How (Not) to Write an Unforgettable Villain

First of all, let’s separate villains from antagonists. In the west, typical stories can’t be told without a villain. It’s a character trait, someone actively being evil. In the east, more often we see antagonist. It’s a role in the story, someone (or something) opposing the character, adversary, rival, competitor. Consider Princess Mononoke. There are no…
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