This is my first post here and I was just curious as to what people would think of having my main characters best friend a creation and ultimatly a puppet of the main villain. Basically my main character is not someone that is well liked but there is one person that does talk and hang out with him that he has known for years. This friend of his though is well liked by everyone and is even told to just leave the main characters side by other people that he knows. This friend stays with the main character though and is ultimatly eventuall "killed" by the villain only for the villain to use images and illusions of the friend later on to his advantage. Does this sound like it could work if not can I know why. Andif so what do you think could be better about it Thank you for your help.