Bad guys get to have all the fun.
Seriously. That’s why they’re always throwing back their heads and laughing maniacally. It’s pretty much in their job descriptions.
I like to imagine Joker considering the ad in Evil Gazette Daily to be Batman’s arch nemesis:
WANTED: Insane clown with a flair for the dramatic to be arch nemesis for costumed sociopath with bent for justice. Evil genius a must. Prior experience a plus, but not necessary. Juggalos need not apply.
Check and check. He was perfect for the job. Which is why, I’m sure, he got the position.
The Joker is pretty iconic when it comes to villains. I don’t think I’d go so far as to say he set the standard, but he’s close. After Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight, tons of misguided fans will forever put the character on a pedestal.
That’s probably fair. I guess.
But, there are so many great villains out there! I know I’m supposed to like the good guys better, but ever since I saw Disney’s Sleeping Beauty as a kid, I’ve secretly thought villains are way cooler. Do you remember Maleficent?
Best. Villain. Ever.
She was calm and cool when she needed to be and a brilliant dragon when she got her dander up.
Of course, she had idiotic minions. Some kind of pig creatures that didn’t seem to have half a brain between them.
Why is it that awesome villains pick stupid minions? Joker had this problem, too; blithering idiots bumbling around, waiting to attack the good guy one at a time. One at a time!
I’ve decided that there’s no reason for this phenomenon other than to give the hero a chance. Think about it. Insane geniuses that hire morons? I don’t think so. But, without them, the good guys wouldn’t win.
Maleficent’s only competent help was a bird. He was pretty evil, too. And awesome. It didn’t take him long to find where the three fairies had hidden Aurora in the forest. Of course, that’s pretty much thanks to their sorcerous battle for dominance.
Nice job, ladies. Pink or blue won’t matter when the girl’s DEAD.
As in most tales of good vs. evil, though, Maleficent went down in a lame battle. The prince (SPOILERS) stabbed her.
Did I mention she was a dragon when the prince got in his lucky shot? Yeah. A dragon. I’m pretty sure she could have just bitten off his head.
What a waste of a good villain.
Who’s your favorite bad guy? It’s probably Maleficent. She’s the best.
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