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The Geek Zodiac

THE GEEK ZODIAC



TREASURE HUNTER



+ Adventurous, Cultured, Quick thinker

- Greedy, Loner, Cavalier with laws/rules



Why 1935? The year of Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr.'s first cinematic adventure as depicted in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.



NINJA / SAMURAI*



+ Loyal, Deferential, Level-headed

- Unemotional, Subservient, Violent



Why 1910? The birth year of Akira Kurosawa, director of the classic films Seven Samurai and Yojimbo, among others.



* This is not to say that Ninja and Samurai are the same, only that they tend to appear around the same time and often in the same stories.



ASTRONAUT



+ Bold, Team-Oriented, Precise

- Untethered, Distant, Controlling



Why 1969? The year of the first lunar landing.



SPY



+ Confident, Patriotic, Desenrascanco adept

- Duplicitous, Selfish, Remorseless



Why 1908? Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond series, is born.



TIME TRAVELER



+ Punctual, Perceptive, Cosmopolitan

- Regretful, Distracted, Chaotic



Why 1895? H.G. Wells' The Time Machine is published.



DAIKAIJU



+ Center of attention, Big-hearted, Scientific

- Destructive, Lonely, Misunderstood



Why 1954? The first Godzilla film is released.



ROBOT



+ Law-abiding, Dedicated, Logical

- Stubborn, Intractable, Cold



Why 1984? The year both The Terminator and Transformers debut.



WIZARD



+ Wise, Worldly, Naturalist

- Aloof, Didactic, Clandestine



Why 1937? The publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, introducing Gandalf.



ALIEN



+ Intelligent, Technophile, Diplomatic

- Suspicious, Secretive, Inscrutable



Why 1938? Orson Welles' radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds.



SUPERHERO



+ Selfless, Moral, Vigilant

- Condescending, Pious, Sanctimonious



Why 1939? The debut of Superman #1, the first superhero to have his own title.



UNDEAD*



+ Soulful, Transcendental, Knows value of all life

- Haunted, Tormented, Difficulty connecting to humanity



Why 1880? Tod Browning, who directed the 1931 Dracula film, is born.



* Also includes those who hunt the undead.



PIRATE



+ Natural leader, Bon viveur, Charismatic

- Restless, Quick to anger, Untrustworthy



Why 1881? Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island begins serialized publication.



TREASURE HUNTER

2007

1995

1983

1971

1959

1947

1935

1923

1911

1899



NINJA/SAMURAI

2006

1995

1982

1970

1958

1946

1934

1922

1910

1898



ASTRONAUT

2005

1993

1981

1969

1957

1945

1933

1921

1909

1897



SPY

2004

1992

1980

1968

1956

1944

1932

1920

1908

1896



TIME TRAVELER

2003

1991

1979

1967

1955

1943

1931

1919

1907

1895



DAIKAIJU

2002

1990

1978

1966

1954

1942

1930

1918

1906

1894



PIRATE

2001

1989

1977

1965

1953

1941

1929

1917

1905

1893



UNDEAD

2012

2000

1988

1976

1964

1952

1940

1928

1916

1904



SUPERHERO

2011

1999

1987

1975

1963

1951

1939

1927

1915

1903



ALIEN

2010

1998

1986

1974

1962

1950

1938

1926

1914

1902



WIZARD

2009

1997

1985

1973

1961

1949

1937

1925

1913

1901



ROBOT

2008

1996

1984

1972

1960

1948

1936

1924

1912

1900

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