Kaisy and I were discussing this today.
Basically, if the villain is irredeemable, has done truly evil acts, and acts and thinks in a sophisticated manner, they probably deserve to die.
Example: if they have some kind of master plan that involves the genocide of an indigenous tribe in order to steal their resources. That mastermind should die.
If he’s a soldier in the mastermind’s army who is a dupe and “just following orders” maybe not.
But it is a complex issue, because you might like your villain so much that you don’t want them to die.
So then there is this argument: do you keep them alive in order to have them make another appearance? Or do…
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