The Generic Villain Impersonates a Protagonist

This one goes out to the tricksters and the masters of disguise, the shape-thieves and the absurdly good liars, and anyone else for whom the proper tactic seems to be “remove and replace a member of the main body of protagonists.” It’s not a tactic that’s often needed, which is just as well, as it’s [...]

The Generic Villain on Impersonation

Last week’s riff on disguises covered ones that weren’t so much meant to be someone we weren’t as to not be who we were. Sometimes, though, we can’t get away with something quite so—heh, heh—generic. Instead, we have to appear to be someone who already exists, and that requires another set of complex factors beyond [...]