Dec. 13th, 2008

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Whenever a villain in this game runs out of arguments (which can get pretty long), they lambast the hero as "self-righteous". (See here for an earlier example.) I guess it's a step up from "goody two-shoes".

But I really have no idea what the word means anymore. It's one of those besides-the-point accusations. I suppose the villains see a hypocrisy in the heroes' behavior that the heroes' are blind to. But if that were the case, there'd be something to point out, and the villains always fail to do so.

So they tend to go like this...
A: Evil mass murderer!
B: Hypocritical, self-righteous prick!
A: Hypocrite? How?
B: Well, everyone is. So you probably are too.
A: What kind of argument is that?!
B: A true one.
B: Believe what you want, but I'm completely serious here.
A: You hurt people! You killed my friends! You're the aggressor! WHY?!
B: Nah, they hurt themselves by being self-righteous pricks like you who can't leave well enough alone.
A: ::burning, inconsolable shounen rage rising:: You *inhuman* monster!
B: Well, like it or not, we're *all* human here. Let's just agree to disagree by *killing each other*, you self-righteous, self-righteous, self-righteous prick.
A: ::grimly:: Right. Let's.

This is still a vast improvement to what the franchise had.

Opening conversation between WILL and CAULDER in CAMPAIGN 26: "Sunrise": Day 1: CAULDER's better than GREYFIELD, at least. )


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