Something Wicked Blogfest
The rules are very simple - you have 400 words or less to write about a real villain, one you created in a novel, or write a flash fiction. Your villain doesn't have to be necessarily a murderer or stalker, but any anti-hero in your writing will work just fine!
I was going to write a scene involving the villain from my NaNo novel from last year, but I've been working a lot lately so I haven't had time to edit it yet. Instead, I've decided to talk about one of my absolute favourite villains from one of my favourite TV shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Of course, I'm talking about Angel. I think I love him more as a villain than I love him as a good guy. There's a reason season 2 is my favourite. I just think that was an amazing idea from Joss; turn someone who Buffy loves and trusts completely into someone so evil, someone who will hurt her friends and family just to get to her.
It's a great conflict for a hero; how do you kill someone you love, even if they're doing terrible things?
So there you go; my take on a great villain. An honourable mention goes to Loki of the Thor/Avengers franchise, who I think is a great villain because of the reasons behind his villainy. He just wants to belong.
Sorry for the short, rushed entry to this blogfest, hope you enjoyed it all the same!