A collection of tips to improve your villains.
Make sure you show your villain personally doing something despicable.
A villain that does nothing but sit on a throne (or peer down from the top of a giant tower) is hardly a villain at all. It’s hard to feel even remotely intimidated by a guy or gal who just sits around giving scary orders all day.
A perfect example of this is Galbatorix in the first book of The Inheiritance Cycle, whose most villainous acts are ordering the destruction and torture of some terrorists (because yes, that’s what the Varden are), taxing the people, and destroying some villages we didn’t even care about.
Don’t make the same mistake. Put some grime on your villains’ hands. If they don’t personally torture someone, at least have them watching in approval - or better yet, interrogate the protagonist.
Have the villain get personal with the heroes.
The most despicable villains are the ones who personally make the heroes lives’ miserable. Voldemort may have been Harry Potter’s big bad (and there’s no denying that he was about as bad as they come) but Voldemort loses the anti-popularity contest to Dolores Umbridge, who tried to expel Harry from Hogwarts, banned him from the Quidditch team, and tortured him in detention.
Sauron in The Lord of the Rings fails to scare anyone because he’s just a giant eye on top of a tower - it’s the ring you come to loathe because it constantly puts Frodo into life-threatening danger and threatens to corrupt him and those around him, coupled with the agony and torture Frodo has to endure just to destroy it. When Loki killed eighty faceless people in two days in The Avengers, most people didn’t care too much - but when he killed off a major character, then they cared.
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This is me at family functions…
This is me everywhere
LOOK HOW SAD HE IS.
THAT FACE IS NOT OK OH MY GOD
It’s dicks like him that made Sherlock the man he is today, and NOT in a good way.
It’s dicks like him that make me murderous over fictional shows
No but seriously it looks like he was hoping and praying he wouldn’t bring it up. Not today. Not in front of John. Not when they’re still trying to get used to each other and Sherlock doesn’t want to scare him away so soon.
Which explains Sherlock’s response during this conversation:
I don’t think you even need to watch/read naruto or know whats going on to know how absolutely ludicrous this is
I NEED TO CATCH UP
WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED
HOOTS W/ MIRTH
i think kishi decided to go with genre shift in the middle of war, i don’t even know anymore
why is south korea nicer than north korea?
south korea has a seoul