Fictional villains are usually devious, brilliant, cunning and...very mistake prone.Sure, halfway through the plot, they've got it all. They've got the hero tied to a death trap or a doom laser pointed right at their enemy's headquarters. With just seconds before their victory, they can't help but make some epic blunder that cost them everything! EVERYTHING! *Pounds fist on control panel*
Why? Is it because of lazy writers who throw in some clumsy plotting that secures the protagonist's victory? Or could there be different, more grounded, reasons.
Here are some possible physiological conditions that could explain why Luke Skywalker, Lara Croft, Captain America, etc. are still alive.