Swords of an Honorable Ruler is my FAVORITE Inuyasha Movie

I don’t care how big everyone’s ears are.

- Its one of the better glimpses we see of Inuyasha’s parents relationship and the tragedy surrounding his birth,(Thank goodness for the Tenseiga, huh?) and how Inuyasha’s father actually met his end.

- While Sesshomaru is is typical self - scientifically observing everything happening, I think we get to see a little bit more of his motivation here? Like, yes, he didn’t have the best relationship with pops - I mean he wanted to defeat him and be his superior. However I think the fact that Inu no Taisho died protecting Inuyasha and Izaiyoi robbed him of that opportunity. That could cause some serious resentment.

- Takemaru is a super interesting villain. He is quite similar to Naraku in that his desire for a woman soured when she was unavailable to him, thus motivating him to do some terrible things (i.e. Kill a woman in labor and her baby, be reanimated by a sword from hell…)

- The whole several scenes where Inuyasha is possessed by So'unga. Not only does Kagome get to see her nightmares realized (her involvement in the Feudal Era causing devastation in her own time), but also the actual destruction of a village by Inuyasha’s hand back in the Sengoku period. (I think we were ALL Miroku, screaming ourselves hoarse in desperation when we thought Inuyasha was going to kill that mom and her kids - one of my favorite moments btw).

- Sesshomaru’s left arm. I mean… he had the opportunity to get that baby back, but instead, he just casually watched it fall into the pits of hell.

- The scene where everyone ends up fighting together at the castle facing hoards of the undead is epic. Inuyasha and Sesshomaru standing back to back swearing to kill each other AFTER this is over? Miroku (as per usual) trying to martyr himself my sucking in all of the zombies and their miasma.

-AND WHILE WE’RE ON THE SUBJECT THIS LINE: “What good is this cursed hand if I can’t protect the woman I LOVE.” Yup. Love. I’m almost positive this is the first (and maybe only) time we hear Miroku verbally tell Sango he loves her. (Sure we hear him say he deeply cares for her, she’s important to him, etc., but not the l-word). Later goes on, in his poisoned stupor, to keep her from walking off a cliff into the underworld.

- Sesshomaru being protective. He is obviously driven to save Rin and even protect Jaken, but here we also see him protect Inuyasha. Of course he hides it by telling him he’s in the way, but still, he keeps Inuyasha from taking a pretty powerful blow.

I. Love. This. Movie. So. Much.

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My initial design for Doctor Slys, which is Dr. Flug realizing his full potential as a Super Villain. Not so much a role reversal as a possible future in which the good in his heart is extinguished.

Design is quickly sketched up and so is subject to changes/tweaks as I play around with it. Wanted to test it with his default colour scheme but I think the red and blue clash too much. Decided to go with the pilot’s mask after talking to @recdrflxg but I took some liberties and will have to practice drawing masks from WWI and II. Like I said, this is a rough conception of what I had in mind but hopefully I was able to get my idea of Slys across.

I’ll write up a post about him and his au next.

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Dinner is on Me

The apprentice hero rubbed his sore wrists, working the circulation back into them. “Sir… I can’t believe you let Redghost just leave! Like nothing! He is a wanted criminal!”

“Villain,” the masked avenger corrected. “With villainy, there are rules and customs. He had you over a volcano— I-is he… coming… back?“

“Dropped my keys,” Atticus said sheepishly, retrieving them. “Sorry, carry on. Will just be on my way.”

Clearing his throat, the avenger continued. “Villains have cultural standards and structures. They might be steeped in evil, but they wouldn’t—“ annoyed, he paused. “Yes, Redghost, what is it.” Tone truncated the question into a clipped sentence.

“I think I snagged someone’s wallet by accident.”

Thus began several moments of awkward pocket emptying and content swapping. By the time they were done, somehow Atticus left with far more valuables than he started with — keycards, most of the cash, a new phone, and several sticks of enchanted gum.

“As I was saying!” the avenger roared heatedly once Atticus left. “Criminals are largely an unorganized force. Villainy has a style, traditions— WHAT! Do you! WANT! ATTICUS!”

“Are y’all hungry? I was thinking about heading to Creepy Crepes.”
He held up the hero’s wallet. “My treat.”

The hero stared aghast as his apprentice raised a hand and offered,
“I could eat.”

I love rambling about villain progression

Like I think it’s more important than the heroes

If a hero doesn’t get proper progression and set up, it’s lame
If the villain didn’t than the nature of the story is thrown out of balance

The morals, the struggle, and the entire freaking point of the hero existing

A strong and solid hero is important
A strong and solid villain is vital

The X-Men are great, but without Magneto you lose half the point of them existing. You lose the side of the coin that decided to not be the bigger person

Luke Skywalker is great, but without Darth Vader you lose the entire concept of duality and balance and struggle with the Force

Batman is great, but without the Joker you can’t understand his personal limits and self control and psyche

A great villain can show off all of the good and bad in a hero

So treat your villains with respect
Give them reason and purpose
Make them intimidating and terrible and unredeemable
You should love to hate them
You should want to see them lose and have the hero reign victorious
You should feel almost bad for them, realize what they’ve done, and decide maybe they don’t deserve your sympathy

A great villain shapes the hero, the narrative, and demonstrates the lessons and morals you want to teach your audience

I want to write a superhero story where everything is entirely stereotypical except the hero, hero’s girlfriend, and the villain are all entirely aware of it and state the fact that it’s stereotypical numerous times.

“And then I’ll-”
“Why are you telling me all your evil plans?”
“I’m a super-villain, aren’t I? That’s what I’m supposed to do when I have you kidnapped. Then your hero bursts in,” the hero opens the door, “and my plans are revealed to the world. Why are you laughing? Stop laughing. I’m a good super-villain.” And then the hero whacks villain over the head and they escape.

Except then I want it to end with the hero and the love interest realising they never actually liked each other they just wanted the story to go with the stereotypical plot and the hero falls in love with the villain and the love interest realises they had villainous potential the whole time and ends up the villain the hero and original villain have to fight off. Dunno who wins that bit then.

Also there has to be a discussion at some point about how uncreative the name Metro City is, possibly ending with a new name for it. Maybe similarly uncreative.

If this gets 200 notes I’ll start writing it.