In many classic villains, there’s a sense of torment or inner conflict– a humanizing element that makes them more compelling to the audience.
Not so in Villainous Villiam . . .
This dastardly character takes an almost childlike delight in cruel and malevolent deeds. Not as shred of doubt exists in his mind that diabolical wickedness is not only fun and profitable, but that everyone should try it!
Be it kidnapping busty maidens, laughing at fat children, or gleefully stomping on flowers that have been watered by the tears of suffering widows, our Villy is living proof of what happens when you don’t go to church. Don’t be like him, folks!
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Seriously interesting. My partner and I were in a panel at Jet City Comic show a few weeks ago on the issue of character development in stories. As it happens, we actually are working on a comic.
The discussion of the importance of the villain, and to the deeper point, the nemesis, was useful.
Yer freakin’ me out man.