[LMB] TSK - Echoes

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 22:52:23 BST 2019


What if the "evil overlord" is able to arise because of the "good " side
being incompetent or unfit to rule?


On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
> > Gwynne: To follow up on this; not only are so many evil overlords
> > apparently very limited in their ambitions, but often it's rather
> > pointless.
> >
> > Frex... Voldemort. He's apparently terrified of dying, and works to
> > avoid it. Most of his life is spent plotting, planning, assembling
> > various items, and staying alive - but in a very miserable way. From
> > the time he started his scheme he had a pretty dull and gloomy
> > time. He didn't enjoy his life. No love, no family, nothing created
> > or achieved. Most of the time he was losing, hiding, suffering, and
> > wasting his life for nothing. Why did he bother fighting so hard to
> > stay alive, when he never lived? It was all a waste of his time and
> > energy - he could have done so much more.
>
> Voldie grew up in a rather squalid orphanage -- probably bullied
> himself, as a rather strange boy, he became a bully.  Add incredible
> power to such a negative personality, and you've got trouble.
>
> The Voldemort of _Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality_
> (http://www.hpmor.com) makes a lot of sense... from a certain point
> of view.
>
> Joel
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