September 27, 2012
Page 151 Book 5: The War Diaries
What separates villain from hero.
As I said last update, what just transpired is out of character for Lying but was drawn forth by the tampering with his neurology necessary to turn him into a combat master. As such, freshly out of his blood frenzy of guitar-wielding, it’s time to address what fundamentally makes him different to Sildyu: He actually cares that what he just did was across the line. He cares about the well-being of everyone. Or simply put: That he cares.
It may not be the easiest thing for him to admit that he regrets almost beating to death the woman responsible for quite literally sending him into the depths of hell, but it’s what makes him a hero and not a villain.
However, here we may have a little glimpse at Sildyu’s true nature. Bear in mind that cackling villains in black robes with towering evil castles don’t exist, never have, and unless the universe goes down a very Douglas Adams-esque route, never will. Real villains have the same lungs, stomach, and heart as everyone else.