Hello everyone! Lately I've been writing a story and so far it's going great. Except for one problem I can't seem to get over. During the making of the story, I had a certain vision for it that hadn't changed for a while. However a few weeks ago, in an attempt to add things and rearrange the story so that it makes sense, I thought up of a character, a villain. This villain was the answer to all the problems I had in my head. His motives, his back story, his character in general was the puzzle piece to making my story a coherent story from beginning to end. The problem with this character, and the problem I now face and that's bothering me, is that this new villain renders my old villain completely irrelevant to the story in the grand scheme of things. My problem is that I LOVE my old villain and the character that he's become. I have lots fun writing the old villain, but the new villain makes more sense and ultimately makes the story complete. There is no room for the old villain in this story anymore, but I don't want to completely scrap the character because I've grown too attached to him. Which I feel is why I'm so torn on whether or not to scrap the character or to somehow work him into this story that is otherwise complete. The old villain was supposed to be the main bad guy all the way until the end of the story. Bit now the new villain is the main baddie. So I don't know what to do with the old villain anymore. I'm not finished with planning out the story, by the way. So I ask you guys, have you ever had to scrap entire characters or arcs or plot elments that you've grown attached to but didn't really want to neglect? If so, how'd you deal with it and what was your solution? Do you have any advice for my situation?