We had great discussion last week about including God in our fantasy writings. Now, let’s go to the dark side and talk about villains.
All stories need a strong antagonist – one the protagonist must prevail against. And it can’t be easy. It’s even been said the villain should be stronger than the hero. Or seem to be.
What makes a good dark foe? What characteristics should you give him or her? What makes your antagonist different from all others out there?
Sauron, Darth Vader, Maleficent. Just three examples of fantasy, sci-fi and animated villains. One was redeemed. Two fell to their tragic deaths.
As Christian fantasy writers, how do we handle evil characters? How evil can we go? Can we make our dark characters likeable? Should we?
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