One of the hallmarks, for me, of steampunk or Victorian Science Fiction is the genteel villain. Or maybe a good way to put it is that the bad guys need to be someone James Bond would feel at home going up against. Not to say your average Steampunk Gentlefolk wouldn't thrash a goodly number of ruffians and thugs, but the rhapscallion behind it all should be a cut above.
|Lorenzo Cortes. A Steamfist shoe-in unless I miss my guess.|
|Cordelia Rosalind. Guess that qualifies as a hunting rifle?|