A villain (also known in film and literature as the "antagonist," "baddie", "bad guy", "black hat", or "heavy") is an "evil" character in a story, whether a historical narrative or, especially, a work of fiction. The villain usually is the antagonist (though can be the protagonist), the character who tends to have a negative effect on other characters. A female villain is sometimes called a villainess (often to differentiate her from a male villain). Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines villain as "a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel; or a character in a play, novel, or the like, who constitutes an important evil agency in the plot".
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Famous quotes containing the word villain:
“In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They dont want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.”
—Alfred Hitchcock (18991980)
“Hamlet. Theres never a villain dwelling in all Denmark
But hes an arrant knave.
Horatio. There needs no ghost, my lord, come from the grave
to tell us this.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.”
—Agnes Repplier (18581950)