Thursday, November 29, 2012
Thor's Day Hero: Dr. Rodney McKay
Stargate's Dr. Rodney McKay is the last person I'd thought I'd ever induct into Thor's Day Heroes. He's arrogant, obnoxious, condescending, sarcastic, and even a hypochondriac. Not only does he not know how to fight (or shoot a gun) but his combat skills are atrocious; an example would be him running blindly away from the enemy, while screaming, firing his sidearm off-handed in random directions behind him. He's not on the team for his combat or social skills however, he is a certified super-genius. Having super-genius smarts is a good thing when you're in a new galaxy surrounded by hostiles.
Something happened about halfway through the Stargate Atlantis series, this punk of a character was really developing and all for the better. A few incredibly close brushes with death opened his eyes for sure and on more than one occasion he sought atonement from those he had always been a jerk to. In fact, ole Dr. McKay really turns it around and by the end of the series he became one of my favorite characters of the show. I guess if that's not a good enough reason to be a member of the Thor's Day Heroes, nothing is. Welcome aboard Rodney, you'll like it here, we even have a Mensa chapter.