Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Your villain

Who loves a great villain? I almost love them more than the MCs. Almost.

I don't know what it is about them, maybe it's the shivers they send up our spines, or the hurt you can sometimes see inside, or maybe just the way they are sometimes funny.

Who knows.

But I know that if you want a great book, you need a great villain. Now you don't always have to have some master mind trying to take over the world, but you should have some kind of antagonist.

Such as:
A school bully
A mean sibling
A country
A decease
Or something that doesn't 'like' or isn't 'helping' your MC.

There are some really great antagonists out there. Here are some different types:

The Joker is a very rare villain. He hurts people with no 'rhyme' nor 'reason'.

Evil Queen or Stepmom, they're the jealous type. They don't like that the MC is prettier than them, so they're going to get rid of 'em. Tough love, I know.

This picture was taken from Wiki

The White Witch wants to rule Narnia. Lots of power hungry villains out there.

And many more. There is a great place to read up (and laugh at) on villains. Of Battles, Dragons, and Swords Adamant. Gillian (Or the villain spy dude) writes great posts on villains, heroes, and quests. :)


No comments: