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14th Apr '17 9:15:57 AM Dravencour
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# Most heroes are [[{{Protectorate}} protectors]] of some kind (cops, doctors (in medical dramas), or the parents of children who are being threatened by some (possibly supernatural) evil) and the villain's plans are most often destructive to the heroes' world in some way, thus making it impossible for them to be unusually proactive before the story starts.

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# Most heroes are [[{{Protectorate}} protectors]] of some kind (cops, doctors (in medical dramas), or the parents of children who are being threatened by some (possibly supernatural) evil) and the villain's plans are most often destructive a threat to the heroes' world in some way, hero's {{Protectorate}}, thus making it impossible for them to be unusually proactive before the story starts.
14th Apr '17 9:10:58 AM Dravencour
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# Most heroes are [[{{Protectorate}} protectors]] of some kind (cops, doctors (in medical dramas), or the parents of children who are being threatened by some (possibly supernatural) evil), thus making it impossible for them to be unusually proactive before the story starts.

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# Most heroes are [[{{Protectorate}} protectors]] of some kind (cops, doctors (in medical dramas), or the parents of children who are being threatened by some (possibly supernatural) evil), evil) and the villain's plans are most often destructive to the heroes' world in some way, thus making it impossible for them to be unusually proactive before the story starts.
14th Apr '17 8:35:20 AM Dravencour
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14th Apr '17 8:33:00 AM Dravencour
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# If the hero actively opposes the villain before the latter has done anything evil, all the audience sees is a DesignatedHero harrasing a DesignatedVillain for no reason. Less of a problem for running series where the villain earned his reputation in previous stories, though that can be seen as a belated heroic reaction to the villain's past actions.

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# If the hero actively opposes the villain before the latter has done anything evil, all the audience sees is a DesignatedHero harrasing harassing a DesignatedVillain for no reason. Less of a problem for running series where the villain earned his reputation in previous stories, though that can be seen as a belated heroic reaction to the villain's past actions.
28th Dec '15 9:00:52 PM eroock
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-->--'''Narration''' from ''[[Comicbook/TheLastAvengersStory The Last Avengers Story]]''


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-->--'''Narration''' -->-- '''Narration''' from ''[[Comicbook/TheLastAvengersStory The Last Avengers Story]]''


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20th Jul '14 5:54:37 PM VeryMelon
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# TheVillainMakesThePlot is in full play here, as well; and one of the few ways to make a smart villain appear effective is to have him be a [[TheChessmaster successful schemer]].

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# TheVillainMakesThePlot TheHeavy is in full play here, as well; and one of the few ways to make a smart villain appear effective is to have him be a [[TheChessmaster successful schemer]].
20th Jul '14 12:36:21 PM VeryMelon
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SuperTrope of TheVillainMakesThePlot which is where smart stories are built on smart villains. This trope points to the vast array of stories where the action starts with the villain. From the same line of thinking comes AmbitionIsEvil. See also OffstageVillainy, which is a common method of showing this.
17th Jan '13 1:44:19 PM bificommander
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# If the hero fights the villain before he's done anything evil, all the audience sees is a DesignatedHero harrasing a DesignatedVillain for no reason. Less of a problem for running series where the villain earned his reputation in previous stories, though that can be seen as a belated heroic reaction to the villain's past actions.

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# If the hero fights actively opposes the villain before he's the latter has done anything evil, all the audience sees is a DesignatedHero harrasing a DesignatedVillain for no reason. Less of a problem for running series where the villain earned his reputation in previous stories, though that can be seen as a belated heroic reaction to the villain's past actions.
17th Jan '13 1:43:23 PM bificommander
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# If the villain hasn't done anything yet, [[DesignatedVillain what makes him a villain]], and why should the audience root for [[DesignatedHero a guy fighting someone who isn't doing anything evil]]?

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# If the hero fights the villain hasn't before he's done anything yet, [[DesignatedVillain what makes him a villain]], and why should evil, all the audience root sees is a DesignatedHero harrasing a DesignatedVillain for [[DesignatedHero no reason. Less of a guy fighting someone who isn't doing anything evil]]?
problem for running series where the villain earned his reputation in previous stories, though that can be seen as a belated heroic reaction to the villain's past actions.
17th Jan '13 1:38:07 PM bificommander
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# If the villain hasn't done anything yet, [[DesignatedVillain what makes him a villain]], and why should the audience root for [[DesignatedHero a guy fighting someone who isn't doing anything evil]]?
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