Shanty Pete's 1st Mate Posted January 18 Share Posted January 18 3 hours ago, Etrurian emperor said: Perhaps minor villain wasn't the best phrase. I was toying with other names such as junior or secondary villains. What I had in mind when I wrote that were the likes of Petrine, Valter, Lang and Ephidel. Villains who carry the first acts of the story, are portrayed as very dangerous but who are not the highest ranking among the villain totum pole. Petrine for instance seems quite a lot more Junior than the Black Knight despite officially holding the same rank, Valter and Caelach don't seem in the know about the demon king, and while the leading villain of the first movie Tarkin is ''just'' a mof, rather than a sith lord. But despite having very powerful seniors looming over them these villains are all real threats for the heroes that people like Iago or Solon just aren't. A minor villain? In his moment of triumph? I think you underestimate his prominence. For real, though, maybe "recurring villains" would be the term? The "minor villains" I pointed to weren't "recurring", but they did get much more characterization and narrative function than "Uglyface McGee". Other "minor villains" who tend to be highly-regarded could be folks like Shiharam, Mustafa, or Mannu (yes I will die on this peninsula). On 1/15/2023 at 1:04 AM, Jotari said: Well my personal head canon is that is was Xane dicking around between the Archanean games trying to avoid Gotoh giving him any more responsibilities. Haha. I like this one. Although, it makes me not want to kill him anymore. I couldn't face Tiki after doing that. On 1/15/2023 at 1:04 AM, Jotari said: Honestly I think Lonato and Miklan were better done than the actual major villains in the game. Kronya also manages to make herself decently hateable in the short time she's around, though I might be biased from really liking how she plays in Heroes. Kronya is... I don't know how to feel about her. It's hard to hate her for killing the man who raised a 39-and-a-half foot death flag. She has a fun design and good VA, and I like how dodgy she is as an enemy. But I don't really understand her motivation, beyond "IDK whatever the Agarthans want me to do". At least with Solon, it feels like he has a personal investment in kidnapping Flayn for her blood, for the sake of his research, mad-scientist style. Kronya has a similar enthusiasm for killing Jeralt, because... she likes killing? Is that it? Is this Peri all over again? I dunno. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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