"Ask not for what Logan can do for you but what you can do for Logan."
"That's gonna get old real soon."
From the first, Logan Echolls had villain written all over him. Lucky, lucky scribe. Ahem. Yet to describe Neptune High's "obligatory psychotic jackass" as such does a disservice to a complex and fascinating character. Who's hot. Exceedingly hot.
The son of an abusive and self-serving movie star philanderer who slept with, and murdered, his girlfriend; a mother anesthetized by alcohol and drugs who stepped off a bridge to final oblivion; a selfish and disinterested adopted sister; Logan's family was not the stuff of dreams. It is little wonder that he was arrogant, mean, and vindictive. He led the hate campaign against Veronica Mars, blaming her for his not being with the doomed Lilly the day she died and for standing by her father against Lilly's family. Logan's response to pain is to lash out, and Veronica was an easy target.
Yet, they used to be friends, a long time ago.
After Veronica helped him try to prove his mother's suicide was faked, hate turned into respect turned into more. It led him on a rescue mission at the Camelot motel and to a kiss that stopped time. For a while, Logan and Veronica were happy, surviving revelations of salt licks, accusations of murder, and the estrangement of Veronica's first love and Logan's best friend, Duncan Kane, but the fledging relationship couldn't survive Logan's duel with the PCH club, one of whose number Logan was charged with killing.
Emancipated as his father awaited trial, Logan took comfort in the ample bosom of the stepmother of one friend and re-established his bond with another friend, Duncan, who gave him shelter after the PCHers burned down his home. He fought to stay out of jail by making an unlikely alliance with the suspicious PCH leader and embarking on a relationship with the young daughter of his chief accuser. It came at a cost. Logan wasn't used to someone believing in him as completely as Hannah did, and even though he was using her, it hurt to lose her. For all his flaws, Logan clings to love like a drowning man.
Logan obliterated the Aaron/Lilly sex tapes and stopped them from becoming tabloid fodder. Was this an act of evil or of cathartic salvation? Either way, Logan compromised the case against Aaron, who walked free of all charges and straight into an assassin's bullets. Logan is finally free of the man he hated, but who was his father. That's gotta hurt.
As for Veronica, he believes that their relationship is epic. Spanning-years-and-continents-lives-ruined-bloodshed epic. It doesn't stop him from screwing up on a regular basis, but it does send him running when she calls.
Occasional jackass. Occasional hero.
And sex on legs.
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Jason Dohring plays Logan Echolls.