Blog - On Hyde "Not being so bad":

by MK_Wizard
16th Nov 2017, 11:01 PM
MK_Wizard

Hey

This is not something I really hide about Hyde (no pun intended), but to be honest, I'm surprised more people don't play up the idea of Hyde being a different kind of good. I'm not saying he has to be saintly, but it always bored me when people take Hyde and make him into a lout for the sake of making him a lout. I totally get that in the original story, that's what he was, but that's just it. That was the original story. I say make your own. One other interesting take I have seen people play up on terms of dual personalities which I think was done in the old manga Black Jack was that the monstrous insane personality which could be considered as the "Hyde" was in fact the personification of the guy's conscience and the true person who one could call was the "Jekyll" was a serial killer.

Let's stop type casting situations and besides, it's a misconception of opposites. You can be night and day yet both are good/bad. It's dull when you follow rules that don't really exist. Why not have Hyde have some good in him? Why not make Dracula into a hero? Why not make a zombie smart and kind? Why? If it's executed well and the bugs are worked out, go for it. Following stereotypes kills imagination from what I see and the greatest crime in fiction is to lose imagination.

-Mary

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