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  •  And When You Think About It..... (7+ / 0-)

    In most stories, there isn't much that separates the hero from the villain, except for their reaction to the bad choices that life sent their way.

    Almost always, both the villains and the heroes were looked down upon, and treated like shit by other people. As Whedon says above, Peter Parker was a tortured adolescent. So when he makes the mistake of not trying to stop the robber, and Uncle Ben is murdered, he chooses to make up for it by becoming Spider-Man and helping people.

    On the other hand, a villain like Magneto actually has a very sympathetic backstory. He's a holocaust survivor who was unable to stop the murder of his family. But instead of making the choice to protect people, the event twisted him into someone who hates.

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