How is Ilyana, the baddie in my fiction, different from protagonist Isabel?
The answer has come to me slowly through writing about her. At first she was a straight-out clone of Isabel, and with a few exceptions of alignment (Chaotic vs. Chaotic Neutral)–and that’s a shave of a difference–, Ilyana has a passion to rule the spheres, while Isabel is fine with chilling with her brood, dividing the loot, celebrating rock-like gems (you might call her a materialist of the lowest level, while Ilyana is the queen materialist of prime materia).
Isabel is fond of learning a few spells. She’s been a wizard, hell, almost a lich, but her true form is that of an arcane swashbuckler, having hot sex and drinking blood when the action allows. Isabel is sexual, while Ilyana exudes sex: She has no interest in the action itself. She’s like a dark flower who…
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