ICCP 003: Finding the Soul Of a Character (Part 2 of 2): Superheroes, Villains, and Support Characters

Thursday, November 19, 2015 | by Ed Williams and Brent Lyles

1 hour and 2 minutes


We explain why you can’t just invest all of your time and resources developing your superheroes. Your villains and support characters have a much bigger role in how your universe works more than you know.


Key Takeaways

  • Your hero is only as great as his or her villain.
  • You won’t always be able to tell hero v. villain stories. It’s in those ordinary moments we learn about your character. Your supporting cast gives that character an ordinary world to live in. They help challenge that character and take us down avenues your character or their villain may not.
  • Your villains have the potential to be iconic if you give them the time and resources to be developed properly.

Your hosts

Ed Williams

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Brent Lyles

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