I have a rather odd issue at hand that effects not just one story or idea but my writing as a whole, and it deals with what kind of characters I like to write and what audience I usually aim for. I will admit this flat out, I do not like writing typical heroic-type characters. The "good guys" are too direct and straightforward in their methods and come from humble beginnings. I like to write intelligent, scheming, manipulative characters in positions of wealth and/or power who have grandiose, goals that favor using smarts and indirect, chessmaster schemes rather then direct "fight the bad guy" action. The issue, such characters make great villains in the eyes of most, but lousy protagonists. I aim mostly at teens when I write, since I enjoy writing teen characters and such, but I just don't find heroes enjoyable. I find the scheming manipulative, intelligent chessmasters with grand goals and some degree of wealth/station/power in their background more enjoyable for me to write then the typical heroic protagonist who comes from humble beginnings and often find that when I go to write something that fits the latter mold all the interest is sapped out of it for me. However, my worry is that the kind of characters I like to write make horrible protagonists, especially in YA. Why would somebody want to read about the villain winning? What kind of moral is that teaching people? Heck, even if they don't win and the story becomes about the errors of evil I still think that the kind of characters I enjoy writing most are better suited to being antagonists rather then protagonists, yet when I go to make a hero to their villain I find myself wanting to only develop the villain because they are just far more interesting to me. So my issue is thus: I highly enjoy writing characters that work best as villains/antagonists and dislike writing the kind of characters you usually find as protagonists and have no idea how to rectify this issue. Any advice or tips for me would be highly appreciated.