Hi, I thought this was something that should be dissected and talked about. And while the forum has made some suggestions on existing topics like ‘Vilain profile’ as in what makes the perfect Vilain, I like to dig a bit deeper.
For those who wrote games, are in the middle of writing, have written novels (Like Meh!), or fanfic (Hey, don’t shit on those!):
How do you figure out this is the Vilain?
What makes him a villain besides the usual 'Kicked puppies, stole my cookies, and spit in my orange juice, is there more to the Vilain?
How do you deal when the lines blur, your story mutates and suddenly your Vilain looks more like Magneto and wants to switch sides?
When is it okay to have more than 1 villain in a story and when is it not okay?
And finally, taken from the Manga called ‘Naruto’, how do you deal when you write your villain in a way that you find yourself boxed in a corner to the point that you end up screwing your ending (Like Kishimoto did), and end up with an Overpowered Asshole you don’t know how to get him killed. Hey, that shit happens more often than you know!
I’m calling you dear @malinryden because you are my chosen Deity when it come to writing! Bless us with your experience and knowledge!
For everyone else, let’s hear your wisdom as well!