Magnificent Bastard Literature Discussion

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08:43:32 PM Jun 21st 2011
Deleted that comment about Vetinari being boring- seems to be a case where Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment should apply. Also, that's honestly a quite unusual reading of his character- the guy is a Deadpan Snarker master assassin who seems to be omnipotent- most fans love him and those who don't think he's a Mary Sue- reading him as boring is new by me.
12:41:39 PM Jun 25th 2011
The "boring" comment is just Tombarter (the obsessive Cutler Beckett fanatic) thinking that he knows best about fictional villains and that his personal opinions on such villains should count as truth. He doesn't think highly of Randall Flagg either.
12:04:20 PM Jul 19th 2010
Removed Kheldar and Porenn of the Belgariad. This is a villain trope. You're looking for "Guile Hero."
08:56:33 AM May 16th 2016
edited by NNinja
No it's not. It may be any character that makes audience think:"This guy is amazing in his scheming", they could be good,bad, anything in between, above or below. Of course heroic Magnificent Bastard WILL be Guile Hero, but that doesn't mean it's mutually exclusive.
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