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|Subject: Mr. Big Good? Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:41 pm|| |
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Whereas the Big Bad is considered the ultimate evil to be defeated, the Big Good is the cornerstone of any heroic organization. This character is explicitly stated to be a counterpart to combat the forces of evil, likely calling all the shots in the organization and is normally the highest ranking or the absolute most powerful. Since The Hero is usually, but not always synonymous with the protagonist, the Big Good does not always fill that role, as it is usually more dramatic for the protagonist to work upwards from the bottom. In fact, it may even be stated (at least in the beginning) that The Hero is expendable whereas this character is not. the Big Good is simply the most valuable member of the heroic movement in a given work, whether in terms of rank, function or wisdom. If not The Hero, then they will most definitely be the mentor to craft The Hero into being the weapon they need him to be.
Mr. Big Good is usually starting off several orders of magnitude more powerful than The Hero. The character may even be servant to a greater good just like his or her evil counterpart is servant to a greater evil. Unlike the Big Bad, however, the Big Good can be taken down rather early- to show just how powerful the enemy has gotten by that point or as part of a greater plan. One of the more common ways this is done is to have the two confront each other directly, with Mr. Big Good coming up short. For extra pathos, the Big Bad was once their second in command. Expect The Hero or some other member of the True Companions to take up the mantle by time the Grand Finale comes round.
At the beginning of a series, expect The Big Bad to be much more worried about this character than about The Hero. In fact, The Hero may not even register on any antagonist's radar while all of them will be out to off The Big Good.
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Here are some examples:
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|Subject: Re: Mr. Big Good? Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:57 pm|| |
LOVE THE BIG GOOD.
I feel the examples you gave were a accurate representation of this character. I fel that he is not
so much morally amiguious but does not want to over extend his power and is a softie in order to keep the peace.
Or to not get so powerful that he becomes bad. He would not punish one to show that he is benevolent.
Just a thought .
My favorite SANTA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But they are al good.