65 – Antagonistic and Evil Organizations

The Mythcreant Podcast

Mike, Chris, and Oren discuss what makes an antagonistic organization shine in fiction. They examine their favorites and describe villainous groups that failed to feel plausible or threatening. Listen in to find out how to make an evil organization a fan favorite.

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

Show Notes:

Why You Should Divide Your Societies Into Factions

Creating Factions in Three Steps

54 – Creating and Using Factions

How to Make Your Villain Threatening

60 – Making Your Villains Sympathetic

Dark Fae and Light Fae from Lost Girl

Cylons from Battlestar Galactic

The X-Files

Wolfram and Hart from Angel

The Goa’uld from Stargate SG-1

The Fire Nation from Avatar: The Last Airbender

The 100

Star Wars Rebels

The Initiative from Buffy The Vampire Slayer

The Watcher’s Council from Buffy The Vampire Slayer

The EPA from Ghostbusters

The Dominion from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Borg from Star Trek: The Next Generation

The Hunger Games

Red Lotus from Avatar: The Legend of Korra

Caesar’s Legion from Fallout New Vegas

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  1. JackbeThimble

    A big part of the deal with Wulfram and Hart was that it operated on a cosmic scale, it was so powerful that no amount of damage Angel did to their organization was important enough to jeopardize their goal of corrupting Angel so that he could play the bad guy role in their prophecy. It’s not even that they didn’t care if he killed their lawyers- They wanted him to kill their lawyers because it might corrupt him a bit more.

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