Back in April, I wrote an article that took a quick brush-stroke over the
components needed to create a good villain. It’s now only fair that I dedicate
some time to the characters in our stories that save the day…or at least die
trying. But this time, I want to approach this topic a little differently than
my “Why We Love to Hate Them” piece. This time out, I require feedback from the readers. This poll will be displayed on other social sites as well and after a month I shall return and give the results.
Question (1): What are the three most important elements that make a
good hero? I know all of you can name much more than 3, but I’m limiting the field nonetheless. I will cheat and give you the one component I treasure the most. For me, a hero is defined by the villain (and visa-versa).
Question (2): Name your 3 favorite villains. (I know…another hard
selection). The villain can be from a novel, short-story, novella, or even a
I shall return with the results. “Let’s here it for the good