I'm working on a piece where the villain isn't revealed until the very end. My problem is that in my efforts to make him an unlikely villain, I've fallen in love with his character. Not in the sense that WOW I made such a good villain, more that WOW I made such a good man, I don't want him to be a villain anymore. Problem is, I'm 30,000 words into my book. Almost every clue I've given is SO perfect for this character, and the only thing I can think of would be an absolute wimp-out way: to give my current "villain" an assistant... Would make sense since his job would require one anyways. And this way, that person would be with him nearly everywhere he's already been in the book. This is such a typical characters controlling the book situation... I planned this all out with a pretty intricate outline, but the more I write this character, the more I realize that he can't be the villain. Suggestions?