Were You a Hero or Villain in a Past Life?

By: Lauren Lubas

Were You a Hero or Villain in a Past Life?
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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?
I'm catching someone who falls.
I'm robbing a train.
I'm running from the police.
I'm building a machine to save the world.

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Which of these superheroes do you admire the most?
Captain America
Batman
The Hulk
Iron Man

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Do you think it's important to help people who can't help themselves?
Yes, all the time
No, not at all
Yes, but they can't know about it.
Only if they are willing to try themselves

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Is it important for a hero to receive recognition?
Not really
No, heroes don't deserve anything.
No, they should remain anonymous.
Yes, they should receive all of our gratitude.

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Which side of the Avengers' civil war were you on?
Captain America's! He knew about rights.
Neither. They were both dangerous.
They both had great points.
Iron Man's side. Everyone should be documented.

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When you think about yourself in your past life, what kind of feeling do you get?
A calm, peaceful feeling
An anxious feeling
A feeling of being misunderstood
A feeling that I was very powerful

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In your last life, do you think that you were a good person?
I always tried my best.
Probably not at all
No, no one ever made me feel like I was good.
Yes, I was the best person.

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Would you ever help an old lady cross the road?
Yes, every time
No, they have germs.
I probably wouldn't have time for that.
If I saw that she needed help.

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If you were a superhero in a past life, would you have worn a cape?
Probably not
I probably wasn't a super hero.
Yes, those things are awesome.
No, those things are stupid.

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What do you think your occupation was in your past life?
Journalist
Bank robber
I didn't have a job.
Philanthropist

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Do you think you ever broke the law in a past life?
If I did, it was on accident.
Probably every day
Yes, but no one paid attention.
No, I probably would have just changed the laws before breaking them.

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When you think about your past life, do you think you had a family?
Yes, and I'd do anything to protect them.
Yes, but I didn't like any of them.
Yes, but they all died.
No, but the world is my family.

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What is the most important thing in your current life?
Family
Myself
Happiness
Money

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If you found out that you were a hero in a past life, would you want to live that life over?
Yes, I like helping people.
No, that seems like too much work.
No, I don't think I'd be good at it.
Yes, I'd love the notoriety.

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Which of these is your most common nightmare?
I'm pulling someone off the edge of a cliff, and then I fall.
I'm getting arrested.
People don't understand my language.
I can't find my keys.

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When was the last time (in this life) you did something nice for yourself?
Probably never
Taking this quiz is nice.
Last month
Yesterday

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If you did something you knew was wrong (in this life), what would happen?
I wouldn't do something I know is wrong.
I'd probably laugh about it.
My conscience would tell me to make it right.
I'd do something right later to make up for it.

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Do you think there is a clear line between good and evil?
Yes, it's pretty clear.
No, there is too much gray area.
Most of the time, but sometimes, it's hard to tell.
Not really, but sometimes

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What is the nicest thing you've ever done for anyone in this life?
I gave someone a car once.
I don't know.
I helped a friend in need.
I donated money.

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Would you ever put your needs in front of a friend's needs?
Yes, I do all the time.
No, I never do that.
No, because if I'm not happy, I can't make others happy.
I try to do that as much as possible.

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When you see someone breaking the law, what do you do?
Stop them
Laugh
Make sure they're doing it for a good reason
Tell on them

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Is it more important to tell people you care or show them you care?
I do both.
I don't do either.
Show them
Tell them

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Who do you talk to when you are having a bad day?
No one
My cat
My bartender
My best friend

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If you were accused of a crime, what would you do?
Try to find the person who did it
Deny, deny, deny
Run away
Prove that I didn't do it

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In your past life, do you think you ever broke the law?
No, never
Yes, every day
Maybe once or twice
Only for the right reasons

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If you had a time machine, would you want to meet yourself in a past life?
Yes, I'd like to know what they were like.
No, I wouldn't want to time travel.
No, I am a different person now.
Yes, I'd teach them what I'm doing now.

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What is the biggest thing you've ever done in this life?
Had children
Completed school
Changed the world
Helped the environment

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Which of these terms would your best friend use to describe you?
Awesome
Angry
Flaky
Generous

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If someone drops a $20 bill in front of you at the grocery store, what do you do?
Pick it up and hand it to them
Pick it up and put it in my pocket
Ask them if it's theirs
Step on it, so they don't see it, then pick it up when they walk away

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Do you think it's important for people to think about their past lives?
Yes, but only as a reflection
No, that is stupid.
No, it's not important.
Yes, it's very important.

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