Villains are more important to most stories compared to heroes
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one billion years ago, in edeb8 when I was still 9spaceking, I had an unfinished debate with rational madman. [http://www.edeb8.com/debate/Villains+are+far+more+important+to+any+story+than+heroes./] If anyone is willing to take up the challenge once again, I will oblige.
villain, also antagonist: a character in a play, novel, or the like, who constitutes an important evil agency in the plot.
hero, also protagonist: a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character, and is the principal character of the plot.
important: of much or great significance or consequence
The fundamental cause of good is that evil must be stopped. Think hard about this. In a situation where everyone is neutral, you can't be a good person because the others will repay you back anyway, negating how good you are. If everyone gives as good as they get and acts reasonable, noone and nothing needs to be good at all. What this then means is that the only genuinely active agents, morally, are the evil ones.In a scenario where everyone is neutral and one evil person shows up, it then means that there is a victim or two and the others staying neutral hurts that person and causes that person to need to be evil in order to even things out again and have equal wealth and health to the others. Thus, the opportunity to be good to that victim and/or be evil to the evildoer only arises due to the initial active evil agent. You can only have good be viable due to the evil breaking away from the default of neutrality.
The lack of light can exist without any light at all. Nothingness, darkness, silence etc can exist entirely alone but everything, darkness, silence etc respectively can't exist without the former.If you don't understand this, you don't understand how we draw the concept of there being light, sound or anything at all. The dark is the default, by default. Yes, it's a defaulted default. If you have a universe of all light, or constant orgasm, joy, excitement etc that becomes the mundane, ordinary default state (by default) that we seek to get 'better than' feel something 'different from' etc.
while no-villain stories can certainly seem on the surface to be pointless, the comedy and the bright side of life is often shown with these types of stories.
A key part of Nazi ideology was to define the enemy and those who posed a threat to the so-called “Aryan” race. Nazi propaganda was essential in promoting the myth of the “national community” and identifying who should be excluded. Jews were considered the main enemy.
- A number of groups were targeted as enemies or outsiders. They included Jews, Roma (Gypsies), homosexuals, and political dissidents. Also targeted were Germans viewed as genetically inferior and harmful to “national health,” such as people with mental illness and intellectual or physical disabilities.
- The use of propaganda and laws to define the enemy as a cohesive group was a key factor in achieving the goals of the Nazi regime.
- These campaigns incited hatred or cultivated indifference to it. They were particularly effective in creating an atmosphere tolerant of violence against Jews.
For better or worse, the legends of this genre are the worst. The walls of the reality TV hall of fame are decked with the likes of Heidi and Spencer “Speidi” Pratt, Farrah Abraham, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Omarosa Manigault Newman and Scott Disick. In the Atlanta series of Love & Hip Hop, Joseline Hernandez proved that you can get away with a hell of a lot if you are funny. Many forget that Tiffany “New York” Pollard, now reality TV royalty, started her career as the self-declared “head bitch in charge” on Flavor of Love. Despite her bad behaviour, she was the only contestant to get a spin-off show.
Every reality TV show needs a villain. And these days, pretty much anyone can become one—thanks to the power of editing! It’s hard to believe that anyone goes on national television with the intention of becoming the ‘most hated person’ in the country for a month or two, in exchange for 15 minutes of fame.No, these people are going on reality shows for either money or love. If you make it past the arduous audition process, firstly: congratulations. But once you’ve signed on a show, you’ve put yourself—and the way Australia views you—in the hands of producers who want to create the most entertaining (and high-rating) show they can.
- Narcissism, arrogance and hubris.
- Dishonesty and untrustworthiness.
- Sleazy, pushy & salesy persona.
- Win/Lose mentality.
- Lies, rumours and deceitfulness.
- Talk at you.
- Don’t listen.
- Lack empathy.
They may have sporadic results in business having duped people on a transaction. But they won’t enjoy sustainable success over the journey as they run out of people to burn.
Now let’s look at how the Reality TV Villain archetype could be repurposed to win in business.
- Villains are big on strategy so utilize strategic edge.
- Being highly intelligent, combine intellect with a killer strategy.
- Use polished meeting skills.
- Self-belief (real or manufactured) is huge.
- Pivot charm and charisma to build relationships through trust not enmity.
- Unleash work ethic and drive to outlast competition.
- Street savviness is advantageous.
- Utilise strong negotiation skills as a key weapon.