I have witnessed these creations… These creatures that are your children; with movies playing in their heads, recreating damaged childhoods, real or imagined.
Replaying the drama over and over again! UNTIL…
They are the Hero and some poor unsuspecting bastard they happen to run into is cast in the Villians role and hell hath no drama like a tweaker/drug addict/alcoholic, in the grips of a delusional vengeance play!
Or, this has been my experience.