big bad villain

On the concept of Soulmate AUs

You know what I’m tired of? Soulmate AUs with the protagonist/antagonist ship as the main pairing that always has the villain who reacts the best to the situation, and the hero freaking out.

What I want to see is a hero who gets it, who understands that yeah, their soulmate may kind of be a murdering psychopath, but that’s cool, they can deal with that, they can live through it, but what’s not cool is them totally looking the other way and avoiding the hell out of them.

Give me the realisation that they’re soulmates in the middle of a fight, when they’re bloody and bruised and tired and they just slip, skin on skin contact, and then the whole world just shifts into place.

“This can’t be happening.”

“Have you every heard of opposites attract?”

“I’m going to kill you.”

“But- Okay, yeah, we’re doing this.”

Give me a brutal fight that ends with a “Since when do my attacks hurt this much?” and the villain slowly realising that they can’t kill themselves out of this situation, that they can’t escape this because they’re soul bonded to a kid with a hero complex who is constantly trying to thwart them and is now for some reason grinning at them like a lunatic because they supposedly belong together. And damn does suddenly being able to feel emotions and pain that wasn’t his sting, because he has enough shit to deal with on his own without the added pressure, thanks.

Give me snarky comments and miniature fights in the middle of the night when the hero catches the antagonist coming back from who knows where, bloody and in pain and maybe a little too bust up, to say they won the fight.

“You usually look happier to see me.”

“You killed someone this morning.”

“What gave it away?”

“You mean besides the fact that you’re covered in blood and I felt every moment of it?”

Give me the villain slowly getting used to the idea that hey, they’re sort of going to have to put up with this little ray of sunshine for a while even though he kind of hates his guts and wants to kill him, but also give me the villain wondering what they ever did to deserve this. What could they possibly have done that was so great, so obscenely terrifyingly amazing that they could be soul bonded to a person like this, someone so innocent and righteous and downright beautiful that half of it seems like a mad dream?

“Not every bad guy has a tragic past.”

“But you do. I’ve seen it.”

“I’m going to punch you.”

“That would be counterproductive to what we’re doing here.”

“…”

“That hurt you as much as it hurt me.”

“Worth it.”

Give me tempers flaring and bristling arguments and the hero getting so tired, but still carrying on, not because they think that there’s some good in the antagonist or because they think they can change them, but because this is their soulmate, the person that the fates chose for him, his other half, someone that he had to protect and look after and love, because if not him, then who else was going to?

“I am going to hurt you. I’m going to rip out your intestines and strangle you with them.”

“You’ve been pretty good today. That’s three less death threats than yesterday.”

“Prepare to have your balls removed with a butcher’s knife and shoved down your throat, asshole.”

“I’m still counting this as progress.”

Give me the antagonist not realising the reality that this isn’t someone who wants something from him, who wants to change him, use him, abuse him, but rather someone who just wants to be with him, love him. Give me an antagonist who can’t understand the concept that somebody might actually care.

“I thought this was what you wanted! The sex, the cuddling, the stupid hand-holding. What more could you want from me?”

“I don’t want anything from you.”

“Yes you do. They always do! Just tell me what you want and you can have it. Just leave me alone, please. I can’t take this anymore.”

“I want you to trust me, to believe me when I say that I love you.”

“You’re only saying that because of the bond.”

“No, I’m not. I’ve seen everything that you have, felt what you feel, heard what you’ve heard. Maybe at first, a little, it was just because of the bond, but then I fell in love with you, the real you, the one behind all the fronts that you put up.”

“I don’t believe you.”

“I didn’t expect you too, but you will, one day. I’m not giving up on you.”

Give me the hero facing shit from their friends and family, because they don’t understand why they’re trying so hard and putting up with so much shit, even though he’s his soulmate, but the hero just shrugging and smiling because they get it, and it doesn’t matter if everyone else doesn’t.

“He threatens to brutally mutilate you constantly.”

“I like to believe it’s how he expresses his affections.”

“He tried to kill you so many times.”

“There was only the once after we found out about the bond, though.”

“You’re making excuses now.”

“It’s just that there’s so much anger in him, all of the time. I don’t know how anyone could live like that. I want to help him.”

“You’re going to get yourself killed.”

“That’s not my biggest concern anymore. He is.”

Give me a hero who tries so, so hard, and a villain who, despite everything, slowly gives in. Give me quiet nights laid in bed or watching the stars, no words and only their hands touching, just the sensation of palm against palm enough. Give me heated arguments, rage, unsteady headiness at the realisation that they’re not going to leave each other, no matter what happens.

Give me a soulmate AU where the hero doesn’t react badly, isn’t scared or hateful that their soulmate is their arch nemesis, the big bad guy, the villain they can never seem to get rid of, because really they should have expected that all along. Because no one hates that much without there being a little something more behind it.

i never thought i’d say this but even moriarty deserved a better ending??? like people in the cinema literally cheered when he came on screen, people enjoy watching him and he’s so Extra and weird and they had so much potential for him but in the end the one who defeated the main villain was himself?? like what villain just gives up at a minor inconvenience and kills himself?? it’s so anti-climatic. and he was literally their main marketing point for s4. “i know exactly what he’s going to do next” at the end of tab and all the “miss me?” hype got people so excited for more of this psychotic manic and then he did.. absolutely nothing?? anyway pour one out for jimothy, another victim of s4

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The Art of Supervillainy: Sarah Douglas

Some actors seem naturally born to play the role of a Supervillain, as is the case of English actress, Sarah Douglas. The diabolical glee that embodies the many villainous characters Ms Douglas has portrayed during her celebrated career, are excellent examples for any proto-Supervillain of how to carry oneself with a sense of supreme superiority and utter contempt for those who stand in thy way.

Career highlights include the iconic Ursa of Superman II, Queen Taramis of Conan The Destroyer and Pamela of V: The Final Battle.

Dirty Laundry

Prompt: can you do a one shot where the reader is Rick’s daughter (like early-mid twenties) but she’s really shy and Negan takes a liking to her. He constantly flirts with and compliments her and keeps making excuses to make more runs to Alexandria just so that he can see her. Maybe they eventually kiss in the end. Just pure fluff please. Thank you! – Requested by Anonymous

Pairing: Negan x You, Negan x Ricks!Daughter

Word Count: 2,424

Type: One shot.

Warnings: None

Rating: G

Notes: I struggled writing this, it literally took me like two weeks. But this is what I came up with, I hope it’s okay little nonnie. I hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to send me feedback. Anyways, happy reading y’all.

“Well hello kitten, fancy fucking seeing you here.” You hear the oh so familiar voice of Negan say, as he stands in your back yard watching you hang out the washing.

You turn to him, chewing on the inside of your lip. He had taken a liking to you over the past few weeks. Your first encounter with Negan was him trying to start a conversation with you in the kitchen and you fumbling on your words not being able to form a coherent sentence. You weren’t much for talking or interacting with others in general and you definitely weren’t keen on talking with the charismatic chatty villain. But luckily for you, a saviour had interrupted the encounter to show Negan something.

You could probably count the amount of words you had actually spoken to him on both your hands, but even though you showed no sign on increasing the word count he still felt the need to personally greet you every time he visited. Recently his visits had become more frequent, much to your father’s disapproval.

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Being Friends With Reaper Includes:

Requested by anon! 

(I can’t believe that ya’ll like my stuff enough to be sending in asks!! Like thank you for reading my trash??? ;w;)

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  • It’s really, really tough to become close enough to Reaper to get on actual friendship terms with him bUT W H EN Y OU DO
  • Reaper’s a cunt
  • But, like, in the best way possible
  • Teases you about everything you do (especially if you do something wrong)
  • This usually includes mocking you in Spanish
  • While he used to have a sixth sense for emotions before the Reaper-ing, now he’s not really good with them
  • Like, if his teasing gets too harsh you’ll have to tell him to his face, otherwise he doesn’t really notice (bonus points if you do this after slapping/punching him; really gets the message through)
  • If it gets to that point I can promise you he’ll never cross that line again
  • You’re a gem to him and he definitely doesn’t want to lose another of his friends
  • Seriously, the man is trying his hardest and it definitely shows, which makes it pretty hard to stay mad at him
  • Also hella flirty but not never really genuine about it (getting on romantic terms with him is a whole other level, my friends; ha sucks to be you if you have a crush on the man)
  • He NEVER crosses the line on the flirting front
  • Like he’s still a fucking gentleman
  • That’s a subject he’s very careful about (because he certainly doesn’t actually want you to become attracted to a monster like him) so he always makes it his mission to make sure you know he’s just goofing around
  • Also PR A N KSTER SUP R EM E
  • Like can someone say prank wars because you bet your ass it’s a common thing when friends with him
  • You usually lose
  • Reaper’s the Prank King, I promise you
  • He’s also the king of lame puns surrounding the subject of death and just shitty puns/jokes in general
  • This man is precious and I will physically fight anyone who tries to tell me otherwise
  • On very rare occasions, if you’re really good friends, you might get to see him without his mask
  • Like even when he’s not wearing the ole big, baggy, edgelord attire, he still wears that mask
  • He refuses to admit it but he loves video games
  • You take him to an arcade
  • Boi, get ready to be there for hours
  • Also if you two are ever hanging out and you find one of those strength-tester games he will be at it until he breaks the scale
  • That’s really not very hard for him to do
  • He gives you whatever prizes he wins, unless their owls or skeletons
  • He’s a stronk boi
  • Speaking of which, piggyback rides and princess-style carrying if you ever get sleepy while hanging out with him
  • You are an important bean who must be kept healthy and he’d hate for you to exhaust yourself
  • You must also be protected so self-defense classes
  • He definitely makes sure you could hold your own in a fight against him
  • Just in case
  • He doesn’t really trust himself to get close to people anymore
  • Because, y’know, he’s supposed to be the big, bad, villain guy now
  • He seriously cannot fathom why you would want to be his friend
  • He will probably never muster up the courage to ask you why though
  • His self-loathing is pretty obvious around you though, so you might tell him to spill one day
  • Tell. Not ask. If you ask, he won’t say shit. You gotta stand your ground and make him do a therapy session with you.
  • But that’s a whoooole other story/post
  • Basically he will take care of you while you secretly take care of him and keep him grounded too
  • Oh, also movie/cartoon marathons and he’ll play guitar for you on special occasions (ex. your birthday if you whine enough)

anonymous asked:

If Sleekwhisker ends up being the true villain I'm gonna be irked because I'm getting tired of Tigerstar's kin being the big bad villains

yeah and needletail had a ton of setup?? like i guess I’m glad she “redeemed” herself or whatever but like….i was 100% rooting for evil villain needletail. needletail who becomes mates with rain and then later disposes of him, rising thru darktails ranks. needletail who manipulates and exploits violetpaw’s love for her and trains violetpaw as her second in command. she later kills darktail and becomes queen of the Kin and wages war on the clan cats

like @ shattered sky take it back 

The Master: Welcome. 

Buffy: Thanks for having me. Y'know, you really oughta talk to your contractor. Looks like you got some water damage. 

The Master: Oh, good. The feeble banter portion of the fight.

-”Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

im looking at RogueLass’s closet and they included Empowering Amror™ for Sebastian and like it looks SO NICE but like, im crying bc his tiddies are all out he got a crop top on

he looks like the Big Bad Villain of the film just captured him and put him in something slinky so the hero would find him in sexy, sexy peril

“Make-A-Wish. Can I help you?”

I want to thank all the wonderful Tumblr-folk I tagged in this for contributing to one of the best reads I’ve had in a while. I would also like to apologize to those whose contributions I might have missed.

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I wonder if, in superhero universes, the villains ever get contacted by those “Make a Wish Foundation” and similar people.

I mean, the heroes do. Of course they do. Kids who want to meet Spiderman or Superman or get to be carried by the Flash as he runs through Central City for just thirty seconds.

But surely there are also the kids, who - because they are kids and sometimes kids are just weird - decide that what they really, really want is to meet a supervillain. Because he’s scary or she’s awesome or that freeze ray is just really, really cool, you know?

The heroes would be so weirded out by it. The villains with codes of ethics would totally band together to force the villains without one (should they be the one requested) to do their part for the cause.

But imagine the person who has to track down the villains and organize everything?

Like, the first time it happens, no one actually thinks it’s possible, but one of the newbies volunteers to at least try. They get lucky, the kid wants to meet one of the villains who is well known to have a personal code of ethics (eg one of the rogues), and it takes them weeks to track the villain down to this one bar they’ve been seen at a few times, plus a week of staking out said bar, but they finally find them.

So they approach the villain, very politely introduce themselves and explain the situation, finishing with an assurance that, should the villain agree, no law enforcement or heroes will be informed of the meeting.

The villain, assuming it’s a joke, laughs in their face.

At this point, the poor volunteer, who has giving up weeks of their time and no small amount of effort to track down this villain, all so a sweet little girl can meet the person who somehow inspired them, well, at this point the employee sees red.

They explode, yelling at this villain about the little girl who, for some unknown reason, absolutely loved them, had a hand-made stuffed toy of them and was inspired by their struggle to keeping fighting her own and wasn’t the villain supposed to have ethics? The entire bar is witness to this big bad villain getting scolded by some bookish nobody a foot shorter than them.

When the volunteer is done, the villain calmly knocks back their drink, grips the volunteers shoulder and drags them outside. The bar’s patrons assume that person will never be seen again, the volunteer included. But once they’re outside, the villain apologizes for their assumption, asks for the kid’s details so they can drop by in the near future, not saying when for obvious reasons. They also give the very relieved volunteer a phone number to call if someone asks for them again.

A week later, the little girl’s room is covered in villain merchandise, several expensive and clearly stolen gifts and she is happily clutching a stack of signed Polaroids of her and the villain.

The next time a kid asks to meet a villain, guess who gets that assignment?

Turns out, the first villain was quite touched by the experience of meeting their little fan, and word has gotten around. The second villain happily agrees when they realize it’s the same volunteer who asked the other guy. Unfortunately, one of the heroes sees the villain entering the kid’s hospital and obviously assumes the worst. They rush in, ready to drag the villain out, but the volunteer stands in their way. The hero spends five minutes getting scolded for trying to stop the villain from actually doing a good thing and almost ruining the kid’s wish. The volunteer gets a reputation among villains as someone who can not only be trusted with personal contact numbers but who will do everything they can to keep law enforcement away during their visits.

The volunteer has a phonebook written in cypher of all the villain’s phone numbers, with asterixes next to the ones to call if any other villains give them trouble.

Around the office, they gain the unofficial job title of The Villain Wrangler.

The heroes are genuinely flabbergasted by The Villain Wrangler. At first, some of the heroes try to reason with them.

Heroes: “Can’t you, just, give us their contact details? They’ll never even have to know it was you.”

The Villain Wrangler: “Yeah sure, <rollseyes> because all these evil geniuses could never possibly figure out that it’s me who happens to be the common thread in the sudden mass arrests. Look man, even if it wouldn’t get me killed, it would disappoint the kids. You wouldn’t want to disappoint the kids would you?”

Heroes: “… no~ but…”

The Villain Wrangler: “Exactly.”

Eventually, one of the anti-hero types gets frustrated, and decides to take a stand. They kidnap the Villain Wrangler and demand that they give up the contents of the little black book of Villains, or suffer the consequences. It’s For the Greater Good, the anti-hero insists as they tie the Villain Wrangler to a pillar.

The Villain Wrangler: “You complete idiot, put me back before someone figures out that I’m missing.”

Anti-hero: “…excuse me?”

The Villain Wrangler: “Ugh, do I have to spell this out for you? Do you actually want your secret base to be wiped off the map? With us in it? Sugarsticks, how long has it been? If they get suspicious, they check in, and then if I miss a check-in, they tend to come barging into wherever I am just to prove that they can, even if they figure out that they’re not being threatened by proxy. Suffice to say, Auntie Muriel really regretted throwing my phone into the pool when she strenuously objected to me answering it during family time. If they think for even one moment that I’ve given them up, they won’t hesitate to obliterate both of us from their potential misery. You do know some of the people in my book have like missiles and djinni and elemental forces at their disposal, right?”

Anti-hero: “Wait, what? I thought they trusted you?!”

The Villain Wrangler: “Trust is such a strong word!”

Villain: “Indeed.”

Anti-hero: “Wait, wha-” <slumps over, dart sticking out of neck>

The Villain Wrangler: “Thanks. I thought they were going to hurt me.”

Villain: “You did well. You kept them distracted, and gave us time to follow your signal.” <cuts Villain Wrangler free>

The Villain Wrangler: <rubbing circulation back into limbs> “Yeah well, you know me; I do whatever I have to. So I’ll see you Wednesday at four at St Martha’s? I’ve got an 8yo burns unit patient recovering from her latest batch of skin grafts who could really use a pep talk.”

Villain: “… of course. Yes… I… yes.”

The Villain Wrangler: “I just think you could really reach her, you know?”

Villain: <unconsciously runs fingers over mask> “I… yes, but, what should I say?”

The Villain Wrangler: “Whatever advice you think you could have used the most just after.”

Villain: <hoists Anti-hero over shoulder almost absently> “….yes.”

The Villain Wrangler wasn’t lying to the Anti-hero. They know that the more ruthless villains would not hesitate if they thought for one second that the Anti-hero would betray them.

But this is not the first time the Villain Wrangler has gone to extreme lengths to protect their identities.

Trust is a strong word. The Villain Wrangler earned it, and is terrified by what it could mean.

My first official Deadpool headcanon is this. This this this.

Okay but this whole concept actually makes a lot of sense, because villains are a lot more likely to be disfigured/disabled/use adaptive devices (bc ableist tropes), so of course, say, a child amputee is going to be more interested in the villain with a robot arm who almost destroyed New York than the heroes that took him down.

Also, imagine one of the kids gets better, and a few years down the line becomes a villain themselves, except their crimes are things like smuggling chemo drugs across the border for families that can’t afford treatment, or stealing from corrupt businessmen to make donations to underfunded hospitals (idk this turned into a Leverage AU or something) and every time the heroes encounter her, they’re like “oh no. she’s getting away. Curses. Welp, nothing we can do.” Though it isn’t that she can’t take them on; bc of course once the villain from way back when found out what she was up to, he started helping/training her.

“I thought they just hired someone to dress up and pretend to be you,” she says, amazed, when he reveals himself. “I didn’t think they actually got the real you!”

Every year the Villain Wrangler gets a very expensive gift basket from the pair.

And for the kids who don’t get better the villains are there too, they show up to every funeral, they bear too small coffins on their shoulders and the heroes stand aside

They are fierce with grieving families assuring them that their child will not be forgotten, and they don’t balk at negative emotions, they don’t tell people to be strong or “celebrate their child’s life,” because these parents have every right to their grief and anger

And the lost children are never forgotten. Flowers appear on graves during birthdays and anniversaries, heroes find pictures of those kids and they carefully take them down and ensure they’re delivered to the villain’s cell, and a few villains can be seen with friendship bracelets wrapped around their wrists the cops have learned not to try and take them off

They are fierce with grieving families assuring them that their child will not be forgotten, and they don’t balk at negative emotions, they don’t tell people to be strong or “celebrate their child’s life,” because these parents have every right to their grief and anger

And then one day, one of the evil geniuses who happens to specialize in inducing bizarre genetic mutations meets a young fan who was born with a rare genetic disorder that is slowly killing them, and realizes that they can help.

Another, who created their own exosuit, talks to a young fan and suddenly understands how much the technology that they have built for themselves could revolutionize quality of life for people with muscular dystrophy, or paraplegia, or other disorders that confine people to wheelchairs with little mobility.

A third thinks of a way that their nanobots could be used to detect and remove cancer cells when their fan, who had been in remission, writes to say that the doctors have found a new metastasizing tumour.

Then shortly after, an evil genius specializing in cloning is contacted by an old colleague asking if a suitable heart couldn’t be grown for their young fan with a congenital heart condition who needs a donor.

Suddenly, a pattern of villains offering (and marketing) their insights and resources to improve medical science starts to arise. Many who had previously been operating on society’s fringes are shocked to receive public accolades, research grants and job offers from major companies because of their work.

A grassroots movement arises advocating for imprisoned villains with appropriate qualifications and/or experience to have access to resources to conduct research for the public good. The Second Chance Rehabilitation Project launches.

(It is an open secret that only people who have been vetted by the Villain Wrangler are allowed to join, because the Villain Wrangler has by now a meticulously set up method and intelligence network to run background checks and character references through ensure that none of the children wishing to meet their role models get hurt.)

This is all soooo good, but I wonder what effect this has on the villains. Like, can they really wreak indiscriminate havoc when they know the kids that worship them might be in the area? Like, what if they attack a shopping mall and it just so happens that Annie’s mom ran in for a pair of shoes or something? What then?

So what you’re saying is that there is now an organization of henchmen who do round the clock, exhaustive research in order to make sure the villain’s plan isn’t going to ruin the life of some kid. Just imagine some aunt getting a call from an unlisted number.

“I swear I am not a bill collector ma’am. It’s just. Well. Ok and I swear I am not a stalker even if this is actually going to be a very creepy phone call, but you said you were going to the mall at four? Is it possible you could reschedule or postpone that trip for about an hour? That mall is way too close to…well. It just wouldn’t be safe. I could wire you some money, and you could go to the much nicer mall one town over? Would that work for you? No? You are calling the police? Yes. Yes that is the sensible thing to do. Definitely do that. You have a nice day, ma’am. Tell Marcus Doctor Evil says hello and to have a nice day.”

And then the poor minion has to call the villain and explain why robbing X bank isn’t a good idea that day.

“Yes. Hello. Sir? Oh good I caught you before you left the base. Look, Marcus Smithson’s aunt is going to be near the blast radius for that job you have scheduled so-yes. Yes I am aware that rescheduling is going to be a lot of work since most everything is already set up, but….but, sir think about poor Marcus! She’s his favorite aunt, and the woman refused to ‘reorder her life around some crazy mastermind’. ……no…..no, please do not kidnap the aunt, sir. It’s terribly rude. Yes I realize you weren’t going to keep her or doing anything other than drop her off at an alternative location, but, well, citizens frown upon that sort of thing and….yes….Yes, of course. You have a good day, too, sir.”

And they turn to their coworker and are just like “So if I don’t come in to work tomorrow it’s because Doctor Evil threw me in his dungeon and/or sent his hellhounds to maul me. Please remember to send help.

But but but… what happens when one falls through the cracks? When Lord Dominion or whatever does a typical baddie thing but then Penny’s new best friend gets caught up in the damage and Lord D didn’t even KNOW Penny had a new bestie so how was he to know? But now the kid is devastated and it’s all his fault? I mean, how does that even shake out?

Penny SWEARS REVENGE! Lord D is distraught but also somewhat proud. He sends Penny a very sincere apology and also a bunch of tips on how to execute a proper vengeance plot, in case she decides not to accept the apology. He sends henchmen to spy on her, and he keeps the surveillance photos of her sitting in her room, plans and schematics strewn all over her desk. He puts them in his wallet and brags to all his villain friends that one of his kids is taking up scheming, look at her go, she’s already started on pattern analysis of his latest heists. He’s so proud. Later this month he’ll show up on her way home from school so she can have her first Confrontation.

There will inevitably be mistakes and tragedies.

Penny is an intelligent kid. She catches on to the spying henchmen pretty quick and bribes some of them to her side with snacks. That first confrontation does not go like Lord Dominion expected because Penny has minions (minions that are using his OWN WEAPONS against him, even)

Lord Dominion is the proudest villain ever, even if he did almost lose an ear thanks to the impeccable aim of a nine year old with a grudge. He does let the laser blast graze him just so he can have a scar to show people because that girl is a villain after his own heart.

He doesn’t want to ask his villain rivals to help her out because that would imply he doesn’t think she’s capable of eventually growing strong enough to kick his ass. Turns out Penny already thought of that and has mailed letters asking for advice to Lady Sinister, Lord Dominion’s long time, mostly friendly rival. (She mailed a letter to Lord D’s arch nemesis, but man. Heroes are always trying to make you do The Right Thing. Penny doesn’t have time for the high road. Plus, the low road has lasers.)

Lady Sinister thinks Penny is the best thing ever and while she has mostly stopped kicking Lord D’s ass, she still breaks into his hideout to sit in his favorite chair with a glass of wine and brags about her new favorite up and coming villainess. (She doesn’t warn Lord D about the attack rabbits she agreed to train for Penny as a favor, and for obvious reasons, she is going to be a bystander at the next confrontation, filming everything on her phone to post the dark web so all their villain friends can see this)Being able to say that one is involved with the Project begins to look really good in parole hearings. The Villains involved perform their own quality checks on one another, because if one of their kids got hurt, then all of their kids could potentially lose out, and the ones that are serious about the Project are not having that. (Also, the ability to collaborate with other geniuses is the most interesting thing to happen to most of them since losing to various heroes, and most consider the intellectual stimulation to be worth putting up with the ridiculous egos and inevitable personality clashes that arise.)

Reformed Villains come out of the woodwork to advocate about better mental healthcare, and support systems. Savvy universities and private labs quietly take their advice, setting up better mental health supports and laboratory safety standards to prevent the Brain Drain caused by losing their less stable scientists to the Costumes.

The Villain Wrangler watches all of this develop with a smile.

Their plan succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

I’m so down for these posts that assume the best of people instead of the worst

Okay, this part caught my attention: “…the Villain Wrangler has by now a meticulously set up method and intelligence network…to ensure that none of the children…gets hurt.” Which led me to the heartbreaking realization that one DID. Get hurt, that is, by the villain they idolized.

And all I can think is that the Villain Wrangler didn’t call in the heroes. They didn’t call in another heart-of-gold villain. No. The VW rolled up their sleeves and went after this person themselves. This project is their baby, after all. If they get the accolades for the successes, they must also shoulder the burden of the failures.

The VW hunts down the villain that crossed the line. Their punishment is swift and horrifying; no hero would have the stomach to mete out justice in such a way, and no villain would have the desire to get quite that much blood on their own hands.

There’s. So. Much. Blood.

The Villain Wrangler never forgets. They increase security, increase the hours and background checks, they increase the graveside visits to the child they failed.

Just the one. But one is one too many.

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Sooo, as some of you may have noticed, I never finished my Big Bad Inktober series, where I attempted to draw major and minor villains from Buffy the Vampire Slayer for Inktober. It doesn’t look like I’ll be finishing it any time soon (maybe ever??), but here are some of the villains that I sketched out back then but never got around to inking: Faith, Vampire Willow, Sunday, Buffy’s college roommate Kathy, D’Hoffryn, and one of The Gentlemen. I was saving some of my favorites like Spike, Drusilla, Glory, and Dark Willow for later in the series but obviously didn’t get to them :( . It was a fun series nonetheless!

Check out the rest of the “Big Bad Inktober” villains here.

PS: Sorry for the lack of posts, but I promise I’ll have some new work to show soon!

Time Upon Once, ch. 8 (8/?)

Summary:  Killian Jones is a bailbonds man, living in Boston and doing his own thing. But on his 29th birthday, a kid knocks on his door and claims to be his son. What happens when Killian is forced to face his past along with a mystery prophecy about his own purpose in life?

Rating: M (eventually)

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Chapter VIII

It had been two weeks. Two gruesome weeks of picking up the slack in the Sheriff’s Station of a town he had barely any familiarity with, of drinking himself almost to a stupor every night at The Rabbit Hole, and nursing hangovers in the mornings.

Two weeks of seeing Henry’s sad eyes and lack of a smile, the boy shutting him and everyone out. Of running into Regina and simply averting his eyes, determined not to play whatever game she was after.

Two weeks in which every day he contemplated how easy it would be to just pack his meager belongings and simply leave. Two weeks in which the only things that stopped him were Henry’s grieving stare and Mary Margaret’s heartbroken eyes.

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I love Robert. My issue with yesterdays episode wasn’t what he said. It wasn’t him being crass with Rebecca (tbh I actually quite liked that, him snapping his fingers made me fall a bit more in love). It wasn’t even the fact that he’s gotten her pregnant before and there’s been another abortion (even though that’s insulting to the intelligence of Robert and I won’t even get into the way they’re writing Rebecca). It was the framing and tone of those scenes that had Robert as the big bad villain and Rebecca as the doe-eyed poor pregnant woman who’s all bad luck and good intentions. It felt like they’ve built Robert up through his redemption arc and now they’re beating him down again so they can…what? Redeem him again? Expect he didn’t need it. Robert has always been dismissive and sharp tongued with people he doesn’t care about and soft and caring towards Aaron but last night it felt like they used that in a way to up his villainy. Basically, my problem isn’t with Robert Sugden, I love him to death. My problem is the offensive way they’re writing him. Nevertheless, he’s still my baby.

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I’m seriously starting to think that Hook is actually the big bad villain of this entire story. It’s like they’re masking it, but then they drop little hints here and there…

I feel like season one was giving us clues about what to expect. In season one, as an audience we felt like we were in the know. Regina was the big bad villain who cast the curse and Emma had to figure it out. Now it’s like we are all under the curse and we are experiencing it from within. So we have to assume that the big bad villain is evil that is staring us right in the face. Evil that doesn’t look evil.

Don’t Hook and Snow & Charming qualify? Hook believes it’s okay to make it Emma’s job to be his happy ending. How many women accept to stay with a man who treats them badly because they’ve been made to believe it’s their job to save them? To take responsibility for their behavior? How many people are hurting themselves because they are trying to live up to the expectations of their parents? It’s evil that’s staring us right in the face and that doesn’t look evil. It’s evil that doesn’t look evil because it comes from society and everyone accepts it, but it’s… doing a lot of harm regardless. The easiest way for evil to look innocent is because it doesn’t even recognize itself as evil.

Ignorance. The Big Bad in a modern fairy tale.

The things that make sex work awful are the same things that make this world awful: the institutional misogyny of our world; the brutality of capitalism; the indifference with which all sexual assault is treated but especially the sexual assault of sex workers; and these things are compounded by the isolation we’re forced to live in for making a living in a criminalised or simply frowned upon way. My family doesn’t want to hear about my life, not the amusing bodily grotesqueries and certainly not the brutalities. I could (and have in the past) lose my home because of what I do.

Our lives are lived on the margins, and that makes sex worker media or media about sex workers all the more important, and this makes it all the more important that the media producers try to get it right.

We don’t need big bad villains and villainesses. We already know that anyone with the slightest bit of power can and probably will abuse it.

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Well that happens, when you rewatch Harry Potter again and realise, how much similarities are between Snape and Kylo Ren (beside their looking). I know this theory is old, although I’m more convinced than ever, that Kylo is not our big bad villain  Both scenes, where they kill someone they love, maybe Kylo did it, because he wants to get the full trust from Snoke, like Snape with Voldermort. In his mind he doesn’t want to kill his father (I know what I’ve to do, but I don’t know, if I have the strength to do it!), but he knows, it’s the only way, to somehow defeat Snoke. Snape didn’t want to kill Dumbledore either, but he had no choice. They are more similarites, but I just wanted to bring it up, because I’m so happy right know. If this is a coincidence then it’s a real big one!

I was an Angel once | Part 1

Originally posted by casclarenceunicorn

Pairing: Lucifer x Reader

Words:  864

A/N: I’m sorry for any mistakes, my native language is not English.

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This was definitely not what you had expected when you woke up this morning. And this news was absolutely bad. A big bad news.

Like every morning since you moved in the bunker, you woke up, get dressed, and went to the kitchen to eat your breakfast. This morning was no exception; you were eating a bowl of cornflakes when Castiel suddenly appeared in the room, announcing that he had news to tell you.

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Mercy Graves + her sweet new coat from one of the BvS extended scenes :’)

honestly, who do I have to petition for Mercy to come back in Justice League 2k17 ಠ_ಠ