Heroes and Villains

HEROES & VILLAINSFor every hero, there is always a villain or villains preventing world peace and world order…
Hang on? In reality, there are heroes and villains right throughout society on every continent. Without good, there can be no evil. With out evil, you can not have any good. There is always a balance and although the evil is scary at times, it reveals the good and often we have inevitable outcome from a horrific act that improves society for the better long term.


When we see the words ‘Heroes and Villains’, many of us think of Super heroes and arch nemesis rivals. Marvel, DC comics, Dark Horse and Image comics, all of these comic labels have come out with  a mix of both heroes and villains and evolved them overtime to suit society so some rapport could be achieved. The heroes and villains people tend to relate best with are those who have some sort of story they could empathise with. Those who chose to live in the real world away from fantasy however easily find their hero’s and villains on the 6 o’clock news. I can gladly tell you all, I enjoy fantasy land. The real world villains truly scare me – Most criminal psychologists refer to the real world villain as an individual suffering Psychopathy. An individual who has no remorse. Has no empathy. Does not feel emotion or connection. Truly scary people and through studies it has been shown that out of every 200 or so people, at least two suffer psychopathy. I’m sure I’m working with a larger ratio than that study though 😉
What I find it interesting about fantasy land and comic book stories is when the villain becomes the hero. Typical of this is the whole Dark horse Alien and Predator franchise.  Some how you can end up supporting a mass murdering psychopathic alien because in your eyes, there’s a hint of morality or family values that clicks with your empathy bone 🙂 Spawn , Ghost Rider and even Dexter (Television series) glorifies individuals with dark histories or murderous tendencies. In the real world, these guy’s wouldn’t be held in a very positive light lol.
Heroism; in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good of all humanity. Reading that, I’d say we’d all know or know of a hero with in our own society. It could be your father, your mother or even your child. I’ve seen a lot of heroic children with debilitating diseases that have brought me to tears with their courage and desire to live – they are all heroic. I have been fortunate to acquire quite a few fiends who have also kept their chin up in the darkest hour to strive forward with a positive frame of mind when many in the same position would have given up hope. These individuals inspire everyone to never give up and always have faith. True hero’s.
So, who is you hero? Is your hero the villain?  Does the real world examples scare you or do you prefer the fantasy land?
Anyway, enough rambling. I hope some of the examples I’ve mentioned in relation to the term ‘heroes and villains’ aren’t so confined. They can be everyone and everywhere depending on your interpretation.  Maybe even ‘Monkey Magic’ Monkey might make an appearance with his magical cloud for the heroes category.  We will have to wait and see on Wednesday, April 9 🙂

6 thoughts on “Heroes and Villains

  1. Hi! This is my first time playing and I have a couple question. First, I have a drawing for this challenge but it’s a drawing I did a couple months ago. I’ve deleted it from Instagram and sketchclub and was wondering if I can still use it? If I’m able to use it and post it to Instagram what hashtag do I use?

    Thanks so much for your time! Shannon

    1. Hi Shannon,

      You can of course use your drawing for Heroes and Villains. Check your posting time on the website or here is the link:
      Post it at that time (depending on where you are in the world) and/or you have up to 48 hours after posting to make the collage.
      Post it on Wednesday, April 9th which is next week 🙂 You can also check info on Instagram @monkeysidebars
      Tag your drawing to #monkeysidebars

      Email monkeysidebars@gmail.com for any further questions and we are happy to help 😀

    1. Why thank you! I personally love Lizzie’s work and keep meaning to collaborate some more with her in the future. We did an article together a while back where she wrote a story to one of my drawings (aka Tabitha Raincloud).

      The photography on your blog is very beautiful and shall be following too from now on 🙂

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