On Poetry, Prose, and Videogames

JLawrence Kenny

Maniacal Monday

on August 14, 2011

If there is one thing upon which we can all agree, it’s that bad guys are evil. They do evil things for evil reasons, (and sometimes no reason at all) and it’s up to the protagonist of the story to stop them. And though we cheer when good inevitably triumphs, we’d all be lying to ourselves if we didn’t admit that there were times when we were rooting for the bad guy. Let’s face it; villains are usually much more interesting characters than heroes. Villains have motives, they have selfish desires, and we can relate to them in a way, whereas heroes seem to exist for the sole purpose of defeating the bad guy and restoring peace and balance to the world. So, in honor of these baddies, I am proud to announce a new weekly segment: Maniacal Monday! Where we will honor the best of the worst, and find out just what makes them tick.

This Monday: The Shadow, from Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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2 responses to “Maniacal Monday

  1. Fascinating views on that!

  2. Now that is some wonderful writing.

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