Were You a Hero or Villain in a Past Life?

Lauren Lubas

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About This Quiz

Before the 2000s, it was very easy to tell who the good guy was in a movie and who the bad guy was. You could easily see in actions and facial expressions whether you were dealing with a hero or a villain. However, in recent years, we are learning that not every villain wants to see total world destruction, and not every hero dedicates his entire life and persona to the costume that he wears. 

This gray area shows us that there is more to the good versus evil dichotomy than a cape (for the good guys) and a mustache (for the bad guys). We now know that heroes can be selfish and corrupt, rude and mean. We also know that villains can have good intentions and families. As our media (everything from books to streaming videos) changes, we can think more critically about what is around us, and we can look at ourselves and decide whether we are a hero or a villain.

Even if you think you can identify yourself as a hero or a villain right now, you may not be able to tell what you were in a past life. Answer these questions, and we'll let you know whether you were a hero or a villain (or something in between) in a past life.

It is theorized that we often dream about our past lives. In your dreams, what is usually happening?

Which of these superheroes do you admire the most?

Do you think it's important to help people who can't help themselves?

Is it important for a hero to receive recognition?

Which side of the Avengers' civil war were you on?

When you think about yourself in your past life, what kind of feeling do you get?

In your last life, do you think that you were a good person?

Would you ever help an old lady cross the road?

If you were a superhero in a past life, would you have worn a cape?

What do you think your occupation was in your past life?

Do you think you ever broke the law in a past life?

When you think about your past life, do you think you had a family?

What is the most important thing in your current life?

If you found out that you were a hero in a past life, would you want to live that life over?

Which of these is your most common nightmare?

When was the last time (in this life) you did something nice for yourself?

If you did something you knew was wrong (in this life), what would happen?

Do you think there is a clear line between good and evil?

What is the nicest thing you've ever done for anyone in this life?

Would you ever put your needs in front of a friend's needs?

When you see someone breaking the law, what do you do?

Is it more important to tell people you care or show them you care?

Who do you talk to when you are having a bad day?

If you were accused of a crime, what would you do?

In your past life, do you think you ever broke the law?

If you had a time machine, would you want to meet yourself in a past life?

What is the biggest thing you've ever done in this life?

Which of these terms would your best friend use to describe you?

If someone drops a $20 bill in front of you at the grocery store, what do you do?

Do you think it's important for people to think about their past lives?

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