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What would the fantasy (medieval to renaissance) equivalent of a gonzo journalist be?

I wouldn't think it'd exactly be a bard; bards don't seem much for investigation.
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Inquisitor.
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A Fool.
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>>44642582

A chaotic-neutral alchemist with high charisma.
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>>44642582
A faggot, just like other versions of gonzo journalism.
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>>44642740
You calling HST a faggot?
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>>44642582
Paladin, of course.
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Rogue - Spy
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>>44642582
Bards got the best skillset for that though. Rogue or wizard are other good options.

Since you mentioned bard I'm assuming you're looking for D&D character inspiration.
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>>44642582
If you're talking about a medieval equivalent of Spider Jerusalem, then the village idiot would be fitting.
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>>44642723
Well, you could also just generally have "meddlesome religious figure/monk". A lot of them were mixed up in natural philosophy/alchemy/proto science, and writing.

They also sometimes made pointed stands.

Some of them were also later made into saints because of their martyrdom or general insistence on making a pointed stand or comment socially.

Fictionally?

Brother Cadfael. He's a Monk. Who investigates crime. He's smart. And kind of a meddler.

He can also handle himself because he has some military background.

Although, most people who went anywhere or did anything could handle themselves in the Middle Ages. Or traveled with people who could. Certainly all males of noble descent. And most commoners, even women because you know, Bandits and random hoodlums being rapey and murderous. So people learned how to hit other people with sticks and throw rocks.That and shank people because it was alright to have a knife for anyone. (Although clearly, the better option for women and children in a party beset by Bandits would be "Hit with Quarterstaff/Throw fucking rocks.)
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>>44642582
A church reformer.
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A professional demagogue
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>>44642582
Who's the edgelord with funny glasses?
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>>44646724
How the hell does he look like an edgelord? I mean, he definitely is an edgelord, but you'd need to know the character to know that. He doesn't look very edgelord.
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>>44642582
>What would the fantasy (medieval to renaissance) equivalent of a gonzo journalist be?
The town fool.
The egocentric jackass with a mouth ten times bigger than his ability.
Not an actual journalist.
Need I go on?
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>>44642749
Hunter S Thompson is a faggot, a fool, a degenerate druggy, a mentally impaired sub-human, and anarchistic scum.

He is the very definition of sub-human.
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>>44646743
>smokes
>bald
>tattoo
>shitty glasses
>shirt not buttoned up
>shit eating grin
E D G Y
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>>44646836
I'm the guy who originally asked and this dude nailed everything I was thinking. Especially the grin. Now that I've seen the filename and googled it I'm pretty convinced. Some shit about voting being like getting fucked with a switchblade
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caribou eyes
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>>44646836
That's pretty opposite of what most people consider an edgelord.
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>>44642582
Dead
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>>44646724
>Not knowing the high prophet of the righteous Chair Leg of Truth

May his terrible and wise judgement befall you
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>>44646910
>a character MUST look exactly like Norton or they are automatically acquitted of accusations of being edgy
Dude, that's retarded. Plenty of characters are edgy without having long black hair.
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>>44646910
Everything out of norm is edgy.
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>>44646960
>chair leg of truth
>not based bowel disruptor
You're in for a prolapse, boy
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Rogue
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>>44646836
>helps orphans
>fights tyranny with poop jokes

yep, edgy to the max.
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>>44647046
>>44646914
>>44646892
>>44642582
How about you fuck off to /co/ with this garbage?
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>>44646836
>shitty glasses
Not his fault, his household appliance was on drugs
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>>44647098
Of course we do, we wouldn't want to disrupt your quest threads and one-liner greentext OP threads.
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>>44647098
right, we wouldnt want to interrupt the constant stream of quests, cropped monstergirl porn and waifu cyoas that is /tg/
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>>44642582
A bold jester or troubadour
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>>44647129
>>44647170
Choosing between current /tg/ and /co/ is like choosing between slamming your hand with a hammer or slamming your dick in a drawer full of AIDS infected tampons, I'd still go with the hammer no matter how unpleasant.
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>>44647568

Or you just not do those things, virt.
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>>44647071
>helping children
>being anti-authority
E D G Y
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>>44648506
>Arguing with someone who is saying the exact same thing as you
Only on 4chan, folks.
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>>44648517
Fuck off you double Mon'Kike.
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>>44646743
>How the hell does he look like an edgelord?
He's literally standing on an edge.
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>>44642582
Bards can, but not the french tourbadours.
Someone more like the Harpers.
Well meaning meddling fools, that can call on a wider organization to spread information, gather resources, or save their bacon as needed.
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>>44647104
All gonzo journalists are on drugs.
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>>44642582
A gonzo journalist is a journalist who, instead of reporting from an objective and detached viewpoint, reports "in the moment" from their own experiences.

For instance, consider two journalists writing about a riot. One of them watches what happened from a distance, talks to rioters, official peoples, and bystanders after the event, then writes a balanced article considering any and all side of "the argument". The gonzo journalist was in the throng of rioters, perhaps doing a bit of rioting as well, and when writing their article writes about what they experienced, saw, and felt; they may follow-up on other sides to "the argument" after the event, but their article uses their own experiences to form the narrative.

I would say that, considering how little "journalists" of the past cared for objectivity, any medieval/renaissance-inspired-fantasy journalist would be a gonzo journalist.

Btw, objectivity is a pipe dream. It is impossible to be truly objective, so why try? Might as well report from the moment, as if an ordinary person (or a person just like your/the target audience) was stood there watching events unfold. I was curious about the term "gonzo pornography", and one afternoon ended up following the Wikipedia rabbit-hole to articles about objectivity in Journalism. It blew my STEMfag mind to think that objective facts weren't actually objective. But eventually I came round to the truth.
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>>44648592
There is literally nothing wrong with being Jewish.
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>>44648982
Objectively no facts are more important than others so journalism is a pointless endeavor.
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>>44649059
>journalism is a pointless endeavor
Journalist here, the point is to report on events in a way that endears you to the marketing department.

The first time you do it, you feel dirty and used, but after a while you become numb and just go along with it.
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>>44649191
Welcome to the real world, kid. We all do it in one way or another.
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>>44648982
>It blew my STEMfag mind to think that objective facts weren't actually objective. But eventually I came round to the truth.
>implying that's any reason to stop trying
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>>44647046
>bowel disruptor
Not meat cannons and attack wombs.
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>>44646836
>>44646888
Yeah, this is pretty much what I dislike about TransMet and Spider. He's basically a Mary Sue, just one a lot of people like, for some reason. He's /co/'s Bella.
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>>44647046
>shiteating grin in literally every panel where his face is visible

I thought it was just the shitty images people kept posting, but apparently that's all there is to this edgelord character.
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>>44652723
If it helps, you're not supposed to be siding with the shit-eating grin. You're supposed to think he's a shit, but be entertained by the stuff that's going on.
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>>44648394
Don't discourage him from self-mutilation and contracting AIDS, we want him to.
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>>44652659
>nobody likes him
>nobody even enjoys his presence
>he sucks at anything not journalism
>he doesn't engage in journalism for most of the comic
>can't get anything done without babysitters
You have absolutely no idea what the term "Mary Sue" means. Tell me, would you classify McNulty from The Wire as a Mary Sue as well?
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