Force-of-Nature Villains – Giving a Face to Pure Evil – Extra Credits



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Force-of-Nature villains embody pure evil, or chaos, or other forces that move the world beyond the hero’s control. They’re not traditional characters with motives, desires, and a backstory that makes it easy to understand them. They exist purely to drive an agenda. The force they represent (and push relentlessly onto the world) defines the hero’s values by interaction, giving the hero’s human flaws and virtues greater value when contrasted with the villain’s single-minded purpose. These villains are frequently portrayed as gods or monsters, like Sauron, but when written as humans, like the Joker or the Illusive Man, they are usually written as insane or obsessed.
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27 thoughts on “Force-of-Nature Villains – Giving a Face to Pure Evil – Extra Credits

  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    I'm actually in the process of making a force of nature character for my own game. A bloodthirsty commander who has burning hate for his own king because he deems him as weak.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    See blue , red, and green after the seeing the Illusive Man, and I'm now having Mass Effect 3 flashbacks.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    I think AM from I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream is the perfect example of this. It is a super advance artificial intelligence that just hates, it has no other purpose and its hatred for humanity is absolute with an internal logic and motive that makes sense.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    Here's an idea for any of you to use:an insane villain against a hero who's mentally ill but not completely insane.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    Kefka is also a human villain, but the only way to comprehend him is on his last battle, every phase telling one part of his desires, fears and the final ascension to divinity, which could mean the final resolve about his own persona.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    can a force of nature villain be just pure evil and mindless but depending on the person it gives its power to it can gain new plans and or new knowledge of how to act like a sentient being adopting parts of their personalities and mindsets to improve itself?

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    You should really see Fullmetal Alchemist for a perfect execution on this concept

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    X.A.N.A. is a perfect force of nature villain. Not human at all (actually a computer virus on steroids), yet challenges the main cast through crazy ways such as possessing other people, manipulating gravity, and much much more. Yet making the main cast fleshed out through their reactions to the problem presented.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    I've heard a different definition. Some instead say that a force-of-nature villain is the type that is not really evil but just does his own thing. They usually are in the hero's way but haven no motivation at all, just like a real force of nature. Another thing about them is that they are invincible. They aren't something the hero overcomes but has to work around.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    The Lich from Adventure Time. An eldritch force of death, possibly older than time itself. Mortal minds are completely unable to comprehend the scope of his existence, or his motivation for doing what he does. All we know is that he wants to wipe all forms of life, great and small, from existence. I don't even think he can ever truly be destroyed; it may take countless billions of years, but he'll ALWAYS return. Even after literally being wished out of existence, he STILL showed up!

    The fuck is a villain like that doing in what is otherwise a silly, lighthearted, and often very stupid show?

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    Would Hades be considered a force of nature villain?

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    Funny Valentine Jojo's part 7! Actually it is a bit weird that part 7 has a Force of nature villain and the other parts have narrative villains. Though Kars Santana and Esidesi might be Mechanics villains.

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    Ali from Samurai Jack is a very good example of this, a foil to jack and an exact opposite

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    No mention of a gun with 50% faster firing speed, knockback on the target and wearer, 20% more bullets per shot, -66% clip size, and -10% damage penalty. Really EC?

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    Love your vids, did you your voice turn mechanic though or is it my pc?

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  • August 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm
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    Handsome Jack in Borderlands 2. Another good example. Transitions to narrative villain in the Pre-Sequel. Intresting development.

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