Villains Alright, so almost every story has a villain in it. Whether in the shape of an evil overlord who seeks power through a ring (points to he/she whom gets my reference), that school bully who wants to ruin the prom for you, or that man who turns from friend to foe for his own desires and dreams, betraying our heroes. But no evil person is evil for nothing; there is always a reason for it. Whether they had a poor childhood, strong desires without the means to reach them morally, or revenge for a loss of opportunity or a loss of something dear to them. We often forget the reason for why our villains became just that. What is that character's background? Is there something to them that was once good, or has there been a hateful beast just waiting to be released? I want to know your character's stories, and if they hold a grudge against our hero. If so, what part did the hero do? Examples: Sarumon became a villain because it was in his sense the right thing to do. 'If you can't beat em, join em.' Self preservation was the factor in his case. Megamind became a supervillain because Captain whoever kept bullying him, so he took the appearance up as 'evil' because that was what everyone judged him to be. In Oz, the wicked witch of the west turned evil after the man she loved told her that he didn't love her, so she sought revenge. Get the point yet? The fact is, so many people have evil characters and that's it; nothing more to them. There is a reason they turned, or were evil. It isn't just personality traits, unless the character is naturally a psychopath. But even they can control themselves, but some give into their desires. What triggered them? Your challenge? Create a villain that has one of the backgrounds provided, how he/she ties into the hero, why they decided to turn down that path. Triggers: -Loss of sanity -Loss of a loved one, seeking revenge for their deaths (or seeking revenge for death of the people) -The need to mold the world into a better place -Power. Ran for leader, but lost so now he or she does whatever they can to come up on top Name: Age: Gender: Appearance: Kin: Background: What part did the hero do? What is that character's background? Is there something to them that was once good, or has there been a hateful beast just waiting to be released?