Thursday, April 25, 2013

V is for Villains

Every good story needs a villain.

In life there is an opposite, like good versus evil; light versus dark; human versus superhuman; man versus woman; dog versus cat; mortal versus immortal, and the list goes on. Without that opposition you have no story.

 Batman is loaded with villains.

 Lord of The Rings is story full of villains around every corner.

Harry Potter had more than one villain

 Star Wars was another series packed with villains.

Then there was Captain Marvel        

          How about Superman?

I didn't show all the villains but just gave examples for memory recall. Villains can sometimes be the hardest to write about because of their sinister minds. As in real life, good always versus evil, and light overcomes darkness, but you must write about it.

Who is/are the villain(s) in your story? I would love to hear about them.

In my story, The Veil, Maurice Cavalier is the villain/antagonist. He is wealthy, alone, and desires to live forever to enjoy his good fortune. He will go to any lengths to find the fountain of youth, even murder.



Patricia Lynne said...

In my first story I published, I didn't have a traditional villan. In a way, humanity was the villan because they were out to destroy my main character. But also, he was his own villan, struggling to understand himself and sometimes his nature got in the way.

History Sleuth said...

Every story needs an antagonist of some sort, otherwise where is the conflict? Got to stick something or someone in the way of the hero. :)

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Kathy Collier said...

Patricia: Yes he was the villain within himself. That is very interesting.

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Afshan said...

There is a need for the villians and baddies . Only then we can have the joy in fighting and being good
lvoed the post
fellow A to Zer

Kathy Collier said...

That is exactly right Afshan. Thank you for your comment.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Oh, yeah, lots of vicious villains on this post.Very good.