How do I grow the antagonist?

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The antagonist grows and changes just like the hero does.

The antagonist is a physical representation of the hero's psychological demon.

As the hero changes from the old self to the new, as s/he let's go of limitations, so the antagonism grows more potent.

From another point of view, as the hero overcomes his innermost fears, so the proximity to the most potent demons decreases.

From another point of view, as the hero deals with minor antagonisms, so more threatening ones appear.

From another point of view, it is as the hero becomes ready to challenge potent demons that they appear.

For example, in The King's Speech (2010), it is when the Duke becomes a King and is ready...that Hitler appears on the scene.

The 2000+ stage Hero's Journey and Transformation through a New World/State is the template upon which the vast majority of successful stories and Hollywood blockbusters are based upon. Learn about this at

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