|“||I'll pour this pestilence into his ear.||„|
|~ Iago plotting to lie to Othello that Desdemona slept with Cassio.|
In any story, the villain can trick or persuade the hero, heroine, or another person by using lies and treachery for these reasons:
- To cause someone's downfall.
- To take over a kingdom or a state or a planet.
- To shatter the bond between the protagonist and someone he or she cares about.
- To lure the hero into his trap.
- To achieve the fame he is entitled to.
- To frame somebody for the wrongdoings.
- Try to use the hero/heroine as a pawn.
A Complete Monster or any other villain, even a remorseful one, can use lies and treachery to get his or her way, which can propel a story forward.