If you’ve seen the Daredevil TV series, you’d know how multi-dimensional and sympathetic their villains are. Aside from the obvious example of primary antagonist Wilson Fisk, whose portrayal in both the comics and small screen is nothing short of emotionally complex, the TV series bring us Vladimir Ranskahov, who is one of the more memorable secondary villains in recent years.
Here’s five traits of the sympathetic villain.
Despite being the more cantankerous and trigger-happy half of the Ranskahov brothers, I understood his motives and raison d’être much better than I did Fisk’s, whose evil deeds were largely conducted from the shadows. Continue reading