So in your story you always have a protagonist and an antagonist. without that you don't have much of a story. the story idea I am working on works something like this. the hero who was forgotten. he saved the world and everyone loved and cherished him. his divine strength, great healing, and ability to obtain power from the enemies he defeated everything that made him so special. but peace came. once the evil villain was defeated he no longer had a purpose. sure there would eventually be a new villain to fight or some tyrant to overthrow. but what was he in the mean time? Spare labor? Someone people didn't even recognize after a few years. so the hero comes up with a plan. he would grow a new crop of villains. secretly of course. he would raise and train a new set of villains. He would teach them everything they needed to know, work so that they could grow strong. one may even be the child of the last villain he killed or something. the day comes when he sets them out into the world. they have only ever been taught by the man and only know what he has taught them, which was everything how to be a villain. even though they may come from the villains and have been raised to steal and harm others without a care, the people he chose do not have it truly cut out to be a villain. they may be a nuisance, but they are no villains. no pure evil. the hero sets out to make them look like the bad guys no matter what. that's about what I got really. I know this is getting a little long so my question what makes a good villain and a good hero. the point of the story is somewhat for the hero to end up being revealed to be the villain in the end and the villains to try and stop him and succeed him as the hero even though they don't really adhere to any kind of moral code or heroes way. so. what do you think of when you think of a good villain. may it be Bowser or Lucifer or Voldimort. what makes the villain a good villain. There are different kinds of villains for sure and I would love to hear what everyone has to say about this. thank you. also. at what point does a hero cease being a hero. at what point has the hero crossed the line and can no longer be called a hero.