Speaking as a writer who has a few main characters that are morally-bankrupt anti-heroes at best and full-blown villains with only a few redeeming qualities at worst, this statement is completely and utterly wrong. Protagonists and antagonists are the words you're looking for, and they are not defined by heroes and villains. Villain protagonists and hero antagonists do exist, you know.
Originally Posted by jireh the provider
Warmonger - A fantasy fic where peasants fight the wars of kings and lords, where monsters lurk in the night, and where depravity is not only expected, but encouraged...