Victorian heroes

by Shihang

I’ve been rereading Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (parts 1 and 2) and there is really nothing like a Victorian hero/antihero, is there? Part of the appeal probably comes from the fact that the era was known for being so morally and socially stiff. Nothing like fighting crime in a starched collar.

I have been thinking about how Hyde is represented physically. He has to be small in stature and seem slightly deformed. But he must also look evil and a quick google search seems to only produce goofy Hydes. Nothing that would plausibly bash somebody relentlessly to death for fun. The deformity must also be subtle, for the narrator noted that he could not pinpoint exactly how Hyde was deformed. So no obvious hunchback, bucked teeth etc. A rather hard character to represent accurately?

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