here's an analysis that no one asked for or needs but that I am providing anyways
no more moral vs immoral analysis, which villain arcs are fueled by grief and which are malicious.
- revolution dream [malice]: l'manberg was built in empty forest and fully intended on avoiding conflict with the wider smp, believing in words over violence and insisting that they treat dream like a neighbor. if anything wilbur was naive. declaring war and then killing 4 people (with 5 deaths total) wasn't fueled by any emotional loss on dream's part.
- pogtopia wilbur [grief]: wilbur's downspiral was an emotional one, fueled by feelings of abandonment, paranoia, and self hatred that extended towards things that he'd created and that were important to him. he suffered for his naivety and never got his footing afterwards. l'manberg died under the weight of his grief.
- pogtopia schlatt [malice]: mans is a disney villain that can say fuck and I love him for it.
- pogtopia techno [mal-ief]: he went into the situation knowing that he was going to destroy l'manberg for the sole reason of that aligning with his politics. two quotes: "History will forget that a country ever existed here." "A dog eat dog world where only the strong can survive and the weak live huddled in fear." you can agree or disagree with his philosophy but you can't argue that his desire to destroy l'manberg originated from personal emotional stakes.
However, regardless of the context techno felt emotionally betrayed the night of the 16th, which while not affecting his desire to see l'manberg turned to ash Did affect his actions in his ultimate heel turn away from the pogtopians.
- everything else dream [malice, but like, bold and capitalized]: this teletubby can fit so much hate in him
- new l'manberg [grief]: in the aftermath of the war, of losing what they'd fought so hard for, in losing people who were important to them but still hurt them, in dying and killing for their freedom only to realize it was in name only and they were beholden to the whims of the very person they tried to emancipate from, in having someone important to them ripped away with no one being able to do anything to stop it without risking the life of the country itself, with the realization that they were still powerless they lashed out and bit outside of their weight class and made everything worse for themselves for it. they were desperate and afraid and scrabbling for power that ultimately wasn't going to save them from the inevitable (mind, inevitable because of the desires of a certain masked man).
- exiled tommy [grief]: abandoned and hopeless, he lashed out to claw for a sense of control that anger couldn't give him. lead to believe that no one he'd cared for cared about him, he pushed people away in the same breath that he desperately reached out for them. he ultimately pulled himself away from his anger when he recognized the grief in hurting those important to him.
- doomsday techno [grief]: his goals are the same, but the fire behind them were re-lit by conflict outside of his control. he never lost what was his but he was afraid for it for maybe the first time. if he was willing to crush a nation for nothing then he's willing to crush a nation for that. both the innocent and the guilty burned with the fire of his grief.
- doomsday phil [grief]: grief for a child lost too soon and too sudden, something too horrible for a parent to process. his son's legacy burned under an accusation of guilt, the truth ash under his feet.
- doomsday fundy [grief]: grief in the face of total oblivion, grief in the face of losing everything you've ever tried to hold onto. he tried to become a villain so he could be anything at all, but the end of the world around him drowned his despair.
- team rocket niki [grief]: what do you do when everything that's hurt you is gone? she couldn't believe in l'manberg, she couldn't believe in her community, she couldn't believe that people who loved her could hurt her the way the she felt. but l'manberg was gone, wilbur was gone, and their ghosts were untouchable. what was left was a boy who sewed them into his heart and bled in their absence, and her grief burned
- team rocket jack [grief]: anger is so much easier to live with than the certainty that you're alone. everyone moved on and you were alone, everyone moved on and you burned for reaching out. you died in the crowed and everyone moved on. you hate the hand that used to hold yours, side by side as brothers, because it's left you cold in its absence. your grief is cold, your anger burns hot.
- egg [grief/malice]: the egg rips you empty and promises to fill the void it left. grief hidden out of sight of blinded eyes as you march unknowing into willing jaws
- the warden [grief]: a man driven to the brink and beyond by responsibility that no one should bare and that no one Had to bare. a heart steeled by "I'm the only one who can do this" is necessary in the face of monsters, but devastating in the face of the innocent. he's destroyed himself with the double blade of responsibility and guilt, and he can no longer handle the weight of his grief alone. he paved those roads with good intentions.
- las nevadas quackity [grief]: powerlessness in the face of atrocities slowly transform desperate people into selfish ones. the good don't survive and the good don't get to hold on to what they love and the good don't get to win because the bad play dirty. he can't move heaven and earth to make the world fair, so he's going to be the house that always wins. he mourns a world that used to feel kind
- outpost tubbo [grief]: when obedience doesn't work, when growling and snarling doesn't work, when fear doesn't work, a cornered dog will bite. friend or foe doesn't matter in the face of desperation, especially when a parent guards their pup
- puffy [grief]: that was Her l'targay
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Seen a lot of people go around w/o context saying "c!Punz has a canonical soft spot for c!Tommy." Curious - is this true or just a joke that, albeit sweet and/or funny, the fandom has adopted
it's based on three things !
1: first, punz being the one to save tommy and tubbo during the disc war finale. "I'm sorry dream, but you should've paid me more." is iconic and doesn't need anymore explanation
2: punz was already egged when tommy died, and the people possessed by the egg all celebrated his death because the egg saw him as a threat. but before punz joined in he stopped and said "But I saved him." in a very quiet voice
3: I don't remember if this was said before or after the second point, but cc!punz said that he had a soft spot for tommy after rescuing him ! which is why punz reacted to his death the way that he did despite the egg's influence.
it's not a major part of his character or anything, he didn't stop everything he was doing to become tommy's personal bodyguard. but he cares about him, at least a bit
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Israeli Archaeologists Find 1,000-Year-Old Intact Chicken Egg
A team of archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has found an unbroken chicken egg in an Islamic-period cesspit at the archaeological site of Yavne on Israel’s southern Mediterranean coast.
Poultry farming was introduced to Israel approximately 2,300 years ago, during the Hellenistic and Early Roman periods.
“Eggshell fragments are known from earlier periods, for example in the City of David and at Caesarea and Apollonia, but due to the eggs’ fragile shells, hardly any whole chicken eggs have been preserved,” said IAA archaeologist Dr. Lee Perry Gal.
“Even at the global level, this is an extremely rare find.”
“In archaeological digs, we occasionally find ancient ostrich eggs, whose thicker shells preserve them intact.” Read more.
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