60 – Making Your Villains Sympathetic

The Mythcreant Podcast
Chris, Oren, and Mike discuss how to craft villains that the audience can relate to. They describe different types of sympathetic villains, weigh the pros and cons of making villains relateable, and dissect examples of from popular media. Then they rejoice as Oren finally admits he just hates penguins.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

Frank Underwood

Despicable Me


Dr. Horrible


Mr. Freeze

Soon I Will Be Invincible

Zuko: Avatar the Last Airbender

Penguin from Gotham

Spike and Drusilla


Nero from 2009 Star Trek

Wrath of Khan

Dios from Discworld

Dukat from DS9

Ro Laren from TNG

Admiral Cain

Lex Luther

Red Son

Woobie Destroyer of Worlds

Five Dualities That Can Replace Good and Evil

Bora Horza Gobuchul

Edward Nygma from Gotham

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