Saturday, July 25, 2015

Proverbs 11:19

"As righteousness leads to life,
So he who persues evil pursues it to his own death."
~ Proverbs 11:19, NKJV
I was doing a Bible study with my brother and mother the other day, and I was asked to read Proverbs Chapter 11. When I read this verse, it struck me as profound, because, no matter what year it is, what age it is, no matter how it's done, evilness is the same.
Being the geek that I am, I can think of plenty of instances where the second half of this verse, the "So he who persues evil pursues it to his own death" part, has happened in fiction.
The Clairvoyant, Agent Grant Ward's former-CO and Ward's own older brother ended up dying, one in the pursuit of his evil, twisted dreams and the other having his evil come back to kill him in the form of Ward, his brother, in the first and second season of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Megatron, the evil leader of the Decepticons, seemed to 'die' at the hands of the Autobot Bumblebee before he was subsequently ressurected by evil-incarnet in Transformers: Prime and Transformers: Prime - Predacons Rising.
General Zod in Man of Steel, ended up having to be killed by Superman/Clark Kent when he proved unwilling to turn away from his plans of mass-genocide.
Praetor (i.e. Emperor) Shinzon ended up dying during his battle against Picard because he hoped to (also) cause mass genocide on the Federation/human race in Star Trek: Nemesis.
Captain Nero of the mining ship Narada destroyed Vulcan and then tried to destroy Earth because he blamed Spock, and probably the Federation in extention, for the death of Romulus, his homeworld. He ended up dying when his ship was crushed in a black hole in Star Trek: 2009.
Every one of those villians died after their evil plans, seeming to echo that verse. I really want to work into one of my stories someday.
~ Mikaela

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