One is not born a villain; one is forced into villainhood after raising a digital pet.
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The Tamagotchi was something your parents bought you when you wanted a real pet but they didn't want to clean up real shit. When the toy was new, people thought it might be an easy way to teach kids responsibility. Quickly, though, the world realized that the Tamagotchi encouraged anything but.
In a time before iPhones and Snapchat, the Tamagotchi was your only form of pocket-sized digital entertainment. You could take it everywhere. You could bring it to the dinner table and ignore your dad asking you about your day. Hell, you could bring it to school, and sneakily feed it between classes. Then, when taking care of your Tamagotchi was no longer fun, you would just neglect and murder it. NBD.
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No, I'm not kidding. Tamagotchis have become immortal.
Thus my intended experiment — to take care of a Tamagotchi as a grown, adult-like human being — turned into something else altogether: an attempted murder.