Im on skype trying to explain how to write a villain, or how I write them.
If you write a villain, Very rarely do they explain exactly their motives for something. Because most of the time they don’t even realize it themselves. The villain never sees themself as a villain. They think they are either the only hero, or a victim. Either they need to save the world from itself or they were denied something they so rightfully deserve.
If the villain is emotionally manipulative and knows how to use people, then they also must know how to act certain parts. Body langauge, changing the tone of their voice. They can go from Booming aggressive power hungry Bad guy to sobbing innocent ‘please I didn’t know’ once their plan is foiled. And if they are smart, They know- KNOW the implications this could have on someone. It very much plays out like an abuser or an abusive relationship. They NEVER think they are doing wrong.