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What Makes a Character Evil?

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Initial post: Nov 17, 2012, 4:14:18 PM PST
J. Case says:
What is it that makes a character evil, and not misguided?

Posted on Dec 8, 2012, 1:43:03 AM PST
Sam says:
Conscious choice

There's the genuine evil of 'Hannibal/Silence of the Lambs' or Saruman 'Lord of the Rings', both geniune evil characters.

Or take 'Badly Behaving Dexter' or 'The Meaning Of Theft' - good characters doing bad things

But then there's Patrick Bates of 'American Psycho' - good or bad?
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