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You can take a character like this make her incredibly evil, fun, (I know, but they add a lot to the life of the heroine), and she gives us a run for our money. She can be beautiful, sexy, and sensual. More fun for our heroines. Even in clothing, she can be decked out in the hottest high fashion, perfect make-up and hair, or constantly in dark colors, to stand out against the beauty of the heroine.
Whatever the evil queen does, it occupies the page, and contrast against the one person she just loves to hate, the heroine.
We often think of someone like Maleficent of the Disney queens as ultimate evil. What drives her? Greed, jealousy, after all she wasn’t the fairest in the land, and it drove her nuts.
Of course, in our modern fairy tales, the heroine has a little bit more pluck than Snow White or Sleeping Beauty. She’s kick ass, which urks the evil queen to no end.
As a writer we create a evil queen who can stand-up to our heroines, but in the end has to bow down to her, and give in. Today’s heroines don’t wait for the prince to arrive. They pick up their own sword and go to town.
Herculean Task: We’re looking for some great evil queens to add to a growing list. Who is your favorite literary evil queens?