Can a bad boy, such as a demon, be a hero?
Many of us like the man who seems to be…well, troublesome. He’s hot, blunt, daring, and a rule breaker. He doesn’t mind stepping on the toes of others or hurting one’s feelings. He may be selfish, greedy, lacking compassion, rude, and disrespectful. This doesn’t sound like someone to like. Does it? Yet, this selfishness can be a good thing. It can drive the bad boy to do things that help others, which makes him look like a decent person, somewhat anyway. And perhaps a hero.
In my Soul Catcher series, I have a bad boy demon who is just as I described above. Yet, when he meets my half-demon and agrees to help her, he changes a smidge. He’s selfish with one thought on his mind—getting into her pants—but he’s willing to help her in whatever way he can. If he has to save a life, so be it. If he has to sacrifice his life for her, he will. His goal is clear and he makes it known to her, which brings some intense and interesting conflict since she’s more interested in a vampire. But he ultimately aids the protagonist so she can complete her jobs, which is to send evil spirits to Hell. In the end, good prevails and the bad boy demon appears as a hero. Not bad, eh?
Gosh, I’m feeling the urge to write about some more demons now. Hmm…
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If you’re wondering why I selected the Lost Boy’s photo of Kiefer Sutherland, the answer is he has the perfect bad boy look. Don’t you think so?