Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Characters I Love, Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of Characters I Love!  This time its all about those fictional characters so evil that they've stolen my heart.  Here are my favorite villains of all time!
Inconceivable!  Or not!  Vizzini is one of my favorite villains ever!  He is so ridiculous and funny, yet evil at the same time.  I always wish that he would have lived on and been in more of the movie, don't you?  He absolutely made it for me, and sometimes it's hard to forget that he's a bad guy!
I have always considered Ebeneezer Scrooge a villain, even though he turns good at the end.   But he is definitely one of my favorites.  I love his absolute villainy at the beginning.  It seems that he is pure meanness, and his change of heart is so remarkable that all the characters are dumbstruck by it.  And yes, George C. Scott is my favorite Scrooge.
I have to admit, Frank Churchill is one of the most detestable villains EVER!  I can't stand the way he uses Emma and Jane.  Even  though he's so likable at first, he is really hateful!  I even like him less than Willoughby and Wickham, because at least you get a glimmer of their evilness in the story.  Frank Churchill hides his true nature until the very last, and that's what's so bad about him.  Although he is sometimes pretty funny before you find out how bad he is.
And, my most HATED and the greatest villain in book or movie, the absolute sleaziest, greasiest, raspiest-voiced character to contaminate a screen (of a movie that I really liked) or a page is Carver Doone.  He's bad.  And he is one of the best villains ever to be created.  Imagining shooting a defenseless woman!  Just because...well, I had better not tell you, just in case you have not seen this EXCELLENT movie, Lorna Doone. 
I hope you enjoyed learning about some of my most-hated and best-loved villains.  Tune in tomorrow, when I will tell you about my favorite "good guys" from my own fiction.
Once again, thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Ah, ha! Vizzini is a fantastic villain!! Love his "inconceivable!" Although, I'd have to say the most detestable villain title would be better suited for Carver Doone. Frank, IMHO, is more of the misguided, annoying villain. :)


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