Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Beautiful People - A Villainous Edition

So, the fine ladies over at the Notebook Sisters and Further Up and Further In created and cohost a blogging event every so often. It is called the Beautiful People meme. Basically, they ask or use user-submitted questions that you must pose to one of your characters. This is incredibly useful for exploring and discovering the true nature of your character, because you might not have known it before. This time around, they're doing villains!

There are a few villains in my story, but after much deliberation, I settled on the main under-villain . . . . . if that makes any sense. His name is Amadan, and he--well. . . It's Gaelic, look it up and it'll explain a lot. Anyway, to begin our foray into this aspiring villain's mind:

1. What is their motive?
Pride, greed, anger, a bit of hurt. I'm not going to say just what it is he's done or exactly why, though. That would be telling. ;)

2. What do they want, and what are they prepared to do to get it?
To be fair, he really only wants what's rightfully his, it's just that he doesn't DESERVE to receive it. He's prepared to do pretty much anything to get what he wants, but that just proves his unworthiness.

3. How do they deal with conflict?
He gets mad and self-righteous, then goes running to my main villain to whine. Real attractive there, Amadan.

4. Describe their current place of residence.
A castle, in a floating city. For all you gamers out there, think Cocoon from Final Fantasy XIII. For everyone else, think. . . Elysium? And then add elves.

5. If they were writing this story, how would it end?
Well, he would be on the throne and basically ruler of all, they MIGHT be at war (not yet sure where he stands on that one), and he could do whatever he wanted with no one to tell him nay.

6. What habits, speech patterns, etc. are unique to them?
Well, he seems to have a strange inability to think entirely for himself. And while being homicidal isn't unique, being passive-aggressively homicidal might be? What I mean by that is, he won't act on his vengeful feelings until someone else *coughmainvillaincough* gives him the means to do it.

7. How do they show love? What do they like to do with/for people they love?
He loves like any person does--or should I say, loved. He gave her his every attention, whatever she desired was hers immediately. She was the only one who he could be entirely selfless for.

8. Do they have any pets?
His horse, Trua. A finer steed there never was. That horse is probably the last thing he truly does love, anymore.

9. Where would they go to relax/think?
He doesn't do a whole lot of thinking. As for relaxing, either in his bedchamber, or out on a ride with Trua.

10. What is their weapon of choice? (FYI: words, eyes/looks, and fists count as weapons too.)
He's a dab hand with a sword, and he's not shabby with a bow. Other, less physical weapons would be his power to exile, jail, or execute you. Your level of innocence is directly proportionate to how much he (or the main villain) has to wheedle the royal council. Or how much of a "trial" you actually get.

He's not all bad, though. As Tom says:

Thanks Tom. You may be right about that.


  1. Tehe! I love villains! And I love the name Amadan! Eek! He sounds VERY interesting:)

    Also, thanks for putting my button in your sidebar:)

    1. Hahaha thanks!! I was trying to answer the questions without revealing toooo much of my plot. XD

      and np! Its so pretty, I had to! ;D

  2. Oooh, this guy seems like a lot of fun to write! Villains are always fun though, aren't they? Sneaky things. Being evil and awesome at the same time. It's despicable. *shakes head*

    And did you say a FLOATING city? Uuuh...YES PLEASE. That sounds amaziiiing!!!

    1. Thank you!! He's survived a couple of complete story overhauls, so I guess he's interesting enough to keep around. ;) And hahaha yes, where do they get off being so cool while doing such bad things?

      And YAH MON!! That's the good thing about being in a family of gamers; all those other worlds everyone is always delving into can give you some great ideas!

      Thanks so much for stopping by! And FOLLOWING, no less!! :D *is very happy* hehe.

  3. Ooh, I love this guy. I can just imagine him looking up at the main villain to check exactly what he's supposed to do. I kind of imagine him as a bad guy, but not the brightest spark at all. I'd love to meet this guy in his book. He sounds ever so interesting.

  4. Thanks!! Yeah, he's more a meat hammer, while the main villain is more of a surgeon's scalpel. ;) Thanks so much for the follow! You have made my day in turn. ^.^