Imagine The Dark Knight with a boring Joker. Or Thor without his siblings. Or a weak Darth Vader.
A well-thought-out antagonist has the power to make a story brilliant. Let's talk about how to make the best possible antagonist for your story. They will become your protagonist's worst nightmare, the spark that ignites your conflict, and a fleshed-out, three-dimensional character with realistic qualities.
In this lesson, we'll cover:
How to make an antagonist who is best suited to oppose your protagonist.
How to make your antagonist realistic and sympathetic.
How to 'wow' your readers with an epic opposing force.
Designing your antagonist's backstory.
4 steps to structure your antagonist's character arc.