Right, so I have a few questions about antagonists. 1. What really is an antagonist? Do they have to be evil? Can they just be opposition for the protagonist? 2. The main opposition in my story is a man who has ideologies about the world; they aren't bad ideologies, but the means in which he goes around making them happen are. Really though, he just wants humanity to prevail, and something always has to be sacrificed for good things to happen, right? I'm sure he is an antagonist, but I've heard antagonist used in so many ways my brain isn't sure which one is the 'right' one. Also, I'm not a fan of dictionaries for these kind of things, since so many people have so many different opinions. I'm just looking for a generalisation of one. I think... my own post doesn't make sense to me.