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  • Wilbur Soot and Dream. The dynamic duo of the hour, the two characters who are on EVERYONE'S

  • minds thanks to Wilbur being revived - a duo which most are calling a *villain team up*.

  • But hold on a second here, because Wilbur said something the other day which might just

  • have a bit more truth to it than it seems at first.

  • So, is Dream ACTUALLY the villain of this story? I KNOW - this seems like a stupid question,

  • but I'm telling you, there's a lot more to this than you probably think there is - so

  • let's get straight into whether DREAM is actually the HERO of the Dream SMP.

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  • Okay, so let's get back to the topic of the video. The main reason people call Dream

  • a villain is because of his antagonistic role way back at the beginning of the server, to

  • L'Manberg, the faction created by the one and only Mr. Soot, and which is widely viewed

  • asthe good guys”. But- how good ARE they, exactly?

  • The reason why I'm asking this, is that Wilbur Soot - or, to be more specific - Revived

  • Wilbur, exposed the mindset, motivation and ideology with which he created L'Manberg

  • on Tommy's tour stream the other day.

  • Wilbur never cared about L'Manberg. He doesn't even think Dream is the VILLAIN of the server

  • - note his sarcastic agreements when Tommy calls Dream a dictator - and he goes on to

  • (kind-of?) explain why. The ONLY reason Wilbur made L'Manberg, the reason he rallied all

  • these people and gave his speeches and united them- he only DID that to try and - in his

  • own words - stick it to the man.

  • He didn't care about freedom, or liberty, or independence, at least, not for the ideals

  • themselves - he only wanted to stick it to Dream. Wilbur wanted Dream to not have the

  • peace he was trying to achieve, simply because Dream was in power. Wilbur wanted to have

  • that sort of power, and so creating L'Manberg so that he would have absolute power over

  • it - convincing everyone that L'Manberg was important and necessary and a way to fight

  • back - that was all for his personal benefit, for his power and his power alone.

  • He didn't start L'Manberg because Dream was a tyrant - because really, he wasn't,

  • there were what, three rules, and even those he barely enforced - and it wasn't because

  • Dream wasn't letting him do what he wanted either.

  • No, Wilbur made L'Manberg with solely selfish goals in mind - and the country was, in a

  • way, designed to make Dream attack it, hell, its entire reason for EXISTING was to try

  • and paint Dream as the villain, to be a thorn in his side, to make everyone call him the

  • bad guy, and to create a weapon of power for Wilbur, and Wilbur alone to be in charge of.

  • Now let's take a look at Dream's side of the story, his point of view of the L'Manberg

  • War of Independence, which he very neatly explained in this stream with Skeppy from

  • a while ago.

  • I know

  • that was a slightly longer clip, so I'm sorry about that, but you get the idea. From

  • the start, Dream never had any antagonistic feelings towards L'Manberg. People could

  • make it seem like the problem was land, or Dream's personal power being threatened, but

  • that was never the reason at all - L'Manberg declaring INDEPENDENCE was the problem in

  • his eyes, and only when the other side made it clear they wouldn't compromise, did he

  • turn to using force instead.

  • Another great example is Dream's involvement in the disc war. It seems, right, that Dream

  • was inherently villainous in this conflict. I mean, what kind of monster steals someone's

  • most prized possessions, for no apparent reason, and then continues to pursue them as leverage?

  • That seems pretty bad-guy, right? Well - not really.

  • If you think back, all the way to the first disc conflict, back in August of 2020 when

  • I had less than a hundred subscribers and times were a lot more peaceful - Tommy and

  • Sapnap actively engaged in a conflict with Ponk and Alyssa, which Dream MEDIATED, and

  • THEN, after Tommy killed Dream two times, unprovoked, stole all of his items and REFUSED

  • to give them back - ONLY after ALL of that, did Dream steal Tommy's discs, and try to

  • use them as leverage. Of course, he did continue to use the discs, but only because Tommy ACTIVELY

  • used them as leverage. Tommy said that peace would never be an option and therefore, the

  • only thing keeping Tommy in check was Dream's possession and usage of the discs.

  • To put it simply, Wilbur - and by extension, the rest of L'Manberg, who parroted what

  • he said - called Dream a tyrant for nothing. Even during the Pogtopia arc, when Wilbur

  • and Tommy were at their weakest, when Dream could have easily snuffed out the voices that

  • had been his biggest critics, Dream remained neutral, even trying to stay on the side of

  • the good guys and actively helping them, “from the shadows'' - he's not a villain, because

  • he does what he feels will benefit the server instead of doing what might benefit him.

  • The fact that he was pitted against Wilbur, this silver tongued orator who managed to

  • convince even Dream himself, let alone the audience, that Dream was the villain, THAT,

  • and only that is why Dream is seen as the villain now. L'Manberg, as beloved as it

  • was, as inspirational and revolutionary as it seemed, served the exact purpose it was

  • meant for. It divided. L'Manberg divided the server, giving Wilbur that oh-so-precious

  • power and also a reason to USE it, and Dream saw that, or at least partially did, and thus

  • tried to put a stop to it, only resorting to more and more violence when peaceful negotiations

  • failed.

  • But, well, there is one part of Dream's character that...isn't the best, and is

  • the strongest argument for him actually being the villain he's made out to be. The TommyInnit

  • exile arc. The entire exile arc as a whole was, to put it simply, not good. At all. Manipulation,

  • gaslighting, and more, all for no really good purpose - during the exile arc, Dream the

  • character did inexcusable things that can't be forgiven, no matter the motive. It is interesting

  • to note that in spite of this, Wilbur STILL calls Dream his hero, despite knowing of the

  • horrendous things Dream has done, hell, even ACKNOWLEDGING those things in the same sentence

  • - Wilbur still sees Dream as his hero. Which kinda gives you an insight into just how messed

  • up Wilbur himself is - glossing over abuse and other horrific acts to quietly soothe

  • his inner moral compass.

  • There is also the prison arc, which, in essence, is a parallel to the exile arc in many ways

  • - isolation, mental deterioration, infrequent visits - except to more extreme lengths than

  • what we've seen anyone, even Dream, go to before. This is why I wouldn't go as far

  • as to call this payback - however, it's important to note Dream hasn't only inflicted

  • pain on others by his rashness, but that he's also been through hell himself.

  • The destruction of New L'Manberg is up next, and I'm about to be real controversial here

  • - Techno and Dream completely eradicating New L'Manberg was a good thing. Now wait!

  • Hold on, I know, you're about to either click off or dislike or something, but seriously,

  • hear me out for a second. New L'Manberg as a concept was great - a new, fresh start

  • on a nation no longer corrupted by Wilbur's influence, pursuing the admittedly sturdy

  • ideals that a not so sturdy leader had laid down in the past. What could go wrong, right?

  • The thing is, the Dream SMP is full of characters who were just WAITING to use Wilbur's tool,

  • to influence, take over, and corrupt it. L'Manberg had become more than the sum of its parts,

  • there were people who would stick with the nation through EVERYTHING, because of just

  • how well Wilbur crafted and sold his propaganda, meaning that when you control L'Manberg,

  • you control everyone aligned with it.

  • L'Manberg was getting influenced already by the likes of Quackity, who had learnt from

  • Wilbur that death, destruction and force was the only way forward, and who manipulated

  • Tubbo into forming the Butcher Army. As an army, they broke into Philza's house, who

  • was completely uninvolved in any war conflict up until then, ransacked his home, stole his

  • Techno-compass and put him under house arrest. THEN they went and attacked the peaceful anarchist

  • away in the arctic, because he was on Quackity's hit list, which Quackity's mentioned was

  • also a list of - and I quote: (insert clip).

  • He then proceeded to hold Techno's horse hostage,

  • kidnap the guy and promise him a fair trial - which he would never get - after which they

  • shoved him in a cage and dropped an anvil on his head.

  • Dream and Techno destroying it, was, as sad as it is, the best thing for the server.

  • Let's be real here. Wilbur as a character is extremely smart, and knows better than

  • anyone about Dream, his motivations and his true nature - because Wilbur himself manipulated

  • Dream's image. Wilbur as a content creator was the scriptwriter for the story, but Wilbur

  • as a character was also the one who controlled the narrative of the SMP. He knows what Dream

  • actually is like, and he seems to feel Dream is worthy of the title of hero. Of course,

  • what Wilbur says about Dream is almost certainly not what he thinks, and if he did, well, even

  • then calling him a hero... wouldn't be completely correct.

  • Look, is Dream a hero? No, not really. He's done bad things in the past, but he did them

  • for the right reasons. That doesn't make him a hero, but it certainly doesn't make

  • him a villain either. For example, he saved Wilbur from limbo, but he also hurt others

  • in the process. Technically, is he WIlbur's hero? Sure, he is, but I wouldn't go so

  • far as to call him the hero of the story.

  • Hero and Villain, are, in the end, extremely restrictive terms, and Wilbur and Dream are

  • incredible examples of this. Wilbur made L'Manberg, and that was probably a net positive for the

  • server, a good thing for a lot of the characters involved, but he did it for power - he did

  • good, but for a bad reason. Dream, on the other hand, tried to take control over the

  • SMP and used force a lot of the time, but he did it for a good reason - to try and perpetuate

  • peace and unity, and to bring life on the SMP back to what it once was, instead of the

  • incessantly war-ridden battlefield it is now.

  • That's my take on whether or not Dream is the hero of the Dream SMP! Watch this video

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