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
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.
|Date:||January 10th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Cuts both ways
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.
|Date:||January 10th, 2011 06:43 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Cuts both ways
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.
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.