When I encounter people who get off on harming others, I think of the Reavers from Serenity. They think they’re more complicated than that, but they are not. They’re just broken. On the one hand, they’re scary because of the damage they can inflict with such ravenous glee. On the other, they’re just empty and pathetic. So if you manage to escape or evade one, just be glad you survived. That kind of person never gets enough of other people’s pain.
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