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TV Tropes: Love to Hate



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I sign of good writing is when a story contains one or more villains that we Love to Hate. A good villain is one that the audience relishes even as they despise them. But creating such a character is not easy. Make him to likable and the edge wears right off. There is also the idea that understanding a character serves to excuse their positions or behavior. The only way to make an interesting villain is to flesh him out, give him depth and history. Give her reasons for what she thinks and acts the way she does. Start small, a simple emotion, such as love, hate or fear and work your way from there.

So here is to all those villains we absolutely love to hate!


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