writing villains

S36 Bonus – The Dark Triad: Psychopathy, Narcissism, and Machiavellianism

Hannibal Lecter: What if I did it for you?
Clarice Starling: Did what?
Hannibal Lecter: Harmed them, Clarice. The ones who’ve harmed you. What if I made them scream apologies? No, I shouldn’t even say it because you’ll feel – with your perfect grasp on right and wrong – that you were somehow accompli- even though you wouldn’t be.
– Hannibal

S21E9 – Villainy: Should Villains Be Evil?

There is indeed good and there is indeed evil, and both walk the earth…. Both good and evil vie for the passions of the heart. For love! – Ted Dekker

Every villain is a hero in his own mind. – Tom Hiddleston

S6 Bonus Episode – What Makes a Good Villain

If you look at all of the villains in the course of human history, they’ve all believed, delusionally, in the virtue of their actions. Every villain is a hero in his own mind. – Tom Hiddleston