I really hate it when a poc villain gives their motive rant, and it boils down to ‘my people have been historically screwed over by white people and/or colonial powers, the consequences are still effecting us, and nobody is doing anything about it. So I will. By whatever means necessary.’
Anyone who has that as their motive should be the goddamn hero of the story, not the villain. At very least, they should be one of the most sympathetic and morally complex characters, not some cackling one-dimensional figure of evil.
Congrats, writers who pull this trick, you’ve managed to notice the elephant in the room about race relations and global power dynamics, and discredit the anger over it in one fell swoop. Because I’ve never seen this trope used, and seen a character say, after the villain is defeated, ‘you know, he did…kinda have a point. We should do something about that.’ Never, ever.
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