Perfect Villains

Day 13 of the #FridayWritesBlogChallenge

Today’s Topic: Write about what makes the perfect villain

When we think of typical villains, we often think of anti-social outsiders with a vendetta against societal norms. 

This typical villain approaches with cosmic ray guns or a diabolical plan for world domination. In the end, the villain is willing to do the one thing heroes usually don’t. They’re willing to hurt people to get what they want.  

This is the external villain, the villain of comfort, the villain we expect, the villain we can see from a mile away. 

The internal villain has no shape or form. This villain is a dream deferred, a distraction, a desire.

It is conjured out of anxiety and fear which is good territory for writers and entrepreneurs as it creates obstacles for them to overcome. 

The perfect villain is the collision of the aforementioned archetypes. To create a villain without internal conflict and external conflict makes a boring villain. The same with your hero. The same with you. 


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