Super Saiyan Humility Mar30

Super Saiyan Humility...

When I was younger, I wanted to be Goku. He was strong and he was kind. What more could a little boy ask for in a role model? For me, living without a father, siblings, or extended family, I yearned for male inspirations I could draw from. I never got into anything harmful or negative in my youth; instead, I turned to anime. Dragonball Z was the one that all us guys wanted to see more of, because it reflected how to be tough while being disciplined. Goku, the main hero of the saga, would always arrive just in time to save the day. Goku is a Saiyan, a warrior race from the planet Vegeta. His home was annihilated by the evil Frieza, who considers himself emperor over the universe. After landing on Earth as a baby, little by little Goku surpassed trial, foe, and competition to become the strongest fighter on the globe. As the episodes went on, Goku transcended his Saiyan form to become a Super Saiyan. With all his strength, Goku kept on saving the Earth and going beyond the Super Saiyan until he passed his limits and became a Super Saiyan god, which is a legendary form never seen before. He needed this power to battle the god of destruction, Beerus, who wanted to destroy the Earth. Everyone wants power and wealth, but sometimes we don’t realize how much harder it is for us to be humble when we get them. Vegeta is the prince of Saiyans and Goku’s constant rival. He also gained the ability to become a Super Saiyan god, but instead of gathering strength from other Super Saiyans as Goku did, he achieved it through training on his own. This gave him an ego boost since he was able to do it...

The anti-hero inside

Everyone’s favourite video game character is always the main one, right? Regardless of the genre, you have to like the character that you’re playing as; otherwise, in my opinion, you won’t enjoy the experience. When you think about any popular video game series, who’s the first character that comes to mind? Is it Link? Sonic? Mario? Lara Croft? Nathan Drake? Master Chief? Even though they are all very different, they make you feel like the hero who dashes in to save the world (or universe) from complete annihilation. That feeling of heroism is one of the main reasons I am a gamer in the first place. My collection of Amiibos are all of my favourite heroes—for some reason, I’m not very interested in the villain figures. The feeling that, in my own way, I can be a hero in real life can be reflected in my Christian beliefs. I can help others through the love of Christ that is in me and be the hand that reaches out to those who are in need or hurting. I don’t always feel so heroic, though. I’m reminded of the anti-heroes—characters like Wario, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Max Payne—those who feel like the villain inside but are trying to be the hero on the outside. They put on a good front, pretending that they have it all together but when they are alone, it’s not the same. Struggling with doing the right thing when you don’t want to is not easy, especially when nobody will find out. We are quick to label people as “crazy” or “looney” when they carry out violent acts, but what is really going on in their heads might be more complex than that. Every now and then you will find an antagonist in a story...