I have been researching things for my current novel to develop my characters and plot points, a point in my resarch, I came across a certain character known as the Contagonist. If you resarch this word, you will most likely come across small information. From my knowledge, I know that the Contagonist is very similar to your book's Antagonist, although this character is seen as the less threatening one and has the goal of 'delaying' your Protagonist from completing their mission. For Example: In one of my other Man-U-Scripts, I have a character (Rodoich) who is my Antagonist, but I then have a more innocent character (Larken) who is seen as someone who does not not wish to hurt your Protagonist, but thinks that them succeeding is not a very good idea, and tries to get that into their head. So does your story/novel hold a Contagonist?