Friday, October 7, 2011

More about the Overlord

[Originally posted at Ana Mardoll's Ramblings.]
[In response to the comment, "I'm also quite fascinated with the idea of villains swapping sides without fundamentally changing a lot of their views."]

I mentioned at some point, probably at new-slacktivist, that in my head I have an evil overlord who turns to the side of good after greater evils repeatedly forced him to team up with the good guys resulting in them rubbing off on him. What I didn't mention at the time, because we were just talking about waltzing into the enemy hideout like it was your home, was that his conversion leaves most of his views and personality intact.

In particular, he'd still think he ought to be in charge. His methods simply changed, and when they instituted a democracy he made sure there were no term limits, and wherever he went as part of the campaign to defeat the greater evil essentially doubled as his political campaign. The good guys convinced him that legitimate authority had to come from the people, so when he converted he made sure to get some of that.


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