From my MySpace Blog
Top 20 favorite Villians
And by all...people I assume read this blog....like, three of you.
Anyway. Because I love list here are my favorite Top 20 Villians (It was Ten before) of all time. Feel free to add to the list.
20. Wicked Witch of the West (Wizard of Oz)
The Wizard of Oz was a yearly event when I was going up (CBS played it once a year for those who don't remember) and the Witch scared me from ages 4 to 8.
Now I think she's kind of silly (I mean, if water kills you why in sweet fuck would you leave a bucket of it laying around) But there was a time when the idea of a green woman is a castle watching your every move was very real.
19. Nurse Ratched (One flew over the cockoo's nest)
A direct decendant of the Wicked Witch, Nurse Ratched is a bitch from hell. Total Control freak who's manipulation leads to the suicide of one of her own patients. Using guilt and rigging the rules so you can never win. She's like my mom if she where evil (which she is not)
18. The Gimp and Friends (Pulp Fiction)
A tad homophobic entry, and one of the weirdiest scenes in movie history. That's a nightmare though, waking up with a jock strap in your mouth to "Bring out the gimp".
17.Mr. Burns (The Simpsons)
Remember kids, Old=Evil. He was at his evil peak during the "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" Episodes, but the coat made of puppies is my favorite act of villiany.
16. Headless Horseman (Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
Another childhood nightmare of mine, but damn if he's not cool. He has a flaming pumkin for a head!
Perhaps my next list should be "Top 20 Childhood fears.
15.Sepheroth (Final Fantasy 7)
The only videogame entry (sorry Koopa) But seeing as Final Fantasy 7 was the videogame that brought me back into vidoegames and the final fight sequence is one of the best ever, he gets a spot. That, and he's a badass.
14. Marvin the Marsian (Bugs Bunny Cartoons)
Elemer Fudd is not a threat. Yosamidi Sam is not a threat. Marvin is a threat. All he wants to do is blow up earth. Good thing we have a rabbit out there to save out collective asses.
13. Magneto (X-men)
The Malcolm X of Comic Books. He's cool in the movies, but in the comics he's brought the world to it's knees on more than one occasion all in the name of mutant freedom.
My favorite moment? When he ripped out Wolverine's antimantim through his pours.
12. Trevor Goodchild (Aeon Flux)
If she represents anarchy and freedom he is order and control. SO much cooler in the cartoon than in the movie, he's Doctor Doom with a labido.
No, seriously, I hated that movie. Why was Trevor such a nice guy? He's so much better as a brillaint egomaniac who's only weakness Flux, the woman out to destroy him.
11. Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Apocalypes Now)
This guy is pretty much the Joker in Vietnam. One of Marlon Brando's best characters he turned an all ready awesome movie into one of the greatest war movies of all time.
10. The Lizard (Spider-man Comics)
And now we come to my favorite comic book villian. For those of you who don't know the Lizard is Curt Connors, a mild mannered scientest trying to regrow an arm he lost in the war, but in doing so transformed himself into a seven foot tall intelligent Lizard. Because he's a good man trapped inside Spider-man has to put on kid gloves fighting him, but how do you do that against a creature trying to eat your face off?
Really want him to be in Spider-man 4
9. Gollum (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings)
An addict to the core, Gollum is reviled, pittyed, and feared. His mind so fryed from the ring he will do anything, like feed you to a giant spider, to get it back. I think what makes him so great is there is a part of you that really really wants him to get better.
8. Samara (The Ring)
Holy Shit are little girls creepy. The Ring is one of the only movies to creep me out so much I couldn't sleep. The sequel is a waste of time, but when she calls out of the TV....Damn.
7. Emperor Palpatine (The Star War series)
Man, the Sith are evil Bastards. Killing Jedi, ruling the galaxy with an iorn fist. Zapping your emplyee's son because he refused to kill his dad. Crusing rebellions. This guy is a jerk!
If you see the prequels as how the Emperor rose to power they are all not that bad.
6. HAL (2001: A Space Odyssey)
Imagine trying to reason with a toaster. Now imagaine that toaster is out to kill you. That's HAL. And while he might just be a peice of machinery he has one of the most haunting death scenes in cinimatic history.
"I'm scared Dave. I'm scared"
5. Arvin Sloan (Alias)
My favorite character on Alias Sloan was such a cool and manipulative S.O.B, even if you hate him you have to give him props. His motivation is not greed or power, but something greater, and he is willing to do anything and sacrifice anyone to get to that goal.
4. Iago (Othello)
Old schooling it now. Iago is still one of the best two-faced bastards out there. His heart is filled with hate, but he has a smile on his face just for you. Watch him exploit the darkest side of human nature with surgon-like persision. And what is his motivation? One can only guess.
3. The Borg (Star Trek: Next Generation)
Great concept. Outer-space Zombies. AND another childhood fear! I remember watching Star Trek as a kid and thinking "There is no way to defeat these things!"
2. Noah Cross (ChinaTown)
With a list filled with mostly monsters and fantasy characters it's an all too human evil that takes the number two spot. Noah Cross might possibly be the most evil man in cinematic history. I don't want to give away what he does exactly to those who haven't seen ChinaTown (one of the Best Movies Ever!) but let's just say he's evil. And has one of the best exchanges too!
Jake Gittes: I just want to know what you're worth. Over ten million?
Noah Cross: Oh my, yes.
Jake Gittes: Why are you doing it? How much better can you eat? What can you buy that you can't already afford?
Noah Cross: The future, Mr. Gitts, the future.
1. Nazis (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
Man I hate Nazis, but they are movies best villains at lest on a pulp level. In real life what they did to this world and the millions left dead should never be forgoten, but our culture has them also has them as the "It" villians.
Want your villiant to be really bad? Make him a Nazi.
You want to make your hero look good? Pit him against Nazis.
That's why when you watch them all explode at the end of Raiders you think "Good"
Goose Stepping Jackasses.
Man, I hate Nazis.
What do you think sirs?