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QUESTIONS AFTER PLAYING KYOUICHIRO AND HANZO’S EVENT STORIES:

1. How big is Raita and how the hell can he perch on Kyouichiro’s shoulder like that? Can we have Oboro on Genya’s shoulder too pretty please?
2. How the hell did they do covert missions in these flashy clothes?
3. Hanzo is soooo much hotter with his hair down - why do they insist on that half ponytail? It clogs the frame, Voltage! now i’m excited for his nekkid sprite!
4. Hanzo has this amused quiet laughter written as “fufufufu khukhukhukhu” which is your typical (classy) manga villain laughter… Because he is vaguely villainy…?
5. Or maybe because he kept his pet snake Haku underneath his clothes and It tickles everytime Haku moves?
6. Kyouichiro’s a robin hood-type ninja whose power is that he’s a damn good sneak thief, so will he have a battle sprite???
7. Also, Your sprite better use that kiseru, mister!

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Mo Tae Gu x Choi Yoo Jin

I ship them! Seriously! Classy and charismatic villains from Voice and The K2. They may be from separate drama but i smell some burning chemistry from these two if you put them together on a single screen.  

Liveblog of The White Rabbit Job…

  • Triggering panic attacks in your marks. Real classy, Leverage. Villain protagonists strike again.
  • I was just talking with @sea-rogue yesterday about Leverage/Inception crossovers and apparently there’s just a straight up Inception crossover episode???
  • “Let’s go steal a dream” …John Rogers you did this on pURPOSE
  • Sophie’s fake name is SALLY SPARROW? Hardison, did you make Sophie watch Doctor Who too, or was she a fan all on her own? INQUIRING MINDS MUST KNOW
  • oh no it’s all down to Parker’s grifting
  • “I wasn’t alone. People thought I was crazy. They thought I was crazy, but I wasn’t. I never was.” AUUUUGGGGHHH MY FEEEEELIIIIIIINGS
  • I’M ACTUALLY CRYING I CAN’T EVEN
  • Parker’s not crazy. She was never crazy. She just couldn’t even believe it herself, because she had been told so many times, even Leverage all thought she was when they all first met, but she wasn’t alone. she wasn’t alone, she had a family, they understood her and accepted her just as she was and then she was able to accept herself oH GOD I’M CRYING
  • I just love this message so much that Parker’s brain works just fine the way it is, the only thing that was ever wrong was that she or anyone else thought it was broken
  • tears. so many.
  • Parker’s arc in this show is perfect. Seriously. Pure perfection. I am in awe. 
Sometimes Elijah Mikaelson is like a classy villain. All other villains need to take notes.

His hair. CLASSY.

The way he talks. CLASSY.

When he shatters glass by majestically throwing rocks. CLASSY.

He negotiates and bargains but keeps his promises. CLASSY.

Elijah Mikaelson.  Classy Villain.

…And a little sassy.

(sorry I couldn’t resist…it rhymed.)

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i like how despite being bat shit insane, Moriarty is pretty polite

i.e.: answers his calls despite being in the middle of something, asks ‘may i?’ before sitting down, complies while being escorted about the jails

of course he does it out of mockery, but still, it’s very classy

Totally OOC post here…

So, I just played Tales for the first time. Did it all in one sitting.

Here are the impressions that I got, in order, of Handsome Jack as I played through the series in the past few months…

Borderlands 2: Wow, what an asshole. Funny, but an asshole. Based on official art of him and what little you get to see of him in person in the game, he’s probably kind of one of those ‘insane but classy’ villains, right? Fairly restrained in his physical expressions, makes sure to always be looking totally smooth and composed. Seems like that kinda guy, even with the silly dialogue.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Awwww… oh my god, that scene at the beginning where he’s being shot at, I instantly like him even if I hated his guts in BL2… and he definitely seems more swaggery and ‘heroic’ than I imagined/saw in BL2, but that’s because he’s still young and ssssorta… ‘good’. Anyway his dialogue is hilarious and I LOVE HIM and he probably has a really serious side that I kind of feel like exploring in RP–

Tales From The Borderlands: OH MY GOD SERIOUSLY YOU GLORIOUS FUCKING GOOFBALL I WILL NEVER STOP GIGGLING AND MY CONCEPT OF HIPSTER JACK IS PROBABLY GOING TO RADICALLY CHANGE BECAUSE I NOW REALIZE I WASN’T PLAYING HIM NEARLY GOOFY ENOUGH PLEASE TUMBLR HELP I CAN’T STOP SQUEALING AT THIS DERANGED ADORABLE LITTLE FUCKER

This episode did so many things right

Ichabod being jealous

All the Ichabbie feels

All the future Mr and Mrs Crane Feels

Abbie being smart and using the skills she learned in the FBI

Abbie’s house

Abbie and Daniel flirting with each other

Jenny getting her own story line and being funny and a smart ass again

Jenny and Joe working together

Pandora being a creepy but classy and stylish villain

Abbie opening up to Ichabod

Abbie’s father being alive

Finally learning about Abbie’s father

Moral Complexity: They’re The Bad Guy, But…

It’s easy to dream up characters all day, good guys and bad guys, riveting backstories and personality quirks, but to have a story, you have to pair character with conflict. One of the most popular and effective forms of conflict is the use of an antagonist. To keep your readers interested, however, it doesn’t matter whether your bad guy’s purpose is to hurt the protagonist or deter them from reaching their goal, but rather, whether or not your antagonist is an interesting and believable character. Morally complex villains are some of the most interesting characters. Here are some tips to make your villain more compelling:

Give them an honorable motive. Love. Preserving tradition and culture. Saving humanity. Justice. Give them a goal that will make your readers say, they’re the bad guy, but…

Give them a motive similar to the protagonist’s. As independent characters, the good and bad guy will have different means to achieve their ends, but to give the protagonist and antagonist a similar cause will both challenge your protagonist and create instant conflict.

Make them believe the story is all about them. Your villain shouldn’t be sitting in a cabin all day rubbing their hands together while sneering the protagonist’s name. Once they capture/kill/dethrone the protagonist, they have a greater plan in place. Conflict arises when the protagonist knows bad things will happen if the villain trips them up. Your villain doesn’t believe that the world will end when they finish their business with the protagonist—in fact, that’s when their world begins.

Give them people who care about them. It’s a given that your protagonist will have a gang of trusty sidekicks who want them to succeed, but what about your villain? I’m not talking about hired arms or crony henchmen, but family, lovers, and friends. These people don’t necessarily have to agree with or support the villain, but their care adds a human side to the bad guy.

People they care about. People who know their quirks. People who can make them laugh with corny jokes. People whose opinions can shatter them.

Give them a moral compass. Even villains draw the line somewhere. Killing, okay. Eating children, not okay. By giving them a list of things they won’t do, you’re legitimizing the villain as an actual character. Getting caught up in the notion that the villain knows no moral bounds can, in a sense, remove the humanity from the character and leave you with nothing but a bland prop.

Give them standard “hero” traits. Bravery, but not just when their sidekicks are standing behind them. Loyalty to those who have helped them. Let them love, and let them be betrayed. Let them act impulsively sometimes, out of love or hurt. A predictable villain is a boring villain.

Allow them a degree of politeness. There’s nothing like a seemingly kind and classy villain to mess with your mind and make you crave more, especially if the protagonist is more likely to throw a fit or insult someone than the villain.

Give them a believable reason for standing in your protagonist’s way. Hint: it’s not because they had a dream that a teenager and his/her nerdy friends were going to appear out of nowhere and stop them from accomplishing their goals. What started the conflict between the protagonist and the antagonist? Were they friends before they were enemies? Is the protagonist useful to the antagonist? How so? Does the bad guy wish to manipulate the good guy into joining their side, or do they just want to kill the good guy and move on?