Video Game Villains: What If They Used Their Powers For Good?
The world would be a better place, guaranteed.
Let's face it, most video game villains suck at their jobs. They get the first part right- Bowser always kidnaps Princess Peach, for example- but then they drop the ball at the end, largely because the hero (almost) always wins.
Hey, it's tough trying to take over the world, especially with writers plotting your demise at every turn; we'd like to think that if Bowser were real, he'd give Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto a piece of his mind.
That said, imagine what would happen if these big time bosses stopped trying to destroy humanity and instead put their skills to a more peaceful use.
With this in mind, here's a list of evildoers and one company that could do a whole lot of good, if only they stopped being so diabolical.
Dr. Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Current status: Hopelessly searching for the Chaos Emeralds to create his Eggman Empire while crushing Sonic the Hedgehog and friends along the way.
What he should be doing: Instead of turning the entire planet into Eggmanland, the doctor should build eco friendly theme parks around the world while solving the issue of global warming. We'd like to think that a guy with an IQ of 300 could do that efficiently.
Dr. Wily (Mega Man)
Current status: Builds evil robots programmed to slaughter Mega Man and cause mischief.
What he should be doing: Champion the emerging field of Nanorobotics, creating tiny robots designed to fight disease within the human body.
Bowser (Super Mario Bros.)
Current status: Concocting new plans to kidnap Princess Peach and rule the Mushroom Kingdom.
What he should be doing: Give up the whole "rule the Mushroom Kingdom idea" and use some of those gold coins to purchase huge tracts of land to build luxury condos, becoming landlord to thousands of happy Toads. Would also give his freeloading kids something to do.
Alternatively, use those airships to create a mass transit system. You know, to replace those smelly warp pipes.
Wario (Wario series)
Current status: Doing whatever it takes to fill his pockets with dough.
What he should be doing: Building the Mushroom Kingdom's biggest and only casino, then sitting back to watching the money roll in...which he would eventually donate to charitable causes, of course.
Umbrella Corporation (Resident Evil)
Current status: Shadowy corporation responsible for creating deadly viruses that transform living creatures into blood-thirsty zombies. Backed not only by billions of dollars (fueled by corporate greed), but also a personal security force.
What it should be doing: Oh, we don't know...how about curing HIV and Cancer instead of breeding oversized spiders? Yeah, that seems like a semi decent place to start.
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