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Would you be a Hero or Villain?
#1
I know there is a thread about this already, but I don't feel like reviving it, plus I want to phrase the question differently.

Were life a narrative, and you had to choose to be the savior of people or the one wishing to destroy it all, which would you be?

I would be a villain. Why you ask? While villains do seek to bring about mass amounts of chaos and death to the world, I think that without them, the world is left in a stale state, taking all things for granted. Take for instance Lord of the Rings, how would Middle Earth be if Sauron not revived and sought to destroy the world of man. The many races would have continued to segregate themselves and bicker amongst themselves, Aragorn would not have been able to unite Middle Earth without the threat of Mordor. The villain in some ways do more good by giving the hero the cause to act. Also, villains get to have so much fun.





The hero is important, don't get me wrong. Without the hero, the villain has no opposition to their plans. The hero grows to be the pinnacle of light for those being tormented by the villain. However, the hero does not just have the power to stop the villain like that, the hero must grow and find things to protect. The villain's job is to threaten the things the hero holds dear and to spur the hero into action. The villain is more complete in their role, while the hero has little to do once the villain is thwarted.




Here is a quotation I love to describe the relationship between the hero and villain:
Villain to the hero, "Good, is that suppose to be some kind of joke; if people were good, they wouldn't need you now would they?"

Anyway, what are your thoughts? Remember, this isn't about good vs. evil, its about the characters' perspectives.
In the end, it boils down to two simple choices. Either you do or you don't. You'd think with all the problems in this world, there'd be more answers. It's not fair... but its the way things are. The choice is yours. ~ Zidane Tribal

Hope is comforting, it allows us to accept fate no matter how tragic it may be. ~ Yunalesca

"Απο μακρυά και αγαπημένοι παρά απο κοντά και μαλωμένοι"

There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met ~ Gonzo
#2
I think you would like be an anit-hero set myself up in that gray area in between hero's an villains. Like The Punisher, he’s technically a hero in that he sometimes saves people but more often he’ll bust into a room an horrible massacre everyone in the room an sure they might be mobsters but still Spider-Man can’t do that.

Anit-Hero’s don’t have their hand tied by things like morals or ethics, imagine if Batman gave up his no killing rule Gotham city would be cleaned up in a matter of weeks.
#3
I would go with hero, but an anti-hero. Yeah, I think Spawn is like that. I would like be like that.
#4
I think both a hero to some a villain to others
#5
Hero, definitely. Although I found that villains are cooler but it 's hard for me to do bad things to other people and feel happy about that.
#6
I think I would be a conflicted Hero...

I know I should act for the best, and I do, but sometimes I don't always see the point to it... I think I would probably be a weak hero who got turned to the dark side and did some sort of betrayal type deal and then felt horribly ashamed so I redeem myself in the last few panels in an epic self-sacrifice.

Yeah that'd do.
#7
I would be a villain because nice guys finish last (I should know lol)
#8
I think I'd still be the nice guy.... can't fathom being nasty.
#9
The villains used to get the better songs in Disney movies, so I'll go with villain.

When a subject is highly controversial — and any question about sex is that — one cannot hope to tell the truth. One can only show how one came to hold whatever opinion one does hold. One can only give one's audience the chance of drawing their own conclusions as they observe the limitations, the prejudices, the idiosyncrasies of the speaker.
- Virginia Woolf
#10
princealbertofb Wrote:I think I'd still be the nice guy.... can't fathom being nasty.

ITA...Definitely would want to be the hero because evil is easy and boring IMO...it is far more difficult and challenging to be good and I think the hero has many more levels..we often forget that.


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