Re: What makes a good (bad) villain?
Lately, I got done with a series of books known as Fablehaven, and from that spawns one of the most interesting villians I've ever met. Known as the Sphinx, he's very intellegent, clever, resourceful, and secretive. He's actually one of the "greater good" villians Alonso mentioned, who was doing something he believed would end up saving the world. What made his great is that he crafted plenty of deciet and treachery around the main characters, so they were never certain they could trust anyone, even themselves. What delicious hoplessness this fostered! >:3 For the longest time, no one ever knew his real identity, as he could cleverly disguise himself and his cohorts. So, he's got to be one of my favorite villains as of yet. ^^