Hi guys, I recently wrote a novel called 'Karma Child' and I was so taken with the villain that I'd like to occasionally use him in other stories. I don't mean sequels. They might be completely different but the villain is the same, although he appears in other guises and forms. He is a trickster character and kind of ageless so it makes sense that he appears. It does mean my stories are linked and set in the same Universe but that doesn't matter too much. Do you think this works or know any examples where this has been used? In my new story he is in it but there are only subtle references so previous readers may not initially realise who he is. He will have a different name but eventually I'll make it quite plain he's the same person. It won't matter if you haven't read the other book but it is a cool continuity thing for readers and I like the idea of having a 'supervillain', so long as he isn't in EVERY book I write. I'm fascinated with him because he's pretty much like the devil in that it is hinted he is not wholly human. There's a bit of a Faustian bargain with this type of character as he's very good at getting people to go on the wrong path. He loves causing problems and a great character for creating conflict. Would love to know your thoughts.