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    Am I a Bad Guy if...

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by King_Horror, Jul 27, 2016.

    I like seeing cuties get killed? I define "cuties" as any character that wants nothing more than to pet puppies, and be comic relief. Those kinds of characters that make you root for them, adore them, and love them. And, as dark as it might seem, I just get a kind of...excitement from seeing those kinds of characters in literature dying!

    Apparently, TV Tropes has a certain trope about this technique: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/KillTheCutie

    Is there something wrong with me?
     
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    Maybe, I don't know... but then I like seeing the fall arc and stories with a tragic ending. People becoming evil and doing evil things for some reason gets me excited. This is why I the end of Star wars episode 3 even though I don't really like the rest of the prequels.
     
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    All human beings have some things we respond to that are inherently bad, but they don't really make us bad. You could also just ask the question "Am I a bad guy for liking violent movies and video games?" The answer to that is no. It's just something a lot of us respond to and enjoy consuming for some reason. Your thing is pretty much the same deal, only more specific, but the same thing applies.

    It's the same with crazy fetishes. When we hear about people who have them, we often respond by thinking "What the fuck is wrong with that person?!" But they aren't actually doing anything morally wrong, and neither are you. Bad guys do bad things. Good guys do good things and occasionally respond to some weird and fucked up shit. That's just the way it is to be human. We're weird.
     
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    Huh, alright then.
     
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    I love the bad guys. Specifically I enjoy the characters like Walter Peck from Ghostbusters. He wasn't evil but he handled everything all wrong.

    Those characters are so cool to me.
     
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    They're fictional characters. If you liked watching actual people that fit with your definition of “cuties” dying, then yeah, something would be wrong with you.

    But fictional characters? As my creative writing teacher once said, paraphrased, “Anything goes, do whatever you want to your characters, even children. Just don't hurt the poor animals.” There's nothing wrong with you.
     
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    Nah, that is nothing.
    When you start having fantasies about a blood thirsty death squad going on a rampage in your little redneck religious town killing everything that walks on two legs for the fun of it, then you might be a bad guy.
    To be fair there are the less evil days when a tactical nuke or fuel air bombardment would be just as good, but not as exciting and over entirely too quickly.
    Yeah, I got issues, but it is because they all put up a facade, so my guilt level is about a 1 maybe a 1.5. That and not that community has been overly kind to me.

    So no you aren't a bad guy for wanting/liking the sugary sweet plucky comic relief character getting killed. :supergrin:
     
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    There's a simple metric to tell how evil you are when killing your 'cuties'.

    (Amount of struggle) X (closeness / assumption of success) ^ (Pain in death sequence) = How evil you are / how much you need therapy.

    ie Gollum rotted away for hundreds of years, stalked around trying to find the ring, and when he finally had it in his hands, melted alive in a volcano.

    Tolkien was a sick dude.
     
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    That is cute about Gollum, but there are way worse ways to burn alive. There is at least one that does not require fire or acid. :p
     
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    No. :) Have the bad guys given up yet?

    Think HARD.
     

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