In any story, the villain is the catalyst. The hero’s not a person who will bend the rules or show the cracks in his armor. He’s one-dimensional intentionally, but the villain is the person who owns up to what he is and stands by it.
Okay goths of the internet why is no one talking about Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty? It’s a Victorian/Goth interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, with a vampire-fairy plot twist that worked very, very well. I’ve never been so emotionally engaged by a ballet. If its run didn’t end in a week I’d call it a must-see.