The working title of the book is currently “The Field Guide to Villains.” And as I outline it, I realize that the topic covers a lot of ground. How do I make sense of all these bad guys? How do I compare one to another? How can I organize and describe, not just the Joker or Darth Vader, but rather, make sense of the entire field?
I channeled the World’s Most Dangerous Consultant, Edwin Windsor, and developed a quadrant diagram. I could have filled it in with famous characters, but I thought it might be more beneficial to identify the edge cases and see if my scheme made sense to anybody else. So, commenters, what do you have to say?