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I'm Deborah. I'm a writer, currently seeking representation/publication for my YA Fantasy Fractured Princess

I love to play Final Fantasy games and Shattered Pixel Dungeon. I also enjoy the many ins and outs of music (I'm a chorus geek).

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Heroes & Villains

Welcome the another bloghop! Yes, yes, two in one week! =D

Thanks again to Dani and Jackie for this bloghop. Visit their blogs to meet the other participants. This hop is an interesting one, choosing your favorite heroes and favorite villains. There are so many to choose from! I'll pick two of each.

Cloud Strife/Zack Fair from Final Fantasy VII, the game, the movie Advent Children, and the prequel Crisis Core: (I'm already cheating myself) I thought I'd do something different and have them explain.

Cloud: My name is Cloud Strife, and I'm a SOLDIER, First Class.

Zack: Wait, wait, wait, you're already messing it up, man. I'M the SOLDIER, First Class, you're just a Shinra ensign, or whatever.

Cloud: Well, you didn't live long enough to clarify that for me.

Zack: Well, I was riddled with bullets, and you were glitching from Mako poisoning. What's a guy to do?

Cloud: Live.

Zack: I told YOU to live for me!

Cloud: I thought I did.

Zack: Dude, you lived AS me. There's a huge difference, and you better not have kissed my girl. I'm gonna ask her. She's not a good liar.

Pause. When you get right down to it, it's one of the saddest stories ever. Soldiers are experimented on, a massacre and government conspiracy are covered up, and one of the soldiers dies trying to escape, leaving the other half-brain-damaged soldier to piece his life back together, and he kinda fails.

But since I have a love for people messed up from experiments, my other favorite hero is good ol' River Tam from Firefly/Serenity! I love Simon's speech when he explains who he and River are in the pilot episode. He was a child genius, the brightest in his class, etc., but his sister makes him look like an idiot child. That's serious. River was accidentally enrolled into a government lab masked as a school with a challenging program. Not only do they pretty much make her a schizoaffective human weapon, but she's psychic, so they accidentally reveal the biggest conspiracy to hit the 'verse, too. Overall, River is a sweet, funny girl who likes to play and loves to learn. I would love to see how she would've turned out, had, Fox, you know, not sucked.

Villains are harder, but I think I've narrowed it down to the villainesses of Batman and the Luthors of Smallville.

Catwoman and Poison Ivy, take them from whatever tv show, cartoon, or movie you like. lol They were strong, sexy, and ruthless. I remember when Batman (Adam Weeest) found out Catwoman was his girlfriend (Julie Newmar) when they were fighting on a boat. And then there was the cartoon when Batman & Robin realized Ivy's sons were actually girls, but they were plant people anyway. Creepy.

Smallville came out when I was in high school, and even though I didn't follow Superman that well, I knew Lex Luthor was Superman's arch nemesis. So it was interesting to see them as best friends for a few seasons, even though Lex spent a lot of time trying to figure out if Clark was an alien or not. Then, there was his father Lionel, a conniving, greedy, evil old man who was just so charming that you hated to hate him. Then again, he was evil. Eventually, the roles were reversed, where Lex finally became the villain and Lionel was helping Clark not die on a daily basis, but when they were bad, they were so good! How duplicitous (first time I'd heard that word was on Smallville)!


  1. The Smallville Luthors were an evil bunch, for sure. I couldn't stand that incarnation, at first, but then they grew on me :)

  2. I loved that banter between Cloud and Zack. I really like these two!
    Your villains are for sure some of the greats!

  3. River is a great Hero- so unexpected.
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  4. Mark: lol That was the problem. You wanted to hate them, but you couldn't!

    Dani: hehe thanks. I wanted to do it for everyone, but I realized it would take a long time. :)

    Summer: Hey, aptly named. lol I forgot to mention her badass fight against 20+ reavers, but that goes without saying!

  5. Hello Debra, lovely to meet you!

    I haven't played any of the Final Fantasy games but I know many who LOVE them, particularly VII, so I trust you.

    River was great. And although we don't technically get to see where she or anyone else end up (save for Bishop and Wash *sad face*) I do definitely get the feeling at the end of Serenity that it's a good place.

    As for Batman, I'm most fond of Harley myself, but I did love that Adam West movie with Catwoman.

    And my favorite part of Smallville was all the slash that it spawned. That relationships was so overt, it was ridiculous!

    Great choices, and again- lovely to meet you!

  6. Funny exchange!
    I'm a fan of all things Firefly, so River rocks.

  7. That was creative and fun getting to know Zack and Cloud.

    I've never watched Smallville, but have heard wonderful things about it.

    Thanks for participating!

  8. I love the way you explained Cloud and Zack - that makes more sense than the movie :). River was such a cool character and I loved her in Serenity.
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  9. Natasha: LOL!!!

    Jackie: Smallville had 7 good seasons, 1 awesome season, 1 bad season, and 1 REALLY bad season. lol I actually still haven't seen 1.5 of the good ones because of it.

    Thanks guys. :)


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