"I'm left scarred, proudly- as if each mark on my character were an initial, a signature in the guestbook of my existence. An 'I was here' where someone thought my body worthy of such vandalism." -Dan Beirne
This is not a story of Right concurring over Wrong. The good guy does not beat the bad man to a bloody pulp and walk off with the damsel in wrapped in his arms. Neither is this a tale of true love triumphing over all with a happy ending cherry on top.
This is a story about a Villain doing what Villains do best.
There is no internal struggle of whether he is good or bad. He knows who he is and he knows what he wants. The only question is at what point does the end no longer justify the means?
Because Dorian Gates is not the 'Hero' of this story.
He is the Villain and he loves it.
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