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Re: Writing nemesis: Stakes

Good analysis. Stakes are pretty important and it's important that a story has the right stakes. I find that personal stakes are generally stronger. Take James Bond for example: Casino Royale and Skyfall have deeply personal stakes and because of that are two of the strongest Bond movies. But Spectre took the personal stakes part too far and just came across as goofy.

I think that ties into the reader's stakes you talk about. We see how much Bond cares for Vesper and M. We never get that with Blofeld or anyone in Spectre, so the reader/watcher has no investment. (I'm looking at this through a critic's eyes rather than an author's eyes.)
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