Making a convincing bad guy No bad guy just started out being bad for no good reason. They didn’t just wake up one day and think, “I’m going to be a bad guy and do bad things.” Whether it is from psychological torture, behavioural health, or even simple reasons such as world domination, revenge, greed, there is always a reason. In this workshop, I want you to give me your best bad guy transformation. And it could be anything, I want to read it and be surprised. You can make it a short story, or a roleplay that you are already in! Example: Terry, who used to be a normal man with a normal job, family, agenda, stared at that burnt face in the mirror. He’d lived a life with his wife and son, his friends and wonderful job. Nary had a day passed that he was lonely. He had a bright future, a bright shining look on life. He couldn’t help but wonder how his life had turned to such evilness; no matter how many times the company said that it was caused by a leak, he still felt cheated. His wife left him when he came home, unable to bare the sight of his once handsome face; it now looked torn and quite grotesque. Skin around his left eye had been seared off, exposing the eye itself which was nothing more than a charred black ball. He’d pleaded to keep it, hopes of regaining eyesight in that eye were bleak indeed. It was funny how he could be there for those he’d once called ‘friend’, but one glance at his face they turned and fled. Places where he used to have hair were bald and looked gaunt; skin clung to his skull as if it were going to fall off. Scars littered his face, his easy going appearance ruined. So as he stood there staring at that form in the mirror, bitterness grew. How could they? The world had turned their back on poor Terry, alone and hurt in the world. What had he done to any of them to deserve this? This hell he now lived. He balled his fists and slammed them into the mirror, letting out an angry scream. Darkness crowded the room as a figure suddenly turned from the mirror, his one eye the only thing visible through the darkness. That menacing cruel creature known as the Night Scar was born that day. Once a happy person, Terry John Hawkes turned into such an evil figure, a person that every citizen in Marketville feared, for they had created a monster… Can you tell me what his triggers were? 1. Horrific accident that has caused psychological damage 2. His friends and family left him because they couldn't stand to look at him 3. Pure isolation from contact 4. Damaging outlook on life I know that’s hardly a good example, but I was hoping to see how you folks write this scene in hopes of learning from you. Type away!