April 16, 2018 at 11:48 pm #30493Gabrielle Pollack@gabriellepollack
I’ve got a fun little exercise for ya.
We like to give our protagonists a mix of positive and negative traits, but do we do the same for our villains? Sure, they’re evil, but they have some skills and virtues too.
So I challenge y’all to list five positive characteristics of your villains/antagonists like so:
Saint: straightforward, determined, confident, relaxed, and a strong leader who cares (in his own way) for his men.
If you feel really motivated do the same with your protagonist, but with negative traits. If you’ve got a character that feels a little underdeveloped, you could use them instead of your villain/hero. This will help remind us who our characters are, and give others a chance to get a glimpse of the characters we’re working on.
Ready? GO!April 17, 2018 at 7:03 am #30523Hope Ann@hope-ann
Oooo, nice. I love giving my villians good qualities. Makes them sadder. Anyway…
Terele: singleminded; loyal; cares for the helpless; passionate; healer (not sure if that counts, but…)
Victory in the march. Hope in the destination.April 17, 2018 at 8:02 am #30525Brandon Miller@brandon-millerApril 17, 2018 at 9:01 am #30538Lynn Renard@missfaeriekaiti
Oo, I like this idea! ^^
Here’s my villain:
- Passionate / Driven
- Able to read people well (though she makes a miscalculation about my MC that ends up snowballing)
- Emotionally vulnerable
Lady Authoress: INFx.April 17, 2018 at 2:37 pm #30713Rolena Hatfield@rolena-hatfield
My characters were literally just talking about this!
Ray Bender: Creative, determined, loyal (to those he likes), there was this one time he took compassion on humankind and he’s very brave.April 17, 2018 at 4:45 pm #30732Elizabeth@elizabeth
@rolena-hatfield I think that last one only counts as four…
Villain: Comm. Shauna Quin: Brave, ambitious, analytical, smart, and confident.
Protagonist: Evyn Quin: Reckless, stubborn, overzealous, arrogant, and kind’ve…coldhearted? To people she doesn’t like, at least. She’s compassionate otherwise. Mostly.
INTP. Writer of fantasy and sci-fi. Wannabe artist. Anime geek. Merakian.April 17, 2018 at 5:11 pm #30735Rolena Hatfield@rolena-hatfield
@elizabeth He has amazing ninja skills. 😀 There does that count as five?April 17, 2018 at 5:30 pm #30741Daeus Lamb@daeus-lamb
@gabriellepollack Oh, this is cool! Let me see how many I can come up with.
Menthril: Compassionate, ashamed of his wrongs, willing to listen (mostly), wise in many ways, loves beauty and art, totally selfless, gentle (except when he’s not gentle at all).
👖 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢April 17, 2018 at 8:35 pm #30762K.M. Small@morreafirebird
@gabriellepollack great idea! Villains definitely aren’t my strong point 😛
*rummages through scrivener project for character profile*
Kai: protective, creative, efficient, philosophical, persuasive
"Beauty will save the world." - DostoevskyApril 17, 2018 at 8:36 pm #30763K.M. Small@morreafirebird
@daeus-lamb I just have to say that your signature is epic 😀
"Beauty will save the world." - DostoevskyApril 17, 2018 at 9:08 pm #30770Elizabeth@elizabeth
I think so?? @rolena-hatfield
INTP. Writer of fantasy and sci-fi. Wannabe artist. Anime geek. Merakian.April 17, 2018 at 9:15 pm #30778Martina@martina
Hmmmm… I like this!
(One) villain: Jorram- loyal, passionate, hardworking, skilled in weaponry, charming (when he wants to be).
Protagonist: Esla- impulsive, stubborn, resentful, self-focused (not quite selfish, just she doesn’t tend to think about what others think/feel until they are literally dying), slightly gullible.
A writer is a world trapped in a person. -Victor HugoApril 17, 2018 at 10:19 pm #30795Zachary Holbrook@toklaham-veruzia
Villain: Iylodim: cares deeply about his what he believes to be good, feels guilt over his wrongdoings
Protagonist: Hileo: selfish, tends to only see people for what they can do for him rather than for who they are
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おはいよう. 日本語は好きです .April 18, 2018 at 9:52 am #30820Gabrielle Pollack@gabriellepollack
Awesome! Man, these villains are sounding like good guys now. XDApril 18, 2018 at 11:09 am #30844Violet@pookiemonster
This is actually something I’ve been working on recently.
She doesn’t have a name yet (my weakness ლ(⸟ᨎ⸟ლ) ); but these are her good qualities
Charismatic, patient, clever, dedicated, accepting and self-disciplined.
Just remember to... Trust in God, Stay Safe, and Eat Doughnuts 🍩🍩
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