout the movie. The entire movie is dedicated to this pursuit, it never ends ever. The only two outcomes are it kills you and it then moves onto the person who transferred it to you or you can transfer the pursuit to someone else by having sex with them.

Keir Gilchrist Maika Monroe and Ingrid Mortimer in It Follows 2014Ingrid Mortimer in IT FOLLOWS

The tagline from the movie's trailer is
"It Doesn't Think. It Doesn't Feel, It Never Gives Up, It Follows"

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I forgot about It Follows. The entity does not have any particular appearance, since it changes the way it looks to the target and is invisible to everybody else.
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"It Doesn't Think. It Doesn't Feel, It Never Gives Up, It Follows"

I like this indie, but given its small budget, even I surprised on how well-seen this movie has become.
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I watched it two or three times on a notable subscription-based streaming service.
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FYC: Agamemnon from Troy. He spend 10 years in war in order to conquer the city of Troy despite the many troubles he faced.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0332452/characters/nm0004051?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t2
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I really like this one. I also really like Urb's idea:

Maybe, Paok-Kilkis' question should be: Which of these persistent character's drive in never quitting do you find the most inspirational?
While, ElM's question should be Which of these persistent character's would least like to have in pursuit of you?
and then have both of them go live, even together. 


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Typo:
Which of these persistent characters ...
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Fixed
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Good Job ElMo
I'll Take Robert Patrick!!!
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Immediately thought of It Follows before viewing the options. Voted for T-1000
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Congrats on the poll ElM., I hope mine goes live soon.
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I can smell it for tomorrow, better to end with the good guys :)
i wish yours was picked before or at the same time but the consolation is that the fact that I didn't know your suggestion was done made me come with a complementary poll and bump yours in the process :)
Kind of a win-win situation, isn"t it?
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The 2 Japanese brothers looking for a race were pretty good too
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