The Devil Gets All the Best Tunes

It’s not easy being a nemesis. In fact, I’d say it’s a bum deal (often literally – have you seen the amount of lycra a lot of us have to wear?).

I’ve never understood all the booing and hissing (although I can’t pretend I don’t love it). We’re the rockstars; the heroes are always so damn buttoned-up, self-righteous, uptight creeps who, frankly, should get a life and take up some interesting hobbies. Like striving for world domination.

Heeeeeeeeeere’s Johnny!
We make far better entrances, no doubt about it. And just when you least expect it.

Say hello to my little friend
We don’t normally bother with a sidekick (other than whimpering henchmen but they rarely even get a name). And if we do have one, they’re so much cooler than the tights-over-pants-couldn’t-make-the-grade-as-an-actual superhero brigade.

I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way
As for being evil, the baddie, the villain, I can live with that. After all, we’re not so different from a lot of mere mortals out there, we’re just a bit less subtle (although only a bit) than your average Rupert Murdoch.

Why so serious?
The hero’s always so dull and far too concerned with being seen to do the right thing to have any fun. Would you like to be stuck in a corner at a party with Clark Kent?

It’s a never-ending, cyclical dual between good and evil. Whether it’s The Joker, Moriarty, Beelzebub, Dr Lecter, the Sheriff of Nottingham, we’re all the same, all battling for the same ceaseless goal. And me? Well, I’m determined just as much as the rest of them to be the one who breaks the cycle. You’ll just have to wait and see what form I take.

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Alex Jury

Alex Jury

Alex Jury is a retired cowgirl, now working as a copywriter in London. She loves working with words but misses all the lassoing.
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