The Antihero Is A Damaged Person

Only villains are evil – an anithero is a deluded, damaged individual. -David Weisberg

The antihero is not evil. The antihereo may be “exceedingly bright and pleasant to [his] neighbors and colleagues, [his] family, [his] dog” but when he is all alone, he wants to “indulge in the shadows.” He wants to “lie, cheat, [terrorize], abuse, and kill.” He loves to watch someone cower. Empowered by moral exceptionalism, the antihero is not restrained by conscience. When the righteous are repulsed by him and look away – he flourishes in their voluntary blindness.1

### Brandon L. Blankenship

  1. Quotes from, Accessed April 5, 2017.