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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019); AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021); and HOW WE BECAME POST-LIBERAL: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOLERATION (2024).

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday supervillainy - baddies gone good

Some great heel-face turns discussed in this article at Newsarama (I'm always delighted at the excuse to post an Emma Frost pic).


Kassul said...

Kinda surprised Doctor Doom didn't get a mention in there. He's worked alongside heroes loads of times after all.

Or... is it that his machinations are such that his actions for good are dismissed because it's all ultimately FOR DOOM?

Pathetic fools who cannot see that Dr. Doom's system of morality far eclipses their own.

Russell Blackford said...

I'm not sure Doom has ever had a real heel-face turn, though, as opposed to sometimes strategically allying himself with the good guys. Magneto currently seems much like that as well, but he's a bit more convincing as at least an anti-hero.