META: Nemesis as opposite, nemesis as mirror

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
Sun Jul 28 00:16:55 PDT 2013

On Sun, 21 Jul 2013 23:05:09 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:

> One thing not mentioned yet:  Who says a hero's nemesis has to be a villain?

An excellent point!

> In my own stories, the line between hero and villain is kind of blurry. 
>   Ellipsis has been called both.  And he's the closest thing Wyatt 
> Ferguson has to a nemesis.  Admittedly, archrival might be a better 
> term, because neither one wants to hunt down the other.  But they always 
> have different approaches to the same problem, and they often confront 
> each other.

...kismesis? <3<

> In one of the Marvel 
> Knights series, Daredevil made it his business to hunt down the 
> Punisher. 

Wait, I thought we were talking about characters who *weren't* villains.

> We all know Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor, and the Joker have nemesis 
> relationships.  Sometimes it's a four-way relationship; they each do 
> things differently, and they've each fought each other too often to 
> count.  The only consideration is circumstance; for instance, Superman 
> decided early on not to hunt the Batman.

The Joker's Four-Way Relationship!

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, ohmai

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