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5 Qualities Readers Want in Your Story's Villain
5 Qualities Readers Want to See in Your Story's Villain
A story is only as good as its villain. And while the antagonist of your story does not have to be a “villain,” they do have to live up to certain reader expectations if you want your story to be of any merit. So here are the top 5 qualities that readers want and need to see in your story's villain.
Quality 1: Your villain should be a dynamic, true-to-life character.
Remember, we are talking villains here, not monsters. And unlike a monster, a villain should be a person. This means that no matter what race, gender, or even species, your audience should be able to empathize on a certain level with them. Doing so makes the story feel real, and creates complex emotions for the audience as well as the hero.
Quality 2: Your villain should be more powerful than the hero.
This does not mean that you villain has to be stronger in every way. I means that the villain should have something that gives them a distinct edge over the
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Alex
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United States
Welcome!

First off, thanks so much for taking the time to check out my page. It really means a lot to me that people are interested in my work, and I hope that you'll like it enough to come back, or maybe even leave a comment, I love making new friends!

So, this is the official Deviantart page for my web-comic Beyond Fire, although expect to see a bunch of other stuff on here as well. Beyond Fire is my first major artistic project, in fact, I hardly consider myself an artist at all. Although I've been doodling and sketching things out for years, the better part of my talent lies in writing. I'm currently working towards my B.F.A in the subject, and have even gone to summer camp for young writers. (Yes, there is such a thing as writing camp.)

Since I never really gave my artistic skills a chance to grow, this project is meant to help me improve. So if you'd like, come along for the ride! I'd definitely love to meet other artists and writers!



The Comic:

A struggling empire, desperate to survive a brutal war, creates an entirely new species made to fight their battles for them. At least for now....


The comic itself is part of a much larger universe that has been in my head since I was about...thirteen I think. As a kid I was inspired by the massive worlds and alternate histories that lived on my book shelf, and I always wanted to create my own. Beyond Fire is just a tiny little window into that universe. Technically it's the origin story to a novel that I'm working on, but don't worry, reading the comic won't spoil the novel. In anything it will give you better insight into the novel.


Update Schedule:

Beyond Fire updates on Mondays, but only on the official site.
On Thursdays I'll be uploading miscellaneous art here on Deviantart, as well as the latest update page.

So basically, you can either go to the website on Monday to get the new page, or sit and wait until Thursday.
Interests
Going to be drawing a little bit before bed. Hoping that I can finally get this drawing done. Come and say hi! :)

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  • Playing: FALLOUT 4!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Eating: Delicious chessy nachos

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AuldBlue Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for faving! <3
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Unarla Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :D
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theARCHERstyls Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ty 4 fav ^^
Rainbow awesome lick 
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Valrayne Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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Jompie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Thank you by Jompie
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Blue-Candyland Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite!Kao Emoji-08 (Kyaa Cute and Shy) [V1] 
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Valrayne Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Magra123 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Lemy says thanks xD by Datore
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Valrayne Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Unarla Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s :D
If you don't mind me asking, is your comic ongoing or has it been discontinued?
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