Commission Info ☆ Kofi support
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○ Relationship: Sans x Frisk
○ Undertale belongs to Toby Fox
This is pretty much the difference between an "antagonist" and a "villain". While a "villain" is doing something for motives that are "wrong" or "self-beneficial" while an antagonist does things that, while still a problem for the main characters, are still "right" in a way and can benefit those around them. It's why I don't see Chara as a "villain" of the Stand-in series rather than an "antagonist"
I would say Chara is never a "typical villain" in my story. In my opinion, there is a key difference between villains and antagonists - while an antagonist can be just the rival of the protagonist, a villain is eventually only meant to be destroyed or defeated by the protagonist no matter how reasonable their motivations are. (Thanos as an example)
Basically, the "villain" is only furthering their own agenda and doesn't care who they hurt. Chara is an "antagonist" because he's causing problems for the "protagonist" (Sans in this case), but he is genuinely trying to help Frisk. He's just not going about it in the greatest way. He really isn't the greatest person, but I don't think he's the "worst" person either. I see him more as someone who is "misguided" and, maybe with the proper guidance, he could have "assisted" Frisk in a way that was less "threatening" to everyone else
"why are you so into that skeleton"
The Frans/self insert x Sans fandom in a nutshell xD