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Subj: Re: villainous heroics
Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 at 01:46:31 pm EST
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Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 at 01:24:23 pm EST

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> This is an odd question, but your post has got me thinking on villains acting heroic and an odd thought entered my mind,

Hey, any time I inspire an odd thought, a twisted little angel gets it's wings!

> Has a villain EVER stood up to a world threatening menace motivated by the simple fact that it is his world too and he lives their. I mean think of it, the fact that only heros and not some villains stand up to galactus type threats seems a bit silly. After all in those situations it is a case of your world nearing the end and you having the power to act on it and good and evil go flying out the window in the face of survival. But whenever a world threatening menace appears it seems only heros act against it and villains usually hide, or act out of selfishness wanting the power for themselves.

The Injustice League in the JLU cartoon aided the Justice League when they found out Darkseid was planning on destroying Earth.

It tends to happen in "alternate" worlds and the like, when facing final destruction I think. "What if..?" and "Elseworld"

>You'd think some guy would say "I may be a criminal, but this is my world he's messing with and I have no place else to go".

I do recall the Captain America/Batman crossover which has the Joker reacting with genuine outraged horror on finding that he's been working with a Nazi; "I may be a homicidal maniac, but I'm an AMERICAN homicidal maniac!"

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> > This is an odd question, but your post has got me thinking on villains acting heroic and an odd thought entered my mind,
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> Hey, any time I inspire an odd thought, a twisted little angel gets it's wings!
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> > Has a villain EVER stood up to a world threatening menace motivated by the simple fact that it is his world too and he lives their. I mean think of it, the fact that only heros and not some villains stand up to galactus type threats seems a bit silly. After all in those situations it is a case of your world nearing the end and you having the power to act on it and good and evil go flying out the window in the face of survival. But whenever a world threatening menace appears it seems only heros act against it and villains usually hide, or act out of selfishness wanting the power for themselves.
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> The Injustice League in the JLU cartoon aided the Justice League when they found out Darkseid was planning on destroying Earth.
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> It tends to happen in "alternate" worlds and the like, when facing final destruction I think. "What if..?" and "Elseworld"
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> >You'd think some guy would say "I may be a criminal, but this is my world he's messing with and I have no place else to go".
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> I do recall the Captain America/Batman crossover which has the Joker reacting with genuine outraged horror on finding that he's been working with a Nazi; "I may be a homicidal maniac, but I'm an AMERICAN homicidal maniac!"

I remember that too. Really funny stuff, because the Joker said something like "I kill people regardless of creed, color, or religion!"

I always wondered if the Joker was secretly Jewish after that...


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