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HOW TO CREATE A CIRCUMSTANTIALLY EVIL VILLAIN

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The circumstantial villain (the person who is against the main only because of the situation).
The evil villain (the 1-D evil incarnate).

These are the two types of villains that we are going to mix today.
Circumstantial + Evil = CircumEvil.

This is the type of villain who is best described as vicious and evil, vile even. The reader will despise this character, and the other characters will buckle under his power. He kills for a living, and he has no remorse for beheading innocent victims in his plight.

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SLIPPERY CIRCUMSTANCES

HOW TO BLEND THE VILLAINS PART 1

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Over the past few days, I have described the five types of villains: the slippery villain (the annoying snake who you hate), the circumstantial villain (the person who is against the main only because of the situation),the evil villain (the 1-D evil incarnate), the conceptual villain (where the idea is the villain), and the valiant villain (the noble villain).

That’s a lot!

Let’s consider something else. What if we want to further define our villain? We can actually blend these villain types to create…THE SUPER VILLAIN! Continue reading