Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bring 'Em Back: Part 2

There is that one small problem: the hero(es) may not want to come back. They might have been perfectly happy in the afterlife being served drinks by nubile maidens with loose or indifferent morals (or muscular men with standard guy morals, for that matter). They might not want to face unspeakable horrors (again).

All you really need to do is point out that a) they’re heroes and are morally obligated to help and b) they can always die again. It’s not like the nubile maidens and muscular men aren’t going to be there when they get back.

There is one other problem: the hero(es) might have just barely defeated the villain the last time. They happened to have the One True Wingnut or the Frame Repair Kit of the Gods and that was all that stood between the villain and the end of the world.

There is a solution to that, as well. Resurrect ALL the heroes you can think of. Seriously. They’re probably not hard to find, as they’re likely buried in the royal vaults or some other easily accessible place.

After all, if one hero is good, eighty-seven is even better. Just dust off the guest wing and bring ‘em back.

Tomorrow: the Conclusion


Rasputin said...

And the heroes that gets killed, again, you can always just resurrect yet again. That way you just keep throwing heroes at the evil like run of the mill cannon-fodder until the evil just gets tired of killing heroes and calls it quits.

Kammorremae said...

I always felt that "heroes" in general are way too self-absorbed to be doing the world any good.

Saving the world>Angst, every day of the week.

Jason Janicki said...

Exactly! It's like an Recycling Plant of Goodness!

Well, they do occasionally get in front of bad people with big armies, so they do have their uses.