Welcome to the dark side of epic fantasy, where the bad guys are just as interesting as the good guys.
We all know that evil, cunning, and power-hungry characters are a staple of the genre, but what exactly is going on in their heads?
Allow me to delve into the twisted minds of the most famous dark fantasy characters and try to shed some light on their motivations and thought processes. But be warned, this journey is not for the faint of heart….
Let’s start with the classic example: Sauron from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” This guy is about as evil as they come, and his sole desire is to rule Middle-Earth and enslave all its inhabitants. So, what could possibly be going through his head?
Well, based on my extensive research, I would say that Sauron’s main motivation is a desperate need for attention. Think about it. He creates a giant, flaming eye to watch over his minions and make sure everyone knows he’s in charge. That’s some serious insecurity right there. Maybe if Sauron had received a few more cuddles as a child he wouldn’t be so needy.
Next up, we have the infamous Queen Cersei Lannister from George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire.” This power-hungry queen will stop at nothing to maintain her grip on the Iron Throne, even if it means betraying her own family and sending the entire Seven Kingdoms into chaos.
What’s driving her actions? Maybe she overslept, spilled coffee on her favourite dress, and then her hair refused to cooperate. So, she decides to take out her frustration on the entire realm. Sounds plausible to me.
Finally, let’s talk about the Dark Lord himself, Voldemort from J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter.” This guy is so evil that he’s not even called by his real name—everyone just refers to him as “You-Know-Who.”
So, what’s Voldemort’s deal? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that he’s just a big fan of Halloween. He’s got the whole evil villain look going on—dark cloak, dark hood, and a skull-like face. He’s just trying to bring a little bit of Halloween spirit to the wizarding world all year round.
The evil characters of epic fantasy may be evil, cunning, and power-hungry, but they’re also just trying to get by in this/their crazy world.
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