Episode 6: Necessary Evil

"The amount of money I spend specifically on alcohol at farmers markets is absurd" ~Diana

Episode 6: Necessary Evil
The amount of money I spend specifically on alcohol at farmers markets is absurd
~ Diana

The biggest. The baddest. The evilest guys. Today, Endeavorance and Diana dive into Big Bad Evil Guys (BBEGs): how to design them, how to portray them, how to hype them up, and how to handle their downfall.

Spoiler warnings for this episode

We (read: Dev) also talk a lot about some examples of good and bad BBEGs in popular media. So. To that end, spoiler warnings for the following stuff:

  • Undertale
  • Breaking Bad / Better Call Saul
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender / Legend of Korra
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • ...Starfox 64? Can that be spoiled?

Really though, if you've not consumed the above media by now, for shame (but also go play/watch them so we can get hype about stuff together, okay thanks)

Topics covered in this big bad evil episode

  • Lavender farming
  • How cool is the bad guy?
  • Moving up a ladder of baddies
  • You should play Undertale
  • You'll never defeat Andross
  • The BBEG putting the party in their place
  • How not to immediately give away a secret BBEG
  • Questioning reality because the BBEG makes sense
  • Unexpected consequences from felling evil
  • The Player Character to BBEG pipeline
  • Big Bad Neutral Guys
  • How to roleplay as the big bad

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