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Monsters?

14 Years Ago


What happens when the monster is a hero?

This choice we make:


Explicit content, and oh yes, a classique monster, too.

Caroline

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14 Years Ago


it depends on if this is a freakish hero such as the Toxic Avenger or a demonic anti-hero such as Spawn. what kind of hero are we talking about. A purebred hero or an antihero?

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14 Years Ago


I have to agree with that point. I think that hero and monster are a matter of perspective.

there can be epic struggles with both sides being right, and both being wrong. i think it is in our nature to identify with the flawed, which is why there are far more people out there that root for Boba Fett and Wiley Coyote than there are that back the pure of heart and stout of mind. after all, who doesnt love a good scoundrel or filthy mercenary?

give me a villian any day. You can keep your prince Valliant, Ill side up with Rasputin.

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14 Years Ago


If you really think about it, monsters and heroes have the same traits, what really defines which one they are is what their motives are. Most heroes are working towards a goal, more than likely peace and safety for their chosen city, and monsters are also working toward a goal, except for a more evil reason. There is a fine line between both.

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14 Years Ago


we are writers :) we can do whatever we want :)
i personally enjoy gray characters. characters you love, encounter other characters you love who unfortunately don't get along. and the ensuing tumult! do you side with characters and forego the opportunity to side with resultant feelings of experiencing their conflict?
enjoy the possibilities!!

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14 Years Ago


in this regard, i have to recommend "song of ice and fire" by george rr martin.

so far a 4 book series, possibly 7 book, where the bad guys get away with everything,
but transformation is an important part of character. you can't really have a story if the heroes aren't being monsters, or the monsters aren't being heroes.

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14 Years Ago


You're right. The best villains are those who appear heroic, characters we would like to be like; and the best heroes are not Dudley Doright but the person who can control his own evil or selfish impulses enough to do a selfless act for the benefit of another.