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Earlier when watching "A Knight's Tale" Count Adimar if Andrue states, quite bluntly, "then he shows his weakness. That's all 'mercy' is." In "Star Wars" the Sith are constently stating how "mercy is a weakness".  In "The Karate Kid" the teacher instructs his pupils "mercy is for the weak. An enemy diserves no mercy!"

Yet every time these villains face their enemy in the end they're alwars shown mercy. With that being said...

What really is Mercy? A strength? A weakness?

The real answer is...

None of thee above.


Mercy is neither a strength, nor a weakness. It is simply an act done by an individual.

When you are faced with the opportunity to really hurt someone you really hate what is the easiest thing to do? Is it to do the things to hurt them? To walk away and leave it behind you? To forgive him/her and forget about it?

Mercy is an act that is one of the hardest things to do. To show mercy one must first have the strength to do so. But simply walking away because you can't put yourself up to hurting the people you hate is not the same as mercy; it is walking away from the act of mercy. For one to commit the act od mercy one must be willing to forgive, forget, and repair the dammage done between him/her and the other.

The same thing can and is said for everyday things like on DA with "Art Thieves". We see this everyday with people posting about other's stealing art as their own. And what do people do about it? Report them for their acts? Reason with them calmly and try to make them correct their wrong doing? Forgive them of their wrong doing at any given time?

None of thee above.

People simply go up, cuss the thief out, threaten them, and some times worse. Do you honestly believe that doing these things will solve anything?

Stop and think about what "needs" to be done instead of what you do. More often than not these thieve are looking for those exact reactions. Stop and do the right thing instead of the rash things. Showing an act of kindness, like mercy, will go a hell of a lot farther than you realize.

So, is mercy a strength or a weakness?

What do you think?

Hugh Laurie as Docto Who? 

2 deviants said That sounds cool. :nod:
2 deviants said Are You Kidding!!! :iconnuclearplz:
1 deviant said Hell Yeah!!! :la:
No deviants said I don't think so. :no:

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strauss1989 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fav :)
vw1956 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much for the :star: on angel2 by vw1956 - I really appreciate it :)
MusicBrushLoveland Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a really cool picture. It deserves it.
vw1956 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
SCT-Trigger1221 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very sweet! You have my thanks for the fav. :)
MusicBrushLoveland Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
NicLove Featured By Owner Edited Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Where's the rest?

p.s. And Where is the other Fire-Heart?
NicLove Featured By Owner Edited Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist…

Part Five


Chapter Three

Betrayal And Captured

"Our new sister has been taken from their care." Gnator answered. "It's all for the better." He crouched low to meet Zuro's gaze. Zuro stared. "Oh, don't worry, Zu. I'll make sure she'll live a better life." Gnator's horn started to glow.



MusicBrushLoveland Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I did reference Chocolate in there at some point. And if I remember right, there should be a reference to Blazing at the start of it too.
NicLove Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The chapter or the story?
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