Dumbness and Smartness in Heroism and Villainy
some insomniac musings by The Overlord Bear/Jem De Ocampo
No true hero is dumb, and a dumb villain is more dangerous than a smart villain.
The smart hero is the true hero, while the dumb villain is the worst villain.
Dumb heroes? The heck are those? You mean folks like those idiots who think that silence always means death or those dumbasses who yap toxic while thinking that they’ll never be toxic as long as their targets are more toxic than them? Those are just another sort of dumb villain, man.
Heroes who are not only aware about how dumb they can be but also believe that they can do better and better? Those aren’t dumb heroes. Those are another sort of smart heroes, my friend.
Smart villains? They’re very much aware of how dumb they can be, but they’re just struggling to believe that they can do better and better. They know how much asskicking they have to get, and they hate the thought of experiencing such things, but hey, everyone hates getting their ass kicked, you know?
So, who wants some schooling? And can someone other than me and better than me help school me well some more here? I’m pretty sure humanity isn’t really self-made, see, and I still have a long way to go when it comes to becoming a truly good person.