The characters at odds with the heroes are as important as the goals. They are the antagonists or protagonists depending on your structure. Generally, a protagonist tries to accomplish a goal and an antagonist tries to stop a goal. If described as enemies, they are challenged both by their enemy and by their world. The better-formed heroes will have external and also internal struggles. They may need to face and defeat their own demons. To be successful, they and the opponent characters may need to find or originate a new system of organization or control. These challenges and the heroes' rise against them substantiate the opposition. A substantial opponent makes for an interesting challenge.
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