Today I'm linking up with Beautiful People to talk about my WIP, The Dimension Jumper. Last time, I talked about my protagonist, Jade, so today I'd like to talk about my antagonist who appears in later books (it's a trilogy (hopefully)). (Unfortunately, I have to be a bit vague because some of my lovely betas read my blog and I'd hate to spoil stuff for them.)
Onto the questions!
Do they want to get married and/or have children? Why or why not?
He'd like to get married eventually, but he's so focused on his goals that he kind of knows that it'll probably never happen. But he'd like it.
What is their weapon of choice? (It doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical weapon.)
He likes to use words as his weapon and get inside someone's head. If he can manipulate someone into doing something, he will. (He's a super nice guy.) If he has to get physical, he'd rather use a gun and shoot someone from far away so he doesn't have to see them suffering.
Have they ever been physically violent with someone, and what instigated it?
He definitely doesn't mind getting violent to get what he wants, but he'd much rather try to manipulate people first. He'd rather try to be your friend first, try to get inside your head to figure out what's the best way to make you like him to give him what he wants. Occasionally someone will see through his mind games, and he'll get very violent very fast.
Are they a rule-follower or a rebel?
Once again, it depends on the situation. If following the rules will get him what he wants, then he'll be a teacher's pet. If the rules don't suit him then he'll toss them out the window and go get what he wants.
Are they organized or messy?
He's usually quite organized, and likes to know exactly what's going on with everything. It's like a chess game to him, whether it's where his tools are or what different people's motivations are. He's a scientist so he likes to have everything perfectly charted, observed and graphed. (However, when he first wakes up and when he's tired is pretty much the only time he'll have no idea what's going on. Think groggy teenager.)
What makes them feel loved, and who was the last person to make them feel that way?
He likes people to understand what he's trying to do, because in his mind he's doing the right thing. He's also super smart and doesn't fully connect with the rest of society, so when someone gets what that's like it's always a bonus for him. I'd say the last people (I know, I'm cheating) to make him feel loved was his old girlfriend, his sister and my main character just because they understand what's going on in his brain.
What do they eat for breakfast?
Some type of seasonal fruit, probably.
Have they ever lost someone close to them? What happened?
His old girlfriend dumped him because he was getting too obsessed with his goals, which was honestly understandable. (I'd dump him too.) He is still kinda in love with her, which sucks for him. His sister also died, and they were really close (which also sucks for him). Both incidences inspired him to become the evil villain he is today.
What’s their treat of choice? (Or, if not food, how else do they reward themselves?)
A nice, hot drink and an evening of scientific discussion.
Are you linking up with Beautiful People? Does anyone else ever feel strangely sympathetic for their bad guy? What's your favourite bad guy in books/movies?