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A Darker Shade of Blue

There is a common problem that pops up in long-running series across all forms of media.  After so many issues/episodes/games of good battling evil to maintain the status quo, the antagonist of a series can seem less like a threat and more like a lovable ne’er-do-well who gets into goofy shenanigans.  This trope is especially apparent in prolonged battle shows and comics, where the stakes can only be raised so high by a single villain (see: Dragon Ball Z, Transformers, Power Rangers, countless others).

Like most recurring problems in media, there is a regular solution to which many writers will resort to keep a story fresh and the action intense.  If your series bad guy simply isn’t bad enough, just introduce an even more heinous villain into the mix.  With dark enough intentions and a scheme that threatens the world on a massive scale, the previous antagonist may even step up to help the hero save the day.  This just happens to be the case in the Mega Man: Gigamix comics. Continue reading A Darker Shade of Blue

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