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Subj: Re: A brief musing on Luthor, Krypton and Superman's failures
Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 at 02:08:00 pm EST (Viewed 113 times)
Reply Subj: Re: A brief musing on Luthor, Krypton and Superman's failures
Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 at 10:40:28 am EST (Viewed 122 times)

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    But Luthor made a valid point: what IS hero without a villain? However the converse is also true: what is a VILLAIN without a hero?


Luthor was wrong. Neither one needs the other.

Firefighters are heroes, and far more often than not there are no villains (arsonists) causing the fires.

Someone who jumps into a torrential river, putting their own life at risk, to try to save the life of a child that's accidentally fallen in is a hero. and not a villain in sight.

Someone who raises huge amounts of cash for charity is a hero.

Doctors and aid workers who travel to dangerous regions to help victims of war or famine are heroes.

And the opposite is true. Jack the Ripper's crimes are legendary, and not a hero in sight (He was never caught, we don't know that anyone stopped his crime spree, and he baffled the police force of the day).

Heroes without villains are still heroes, and vice versa.

But it's much less fun.

You make good points about real life heroic

But this is fiction, sci-fi fantasy.

So perhaps the correct phrasing should be what is a super hero without a supervillain?

And vice versa

Now of course the hunorous answer is that a super villain without a hero is successful.


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