It also appears that I have been tagged. It does not only appear, though—it is true, my fellow writers. I was tagged by the Elven Sentinel Leilani Sunblade of Dreams and Dragons with the Villainous Villain Tag. This does not mean that I am a villainous villain, of course. It means something different. Something far more…un-devious.
This is a tag where I answer seven questions about a favourite or main villain of a book or series I am writing. I ask you to read this. With my hat in my hand. Or rather, on my head, because I use both hands for typing this.
(1.) Who is your favorite (or main) villain of the book/series you are writing, and how would you describe his/her character?
My favourite villain from a series called the Union Saga is a Blazepyre, a King of Fire, called Dmiron. While the other Blazepyre enjoy torturing and killing, Dmiron's strengths lie in loyalty, analytical powers, and his physical prowess. He is bold, unafraid to stand up to his leader, but inside knows that he has failed by accepting the offer of Sikos Exthros, his current master.
(2.) What special powers (if any) does this villain have?
Dmiron, like the rest of the Blazepyre, is able to wield fire at will and shoot it from his hands, and has unnatural perception.
(3.) What was your inspiration for the character?
Actually, I don't remember my inspiration, except that I wanted a sixteenth Blazepyre who <SPOILER ALERT CLASSIFIED INFORMATION>.
(4.) Of all the villains in your book/series, what distinguishes this villain from the others?
Dmiron has a sense of right and wrong, even though he is on the wrong side. He still believes in Esheraah, God, but feels that He failed to protect him, and so rejects Him. He also disapproves of using torture and dislikes killing, to the anger and ridicule of his fellow Blazepyre.
(5.) Even though this character is on the side of evil, what trait does this villain posses that you admire?
In conversation with Sikos Exthros, Dmiron reveals that he has a wife and son, and that they believe he is dead. I admire his loyalty to his family in refusing to allow Exthros to touch them, and his willingness to defy his leader on account of his family.
(6.) What lessons can be learnt from the character’s story?
Even if God doesn't seem like He cares about us when we face trials, He does care. Even if you've failed at a major point in your life, it doesn't mean you can't succeed any more.
(7.) If you had the opportunity to meet your villain, would you do so?
Yes, I would, without the shadow of a doubt. I seriously doubt Dmiron would try to kill me or even take me captive, because he should know I'm his author.
Warrior of Aror