Comment A cunning mind and a strong motive. It also doesn’t hurt if the villain has some tie to one or more of the characters. I also like villains who have redeemable or likeable qualities. Anna remarked recently that she liked the relationship between Duke Zalto and Duchess Brimskarda. Yeah, they’re evil fire giants, but they’ve found a way to make their marriage work, and there’s real love there. from discussion Dice, Camera, Action! AMA with Chris Perkins.