First off…wow. Just wow.
You pretty much just sold me on whatever books you are ever going to write. XD Like, the pain? Ahh. I do not regularly fall in love with other people’s characters but I NEED Sebastien and Dr. Corvo and Baassilll. *pleading face*
And then Kit and Val. *heart eyes* What even??? Kit seeing Alastor for who he truly is… ;(
Why have I never really asked you about this before??? I was missing out.
I have so many villains, haha. But my favorites are Jake and Cierth and Jamrey.
Jake is the villain in my first series…he was in the special forces (think fantasy Navy SEALS) when he was young. He gave everything to it, only to realize that the country he was fighting for is terribly prejudiced and proud. He got disillusioned and risked his life to get out. I love him so much because he’s kinda got a heart of gold in a villainous way. He’s very perceptive about people…he always sees people’s greatest potential. The reason he leaves his home-country is because he trains one of my MC’s (Ky) to be in the special forces only to have the country say ‘No,’ because the Ky is from an “inferior nation.” That pushes Jake over the top, because he’s really all honor and selflessness inside, even though it comes out wrong. His best friend tries to stop him from leaving the country, and Jake has to hurt him to get away.
20 years later, Jake comes back to his home-country with an army to conquer it, and finds out that his best friend is still alive but blind because of what Jake did to him. He also finds out that Ky actually did make it into the special forces and is now the opposing general. I think this is when Jake really chooses to be a villain because he sees that he was wrong but he chooses to try to conquer them all anyway. It breaks his heart at the same time as he truly believes in his cause.
I think mostly the reason Jake sticks with his new ideals is not because he’s power hungry (he’s practically the opposite), but because of Cierth (who is my favorite villain). Jake is attracted to powerful people (he dated the most powerful, sneaky girl in his home-country once) and he just admires Cierth too much to ever quit on him.
Cierth fascinates me because he’s not like any other villain I have. He’s the villain of the second series and was born into civil-war. When he was in his late teens he decided to end the fighting by putting himself (with Jake’s help) on the throne. But instead of doing it the way anyone else would, he did it by being so dynamic that he really convinced his whole nation he is the God of War. He has everyone convinced that his secret agents are the embodiment of death and that it’s impossible to overthrow him because that would be war…which is really the essence of himself so it would just make him stronger.
He’s such a fun character to write because he’s such a moody boy but he’s also such a vibe. XD He loves symbolism and he knows how to dress like a god of war and act like one too. He loves two things: his country and his wife. He also loves himself, but in a twisted way that makes him actually a bit honorable. I like to think he’s a bit like Loki, but with Thorin Oakenshield’s presence. Cierth is who he is, and it’s terrifying. XD
Something both Jake and Cierth have in common is their respect of anyone who dares challenge them. Neither of them take power for granted. They’re the type of villains that would kill another leader and then salute them for standing strong until the end.
Jamrey is an antagonist more than a “villain.” I love him so much. 😉 He is the son of Jake’s best friend (who Jake blinded). When he was a little kid there was an accident in special forces and his older brother died. It really hurt his dad, so Jamrey has spent his whole life trying to “help” and live up to some standard he thinks will make his dad happy. Unfortunately it’s Ky (the same MC Jake trained) that is the one who helps Jamrey’s dad heal, which makes Jamrey really jealous. He covers it up by always being the best he can at everything, until finally Ky takes Jamrey’s position as general of the army and Jamrey starts a civil war out of anger (right as they’re already trying to fight Jake *palmface*). He ends up losing and being sentenced to treason and death…but I’m not sure of the outcome. He will definitely get a redemption arc if I can help it. 😉 Poor boy. I love how Ky always sees the best in Jamrey tho. Even when Jamrey hates him, Ky respects him as a soldier. He tells their queen that any special forces general can make the country survive the war but “Jamrey will win it.” I am a panster, so I don’t know, but I hope Jamrey gets the chance to prove Ky right. *sniffling*
Sooo. There’s my ramble. Haha. XD All my poor boys that needed a bit of extra love at some point and they prolly all needed Gandalf to tell them when they were getting off track. 🙂 Oh well. Somebody has to be the villain.
"If I'm gonna break, I'll break like the dawn." -Nightbirde