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    Considering that Na'arsif worked a crappy job as a cashier in his mid-teens, he'd certainly be displeased, but not "brought so low". It's no glorious purpose of liberating the multiverse one plane at a time, but work is work. And hey, cashiers deserve respect, too! And hey, maybe taking a break from the front lines for a while could be good for his health. Besides, he can still track down that agent scum and make him suffer on his off hours.

    Does your villain care about any social issues? If so, what?
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    Nekohime is not from our reality, and in her reality, the major social issues look nothing like ours. The people of Nekotokoro, which is the city Nekohime built and controls, are above discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual identity, skin pigmentation etc.. Instead, discrimination is very much on the basis of whether or not your a citizen of Nekotokoro, and more importantly whether your from the actual reality of Nekotokoro, or one of the many sim worlds the technology their can create. For those who live in Nekotokoro itself, life is pretty fair, open and free. However, if you happen to be from outside the city, your rights are fairly non-exsistant as the ghastly costs of Nekotokoro's reality bending technology is largely forced on all the worlds outside it's borders.

    Likewise, if you happen to be living in a simulated reality....well, your literally viewed as a product rather than an individual. In Nekotokoro, realities can be created as easily as we 3d print common untinsels, and the simulated people, who are very much sentient and very much have thoughts, feelings and emotions, have about just as many rights as a 3D printed fork has in our world.

    So needless to say, while discrimination and similar issues exist within Nekotokoro, they have a very different face from the ones on our world, and being pretty much the ultimate embodiment of the corruption inherent in the very idea of what Nekotokoro represents, Nekohime could honestly care less about people from the sims and worlds outside Nekotokoro's borders. She hated realty as it was before her technology, before Nekotokoro, and she will gladly make the worlds outside her city suffer if it means she no longer has to live in a mundane world where she is slave to reality's laws rather than their master.

    That being said, if we are talking about the social issues our world has instead of her's, then this becomes interesting. Thing is, while Nekohime may have caused a lot of suffering for those outside her city, her vision of a reality where the laws of nature are kicked to the curb and people are master of the universe rather than its slaves is very much a shared vision. If she was fully in it just for her own gratification, she'd not have allowed anybody and everybody to become a part of Nekotokoro and make the transition to becoming a member of her society. Those who suffer as a result of Nekotokoro are those who chose to refuse Nekohime's vision...not any specific social group she disliked. She extended a hand, and they refused to take it...so in her mind they chose their own fate. The doors to Nekotokoro are always open, but many refuse because the entry fee is the loss of your former identity...the shedding of your past culture, past species...past likes, dislikes and past self...and a full embracing of the unnatural, synthetic society of neon and pixels that is Nekohime's world. Things like discriminating against people due to their culture of origin, avatar's looks and gender etc.. are absolutely counter to what Nekotokoro is all about, which is a defiance of your old reality and the embracing of a new one where you can be whoever you want and do whatever you want. Nekotokoro is about liberation from the constraints of what you where before entering it's borders, so Nekohime cares about letting people be who they are, and letting them do so unfettered by discrimination and judgments.

    So, Nekohime herself views the kind of discrimination we have on our world as utterly backwards, archaic and well, ancient. She finds it just plain dumb, however, at the same time, she also finds it interesting in the same way one may find a serial killer or Nazi history interesting. Nekohime has a very twisted, morbid side to her, and while she'd not ever tolerate seeing such things inflicted upon the people who choose to embrace her city and what it stands for, when it comes to simulated people...whom she sees as simple "data"....well then anything is fair game. In fact, the more brutal and horrific the reality the sims are forced to face, the more she enjoys it....it's essentially like, suprise suprise, an immature kid doing horrible things to their characters in a sims game. Since she sees the people in her simulated worlds little more than quantum data, she gets sick pleasure from putting them through all kinds of horrors, including the horrors of history as well as those she dreams up herself.

    Your villain has just sat down to dinner and has been served their favorite dish....what is it?
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    Given that my villain is a secret scientific corporation, that would be a lot of different things. However, most of the people who work there don't have especially weird tastes. Their job is weird, but they themselves are fairly normal. They do tend to like a lot of seafood, for some reason. Especially things like shrimp and crabs. They have been known to try some pretty odd things, like dried jellyfish or octopus curry. For the most part, though, they tend to like to eat whatever is quickly consumable so they can get back to work. Their seafood excursions are for special occasions.

    How does your villain like his coffee?

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    Well apparently the post I made on my phone got accidentally deleted when I tried to edit it? The mobile version of this site is kinda wonky.

    Anyway! He takes his coffee rather dark. Many caffeine-filled all-nighters writing papers for school shifted his tastes in coffee, and they haven't changed since.

    What was your villain's favorite subject in school, and why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairylet View Post

    What was your villain's favorite subject in school, and why?

    He didn't got to a formal school- think home schooling but the other Coucilors were his tutors, and himself. He prefered studying law because he believed in order over chaos. He wanted to know how to govern bodies of people and developed a very strict though twisted moral code focused around a distorted interpitation of that law.

    Think alignments in Dungeons and dragons if you play, he is lawful evil.

    Does your villian know they are the villian? Or do they percieve the hero/another person as the true villian instead?
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    Villain knows what people think of him, but doesn't care. He has his goal and that's all he cares about; he feels no need to devote time and energy to the opinions of others.

    Was there ever a chance for your villain to, y'know, not wind up a villain? Like if he/she had a teacher who helped him/her to direct his talents or express himself in a more constructive manner or if he/she received some much-needed counseling, would your villain have wound up different or could they have wound up different?

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    To a degree, yes. The protagonist and my villain are actually extremely simmilar. Both are unhappy with reality and really don't like living in "everybody else's" world. However, due to the differences in their families and how they where raised, the protagonist ends up trying her best to live in a "normal" world even though it can be difficult at times, while the antagonist instead decided living in a "normal" world was something she didn't want, and therefore smashed apart that normal world and built her own, crazy one from the pieces. So I think Nekohime could have ended up, well, not calling herself Nekohime... and not being a sadistic, genocidal dictator....if the environment she came from was more supportive and her family was less quick to indulge her every whim in lieu being there themselves to teach her right from wrong

    Speaking of family, if your villain was suddenly a mom or dad, how would they take up their new found role? Would they be a bad, neglectful or even abusive parent? Would they try and mold the kid into their ideal successor? Or maybe the'd actually be a good parent and show the child the love and attention they would need?
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    A good parent, I believe, though he'd emphasise the importance of law, order, and society. After all, he did lose his parents to the main character's power, and although it was an accident, it convinced my villain that the main character's power should never be left in the hands of a single person, no matter their intentions. He believes that if you want to change the world, it must be done through conventional means. Under no circumstances will he tolerate the deaths of innocents, the toppling of governments, or the institution of autocracy--even if it means having to spill some blood himself.

    Someone presses the mouth of a gun into your villain's forehead. How do they react?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bin_b0x View Post
    Someone presses the mouth of a gun into your villain's forehead. How do they react?


    C: C would probably try to fight off the gunman but now has very wet shorts.

    T: T tenses at first, as most people would at having a gun at their head, but he quickly gets over it. With lightning-fast reflexes, he lifts his arm to move the barrel of the gun out of the way and twists his assailant's wrist, thus breaking it. As the assailant is screaming in pain, T gets control of the gun. He stands over the gunman laughing, "You stupid twit-- did you really think a gun was going to take care of me ? A pity you decided to do this..." Assuming that the gunman isn't someone T loves or that he needs to keep alive, he quickly shoots the person in the head with the gun and keeps the body to feed to her, later on. He then pockets the gun for future usage. Who knows? He muses. Maybe I can use it on "the traitor," if the occasion arises, and see how high his threshold is for pain...for scientific research, of course.


    What is/was your villain's relationship like with his/her parents? Does this have any influence on who your villain will become?
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    Ale in public, mead if he sits up at night in council meetings. But unlike many in his society, he's temperate. He doesn't want to lose his mental edge.

    Is your villain a morning person or a night person?

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    Currently, Nekohime isn't bound by time like we are. She can be anywhere she wants, anywhen she wants...and she can change the time of day with a simple thought. (she can also destroy a multiverse with a single thought, but that's besides the point.). Her current form also requires no sleep to function... so now a days she often has no idea what time of day it is, and frankly has no need to care about that when she can spin the clock to any hour she likes as easily as a child solves a simple math problem.

    That being said, prior to becoming what she is now, she was very much a night owl. She'd often stay up until long past midnight playing videogames or goofing off.

    Your villain has died and gone to hell....to which circle (as in the circles of hell portrayed in Dante's Inferno) do they end up getting sent to, and why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nogetsune View Post
    Your villain has died and gone to hell....to which circle (as in the circles of hell portrayed in Dante's Inferno) do they end up getting sent to, and why?
    Assuming that T isn't "saved"/doesn't repent by the end of my story, I think he'd go to the fifth, seventh or maybe even the ninth circle (all are probably possible, though definitely the seventh for certain).

    C probably ends up in the second or seventh.

    Which "group" would your villain fit into, in high school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flarue View Post

    Which "group" would your villain fit into, in high school?
    Madeline is one of the beautiful popular girls. It's a fancy musical/art school where most kids are rich, and she's into books and fashion. The school isn't divided into the jocks, nerds, and arty type stereotypes since everyone is supposed to have a B average and be competent in at least two of the arts.


    What pet would/does your villain have? how does he/she treat said pet?
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    Nekohime's pet is fittingly, a kitty. Miss. Momo is Nekohime's best friend and the only perso...err...life form that really understands her. She loves spending time with Momo...holding conversations with her, feeding her...playing games with her. She takes great care to keep her extra clean...because she gets so dirty whenever they play games togther. Nekohime loves her precious Momo... so despite the massive temptation do not tell her that Momo is just a plush toy, and a pretty deranged and creepy-looking one at that. If you do, you'll wish you where dead...

    Your villain is given a choice of three weapons...a sword with potent enchantments, a magic staff that lets them cast spells if they can figure out how to do so, or a simple modern handgun. Which do they choose, and why?
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    (New villain I'm fleshing out for a new canon)

    Ingame - That depends, does the sword have better stats than his current one? Because he's already got a pretty sweet sword--it dropped from a dungeon boss. The staff would be rather useless for him because he has basically no INT (he's a swordsman, not a mage). And the gun wouldn't be good either because he prioritizes STR over DEX.

    Irl - Sword, all the way. It'd be like the game but in real life!

    How good of a leader is your villain? If they have followers, are these followers loyal or do they have some doubts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thief View Post
    How good of a leader is your villain? If they have followers, are these followers loyal or do they have some doubts?
    My villain is surrounded by people to rely on him for his clear judgement and his ability to get results. But they aren't his people, and that just makes him crazy. He's the one who's made the whole thing work, and he's the one who is keeping it running, but he isn't the leader. But he has a lot of influence. It would only take a few words whispered into the right ears...

    What age is your villain? How would they have been different in the same situation of they were +/- 10 years?

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    (New Villain (and protagonist) I'm working on for my latest project.)

    Alicia Is 16 at the start of the story, but she's also dead, and in hell. If she was - 10 years, she'd be scared out of her mind...a six year old and demons don't quite mix, and she's be too weak and too scared as a small child to be able to make any meaningful gains in the conquest game she's been placed into by Lucifer.

    If she was + 10 years, she'd likely have been a lot more involved in her father's business empire before she died, and have a tad bit more maturity, so she'd take the conquest game far more seriously and probably be a lot more efficient at capturing demons and taking portions of hell, though she'd still try and find time to enjoy the game like she does as a 16 year old.

    Your villain has a little niece or nephew, or if they can't a young relative of another type, who idolizes them and desperately wants to be like them. Does your villain take them under their wing, or try to set them on a different track?

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    My villain would take him/her under his wing. His success in his plight requires the next generation to take over where leaves off. He doesn't like it, but he can't live forever. My villain cannot be swayed. He believes in his cause and wishes to enroll as many as he can. His deepest fear, however, is that he might be wrong and since a lot of what he does is out of fear his son won't approve of what he does. Thus, conflict!

    What is the deepest fear of your villain? One he/she isn't even aware of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperchord24 View Post
    What is the deepest fear of your villain? One he/she isn't even aware of?

    T: T has a fear of failure. "What if I finally obtain what I want after all of these years, and it doesn't work?" He doesn't even want to think about that possibility. He also fears admitting to himself that the problem he's in might be at least partly his fault (he blames someone else).

    C: C was so difficult to pick his greatest fear. The kid is a mess lol. From what I know about him so far, I would say that he fears being seen as weak. He also deeply fears losing control of situations; he manipulates the people around him and hates the idea of things not going "his" way. Finally, I think he also has a fear of having to grow up and face the future. All of these fears are tied together.

    Does your villain have a pet? What is it? Does it do anything "helpful" (or have special abilities) for the benefit your villain ?

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    Cait doesn't have a pet in the, uh, "traditional" sense. While she loves animals and would gladly have a cat or a dog, they're not that into her anymore. Not since she underwent her, *ahem* "transformation." But she does have Priscilla, who doesn't cuddle and isn't cute in the slightest bit, but she obeys orders and is big and intimidating and actually protects Cait. Which is what she was supposed to do. She's much better at it now.

    What is your villains fatal flaw and can/will they overcome it?
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    Sloth is his main flaw. He wants to be successful and he wants to be rich and all of that -- but he does NOT want to work hard to get it, preferring it to be handed to him. He doesn't overcome this in the novel, but *I* as the author know that he will in the future, but it's going to be a hard road for him.

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    Well, it's a fantasy world, but they do have television, so something on the order of CSI.

    Does your main villain have a soft spot for anyone in his life? A sibling, a parent, a spouse, a child? Or is he bad to the bone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin Nokov View Post
    Well, it's a fantasy world, but they do have television, so something on the order of CSI.

    Does your main villain have a soft spot for anyone in his life? A sibling, a parent, a spouse, a child? Or is he bad to the bone?
    No. He has a complete lack of empathy and doesn't connect with other people. He sees them as ways to get what he wants, not as people. As such, he has no-one that's close to him in the emotional sense. He does maintain alliances with people though, like his henchmen that enable him to maintain his position of power within the tribe. There are lots of people who stay on the right side of him because they've seen what happens to people who get on the wrong side of him, but fear and admiration is not the same as true friendship.

    Was your villain born bad (like Voldemort) , or was there an event in his/her life that made him/her turn bad (like Darth Vader)? If the latter, what was it? And is there any hope of redemption?
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    He turns bad. Like a twist of the tale between Lucifer and God, the villain equates his worth with being the best. If one isn't the best, or most powerful, then they have no worth. That thinking leads him to do very twisted and evil things to safeguard his power and status.

    If your villain became the king/queen of the world, what's the one thing they'd change in the world, and why?

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    He'd probably abdicate because he wouldn't want to do any actual leadership -- requires work, you know. Or else he would be a figurehead who takes other people's money.

    If your villain gave up on his evil plan, what would he do with himself?

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