The antagonist is the main literary figure who opposes the protagonist. The antagonist is often evil and the desires of the protagonist and villain are almost always contradictory. The antagonist is powerful - whether physical, intellectual, supernatural, or using other characters to work for him. The antagonist features allow him to accumulate power and plot large-scale schemes. Many writers tend to create similarities between the antagonist and the protagonist and this use is an artistic means to express symmetry between the two sides in the plot.
This index contains some of the most iconic antagonists in the history of cinema.
Guidance: Michal Pauzner