“The Very Best Bad Guy Ever”- February 20th: The meaningful villain believes he’s the hero of the story, even while he behaves horribly. Darth Vader’s twisted longing is to rule the galaxy with his son. His antagonist is the real hero, Obi-Wan Kenobi. A villain’s profound wants and desires are as important as the hero’s. The best bad guys are magnetically likeable, like Hans Landa, and they command our respect because they’re so clever.