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Weekend Assignment: Good Guys Gone Bad

We have a ritual at my house any time we gather around to watch a DVD. It begins like this:

“What movie do you want to watch?”

“I dunno, what movie do you want to watch?”

“Eh, I really don’t care. Just put something in. But please not–“

Hellboy!”

“–Hellboy.”

The whole thing started as a joke because I was tired of always casting the deciding vote on movie night. I reasoned (wrongly, as it turned out)  if I always chose the same movie, eventually someone else would voice a preference. Now I’ve seen Hellboy more times than I’d care to count and the movie with the red demon sporting sawed-off horns has become part of our twisted family history.

Despite the number of times I’ve seen the film, I still enjoy it. Why? Because the main character runs counter to type. Instead of being a bad guy, he wants to be good.

What makes a good guy good? What makes a bad guy bad? Those questions form the basis for this weekend’s assignment.

A stereotypical caricature of a villain.

Image via Wikipedia

What if your favorite hero suddenly went darkside? What if the villain everyone loves to hate took a blow to the head and turned into a do-gooder? This weekend, pick your favorite good guy (or bad guy), pull a switcheroo, and write a scene showing him acting the opposite of his normal role.

The Show and Tell Challenge

Step right up and take the B&B Show and Tell Challenge! Here’s how: simply write your response to this assignment, post it on your blog, then come back and leave a link to your post in the comments. It’s that simple!

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One comment on “Weekend Assignment: Good Guys Gone Bad

  1. Does this mean Maddie and her sister might suddenly start *gasp* helping people?

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