In the novel that I am currently writing, Felicity is the main antagonist. She is very intelligent, clever, beautiful, and devious. She uses everything in her power to get the two things she loves most; money and social status. It isn't enough that she was born to one of the richest families in the US, or that she married one of the richest men in the world (who is twice her age). She constantly uses her charismatic charms to climb up the social ladder. Felicity has no morals at all and singe-handedly causes her sisters' depression, which eventually leads to the sister's death. Felicity is also able to out smart anyone who questions her true intent. She sees people as her puppets and is very good at manipulating people into doing what she wants. Her true evil persona is not known until well into the novel, where she admits to destroying her sister's reputation in the cut-throat high society of the early American 1900s. So, I'm wondering if this kind of villain is too cliche. This character is detrimental to the plot, but there is something about her that seems too evil. Sort of cartoonish. It's as if she is untouchable. Should I change the character?