Thursday, September 8, 2011

Follow Friday (17)


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Q: Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one?
I am honestly having a tough time with this question. I am sitting here, looking at my bookshelf and wondering to myself, "Villain, villain... what villain in my favorite reads would I like to win?" 
Well, I think that I have decided on one thing for sure, which is this:
In a way, a villain should win in one way or another throughout the book, that is what makes it interesting.
Take Mortal Instruments for example.
Valentine wins small battles throughout the books, even Sebastian (that bastard!) won. But, if they hadn't, what would our heroine have to work for? Why would being with Jace be something so difficult to do? 
And then we would no have two more reads to anxiously wait for. Damn, that is a lot of waiting...
Or The Hunger Games.
There are soooo many villains in these stories, The Capital is a huge one. By having the laws they do and forcing Katniss and Peeta into the games, TA-DA!! We have totally kick-ass, somewhat gory reads that leave you griping the pages until they rip... well at lease mine did. 

So, I guess my conclusion would be YES! I love it when villains win. But only enough to make the MC squirm and fight for what they need or want.

But they better damn well get their asses handed to them and the fabulous hero of the hour will eventually rebel for what they believe in and win!!
Villains! Villains! Who is your winning villain??





kaye (paper reader) said...

Funny, I was going to mention THG as an example of a villain that I wouldn't want to win, but I didn't kno who to choose - President Snow, the Capital. They're all sort of collectively the villain.

I love this question!

Tia said...

Great answer! I can't really think of a time I wanted the villain to win in the end!

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Anna said...

Haha this is a great answer! I was thinking about TMI and THG but then realized I didn't want any of those people to win.

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Imo said...

Oh, i had such a hard time picking mine, i never really want a villain to win unless i hate the book and just want it to be over.
I thought about Valentine and the Capitol, but in the end i never wanted them to actually WIN.
Have an awesome weekend, and stop by if you can, i love meeting new people!

Lan said...

Lots of people seem to be having trouble picking their answers tonight but I love your take on the question and totally agree with you.

I'm a new follower. My FF post: The Write Obsession

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Jessica S. said...

Nice answer! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Follow Friday! :)

Sash and Em said...

I liked Sebastian lol.

new follower.

Here's our FF

Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

Yea, I know what you mean- I just dont want them to win! Lol new follower. I love your blog so far :)

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Anonymous said...

Great answer! I definitely agree with you, if they don't win the small battles there is no reason for the series to go on!

New follower. :) Hope you have a great weekend!
Amanda @ Letters Inside Out: My FF said...

I loved the Hunger Games, but I wanted Katniss and Peeta to win in that one Now in Catching Fire, Katniss got on my last nerve, so I wanted anyone to win other than her.