When the reader sees the duality of the villain, she is also seeing the duality in herself. That is the part that can be deeply disturbing.
Tag: what makes a great villain
May 09 2016
Apr 22 2015
If a villain is wanting to rule, control, destroy, etc. they should have a really good/plausible/sympathetic reason for doing so. In fact, when we do a great job at creating the villain, our audience will struggle with who to root for.