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94 – Heroes With Evil Reflections

The Mythcreant Podcast

Since we’re discussing heroes with dark counterparts, we brought on a new guest host: Graham, who is basically evil Oren. With our evil new co-host, we discuss all the ways in which a villain can be used to show us the darker side of a hero, and how a hero can be used to create sympathy for the villain. We talk about what a villain needs to have in common with the hero to be considered a reflection, and what happens when writers try to force that connection.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

Captain William Adama and Admiral Helena Cain from Battlestar Galactica

Harry Potter and Voldemort from Harry Potter

Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from Star Wars

Korra and Kuvira from Avatar: The Legend of Korra

Madoka and Homura

ParaNorman (2012)

Kamen Rider Gaim

Star Trek: Voyager Equinox (Episode)

Benjamin Sisko (Mirror) from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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Comments

  1. Jesse

    Army of Darkness kind of turns this concept on its head somewhat. Only the bad Ash thinks of himself as bad, while good Ash really doesn’t care. He has the gun, you see.

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