If you've seen my previous thread, "To Kill a Villain", you know that I will be killing off an antagonist. But I've been having second thoughts.... Yes, I am very wishy-washy when it comes to these things. From the earlier thread I chose a mixture of all three. The love interest of the villain would have a vision, where the Chekhov's Gunman (another princess who has vowed revenge towards him sometime throughout the story) shoots an arrow from a tower. She either decides to or not to let him leave for something that day, the outcome depending on two choices. She is destined to make a sacrifice by flicking her wrist, and if she lets him leave with a wave he would die, sacrificing their love. But the flick could also be a sign for him to stop, her volunteering to leave in his place. That's a clearer sacrifice, but it deviates from her cold, analytical personality. She does love him, so it could count as character development. Thoughts? The protagonist would also have a part in defeating the antagonist, if the love interest chose to let him be killed. The MC would find the dying vilain, letting him die. It's against the MC's philosophy to kill, as all.