RIDDLE ME THIS? Be it lord Voldemort or joker, what is it in them that makes people love them? Why do we fascinate them knowing that they are evil ? Is it just because they are good at what they do? Is it good to look at them as inspiration or to take them as role model? What makes them what they are?
THE VILLAINY IS ALL ABOUT PERSPECTIVE.
Villains are CHAOTIC
Good villains are not just bad. Good villains are tenaciously evil. They are unpredictable. They are rotten to the core and dangerous to the lives of the protagonists, and possibly, the world at large. They purely believe in vast superiority over others. They want to show the world the effects of moral entropy. As Alfred mentions
“Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”
Villains are STRONG
Like the hero, the villains are also strong, even if he doesn't have the same moral grounding. He is determined, not letting anything get in his way, which usually is what leads him to take the immoral path. We respect the villains because he demands respect. He is a force to be reckoned with. A good villain looks a lot like a hero with a moral compass that rarely points true. Villains have a clear motivation and goal.
Villains are EXCEPTIONAL
A good villain is one who’s exceptional for something in addition to his villainy.He is the most important person on the planet.Villains don't need help with these things so people tend to look up to them. They seem invincible, like nothing can touch them. They are not the kind of people that are scared of the bully, or has no friends, they are the kind of people that seems as if they are on top of the world. We view them as invincible because nothing can hurt them and they can do what they want.
- Villains often are ANTITHESIS
Villains are often found to be foils of superheroes especially in comics. The villain serves as an obstacle the hero must struggle to overcome. Villains get inside the hero’s head. They go beyond physical victory to earn a psychological victory as well. They provide an imminent physical threat to the hero. Most villains attempt to break the hero, but it takes the rarest of villains to actually succeed.
- Villains are CHARISMATIC
In every person, there’s a desire to fit in with the structure of society but then, there’s also that part of the brain that is full of childlike mischief. This is what makes a villain more appealing. Evil vs. Evil scenarios where one of the villains is the only subject strong/powerful enough to defeat the more dangerous threat. Their actions may be questionable, their motives are always pure. The presence of a worthy villain tells us about the quality and nature of our hero.
We love because they don't give up easily.We admire them because they show that they mean business.We respect them for their strong motives.We are inspired by the way they stand brave against anyone no matter who it is.
We’re supposed to love hating the villain, yet we can’t help hating that we love him.