Sunday, April 03, 2005

Kanjar Ro, on Humility

Despite their Confidence, most true villains are pretty darned humble, so humble that it gives me a special glow all over. Take, for example, the original bug-eyed bandit, Kanjar Ro:

"Ah! My super-brain now understands all the mysteries of nature and the universe!"
Kanjar Ro
, "Decoy Missions of the Justice League!"

Okay, Kanjar Ro may not sound particularly humble. But consider: a guy from some distant planet suddenly acquires an understanding of all the mysteries of nature and the universe. Which is a lot. Yet instead of using those powers to end suffering on a thousand planets, earning the grateful devotion and love of every sentient being he encounters, and making himself the most exalted creature that ever lived, Kanjar Ro chooses immediately to humble himself by 'sailing' to Earth in his moronic-looking cosmic boat to have his hiney whooped by the Justice League.

The more impressive and powerful you are the more important it is to be humble; but, of course, that's one of the mysteries of nature and the universe that Kanjar Ro understands!

1 comment:

Siskoid said...

A lot of villains seem to have this kind of... death wish? Need for a challenge? Stupidity?

Why else would they keep hitting banks in Gotham City or Metropolis? I think you'd do well to stay out of the USA even.

Then again, if there's anything Dial H for Hero showed, it's that if you have superheroes even in a small town like Fairbanks, supervillains are bound to show up by the ton to be thwarted.