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When trying to figure out what I wanted to do for Day 6’s villain – the Fanatic, I found myself thinking about Renfield from the Dracula story. Specifically, I thought a lot about the portrayal done by Tom Waits in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992).

Not that I went for a likeness, but I wanted that same kind of broken human. Someone who is so passionately a believer in their villainous boss as to be, well, a fanatic.

So here we have our fanatic – emaciated and wide eyed – and yes, a good bit damaged.

This post is part of my Fantasy World Building in October series. If you found your way here by accident, but would like to find out more about the series, go here to see the ‘starter post’ and links to the individual entries for the entire month in a single place.