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Subj: Re: Why do people feel sorry for villains? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 at 12:54:51 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Why do people feel sorry for villains? [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 at 01:27:30 am EDT
> > I don't get this "poor Zzax" codswallop. Might as well say, "Oh that
> > poor Juggernaut" or "Poor Doctor Doom" or "Poor Red Skull". "Oh, that
> > poor Viper, she's had a hard terrorist life!". Talk about rooting for
> > the wrong side...
> The difference between Zzzax and Juggs, Doom, or... the nazi is that Zzzax isn't really consciously evil. He just creates a lot of havoc in order to survive.
Not really, no -- his original appearances established that he incinerates human beings to consume the electrical fields of their brains because it makes him smarter, not because heeds to do so to survive. He/it can ordinarily surivive on ordinary electrical current in sufficient quantities; Zzzaxx kills because it likes human brainwaves.
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