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judifilksign From: judifilksign Date: July 1st, 2012 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
My favorite antagonists in novels and stories are those who have their own good reasons for doing what they do other than just being a monster inside, with justifications that are consistent with their core beliefs, and not just for story convenience.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 1st, 2012 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

Mine too. It makes the conflict more convincing. Similarly, I like it in romances when the characters have genuine differences, not "misunderstandings" that can be handwaved away. I want to see them actually work through problems together.

Over in the Aether Dancer project, someone pitched a villain who is honorable, just doesn't mind using violence in pursuit of his goals. I'll probably pimp him when the voting starts on Monday. I really want to see this guy in action.
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