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The Best Build on Villains

Here’s a search term I’ve seen cropping up a bit. I’ve been thinking how to address that question because it bothers me someone might come across my blog with a specific question and not have that question answered. But as … Continue reading

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The Sanctity of Life

The sanctity of life is an interesting question for heroes. Consider the frequency in which case a hero is presented with a series of “bad guys” through which he must cut. Often these “bad guys” are mowed down like nothing … Continue reading

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The Motivations of Female Villains

We all know I think that motivation is the most important part of a character. And we’ve just addressed the lack of female villains. I mentioned one reason there may be less female villains (and characters in general) is because … Continue reading

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Recurring Villain: Timing

WHO COULD HAVE FORESEEN THE RETURN OF THE RECURRING VILLAIN! As I did say it’d come back eventually, it can’t be too surprising, right? But maybe you forgot about it? What better time, then, for the recurring villain to come … Continue reading

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What If My Villain Is a Complete Monster?

Greetings, Minions! In this late hour, I wanted to address the Complete Monster and its craft (this TvTrope page is short and has precious few links so relatively safe from getting you trapped in a wikiwalk). The Complete Monster is … Continue reading

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Family Matters – Perhaps Even to A Villain

When I first typed “family matters” I did just mean, matters of the family. But to make it clear this post IS to be a post on villains and not just me waving and saying “Hi, so sorry I didn’t … Continue reading

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The Female Villain Dress Code Sucks

Today I’d like to address the way our wicked women dress – namely, I want to talk about the ridiculousness of the Evil is Sexy trope. There’s two things that I really despise about the way female villains tend to … Continue reading

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Pride as a Downfall

Once upon a time, I thought that the worst thing a writer could do was have pride be the downfall of his or her villain. This was when I was first blooming into an evil overlord myself,  and I noticed … Continue reading

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Henchmen Don’t Have To Suck: Pay Raise

Remember the good old days of cartoons and children’s stories where there was the terrifying but basically incompetent evil overlord, and the brave hero(es) who were in a constant battle with the evil overlord who Deus Ex Machina’d his way … Continue reading

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We Have Found the Villain, and It Is the Hero

You know what makes me laugh an evil laugh as I watch the world below from my magical all-viewing evil portal? When the heroes do my work for me. I’m not just talking about when the hero makes a mistake, … Continue reading

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