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I have to rush out the door for work, so I'll be brief:

If you have a hero with some astounding quality that makes him unique (in this case, a comic-book-super-heroic level of education), don't trump him by bringing in a supporting character who trumps his astounding quality and makes him look like a doof. You do need exceptional people for this sort of story, yes, but make them exceptional in some other field.

Also, the villains who discover a secret hidden treasure chamber and have somehow recognized a working death trap and decided it would be "more fun" than just shooting them? Not cute or clever.

I'm kinda disappointed. The first one worked so well, but the second was boring.

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Comments

  • 14 Jan 2019, 21:47
    Oh, yeah, excellent point.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 21:46
    Oh yeah. Like the lawyers who get obvious really venal criminals off because it makes their success rate look good. But those are not the ones I am referring to in meaning well. These guys are mixed…
  • 14 Jan 2019, 20:37
    This reminds me of the time my wife was injured and the insurance guy handling her case did everything possible to deny and stall the payment. We had to put her surgery on a credit card because this…
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:24
    The creepiest part is that some of them are actually well meaning.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:08
    Yeah. It's godawful what people will do when they have authority and no fear about using it.
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