(Cross-Up is on hiatus, sort of, but not really! I’m going to try and take it easy over the next few weeks, because it’s the winter holiday season and I half-expect nobody to be around on the internet. Things will get back in gear sometime in January, but until then? If you ARE here, then enjoy a handful of high-quality filler posts. It’ll be fun, presumably!)
Before I get started, let’s play a game.
I want you to think of a villain -- your favorite villain, from any story, from any medium, from any time. Take as much time as you need before going on. Then, once you have that villain in mind, think for a minute about why that villain means so much to you. (In the event that the villain is more of a concept/conflict than someone the hero can punch in the face, substitute that instead.) Don’t worry about forcing yourself to articulate it, or even mentioning it here in a comment. Just keep your answers fresh on your mind, okay?
Good. Great. Remember those answers, because I’m going to come back to them later. But for now? Open your eyes for the next Faiz.
My SPOILERS will make you cry.
…That is also the wrong Rider. Man, I’m really bad at this.