“Then a dream once reminded him.”
There are a lot of things that make a great story.
The plot, the writing, grammar, imagery, creativity, all kinds of things, and each one has to carry their own weight. But there’s one more thing that belongs in nearly every story, there’s always one or more. Characters. And when you have your classic tale of good vs. bad, what is the story without the most important piece?
The villain. The antagonist.
The one who puts the good to your good guy and the nightmares and monsters under your bed. The bad guy in every story, movie, video game, whatever you’d like to name, is a key character. I for one, really, really appreciate the art of creating a great antagonist. They are the ones that make the hero who they are, the one that forces them to rise up to unbeatable lengths so that they can conquer, they make the hero a hero.
Frollo – Hunchback of Notre Dame
Dr. Oliver Thredson – AHS: Asylum
Bane – Batman Trilogy
Snape -Harry Potter
Hannibal Lector – Hannibal Series
Scar – Lion King
The Joker – Batman
Some of the baddest baddies out there for sure, and the list goes on and on and on because there are endless heroes and endless villains in this world. But what I really want people to understand and realize is the importance and the depth of these characters.