PREPOST UPDTATE: Our performance at the Quicken Loans Arena that I talked about in Wednesday's post didn't turn out so well. We all had lots of fun but it wasn't our best run through. And I didn't make the second round of ABNA. Oh well. Better luck next time!
But I feel bad for my antagonist.
I'm pretty sure my beta readers didn't feel bad for him. And my CP hasn't met him yet. I made him pretty easy to hate (I think). But then, I'm the only one who knows his full back-story. And when you really think about it, most bad guys think they're the good guys.
I mean, wouldn't you be angry if all of your efforts to be great were overshadowed by one of the the protagonists? And then if you thought that same protagonist was going to bring the galaxy crumbling down, wouldn't getting rid of them be the right thing?
From our point of view, no. That definitely isn't the right thing. But from his? Probably.
Besides, being the antagonist is hard. No one wants to be hated. Maybe they like causing trouble but they don't want to be hated.
As I said before, there comes a point when your characters take on a life of their own. And I'm pretty sure my antagonist hates me for making him the bad guy.
|There ^^ is another antagonist I feel bad for...|
What do you guys think? Who's an antagonist you feel bad for? Is it silly to feel bad for the antagonist?
Have a great weekend!