Something that came to me as I was lying in bed last night:
Our minds can play the hero, the victim AND the villain.
(Turns out this is referred to as the Karpman triangle, or the drama triangle and is commonly used to structure storylines or in conflict resolution between people - but again, the Mind is very good at playing all three within one person.)
(Google also showed a reference to characters in stories that represent all three-in-one: notably, The Hulk. I used to love that show.)
(Oh, and of course I stumbled on the old Dudley Do-Right cartoons from Rocky and Bullwinkle perfectly portraying all three! I used to love that show too)
(Ok, I'm done now : )