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>More Villains on the Cutting Room Floor

>Ah, the scythe of the editor’s mind. Oh, and that whole page limitation thing. Here’s another villain who ended up on the cutting room floor.

Svengali: a hypnotist who stars in George Du Maurier’s 1894 novel, Trilby. Ok, it’s a boring title, but it’s all about Svengali, a crappy musician who hypnotized Trilby (a girl) and turns her into a famous singer. He lives in luxury off of her concert performances. Then in the middle of a show Svengali has a heart attack and dies. Tribly wakes up, with no memory of being able to sing. The audience shouts at her and she has a nervous attack and dies later that night. Can’t anyone write a happy ending anymore?

Alas, goodbye Svengali.

Oh, hey speaking of Villains who are in the book, here’s a body part from one. Can you guess who?

And it’s not Scarface.

Have a gleefully villainous day!

Art

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