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7 Ways to Hurt a Hero: Don’t Read If You’re a Hero. Thanks.

Don’t let the picture fool you.  We aren’t talking exclusively about physical pain and torment.  That’s fairly easy and people have their own preferences.  Some villains go for the bones while others focus on the skin.  I went to Evil … Continue reading

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Questions 3: The Common Man Among Superhumans

The topic works off the idea that Delvin is a normal warrior among a group of superhumans.  You see it very often, but the characters in this role don’t typically rise beyond sidekick or fodder.  Rarely do they become a full-fledged hero … Continue reading

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Running Gag Heroes: Entertaining or Pathetic?

There are many heroes that have something they get teased about.  My own knowledge of this stems more from manga and anime than anything else.  Still, I remember Halt in Ranger’s Apprentice gets teased once or twice for the way … Continue reading

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The MacGuffin: Apparently It’s Not a Breakfast Pastry

I’ll admit that I never really knew what a MacGuffin was.  I’d heard the term, but always managed to stay in the conversation without revealing my ignorance.  Honestly, I kept thinking of food and puffins whenever I heard the term.  … Continue reading

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