Thursday, 19 February 2015

We know the supervillain wanted to get caught

At this point in our superhero movie and TV history, it is reasonable to assume that the villains want to get caught as part of their plan, and that the heroes should definitely plan to do something different to counteract that. If the villain assumes he or she will be caught and will be interred somewhere specific, change that arrangement. Move the facility, audit the security, chain them to a post in the ground in the middle of the desert, anything but the flimsy cell in the middle of the police station or even the standard supervillain prison where all his/her friends are kept, even if that's in specially-designed, isolated cells.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - It's the new common sense.
PPS - Which means it's time the trope was subverted.

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