It also may have something to do with the fact that, when I was little, I was terrified of the troll dolls. Even now, just a day away from turning 19, they still make me uncomfortable.
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Instant bad guy. Just add darkness. When you get tired of them, just add light.
Also, according to my Microsoft Works dictionary: Troll: Early 17th century. Via Swedish or Norwegian < Old Norse , "demon"
I grew up in a Christian home. Demon = evil. For a lot of reasons, trolls just seem to be the perfect villian for me.
Trolls can be dwarf or giant-sized. They're supposted to turn to stone when hit with sunlight. They are usually associated with the Earth elementals. They eat human flesh some times, which is what I wanted them for.
Anyone ever hear of a good troll in a book/story? Please tell.