This weekend I had the rather unique opportunity to work with a type of villain I'd never had the chance to experiment with: someone with nothing to lose.
Every other villain I've worked with so far has had some reason to at the very least keep the protagonist alive and relatively healthy (he accidentally tied his power to her health. He was one of my relatively stupider villains). However, in my current project I have a pair of villains, mad scientists, who are sadly stuck in backs story (so far). These men had absolutely nothing to lose, and so had absolutely no reason not to be as cruel and heartless as they wanted.
It was both exciting and terrifying. Really. They were scaring me.
It was just a strange experience, channeling a character with so little restraint. Though that might admittedly have had something to do with the fact that I felt an irrational anger towards stupid clients (seriously, how hard is it to sign a blasted paper?!). In any case, I think if my characters ever actually turn out to be real and come to haunt me, I'll be dead. These guys are ruthless.
Fare thee well, friend!