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Villain/Hero Psychology
August 15th, 2004

In this (my first) editorial, I'm going to talk about the difference between the heroes and villains.

It probably seems obvious to you that it's because villains are evil and the heroes are good, but I want to talk about why these characters are powerful and why they choose two different moral paths.

Let's start with the evil vermin.

It is pretty clear that the superior bad characters are mentally powerful, more commonly both this and physically. To get to the top, they have to be cunning and clever, and when a battle or a duel comes up, it's useful for them to be strong.

Heroes, on the other hand, also have to be intelligent, and it definitely helps them overcome the enemy when they are fit and strong. The big reason is that the hero-(ine)s are guided by the forces of good, which always prevail in the end.

To sum my idea up, I think the real reasons why the heroes are heroes and villains are villains is because they use their power in different ways. For example, Swartt Sixclaw rules out of fear, cunning and cruelty, while Sunflash leads his army of hares out of kindness, compassion, and camaraderie.

This editorial may have seemed pointless to some of you, but its been on my mind for a while. To others, I hope this article has been thought provoking and interesting.


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