You are the Snake Eyes to my Storm Shadow

A recent FB chat exchange with a friend. I won’t tell you which one I am (though, if you know me, you’ll know).

 

You are the Snake Eyes to my Storm Shadow.

What?!? Does this mean you’re the bad guy?

Huh?

Storm Shadow is with Cobra.

He’s really more of a free agent.

Wait, wait. The bigger issue here is… well, do you empathize more with the bad guys than the good guys?

Uh, no.

So, you sided with Darth Vader?

Uh, well… yes. In Return of the Jedi. But the prequels ruined that for me. After those, I really wanted to see Darth Vader die.

You’re freaking me out.

Darth Vader and Storm Shadow are, they’re complex characters that deserve more credit than just being pegged as “bad guys”. They’re deeper and more developed than the “good guys” in their stories.

You’re freaking me out.