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2013 Brandon Sanderson Lecture 13: QA - Engaging Villains (5/9)

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RubyD (7 months ago)
I hope the Loki fans in the class like Thor now too after Ragnarok, haha!
Taylor Clark (8 months ago)
toral sadeas
Quarion Ilphukiir (1 year ago)
Hans Grüber
Geordin Soucie (1 year ago)
I really love watching people just miss each other. Tragic villains who could have been heroes but for one or two twists of fate or misunderstandings. Of course, this only works if there is a chance of redemption. The redemption does not have to occur but if it is possible it draws me in.
Psycho Sophy (2 years ago)
what if my story has no villain?
Maerahn (2 years ago)
It doesn't necessarily need one; it DOES, however, need an Antagonist, which is a completely different thing. An Antagonist can be a person who simply has an opposing goal to the Protagonist, or it can be a group of people with an opposing goal or ideology. In either case, that goal doesn't necessarily have to be evil in nature - just something that prevents or blocks the Protagonist from achieving theirs. Or it could even be a 'thing' rather than a person; a natural disaster like a tornado or volcano eruption can be an Antagonist, the weather can be an Antagonist - even a thing in nature, like the sea, can be an Antagonist if it's what prevents the Protagonist from going somewhere he wants to go. And then you can go even deeper and have physiological/psychological aspects be an Antagonist; in a story about someone's recovery from physical or mental illness, that illness is the Antagonist.
Victorianne Castle (2 years ago)
One of my story doesn't have.
Laze (3 years ago)
Villians/antagonists like Meruem from HxH are most interesting to me. I think it was his innocence that made him so enjoyable, the fact that he was so powerful to the point where he was almost invincible yet he wasn't acting like a bland power obsessed tyrant was refreshing. To have as much power as he did yet no prior knowledge about how to use it is just fascinating, and to be honest his whole arc where it's love that eventually ends up defining him did sort of irritate me, as it felt a little cliche, but then again it's difficult to think of anything else being more interesting to a character like Meruem, at least when his species doesn't seem to originally possess a social concept similar to human love.
Maara Mori (3 years ago)
+Liam Shaw I wonder if Sanderson is familiar with HxH.
Jessica Gereshenski (3 years ago)
Alan Rickman! *sobs*
Arkade Jones (4 years ago)
Wreck It Ralph
jamako (4 years ago)
What's the name of the movie they are talking about at the end? I can't hear the name.
Andrew Gonzalez (4 years ago)
wreck it ralph
Aluenvey (5 years ago)
Might not necessarily be.
Aluenvey (5 years ago)
I like the villain who's soul purpose isn't necessarily be to go against the hero, the hero just happens to be in the way of his own goals. And seeks to use the hero if its convenient for them. I've always found this more realistic.
ThisnThatPackRat (5 years ago)
Best Villain....GORDON GEKKO. A villain that is actually a HERO for many in the financial industry even to this day.
Chip87 (5 years ago)
Hey, just a little feedback: if there's any way you could mic the classroom so that we can hear the students a little better, that'd be helpful. Thanks for uploading these!

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