Ever look at your kid and wonder about which side of The Force they're gonna end up on when they grow up? Most parents can't help but worry about whether good or evil will win the battle raging inside their little cherubs as they grow older. After all, most Evil Geniuses probably started off as cute little paste-eaters when they were young, right? Lex Luthor's parents had no clue what was coming.
And just admit it. You can think of at least three of your own kid's friends that you secretly suspect are going to turn out evil. They may not be torturing neighborhood pets yet, but you just know they're going to be adding "Darth" to the front of their names when they hit adulthood. You don't want to say anything to those other parents, of course. It's not your place. But you're sure you're right. Right?
No mystery in this house. I know exactly where my daughter is headed. Exhibit A: here's the conversation she and I had on the drive to school yesterday morning:
Her: I have my meeting after school today.
Me: What meeting is that?
Her: My Legion of Doom meeting.
Me: Whoa. What are you guys going to talk about?
Her: Well, we're mainly going to talk about how to take over the world. Giganta is going to become giant and step on all the good guys and Evil Joker Girl will use her flowers that spray acid on everyone, and I'll have my Freeze Ray to use on any heroes that try to stop us, of course.
Me: Of course.
Her: My best friend is Sinestra. She's Sinestro's daughter so she has a yellow power ring in case Green Lantern tries to stop us.
Me: Man, that sounds pretty hardcore.
Her: It is. It's the Legion of Doom, Daddy.
Me: I see.
Her: Only we're calling ourselves Brownies so no one else knows.