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It's argued that the villain's journey is the reverse of the hero's journey.
That as the hero grows in strength, so the villain declines in strength.
This is incorrect.
As the hero grows in strength, so does the villain.
As the hero overcomes limitations to growth and potency, so does the villain.
We can see this, for example, in Amazing Spiderman (2012). As Peter Parker becomes Spiderman, so Dr Curt Connors becomes the lizard.
We can see this, for example, in Star Wars (1977). To leave Tatooine, Luke et al have to battle off stormtroopers. To leave the Death Star, however, Luke et al have to battle off / get past stormtroopers and Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker overcomes limitations to growth but so does Tarkin - the Death Star becomes fully operational.
At the end of the battle, David has grown supremely powerful, but so has Goliath. One reason it is the mother of all battles.
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