Even Super Villains need advice. But is the Evil Overlord List good advice or bad?
When my guards split up to search for intruders, they will always travel in groups of at least two. They will be trained so that if one of them disappears mysteriously while on patrol, the other will immediately initiate an alert and call for backup, instead of quizzically peering around a corner.
The “If I Were The Evil Overload” list is an attempt to poke fun at film, television and literary tropes and make a list that the super-villain should follow but don’t leading to their eventual downfall. This blog is designed to debunk some of these rules as just as flawed…
Obvious, you’re immediately halving your search area, but it’s a redundancy that’s probably worth it. Although, it’s safe to say that an action hero could probably take out 2 guards.
It certainly sounds like good training. Calling in what they found before investigating should be standard procedure. Initiating an alert and waiting does seem to allow the intruders to get a heard start and does seem to slow down the search process and allow decoy actions to be even more effective.
While this rule seems dangerous and ineffective but really, no better or worse than any of the other plans. So, for once, I’m making this a keeper.
Agree or disagree? Rebuttal in comments, if you dare. Mwahahaha.
~ Dangerous User of Guides.
The original Evil Overlord List is a light-hearted poke at Super Villain conventions. This post is a light hearted look at that list.