Q: Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one?Ooh...now that's a question i'll have to think about.
I love to hate villains, especially when they're so evil that you can hate them wholeheartedly without feeling bad, but i don't want them to actually win or anything. I still want the heroe/heroine to kick their arses and save the world.
But what can really work is when a villain is redeemed or saved, my favourite example of this is Spike from Buffy (i know it's TV, but work with me here) he was incredibly evil, but by the end he truly redeemed himself and is now one of my favourite vampires in all time history.
So...i guess i don't really have an answer. The only time i want villains to win is when i hate the book and/or the main character and just want it to be over and everyone to die already. Not the most positive outlook, i'll admit, but sometime you can't help it.
That's my evasive answer, but can anyone give me a villain that actually should win? I can't think of any, but maybe someone can remind me of one.
Have an awesome weekend,