|http://an-idol-mind.livejournal.com/ (an-idol-mind.livejournal.com) wrote in scans_daily,|
In the case of Two-Face, if you take away the Harvey Dent aspect like in the scans above, you present a guy who has all the stupid parts of being a supervillain. Stupid name, stupid gimmick, stupid plans. You're back to the old days of wondering why Harvey doesn't just shoot Batman when he has a chance instead of going through his long monologues and poorly planned death traps.
Aside from all the storytelling potential that a partly sympathetic villain has, having a guy be evil through and through reduces supervillains to the status of bad Bond villains. They need a reason to do what they do, or they're reduced to jokes in most people's eyes.