One of my favorite Disney characters is Maleficent. The evil fairy of Sleeping Beauty. The Queen of all evil.
There are numerous other bad guys that I love. Why is that?
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog explores the bad guy. How he is really a good guy and the good guy is really the bad guy.
Why do we have a tendency to explore the darker side things? Why do we feel the want of dark power, the intrigue of mystery?
What is it that causes the villains to be evil, to be against the hero? What happened in their past to lead them to this stage? What are their thought processes?
How about Mirage from Incredibles, who has a weakness for power.
What about Meg from Hercules who sold her soul to Hades for true love, only to have it turned on her?
What about Harley Quinn? Harlene Quintzel was interested in the thought processes of the villains of Gotham City and became Arkham’s psychologist. However, during her sessions with the Joker, she came to understand him, hate Batman, and love the Joker. She became Harley Quinn to give Joker laughs and lift up his day.
It is this that I want to discover with my main character in the novel that I am working on. I am so intrigued by this prospect of good turning evil. My main character has power beyond anything else and is expected to save the world, but to save her love, she turns to Darkness. I can’t wait to write it.
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