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Mercedes Lackey

On the Appeal of the Anti-Hero

People have always been fascinated with characters who are presented as the villain of the piece, which leaves other people scratching their head and asking, “What the . . .?” It comes down to the characterization; aside from these villains fitting the “Byronic Ideal,” they aren’t so much villains as anti-heroes. Anti-heroes do share a …

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