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on The Antagonist

This is the character who works to Prevent the Protagonist from winning. Couple this motivation with a penchant for getting people to Reconsider and you have the workings of a classic Antagonist. Give them the Influence Character role and suddenly you have the makings of a classic Villain (think the Joker in The Dark Knight). And no, James Bond is NOT the Antagonist no matter what someone tells you, it just doesn't play out.

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