|“||Oh, Anna. If only there was someone out there who loved you.||„|
|~ Prince Hans revealing his true nature to Anna.|
One of the most common moments in storytelling, there comes a time when the villain reveals the monster within which is an opposite to revealing the angel within. In other words, this means he or she reveals his or her own true colors, usually in the third act, the final climax, or in any other scene. The evildoer can reveal the monster within in many ways:
- Pulling off an unexpected wicked act.
- Betraying the hero.
- Taking part in the final battle.
- Going through a villainous breakdown.
- Having a true sinister agenda unexpectedly exposed by the hero/heroine, particularly if the said hero/heroine was wary with them.
- NOTE: This should be not confused with the One-Winged Angel scenario where a villain literally turned into monster, but this sometimes overlapped had as the said villain revealed their true color, unexpected circumstances (be it either against the said villain's wishes or villains' own capability to turned into monstrous forms) led them to taking more hideous form.