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Why Your Overlord Should Be Benevolent

[Most of this post is spoilers about Season Three of Buffy the Vampire Slayer] When I refer to myself as an overlord, I frequently modify it with the word ‘benevolent’. This serves to confuse many people. How can an evil … Continue reading

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Evil Has Standards, Too

Hello minions! Er, readers! I was toying with the idea of making some posts be Evil PSAs about things like bullying, smoking, nuclear fallout, and other things with which we are faced every day. In trying to decide how to … Continue reading

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Why I Hate the Sexy Evil Couple

I’m not certain if you’ll find “The Sexy Evil Couple” on TVTropes, although I might be a little surprised if you couldn’t find them under a different name. What I mean by “the sexy evil couple”, in any case, is … Continue reading

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A Villain is (Usually) the Hero of His Own Story

I have seen an idea proposed where you are playing a video game and it starts out like the typical adventure but then you, the protagonist, are slowly forced to make harder and harder and grayer and blacker decisions until … Continue reading

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Your Hero is Only as Good as Your Villain

No, no, I don’t mean morally. I mean in craft, quality. The fact of the matter is, if your villain is terrible, your hero, by default, unavoidably, is also terrible. Let me explain: The villain of the story is the, … Continue reading

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The Recurring Villain: Types

Because this is such a broad topic, I’m certain that this discussion on the recurring villain is something to which we’ll…keep coming back. Just like the villain himself. I personally always favored the Overlord type villain over a recurring villain, … Continue reading

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Making the Backstory

Let’s talk a little about how to write your villain’s backstory. It’s simple enough, just answer these five questions: What? What is your villain? Human? Alien? Monster? Is he a boy, or is she a girl [/Professor Oak]? What does … Continue reading

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Villain Review

Particularly when watching a movie I’ve seen before, but sometimes with something new, friends and family watching with me may sometimes be annoyed, or amused, to find me rating the villain. When watching a movie, my ratings are typically incredibly … Continue reading

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Male vs Female: Why I Don’t Like Female Villains

Okay, okay. I don’t actually have a problem with female villains. But I do hate the way most of them are written. (Aside – I use ‘he’ when talking about villains because the majority ARE male, it’s shorter than he/she, … Continue reading

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The Five Main Points of Villany: It Could be Anyone

Hello, readers! In case you missed it, this is one in five posts – the last one, to be exact. If you missed the previous posts, Motive, Evil Deeds, Independence, and Antagonists, it’s best if you go back and read … Continue reading

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