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21st-Sep-2013 07:50 pm
Day Nine: Favourite overall villain

So many awesome baddies! I've already listed Lucifer as a favourite character (well, angel) so I'm going to chose a few next favourites. I'm thinking "overall" means a major myth arc type villain. I loved the YED in season 1 and 2 because he really drove the plot in those seasons. Ruby ended up being amazing - she had this wonderful endgame that kept us guessing. Alistair was as creepy as HELL. Meg was all sorts of interesting (loved her in Shadow!). I also loved the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse (especially Death and Famine) and I loved Dick Roman.

Ack! Pick one, pick one...as I probably can't pick Gordon (can I? I'd pick him if I could because he was FABULOUS!) I'll go....(as second fav, cause Lucifer would be my first)...um....probably an unpopular fandom choice and say DICK! Dick was so deliciously WRONG! I loved the way he represented corporate America (and the world really). He was smarmy and charismatic. I particularly loved scenes between him and Crowley. He was on of the few characters that could put Crowley in his place. :)

I gotta learn to write one word answers. /o\

(and I know I have some comments to respond to from the last post -I'll get there. Thanks to everyone for being so...um..civil. :))
21st-Sep-2013 12:10 pm (UTC)
Ah, interesting. I loved Dick Roman, too, mainly because he represented a completely different type of villain in the show. He was a modern villain, for a lack of a better term, less concerned with ancient prophecies and more with adapting to the modern world he found when he escaped purgatory. Plus, he was fun, as all good villains are. *g*

My absolutely favourite villain, however, is the YED. He is the only villain of the show I found truly menacing (the only one coming close is Lucifer). The YED had such a distinct personality that, even though he was played by several different actors, he was always instantly recognisable.
21st-Sep-2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes - a modern villain. I like that they attempted to do something different with that season's Big Bad. Not sure it entirely worked, but the idea was great.

And yes - got to agree the YED was excellent. Such a looming presence.
21st-Sep-2013 12:15 pm (UTC)
I think you could pick Gordon if you really wanted to. He made an alarmingly good vampire. :)

I can see how that would be a complex question. I mean, I adore Meg, but I don't know that I'd call her my favourite villain – it isn't her villainy that stands out for me. And with actual Lucifer, I'm torn between appreciating his menace and just wanting to give him a clip over the ear and tell him to grow up. But Lucifer-as-Sam's-hallucination? Pure brilliance.

Dick Roman's an excellent choice, though. I do think the conclusion of the leviathan plot was a bit rushed, so they weren't all they could have been, but the Lovecraftian elder gods reborn as a corporate baby-eating menace was wonderful anyway, and Dick always sounded like the worst amalgamation of millionaire businessmen.

I've a soft spot for Ruby, myself, though. Just because by the end of season four I always feel like giving her a round of applause. :)
21st-Sep-2013 02:07 pm (UTC)
I pick Gordon then! Hee...I feel like I need to pick a bigger big bad than him - but I loved the way Gordon was portrayed. A baddie with a great backstory and reason for being the way he was. I also love how motivated he was.

Just because by the end of season four I always feel like giving her a round of applause.

Oh I did too. She won! She was the best (shame for her it was the Winchesters she was up against or she maybe Lucifer's right hand demon now...)

21st-Sep-2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
Dick was so deliciously WRONG!

This, right here. That man was all SORTS of wrong, yet so right in the role. Excellent choice! Dick Roman was definitely a runner-up for me. What a fun character!

You could've chosen Gordon, though, as he was one of the Winchesters's best adversaries. He was more "twisted" than "evil," but still. ;)
22nd-Sep-2013 04:11 am (UTC)
Yeah - Dick had a quality that was great fun to watch. And Gordon was wonderfully twisted. I had always hoped to see Gordon again (shame we didn't see him in Purgatory).
21st-Sep-2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
Galathea_Snb beat me to the chase when she said that Azazel was a favourite villain. My reasons for that is pretty similar to hers, I love how distinctive he was with any actor playing him <3 and he was such a driving force behind how the Winchesters life turned out, which made him such a personal enemy for the boys <3

Honourable Mentions: Alastair (He was such a chilling villain and seeing Dean legitimately scared of him gave him a chilling aura that Lilith never had), Ruby (she was the cleverest villain we've ever seen) and Lucifer.

Edited at 2013-09-21 06:34 pm (UTC)
22nd-Sep-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
Azazel was wonderful. I love the personal connection he had with the boys and how he's essentially been in their even before Sam was born.

And *nods* to all the runners up. I particularly love how clever Ruby was.
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