So many stories feature great heroes, but there's something really compelling about a story with a great villain. But what makes a great villain? And what happens when the story you're enjoying has a villain so maniacally fun that you find yourself loving them more than the protagonist. Why are some characters so easy to love to hate? In this panel, the panellists break down some of the great villains of their favourite stories and talk about why that villain drew them in, how their battle against the hero informs the story itself and makes it better, and turn that discussion into real tips for how writers can create better villains.
Track: Storytelling and Literature