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Omar Karindu

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The overlord

Subj: My basic rule for these things...
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 10:20:17 am CDT (Viewed 3 times)
Reply Subj: What is better: Evil Villains or Sympathetic Villains?
Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 at 09:14:58 pm CDT

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What is better: Evil Villains or Sympathetic villains?

> What is better: Evil Villains or Sympathetic villains?

Is that a villain should be sufficiently well-characterized that they can function as a POV character for a working narrative if need be. Basically, if they're not sympathetic or at least relatable, they should be evil in an interesting way. Bullseye, who narrated Daredevil #181, falls into this latter case when written well; when written badly, though, he doesn't even have the depth to work as a psychopath.

- Omar Karindu

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