Villian – A tragic story

In every movie, comic or anime we have a villian or a antagonist. Like the heroes, these people also have a motivation that makes them do what they do. The difference is that sometimes they take their ideologies too far. Here I will just mention some villians and their motivations. After we read it, we might understand more about humans. Because after all, every story is inspired from human beings and their behaviour. The characters depicted are usually at two ends of the spectrum unlike us who can lie in the middle or side more towards one side.The most famous villians people know of are from either Batman or Spiderman rogues gallery. I will discuss more about the Batman villians.

Joker – Now you might think, how would joker be someone with whom we can sympathise? According to Killing Joke (A Batman graphic novel) Joker was initially a failed comedian before his transformation. He had a pregnant wife whom he loved alot and she loved him back. In order to make money he decided to help his friends who were crooks to steal from his former company “Ace Chemicals” Then he got a call that his wife had died in a freak accident (one in a million chances of happening) His crook friends still wanted him to go ahead with the plan and he did. There they were spotted by the security and his friends turned on him. But batman arrived and in an attempt to show that he was not a crook fell into a chemical vat. So imagine such a bad day

Mr Freeze has one of the most saddest origin stories. His wife was diagnosed with an incurable disease. So he froze her till he could find a cure. He started working secretly and started using company resources. He was found out and in an attempt to grab him he was doused by some chemicals there. He only steals so that he can fund his research to find a cure for his wife.

Poison Ivy, an eco terrorist, wants to save the plants. She doesn’t want to hurt humans unless they decide to harm nature. Two face, believing in the concept of fairness amd chance. He became so after acid was thrown in his face by a criminal in the court room. Ventriloquist, a person with dual personalities, He is a thug via a puppet and is otherwise timid. The latter can never be free from the first. In the episode “Double Talk” from Batman the animated series, you really understand the ordeal the person has to undergo. Ra’s al Ghul, who wants to purge the world of all corruption and evil at will go to any extant to achieve it.

These are just some of the villians in the batman rogues gallery. Another villian who I would like to speak about is Zaheer from The legend of Korra. He wanted chaos or rather he wanted no leaders. Just a simple rule by the people. In achieving so he did many things and tried assassinating world leaders. Another villian from the prequel series avatar the last airbender is Zuko. Banished by his father to find the avatar and never being the father figure in his life. After season 1, you can understand his inter struggle.

Zuko

Animes has also similar characters. Tobi(from Naruto), wanted a world where he could meet his loved one. He was motivated on creating a perfect world. Gaara was always treated like a weapon and never considered as a real person. No one ever tried helping him as everyone was scared of him, just like killer croc from batman.

Maleficent is the perfect example for such stories. It gives a unique look on villians. No one is bad at their heart. Sometimes the people who are suffering have no outlet. Either they dont have the resources to change their life or they dont have a guiding light. Maybe we can help these people and make them better than who they are

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The Fault in Ourselves 

I fought with my best friend on Friendship day. I told him, he keeps me waiting on social networking sites. He replies sometimes in varying intervals. Like any normal person, he said that he should know that he replies to me whenever he can. He has office but still always wishes me morning and night. He told me not to wait for my replies anymore and that he will message when he has something to talk about and I messaged simultaneously that maybe a break is required. The following week was one of the worst I had.

With no one to talk to I fell into a dark pit of loneliness (Yes, he was the only person I used to talk daily, others were either busy with work or there wasn’t much scope of topics). The first/second day I hoped he will message me. Maybe he is also feeling the same way as me. But towards the end of it, I messaged and apologised for my behavoir. But even after that I still held back because I felt maybe he doesn’t see me as I see him as a friend. It ate me up inside completely. I kept revisiting past events. After the 3rd/4th day things seemed to go back to normal. But I still had that doubt in the back of my mind. I started taking small and routine  things as a sign that he doesn’t understand what he means to me. “For the world you maybe a bot but for a bot you maybe a world” is a caption for Wall-E i read. I hoped that he would understand that. I kept hoping that I might get my original relation back.

With a similar incident that toon place just a year back with another friend I started doubting myself that maybe I am just ruining it myself. I again started thinking about what went wrong. I remembered the day of our fight and why would even I say such things. I realised that I wanted to talk to him the previous day but he said BRB and went away for the whole day. The two days I get to talk of which one day was now gone. I wanted to talk about various things to him that day. The one person who is the best thing of the day becomes busy the day i want to talk to him. So naturally i became pissed. Then I realised that it is wrong of me to do so.

That time another thought that had been in my mind since weeks came into the spotlight. “Are we promoting a society in which we think we are always right?” I keep reading posts on facebook and status by them “Be yourself” “Accept me as who I am if you can’t you can go somewhere else”. Are we promoting a society to never accept that they can be wrong and not the opposite person? Sometimes we are wrong and sometimes not but we should always look at it from both sides.

My mistake was that I judged my friend based on what I would do in his place. It was wrong as He cannot be me just like I cant be him. Also from a song lyrics “Everyone says goodbye in their own special way” I realised that everyone has their own special way of showing affection. My friend messaged me whenever he could and I couldn’t see that so maybe i deserved a bad week to remind me that he is out there making a difference by working just like my other friends and he cant always be there for me.

Prologue

In a different galaxy, similar to ours but different in many more ways. Somewhere in the vastness of space,  an alien is being shot at by a horde of aliens who are of a different species. Energy blasts are being thrown at him. He retaliates with his own energy blasts. From the group of aliens, One screamed  “You can’t run away now!!  Your the last of your kind.  WE DESTROYED YOUR PLANET!!!!”.  He replied “You monsters, It was my people’s mistake to give you a chance. But it is in our nature to forgive,  so I give you a final chance of atonement. Leave me alone and stay on your planet and do not hurt others. I will forgive you for the misery you have caused others. Some one else taunted him by saying “Thank you for your generous offer but no. We love fighting and we will conquer every planet in this universe for the thrill of fighting”. “Dont think that we won’t kill you because you have our prince in your custody. He is a small price to pay for the  chance of sovereignty  over the entire universe. In a few minutes, we will be sending our babies to various planets so that they can conquer them. You have lost the fight” said the first alien.

The compassionate alien thought to himself “These monkeys are a threat to this universe. I have to eliminate them now else this universe will perish. I will have to use the forbidden move. This move can destroy planets and I will have to destroy this planet for the greater good”. He suddenly released a huge amount of energy. This way he shocked his pursuers. It gave him enough time to make a large ball of energy. He screamed “Forgive me but this is the only way to ensure the safety of the universe. The reign of Saiyans will never come”. One of them screamed and started throwing energy blasts at it before he met his doom. But as he was dying he smiled. His companion screamed “NO!!!!!  BARDOCK!! YOU WILL PAY FOR THIS FRIEZA”. She fired a energy blast which hit Frieza but at the cost of her life. Frieza was wounded but not dead. He saw his energy ball kill the group of saiyans after him. The ball then went towards the planet and the planet exploded.

He then spoke with himself “It will be for the best if I kill their Prince Vegeta. Every Saiyan is a threat to this universe. The legends have mentioned a truely powerful warrior of Saiyan origin who was so powerful that it destroyed him”. He then flew off. Unknown to him that from the other side some capsule pods containing Saiyan babies had already left the planet and were going to their respective planets.

In an another universe, the Z-fighters were enjoying their lives. They were st Bulma’s house for a picnic. Suddenly in the sky there was a flash and everyone was delighted. A big vessel came down and from it emerged Trunks. Everyone greeted him and everyone sat down for lunch.