Does having too many villains pose a problem? Within my story, I find I keep creating more villains and creating more plots, and I'm afraid that it will spread the story too thin. Rather than having one antagonist to overcome, I have about 3 or 4 right now. I know a lot of stories have multiple villains, but I tend to think that they oftentimes can be condensed to one arc. In Star Wars, there is Vader, Maul, and Dooku, but they all to me are all henchman of Palpatine. Mine rather has about 4 villains that themselves are fighting, and constantly getting in the ways of one another. I think my main concern is that the over-arching antagonist will become hard to pin down, and that could make my story suffer. Or do you think it could help?