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For now though, here's an idea that might interest you.

Family Life

Sure, you've got your noble heroes, and your dastardly villains... but they can't be like that all the time. It would be exhausting!

Pick a traditionally grandiose character - either of a species associated with "the bad guys" or a major villain themselves, or something known to be holier-than-thou and morally unblemished - and show us a bit about their home life. Their family, their loved ones. How do they behave when they're most vulnerable?

Bonus points for making us laugh!

Disclaimer: There are no bonus points. I ate them all.

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