⚡️Do you prefer heroes or villains?⚡️
The thing is, most of us have a preference but there isn't actually that much of a difference between a hero and a villain. It's all about
I personally don't like clean cut heroes. I love my characters to have
motivation and just cause for their actions, but I don't like
goody-two-shoes (probably because I fight every day not to be one myself).
So, I didn't like Captain America in the first film, but I LOVE him in all subsequent films, because by taking him out of his own time, he
develops an edge.
Marvel’s Loki, the Pop featured in this photo, is a perfect example. He spent two movies being the villain, one movie transitioning and then another one (two? three?!) being a hero.
Then again, that's his character arc - something we'll talk about more
in depth another time.
You can argue that Loki was never a bad guy, he was just lost and hurt.
But, on the other hand, he did kill hundreds of people.
But then so does Ironman, and Captain America. James Bond kills (he has
a licence for it!). Arthur Morgan, the main character in Red Dead Redemption (anyone else a bit hooked?) kills, and can kill a LOT
depending on who is playing him.
These are not actions we would accept in the real world, but somehow in
fiction, in fantasy and superhero stories and dramas and action stories,
they become okay. As long as it's the hero doing the killing, of course.
So, bearing all that in mind, I'll ask again.
Do you prefer heroes or villains?
And which are your main characters?
I love a good anti-hero. Someone with good intentions but with an
attitude, or who is strong willed, takes no shit and stands up for their values.
Let me know what you prefer, and your fave heroes/villains in the comments!