Villains are so much fun, especially when you have a reason to like them, or at least be sympathetic towards them. So, here are my top 3:
If I had to describe him in a word, it’d be somewhere between conceited and narcissistic. His vanity is absolutely hilarious. Though he’s good for laughs, he falls rather flat, which is why he’s at the bottom of my favorites list.
Belle: Gaston, you are positively primeval.
Gaston: Why thank you, Belle. What would you say if you and I took a walk over to the tavern and took a look at my trophies?
Belle: Maybe some other time.
Gaston: Lefou, I'm afraid I've been thinking...
Lefou: A dangerous pastime?
Gaston: I know.
Gaston: [singing] Here in town there's only she, who is beautiful as me, so I'm making plans to woo and marry Belle.
Gaston, Lefou: No one plots like Gaston.
Gaston: Takes cheap shots like Gaston.
Lefou: Plans to persecute harmless crackpots like Gaston!
Gaston: It's not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas, and thinking…
Gaston: I'd like to thank you all for coming to my wedding. But first I'd better go in there and propose to the girl.
Like I said, shallow but hilarious. I couldn’t help but include him ;)
You won’t truly be able to understand Levana until you read Fairest by Marissa Meyers. I was reluctant to read this, but there weren’t any more Lunar Chronicle books coming out for a while, so I figured I’d try it. You can’t help but feel a little sympathetic towards her after seeing what her life was like.
He is my favorite Star Wars character. There’s a series about him as a kid, starting with The Fight to Survive by Terry Bisson and the ones later in the series are by Elizabeth Hand. Boba is noble and honorable. You’ll see him striving as a 10-year-old boy to follow in his father’s footsteps, while fending for himself in a vast galaxy filled with deceit and danger. He’s is the epicest (I know that's not a word--but it should be) Star Wars character ever!
Alright, I’ve shown you my favorite villains. Now it’s your turn. Who are your favorite villains and why?
Thank you for reading!
Thank you for reading!
Boba Fett: By Richie S from Brooklyn, NY, United States (New York Comic Con 2014 - Boba Fett) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
All great villains! I'd have to say my favorite villain is Loki from the Marvel movie series. He's so misguided, you almost feel sorry for him. Almost.ReplyDelete
Loki is cool too, even if he is a bit creepy ;)Delete
I second that, Brenda. Loki is fantastic.ReplyDelete
I'm not familiar with Loki, but I'm sure my husband would be thrilled if I requested to watch some action movies :) My favorite from this list is Gaston - I know he's terrible but he's just hilarious, he definitely has some of the funniest lines in the movie.ReplyDelete
You should definitely see the Avengers movies! They're all great ;) I know what you mean about Gaston. He's sort of like comic relief... when he's not trying to kill people.Delete
If you ever end up seeing Avengers, watch Thor first. Since Thor has a love story in it, I think you will enjoy it more. Loki is also the villain of Thor #1. They are all excellent movies though.Delete
Good to know, thanks Melinda! You understand my tastes well :)Delete
Oooo, right now it's def. Kylo Ren, hands down! But before that...I dunno. I like lots of villians. I know, must be my dark side.ReplyDelete
Really? I have a friend who really likes Kylo Ren. I thought he was okay. Definitely an interesting character. Why did you personally like him?Delete
I like a lot of villains too. Sometimes they are my favorite characters. :)Delete
I like Kylo Ren as well. He has this faint glimmer of light in him, as if he's not completely evil. That makes me hopeful that he might turn from his evil ways. I like what little we know of his backstory and am looking forward to learning more about him in future films.
Same here! I'm really interested to see what they'll do with the rest of the trilogy.Delete
Gaston is a great choice! He is such a funny combination of bravado, overconfidence, and stupidity, and the perfect addition to a fantastic movie. Why did you like Levana so much? Were the Lunar Chronicles good? I am not too familiar with Boba Fett apart from the movies. Great post! Thanks for doing this!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I liked Levana because she was more twisted than evil. Her story is so sad! ;( The Lunar Chronicles were amazing. I intend to buy anything Marissa Meyer writes ;) Thank you for commenting, Hannah!Delete
I haven't read Fairest, but I have read Cinder. I should probably continue that series at some point. :)ReplyDelete
I have to agree with Brenda and Lucy. Loki is my favorite villain. He has a complexity to his motivations that is often lacking in villains. Rather than simply having a lust for power, he seeks approval from his father and acts out of jealousy toward his brother. He has positive traits, such as his love and devotion toward his mother. His methods may be misguided, but there are times when he has pure motives underlying his terrible deeds. Beyond being simply my favorite villain, he is probably my favorite character (hero or otherwise) in film.
The Darkling, from Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy (Shadow and Bone is Book #1), is my second favorite villain. He, too, has a complexity to him. He is a sympathetic villain, aiding the protagonist at times, trying to kill her at others, and even falling in love with her.
Some of my other favorites are Thranduil (from the Hobbit movie series), Sauron (in film or literature), and the White Witch (Chronicles of Narnia, film or literature version).
Loki is a very popular villain :)Delete
Wow! The Darkling sounds interesting. Did you like the whole trilogy?
I love Loki too. :)ReplyDelete
I also enjoyed Cinder, and should check out Fairest to read more about Levana.
If you do, please tell me how you like it ;)Delete
My Favorite is Elphaba(the wicked witch of the west) because she is misunderstood but actual the good galReplyDelete
& Hans of the Southern Isles because he was a great plot twist( and breaks Ann's heart).
Great List i only know Gaston. Look forward to read more blogs
-A friend you know(not a creeper,anonymous on purpose)
Lol! I'm very relieved you're not a creeper. Hans was a very unexpected twist. He certainly made the plot more interesting.Delete
Can you at least give me the letter of your first name or shall I guess randomly? ;)