Tag: Dark Lord

Gargoyles: Future Tense – Episode Review

Goliath, Elisa, Angela, and Bronx finally reach NYC again. But it’s not what they remember. It’s 40 years in the future, and this Big Apple is rotten to the core. The source? Xanatos’s Eyrie Building, which has expanded to cover the city. Manhattan is a sovereign nation with House Xanatos on its throne. This isn’t a utopia, though, it’s a dystopia. And Xanatos has plans to spread his glorious order across the globe. However, the resistance is doing its best to fight back. Will their efforts and their “secret weapon” be enough to defeat an apparently immortal Xanatos and his armies of Mutates and cloned gargoyles?

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Something Wicked This Way Comes: What’s your desire?

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What’s your deepest desire? Would you trade your soul for it?

When Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show rolls into town at 3 am, its mysterious leader Mr. Dark will force the locals to answer. Two 13 year olds named Will and Jim learn that getting what you want has a cost when…Something Wicked This Way Comes.

What can this tale of darkness, danger, and despair show us about succeeding in life? Let’s take a walk through the carnival and see.

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Villainous independence: More than fireworks

We American’s celebrated our country’s independence from tyranny yesterday. It’s an old victory, and one that’s grown to mean less and less as our elected leaders over the decades have become our masters instead of our servants.

Independence doesn’t mean just freedom from a king. It’s not just the ability to speak our mind and worship how we like. It’s freedom from paralyzing anxiety, nagging doubt, draining fear, burning anger. It’s freedom from stagnation and boxed-in thinking. This isn’t an exhaustive list, either.

Today we see what villains teach us about power and independence.

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Understanding Sauron: How he can help us succeed in life (Part 2)

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To understand how Sauron can help us succeed in life, we have to understand Sauron. And in understanding him, we might just understand ourselves better.
In the beginning, Mairon (aka Sauron) was “on the side of the angles,” as Moriarty would say. What’s more, he was an angel. He was created as a good being, but Eru also gave him free will. That was not to last…

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Understanding Sauron: How he can help us succeed in life – (Part 1)

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Sauron, The Lord of the Rings namesake! He’s one of the most powerful and dangerous villains around. In short, he’s an analog of Satan. Think you know him? Unless you read the Silmarillion, you don’t. To really understand the Dark Lord, you have to start at the beginning. Sauron’s most active time is in JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, which covers thousands of years of history. In this article we cover Sauron’s rises and falls.

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Villain Matrix Stats: Dark Lord Sauron – Silmarillion, Hobbit, Lord of the Rings

Sauron villain matrix stats from Lod of the Rings Hobbit Silmarillion

How does the Dark Lord Sauron, Lord of the Rings, demi-god of Middle Earth, villain supreme, score on our Villain Matrix system? We look at his scores, bio, MO, achievements, strengths, weaknesses, and how he can teach us to succeed in life.

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