He is so driven to dominate Middle Earth that even the destruction of his physical body is only a setback. They believe so strongly in the rightness of their own cause that they no longer see the normal standards of moral conduct as applying to them. Some villains posses keen acuity and cunning, which is far more dangerous than raw might.
A truly great villain is always two steps ahead of the hero, and carefully considers every option. Great villains pose a real challenge for the hero, and they do so by being on top of their game.
More often, though, the most defining wounds are emotional or psychological. Wounded Memorable villains are usually wounded individuals. This is a common theme with many great villains.
In fantasy stories this often takes the form of magical powers. Otherwise they would be undefeatable. Perhaps the most striking example is the Dark Lord himself, Sauron of Mordor.
Determined This is what separates the great villains from the lesser baddies. A classic literary archetype is the femme fatale: However, this list is not intended to be all-inclusive. When a great villain sets his sights on a goal, nothing short of annihilation will stop him from accomplishing it.
While such a character may make for an entertaining caricature, he or she is not a compelling villain. Powerful Great villains are staggeringly powerful.
During my childhood every boy on the block wanted to dress as Darth Vader for Halloween. He may possess vast wealth and influence. Having a wounded villain also prevents him or her from becoming a caricature.
Looking at some of the villains whom I most admire, I have narrowed in on five common characteristics. This does not mean that they are above making mistakes. Rather, it means that they avoid making stupid decisions.
This makes the defiance of the hero that much more perilous. So how do you craft a villain so fascinating that he can sell a million Halloween costumes? A truly formidable villain is possessed by an unstoppable drive to achieve his or her goal.
Or he may have a highly trained army at his command. Perhaps the villain is a mighty sorcerer or a fallen Jedi Knight. Other Characteristics Together, these five characteristics make for a formidable villain. On the contrary, villains often subscribe to a moral code.
This is what makes them villains. In some cases the villain is so compelling that he or she overshadows the hero. Immoral True villains are immoral. Giving the character a reason for this lust makes it credible.
This reflects the great truth that no human being is born a monster.Which Kiznaiver Character are you? Vampiregodesnyx. 1. 9. Question one.
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