When the villain wins, it builds tension - but only if it's a credible win.
Thanks to Unalaq, we now know that the Avatar setting is divided into a good/evil binary.
A character’s motivation tells us why they’re doing what they’re doing.
What’s the point of cheering for the good guys when their victory is inevitable?
Because redeeming a villain is difficult, many of the same mistakes get repeated again and again.
Buffy runs the gamut on villains, from the highest highs to the lowest lows.
Sometimes, we love a villain.
And we don't just mean the squat yellow kind, either.
The mess that was the final Star Wars film nonetheless offers lessons on villain redeemability.
Villains are bad people, but are they always wrong?
A good villain is critical for most stories.