Reprise: The Generic Villain Compliments the Enemy

Originally posted July 31, 2011.

I’ve talked a good amount about messing with the minds of your opponents. But there’s one thing I’ve found that tends to be really good for the job with minimum effort—no monetary outlay, no risks of experiments going horribly wrong, just a little thought and a little [...]

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 Compliments the Enemy

I’ve talked a good amount about messing with the minds of your opponents. But there’s one thing I’ve found that tends to be really good for the job with minimum effort—no monetary outlay, no risks of experiments going horribly wrong, just a little thought and a little bit of talking.
Compliment them. You’ll love the looks [...]