I’ve been watching you Jack. And behind that smile, behind that hero complex, there’s something wrong about you.
– An enemy near the end of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
And that was when the hero who saved us on on Helios died.
Here is the rule to remember in the future, when anything tempts you to be bitter: not, ‘This is a misfortune’ but ‘To bear this worthily is good fortune.’
Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.
If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Author Dan Brown once stated, “I find the most interesting villains those who do the right things for the wrong reasons, or the wrong things for the right reasons.” One of the best examples of this “anti-villain” is Handsome Jack in Borderlands 2. In that game, Handsome Jack tries to civilize and save the penal world of Pandora. He attacks the various bandit tribes and the protagonistic “anti-hero” “Vault Hunters.” His methods include bombarding a civilian city and shooting anyone that breaks any of 200 different laws. His sarcastic style of dealing “justice” recently landed him as one finalist for the video game “Villain Most in Need of a Hug” award. Many critics mentioned that Handsome Jack was one of their favorite villains to hate.