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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-07-11 07:16 pm

[ SECRET POST #3842 ]


⌈ Secret Post #3842 ⌋

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(Anonymous) 2017-07-12 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
This. I can understand why it's a big no-no for most people because villain redemption rarely well executed. It takes WORK and a lot of clever plotting to do a credible redemption and most authors either don't realize it, don't want to do the work, or simply can't. Instead they try to fudge it with retconning or flimsy excuses and that spoils it, IMO.
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[personal profile] rosehiptea 2017-07-12 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
I once tried to write a villain redemption, not a complete redemption exactly but more like "I now realize I have done things I shouldn't have done," but the problem was that if it really hit him what he had done, it would be pretty crushing. I mean it's like looking into the abyss.

The story sucked for other reasons, but partly because I had so much trouble fathoming how anyone could do such sweeping horrible things and then be sorry for it, even gradually.