There's a small video game I enjoy play with lately, a "by turn" strategy game, simple but interesting and not really expensive on Playstation 3, it's "Might & Magic -- Clash of Heroes".
I surprised myself in this game to fall into the cliché "to avoid as a writer"... ^_^
I'm referring, among other things, to a super list that we've passed around on the list for the writing workshop a few years ago: "The Top 100 Things I'd Do If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord".
That to say... that it happens when I play, to be on the edge of winning a match, and I could "finish it real fast" with a spell I've got in back-up, but I take a wicked enjoyment to wait and pursuit the attack, with the other units "waiting their turn to come in action". And it happens, when I do this, that the classical-cliché of the "bad guy having to much pleasure to see it opponent suffer", that my opponent comes suddenly aggressive and take dangerously over, and even sometimes even win despite of my lead!!
Does it mean I would be doomed to be a cliché character destined to fail as an "Evil Overlord" in an American movie!?! D=