villain appreciation post

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“A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.” - Agnes Repplier in A Short Defense of Villains.

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What a pity. Ah, of course. “Protect the summoner, even at the cost of one’s life.” The Code of the Guardian, how admirable. Well, if you are offering your lives, I will have to take them.