The narrative is told from the perspective of Good in the story of Good versus Evil. Genius resides in neither one side nor the other. Matter and Anti-Matter, two energies that can’t occupy the same world. It’s the idea of Manichaeism, the world is a battle between darkness and light.
Think about the difference between that frame and the cultural value of Monopoly versus Competition. Instead of a zero-sum game, the game requires two well-matched opponents. It’s the difference between a finite game and an infinite game. In an infinite game, the rules of the game are changed to extend the game to infinity.