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Subj: Re: should killer villians be recurring?
Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 at 09:04:37 pm EST
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Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 at 04:59:46 pm EST (Viewed 195 times)

> That's the way it is in real life though. Good does not always triumph over evil. It merely delays things. Hell, the lines between good and evil are blurred. Good and evil will always co-exist regardless of killing on the part of the hero or villain. They are the Yin and Yang, the positive and negative of life. One can never live without the other. This is why it's called "The Never Ending Battle". All the forces of good can ever do is merely delay things

Not necessarily.. There are preventive methods such as the death penalty or deep, permanent incarceration with no sunlight to prevent killers from continuing to kill. Batman or the police could also have decided to take the law in their hands and kill those villains themselves or look the other way when these villains are in trouble. I can't count how many times Batman even risked his life to save the Joker's life. That is ridiculous.

> But in the case of Batman and his rogues, there's nothing wrong with them being killers and recurring characters. Mainly the ones who have killed such as the Joker and Two-Face. It raises the threat level and gives the hero a moral ground to stand on and a reason to feel a burden of guilt.

I don't think a villain has to be a psychotic killer to be interesting. He or she can be interesting without being a killer. I find that Marvel Comics villains in the days that Stan Lee was writing interesting and fun without them being bloodthirsty. Not even Doctor Doom, Marvel's premier villain, went around killing people left and right when Stan Lee was writing him and yet he was a fan favourite.

I am not saying that killers should not be used in comics, just that they should not be recurring characters because I think it would be a miscarriage of justice to the victims in letting them live to potentially continue their work.

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