[This villain breakdown has been updated to include a character Q&A and character web]
Your villain is important. Think of it this way: the story is happening because of the villain, so you might as well know who they are. Any energy you can put into deepening your understanding of your villain is worthwhile.
In Storm KingE28099s Thunder, the villain is an ancient blue dragon disguised in the storm giant court as the royal advisor. SheE28099s not entirely responsible for all the threats facing civilization in the story, but sheE28099s still imposing her will on the world, manipulating the situation to her advantage and causing immeasurable misery in the process.