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Villain Squad Tag
Howdy. I was tagged by Trisha Ann @ The Bookgasm Blog to do the Villain Squad Tag to conjure up a dream team…ish comprised of villains. I decided to go with both book and tv/film options for each.
Books link to Goodreads. TV/Films link elsewhere.
Think of your own villain identity and power!
If it had to be elemental based, I’m totally going with water-esqe powers which could totally lead to blood-bending (if you’re familiar from Avatar).
If not, then it’d be cool to have powers similar to Anonymous from Scott Westerfelds Zeroes. DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M REFERRING TO? THEN YOU’LL HAVE TO REAAAAD IT. Surely there’s a lot of tomfoolery you can get up with with a special kind of invisibility.
The Leader – Pick a villain to lead the squad
Extremely calculated and one of the most rationally sound and morally ambiguous characters. He’s perhaps my favourite villain of all time.
TV/Film: Raymond Reddington (The Blacklist)
James Spader is my spirit villain. He gives so much life to this role oh my god. And he’s always 12731893137 steps ahead of everyone until
Lizzie fucks everyones plan 1293812 times over… But even when he was the voice of Ultron in The Avengers film, I could only see Raymond Reddington.
The Killer Smile – Pick a villain who’s just extremely attractive
…Though I don’t think he’s a villain if I’m being honest. His ambitions are totally misunderstood, okay?
I haven’t read too many female villains actually. I’d love to hear of some titles that do feature female leads who are morally ambiguous and evil!
TV/Film: Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame.
No, but really…isn’t this how she gets people to do shit for her?
The Loose Canon – Pick a villain that marches to the beat of their own drum
Here’s a #QuietYA choice for you. The “villain” is anorexia itself and it’s a story wholly narrated by the the mental illness through a teenage boy’s perspective.
TV/Film: “It” (It Follows)
If you’re in need of a horror film this Halloween, I highly recommend you check this film out. And don’t confuse It with that fucking Clown in Stephen King’s book that has haunted my childhood. Coulrophobia for a lifetime.
The Unhinged One – Pick a villain that isn’t playing with a full deck.
I couldn’t think of a solid answer but this one might work? Name omitted because it’s spoilery. If you’ve read Red Queen, you’ll know that this character is full of nonsense. (Note: I still very much disliked this book LOL.)
TV/Film: Tyrell Wellick (Mr. Robot)
I won’t explain myself. If there is a new television show you ought to watch coming out of the 2015 season, this 10-episode first season might sit up there. Great writing and compelling acting — what’s more to love?
The Redeemer – Pick a villain that’s on a path of redemption/would play both sides
I couldn’t think of a solid answer for this but if you got to the end of this novel and consider the unreliability of everything…then yes, everyone [to me] was an antagonist with their own agendas.
TV/Film: Frank Underwood (House of Cards)
It’s a skewed path to redemption (and you might not even call it that) but Frank is hella adamant to what he wants and how he’ll get there. You’ll know within the first minute of the pilot that this dude means business.
The Evil One – Pick a Villain That’s Just Bad to the Bone
Symbolic or otherwise: I would not under any circumstances want to live in a place where a presence like Big Brother existed. (If you’re Canadian: remember to vote on Monday!)
TV/Film: Night’s King (Game of Thrones)
His “Come at me bro” stance was a golden moment.
The Once-Was-Good – Pick a villain that didn’t originally start out as a villain.
I don’t know how this prompt exists without it being a spoiler for everyone who hasn’t read the book but if you’ve read Steelheart and Firefight…you know.
TV/Film: “Some New Hydra Leader” (Agents of SHIELD)
My ship is sinking hard…but this person is omitted because of spoilers LOL.
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RJ @ Heir of Ravenclaw
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…and you if you would like to do it!
Villains are cool.