Poking at a story that starts like this: the heroine wants to prove her father's innocence and discovers in the opening scene, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he's guilty.
Heroes can be interesting, 'cause they tend to flounder around for a bit. (And keeping in mind the bottom desire on Maslow's pyramid -- survival! -- can be the only thing keeping the story going.) But then, having dug deeper, you know what they have to fulfill by some other means.
Villains, on the other hand, tend to be become pointlessly and futilely malicious at this point. All set to revenge themselves on the universe that has set out to thwart them. Can be tricky. Especially when it's the backstory. But having lost your heart's desire makes all sorts of nonsense on your part a consistent reaction..