The year is 2142. Hollywood now burns differently than it used to. The stars we know today have all faded into distant galaxies. If there was a time when the world needed a hero, this is it.
Heck, the shit’s hit the ceiling so hard, even an anti-hero would do. And who else could don that demanding an avatar but arguably one of the most decorated, venerated, berated, doubted and celebrated demigods?
It’s an irony that someone who’s burned every year for having been evil would re-manifest to save the world from self-destruction, but truth can be stranger than fiction.
All was good until 2025 or so, when fiction was, well, fiction, and the truth the truth. But then, all those grey, cold, super-intelligent, super-devious, super-enough-to-be-great villains from the folklore and comic universes and books and everywhere else, came to life. Right after the ethnic cleansing following World War 3. A fucking nightmare, no less. But you know enough history already, for me to not state the obvious.
Since we have now broached history, let’s dwell there a bit, and talk about the future. We all know the original Ravana had 10 identical heads, amongst other anomalies. When he reincarnated, however, he came more like a Transformers prototype – with one base head and nine bare shells. Why the, ermmm, adjustment? That’s because the actual Gods – the aliens – predicted humanity would self-destruct, and need thoughtful intervention, supervision, and a brand-new vision.
And they also predicted that ten super villains would spring to life, and go on an unabated spree of mayhem, as if WW3 wasn’t enough. And they knew you can fight fire only with fire sometimes. Hence the reincarnation.
The ten-headed question is, why Ravana, of all people? Wasn’t he the one to religiously adhere to Nigura (non-disciple) principles, meaning he never took upon a guru in his entire life? How can he handle 10 others with traits just like him, or worse? It’d be like Suicide Squad 2.0, you might think. #ravana #mythology #reinterpretation #popculture #fiction #storytelling #illustration #drawing #illustratedstory #doodle #doodleoftheday #doodlesofinstagram #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninsta