I have a character who's got a controversial trait that honestly I'm a bit on the fence about. His name is Victor Cros, and he'll be playing the supervillain/mastermind/antagonist/whatever flavor you like role. A bit of background: He's an arrogant genius and a madman, he believes himself to above all others due to his intelligence and strong supernatural abilities. After a couple bad acts, he and numerous other supernatural inmates have been sent to a remote island prison to be observed. When he's introduced in the story he has a grudge against one of the protagonists, Evelyn Shields, an African American woman. His grudge isn't just because she's black, but it actually stemmed from the fact she consistently beats him in chess, which he perceives as an ultimate battle of minds. Losing in a battle of minds, not just to a woman, but to a Black woman, makes him completely indisposed toward her and he attempts to veil his numerous jabs at her being a woman and Black under a sophisticated dialect to save face. Which irritates Evelyn to no end leading to Victor being reported for harassment, alot. But me being Black myself I often feel like this subject may be a bit much. I mean villains are supposed to be assholes but Victor and his jabs Evelyn always seems to bother me the more I write them. And it's all because he wants to feel superior to her! It makes me mad because I know of people who are like this. My question is should I keep this trait in Victor's character even though it really makes me uncomfortable? And a bonus question, have you ever had a character that actually got to you like this?