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In the strict sense... No. The point of the antagonist is a figure that opposes the protagonist. So they can't be one and the same. Like, you have the figure of speech "X is their worst enemy". But you can't take it too literally. Now, the protagonist can be the bad guy; the villain. So he would be the antagonistic force to the good guys of the ...


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It depends on the character. Since your character is complex, they won't be perfect. Even the best people and characters still have flaws. If their flaws are clearly exaggerated, then they may be an antagonist. For example, anyone might think about inflicting pain on a very obnoxious person, but an antagonist may actually inflict pain. If a protagonist has ...


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I love characters that are painted grey rather than clearly black or white. Nobody is perfect. I repeat, nobody. Every bad character has something good to offer. Loki and Joker are the two most celebrated villains of their respected comic world. We love them despite the fact they were the lead villains. However, we empathized with Joker for everything he had ...


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The antagonist is a narrative entity that works to prevent the protagonist from achieving his/her goals in the story and must be overcome, creating the conflict. In romance fiction, this would be the "Other Man" of the love triangle. In legal fiction, this is the opposition party in the trial. Antagonists need not be personified, as there are 3 ...


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