From Joakim 8/1980
The Big Bad Wolf is a pathetic figure. He tries to be evil but his actions fail and turn out well. Others cheer him. The humiliation!
So what? Yes, he's fiction. And yet we can learn something.
In InfoSec, we subdivide Threat Sources into the dichotomy intentional/accidental. Villainous Zeke is clearly intentional, he wants to Be Bad. But he always fails. How do we categorise such an actor? Let's think of Threat Sources in terms of their effectiveness. The Three Little Pigs have learned to do just that.