What is your opinion on how a villain should be dealt with in the story? I guess it depends on the villain, but my stories are concluded in peaceful non-violent ways. The climax is usually more of an emotional ride than a battle. The antagonist comes out as changed in a way that cause them not to oppose the protagonists anymore. I find these situations rare, especially in fantasy. I would like to create more stories that find peaceful solutions beyond just killing, imprisoning, or just throwing the villains into exile. It might not be "realistic" to overthrow an evil demon king by sitting him down and giving him a friendship speech (which I don't do that ever, but it's just a basic example), but I think it's important to show there are ways to deal with people that's at the end of a sword.