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09:54 pm: In Which I Moonlight As An Evil Detector.

So…we are playing a roleplaying game. John and some friends are sitting around talking about whether or not certain characters are evil.

Suddenly, John says, “Wait! I know how to tell.”

He turns to me, “Jagi, that guy over there. How attractive is he?”

I reply, “He’s really handsome.”

He turns back to the others. “He is definitely evil. It never fails.”

It’s so embarrassing.


 
Originally posted to Welcome to Arhyalon.

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From:bojojoti
Date:January 8th, 2011 06:13 am (UTC)
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:D
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From:arhyalon
Date:January 8th, 2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
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In my defense, I don't actually detect evil. I detect power. It's just that the powerful guys are often evil.

In the game where the most powerful guy was a kind man with a wounded leg -- Ransom of St. Anne's, I fell for him, too.

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From:jmward14
Date:January 8th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations on your new superpower! :D
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From:juliet_winters
Date:January 10th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)

Cuts both ways

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When a cool, aloof blond showed up in a game, the male players used to fall all over themselves to get her attention. And, yes, she's pert near always evil. Even after showing her true colors, the men would defend her (she's too beautiful to be evil! She's just grossly misunderstood!), so the women had to put her down. With extreme prejudice.
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From:arhyalon
Date:January 10th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)

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LOL.

My character usually marries the guy and tries to reform him.

It's backfired on me in this current game. My character is dating the 14 year old version of Gaius Baltar...who I gather is a villain in Battlestar Galactic. But the 14 year old version is a perfectly sweet guy...unfortunately, the players seem to assume that, because my character likes him, he must be really evil. ;-)

But, as I said above, it's not evil I like, it's confidence and the ability to affect the environment and get things done...not everyone who is that way is evil.
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From:juliet_winters
Date:January 10th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)

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Which version?
Believe it or not, I had a pre-teen crush on the 70s one. Grossly misunderstood!

Of course, he had also played a Klingon on original Trek.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0171475/

And the voice of Apocalypse in the X-Men tv series. And Allan Quartermain. And Patrick Henry! And Porthos! And Kit Marlowe!
I know, I have odd taste in men.
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From:arhyalon
Date:January 10th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)

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The modern one, I assume.

Mine included Marko Polo and Prince Caspian.
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From:juliet_winters
Date:January 10th, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)

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Well, he's a skirt-chasing, self-involved, little weasel now. Hopefully his 14-yr-old self has more going for him.
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From:arhyalon
Date:January 10th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)

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Apparently, Mark met the actor who played him and thought the guy was really cool and the guy in this game is more like the actor than the character. Either way, he's been nothing but kind and gracious to my character.

He does work for Victor Von Doom...but we don't have any proof that 17 year old Doom is evil (he was the guy they were trying to use me as an evil detector for. ;-)
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From:johncwright
Date:January 10th, 2011 06:43 pm (UTC)

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Hey, I think I ran that game. She was called 'The Torturess' named Sabrina Becall and she was a arch-villainness.

I also seem to recall that someone married an arch-villain named The Weaponsmith, who was a titan-sized version of Blackie DuQuesne crossed with Tony Stark, and she actually did turn him to the side of goodness and light. Mostly.
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From:juliet_winters
Date:January 10th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)

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Mostly! He did have his relapses which left me scrambling to keep planets from being destroyed when he was in a pet.

The incident to which I originally referred was in a Dreamlands campaign...but certainly the Torturess fits that description. At the moment, I am dealing with a human incarnation of the spirit of gold. Several players want to stick him in the Ghostbusters containment unit because his appearance is that of a loud, drunken, brawling Irishman. Me, I'm trying to get him through his Catechism course with an elderly Polish priest who is still consulting with Rome as to whether or not this is really a sound idea. The good father has thus far refused to be bribed.

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From:arhyalon
Date:January 10th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)

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LOL That's just wonderful.
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