Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Worst Hero


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

I've been watching Legion again...

What if your sworn enemy (or the story's villain) is the only one who can prevent an impending major disaster? 

(Some specifics for this case: By sworn enemy, I mean a person who has done something horrible, like murdering your sibling. And by impending major disaster, I mean something huge, like a plague that could kill a large number--millions--of people.)

18 comments:

  1. Well, I think I would try to be grateful to him/her, but not sure if I could replace the feelings of them being my sworn enemy to one of friendship. Still would have animosity toward them I think.

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  2. I'd have to suck it up and work with him.

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    1. That would be for the best. Although, hard, I'd expect.

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  3. I would let them stop the disaster...and then kill them

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    1. That's probably the best plan. If you can get them in that narrow window.

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  4. Well, if it were my sworn enemy and they knew they were my sworn enemy then to get them to stop disaster I would probably have to do a lot of ass kissing, lying and making promises to get them to do the right thing!

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  5. If my sworn enemy is the only one to stop the disaster, then I hope she does it pronto without drama.

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  6. I'm with Alex. I would have to suck it up and work with him or her. But no friendship. After the awful thing is averted, back to being an enemy.

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  7. Well, rather grudgingly I'd accept his help.

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    1. Might kind of have to (although some other commenters thought not).

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  8. Nice spam above (Not!). That's a fascinating scenario. Be well!

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    1. Feel free to ignore the spam. (How is my blog "crispy"?) They've been hitting me every other day for a week or so now. As soon as I get online I delete.

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