Challenge #01591-D130: A Drain on Evil

"I mean, I mostly just want to have fun and help people in the process. And if sometimes that means I have to open a literal portal to Hell and drag its powers shrieking into the light of day, well, that's just how the cookie crumbles, y'know? That doesn't make me scary." -- RecklessPrudence

"You see," said Francine. "When I invented the empathetic energy extractor, the prototype ran on what I thought was an infinite resource. Love. It turned out that human emotions are limited and I was indirectly responsible for a few divorces in the vicinity of the lab. I shut that down as soon as I figured that out. The second prototype drained hate. It seemed more self-perpetuating and less likely to run out very soon."

"So... you indirectly caused world peace?"

"Yeah. Sort of. It's not a direct change, more a gradual reduction in hatred until something or someone is no longer worthy of hate. The whole peace initiative that happened was more to do with people not really hating each other enough to go to war, any more. What I am proud of is that organisations like the KKK and the extreme-cruelty right wing are no longer in existence."

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