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|Subject: What Does the Phrase "Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor" Mean? Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:18 pm|| |
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Have you ever noticed For some reason, Complete Monsters and most villains just don't get humor. And we don't just mean in a "doesn't understand the joke" sense; they're usually completely humorless or they're cackling because they're complete lunatics, Maybe it's because of some implicit assumption that "laughter heals the soul", so someone who doesn't laugh or laughs at the wrong things can't be right in the head. Perhaps it's that humor requires perspective, which villains usually don't have in abundance.
This manifests in two different ways such as:
Type 1: The first is as a complete lack of humor, the villain is either incapable of understanding humor, or can, but they're so stone hearted and taciturn that they find nothing funny, never even cracking witty remarks or exchanging repartee with the hero. While there are plenty of stoic Anti Heroes, heroes as a whole can generally laugh at least once in a while. Understandably, they often get placed opposite a wise cracking hero who uses them as an unwitting Straight Man. A great example would be Lord Voldermort.
Type 2: The second is as an especially sick and twisted sense of humor, where a "good joke" to them is either not funny to normal people at all, way past Dark Humor, or a horrifying mass destruction to the pranked. These villains tend to have quite a bit of dark wit to them and, if they embrace a "prankster" motif, may occasionally actually be funny, in a dark sort of way. You can expect these deranged comedians to face especially straitlaced heroes who "never get the joke", or get called crazy and get thanked for it. A great example would be Oogie Boogie, the main villian from the Nightmare Before Christmas.
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|Subject: Re: What Does the Phrase "Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor" Mean? Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:59 am|| |
For starters love the music.!!!
Second love the image that you gave. It gives th reader more info to understand the concept that may be new
Love the way the concept was broken down into 2 types and lastly, it was good that you gave the readr an example to base the bases for.