The Many Flavors of Villainy

May 13, 2014

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Legends of Windemere

Before I get into using a villain’s perspective, I do want to talk about how there are different types of villains.  Time and time again, I see people arguing over who is the better bad guy when the characters in question are entirely different.  Darth Vader and Joker?  Loki and Bowser (Super Mario)?  My personal favorite is when a minion type is compared to a mastermind type like Wormtongue Vs Doctor Doom.  Uh . . . there’s too much of a difference once you get beneath the surface.  Sure both are under the ‘villain’ category, but they’re not playing on the same level.  That tier and focus of villainy is what can make a few antagonist perspective scenes a good or bad idea.

So, let’s look at the Scum of the Earth and feel free to mention any types that I forgot:

  1. The Mastermind–  The top of the food…

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