|Andrew Scott - Moriarty|
(Elementary Spoiler! If you haven't seen the first season, don't read:)
In Elementary, once again, I was well pleased with such a stunning plot twist. Creating Sherlock's love interest, Irene Adler, and his greatest enemy, Moriarty, as one and the same was pure genius! What better way to pit the protagonist against the antagonist by making their lives intertwined in an eternal love/hate relationship. The inner battle torments Sherlock as he now must end his greatest addiction--M--the love of his life, played by Natalie Dormer.
In my new found writing career, I have spent dozens of hours crafting the perfect protagonist. One day I woke up and realized I needed to put the same amount of effort into the antagonist. So, the next time you are tempted to write a typical villain, think of these two Moriartys and think outside the basic bad guy image.
Do you have a favorite villain you created or one from a t.v. series or a movie? My favorite villain from my upper MG mystery (WIP) is a 13 year old green-eyed girl nicknamed Snake Eyes.
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|Natalie Dormer - Moriarty|