When you are planning your novel, you need to make sure the protagonist and the antagonist are made for each other like a romantic couple. A sort of yen and yang of power and abilities.
For every power, strength, ability, or skill the hero/heroine has, the bad guy or guys should have one that tops him/her enough that he/she can barely survive each attack. The hero/heroine should win more on guts and a need to protect his/her romantic partner or innocents than those abilities.
The hero/heroine's fight must also be as much about fighting against an emotional weakness/fear as it is about fighting the bad guy.