Is it weird I think some of them look really good as villains?
Okay, so I'm bored and hopped up on five mochas. I'm going to be up for awhile, so it hit me: Why not write another article? I've been meaning to write another one for awhile, but never really got a solid idea. Then it finally came to me: I like villains, why not write about the villains? So here it is, my Disney Princess villain line-up. 10. The Evil Queen
For some reason, this villain always fell flat to me. She just never seemed.. Something enough. Other villains have comedy of drama of just memorable character design. The Evil Queen, she just never hit it with me. I never thought she was was scary enough, I thought she was kind of pathetic as a kid. She wants to be the fairest in the land? What? What kind of goal is that? Vanity isn't a scary trait to me, since it's so common today. I was meer interested in the huntsman than her when I was young. I guess we can point the figure at the fact Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs wasn't the epitome of character development. It was meer of a representation of the classic fairy tale and the women of the dag and age at the time. But because of this, she just is not a favourite of mine.
I also don't see how she's that pretty.
Who even likes this guy? Not me, that's for sure. He was another boring villain to me. He's only higher than the Evil Queen because he's kind of funny. Why is he funny? Because his evil goal is basically to prance around wearing glitter. I always find that hilarious. He lacks in the evil department though, seriously. Disney kind of failed in that aspect. They could've made him as awesome a villain as they did with Frollo: Arrogant, manipulative, selfish, and self righteous. Truly racist, truly conflicted. He could've been scary. Like really scary. But he wasn't. He failed.
8. Lady Tremaine
Look at him glitter. Just look at him.
Lady Tremaine needs to lighten up. She was a fantastic villain, but a little bland in comparison to the others. She had no pizazz, no flair, no flavour. She had vanity like a lot of the older villains. But like I zei with the Evil Queen, I don't deem vanity as evil. I find it quite plain and non threatening. But Lady Tremaine was one ice cold lady, with a lot of mystery shrouding her. How did she convince Cindy's dad she was a good mother? I mean her two brats aren't exactly the most charming brood. She never did anything large scale, she just used and abused charming Cinderella because she was jealous of her grace and beauty. So her crime was bad parenting. While she may strike fear into our hearts, that isn't a very large scale crime. I'm not saying it isn't bad, but it happens a lot today, and in comparison to other villains was very minuscule.
7. Shan Yu
And she did it all, without magic.
Damn, Shan Yu scary. Lame jokes aside, this guy gives me the willies. But why is he so low, Jessika? A little thing I like to call motive. He wanted to take over China because the Emperor made a kind of wise choice to build a fricken uithangbord around his kingdom. He was offended door this. His reason is just as childish as Maleficent's, minus being the Mistress of all Evil. But Shan Yu does do a pretty good job at being bad. The tally of lives he's taken must be in the hundreds at least. Another thing that made him a bit of a lesser villain to me was his conflict was aimed around Mulan, it was aimed around the Emperor. That's fine considering the type of story it is, but it kind makes his motive even meer distant. At least that's my opinion.
Shan Yu Scary Sydrome
Mistress of all Evil. That's pretty boss. She commands all the power of Hell. That's a pretty hard core villain. Except for her motives. Aww, did poor wittle Maleffy not get invited to Pwincess Awouwa's party?
Suck it up. She was a frightful thing to look at too, but that really helped build up her character. Maleficent's problem is the same as a lot of my bottom villains, actually she has a double whammy. She doesn't have a very strong character other than being the villain, and her motive is one of the weakest. She was a very proud character, and her pride was wounded door the royal family. So she decided she'd get revenge in the most cliché way possible. Oh, and later she turns into a dragon. Maleficent was a scary villain, but she suffers from Shan Yu Scary Syndrome, all fear, no substance.
Mistress of all Evil, and Childishness.
Gaston is your everyday egotistical jerk gone bad. He's a very common type of villain. He's someone u could meet on the street, but as the movie progresses he becomes less of a person and meer of an exaggeration. I've always found it hilarious how Gaston is both a cliché, and the breaking of a cliché. In some ways, he 's the stereotypical hero going to save the girl from the Beast, at least to the townspeople. To the girl and the Beast, he's the man trying to destroy their happiness and conquer poor Belle. He's probably one of the most interesting villains ever made, and he makes u vraag every other fairytale. How many times was the hero really the bad guy, but we didn't see it because he was presented as the good guy to us? Interesting though, isn't it?
Hero and villain.
There's a very clear link between my top, boven four villains. They've got pizazz. Jafar is no exception. He's cunning and sly, motivated door greed and lust. He was a power hungry monster, and his hunger for power was his downfall. That, and his being to busy lusting after the beautiful jasmijn to notice Al was back until the last possible moment. But everything Jafar does it big and bold and very in your face. What can I say, he dreams big. And he does everything it takes to achieve those dreams. If he'd aimed his greed in a different direction, he probably could've been a hero too, weird as that sounds. Plus Jafar and Iago are the dynamic duo, laughs will be guaranteed when these two are on screen.
3. Dr Facilier
His beard's just so twisted guys :D
In my opinion, his villain song is the best. Friends on the Other Side
was just amazing. Plus, his design is just awesome. How many villains can pull of a midriff? Not many. Facilier is a great villain though, he's cunning and manipulative. He's got big dreams and he's menacing. The only thing he really fails at are his motive not being clear enough, and teaming up with that fail walvis Lawrence. He's also really classy. I love that little thing he does when he squishes Ray, just pulls up his kraag and walks away all nonchalant. I also love how much of a smooth talker he is, and how he seems to be giving people what they want when he's really doing it all for himself. And also his little hints to Naveen were awesome, it's even meer proof this guy is top, boven of his game. "It's the green I see." Yeah, you're a green frog now Naveen. How do u like dem apples?
2. Mother Gothel
His shadow's also pretty boss too.
Gothel is one of my all time favourite characters. She's got clear motives and a complex personality. I like how she messed with Rapunzel's self esteem to ensure she'd never leave, you've got to admit that was pretty genius. She's also a huge drama queen. But I always wonder why she was so scared of death. I mean, we all die eventually. It's a fact of live. We learn to accept it. So why was she so damn scared? Gothel would probably be number one if we knew why. But's also only number two because she's not so much of a villain, just meer of a desperate, misunderstood woman who was backed against a wall. And that kind of diminishes the whole "villainy" of her character.
Desperate and misunderstood.
This is really out of character for me, considering I'm not the biggest fan of this movie. But Ursula is just so full of win, she deserves this spot. Not only is her villain song one of the best, but her design is based off of a drag queen. She also has a lot in common with why I like Facilier so much. She's a drama queen, but she's also super classy and obviously the best at her game. She got Ariel to agree to the deal while still being honest about what will happen if she fails for the most part. She also takes stuff to the extreme, like marrying Eric just so Ariel can't. That is one low blow if u ask me, but I guess it's all just business when you're a sea witch. But my most favourite thing about this villain is how straight up smart she is. How much she just seems to know, and how much she understand people. Taking Ariel's voice knowing that Eric's looking for her voice, making a deal with Triton's favourite daughter knowing he'd give up his life for any of his kids. She had it all figured out. Her downfall though was thinking she was invincible as soon as she got the crown. Really, just kill Ariel and verplaats on with your hostile takeover. You'd probably still be alive.
The biggest drama queen of them all.
Any ways, thanks for reading. It was a lot of fun to write, and I hoped u enjoyed it. Got an opinion? Leave a comment. :)
Here's Vanessa and Facilier dancing to thank u for reading. :)