The thing that sets apart great comic books from the rest are the quality of their villains. While superheroes are stuck playing the boring good guy know-it-alls, villains get to plan the crazy schemes, blow stuff up, and cause the kinds of havoc and destruction that makes comic books work. 850,000 votes are in (check out the results here),
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The Villain - A hero can’t become a hero unless there’s some dick out to ruin everything. For as long as there’s been love or success, there’s been that one sneaky little creature doing everything they can to undermine and destroy you, often for no reason other than some kind of deep-seated, innate hatred of you. They’ll try to steal your partner. Get you fired. Sometimes they’ll just laugh as the subway doors close right before you were about to get on. It’s what they live for, and it’s all they do.
Why they don’t exist: Unfortunately, life doesn’t work in absolutes. That guy I just described? That’s probably been you half the time. Humans are complicated and irrational and impulsive, and just because we do bad things sometimes, not a single one of us wants to be defined by them. Also it really is hilarious when someone misses the subway, and they get all red and angry. Everyone loves that. [Keep Reading]
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