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Favorite Supervillain?
« on: April 16, 2018, 11:42:06 am »
Mine would be Slade or Deathstroke from the Teen Titans. Admittedly, I only like the cartoon version of him, but the comic book versions are not bad either I guess.

He is the guy wearing metal (he shows up later in the video) and so yeah. If you have not seen the show then you probably should because it is great!

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Re: Favorite Supervillain?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 12:31:20 pm »
In Marvel its green goblin (but not the amazing spider-man 2 version) and in DC its definitely reverse flash (thawne)

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Re: Favorite Supervillain?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 02:44:05 pm »
I'm going to be a little weird and say my favorite super-villain is minor side character Accord from the web serial Worm.   ;)

He's a super-villain with some OCD like tendencies whose super power is (as far as I can tell) the ability to understand complex systems in an intuitive way which lets him "improve" them to his liking. Basically he has a very focused sort of super intelligence.

His backstory is that after he got his powers he drew up plans to end world hunger and dependence on non-renewable energy, but no one would listen to him. He got so fed up with things that he turned to villainy in order to make things change, lol.

Too bad he's barely in the story and he (rot13)trgf xvyyrq bss cerggl rneyl, but he's pretty interesting I think.

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Re: Favorite Supervillain?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 06:11:24 pm »
Has to be The Joker, for me.
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Re: Favorite Supervillain?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 10:16:07 pm »
Harley Quinn. She almost killed Batman, but the Joker stopped her. What is up with that?

It is not because of the Suicide Squad movie. I read the comics and that was my happy place. I wanted to be here and meet my own Poison Ivy.

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Re: Favorite Supervillain?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 02:30:27 am »
Ohhh ok, tough one. I'll sort of cheat and divide it.

DC: Ozymandias, from Watchmen, though I actually don't seen him as a true villain. Everyone in Watchmen is a flawed, damaged individual, trapped in a disastrous alternate clockwork history, ticking down. Ozymandias is the antagonist, but he's fundamentally an initially moral person who martyrs his own morality because he can't conceive of another logical way to save the world, and I always find that strangely heartbreaking. Close runner-up: Orm, from Aquaman. I love the ocean and I'm disgusted by how humans treat it, as is he. If I also get to ride a shark, sign me up for his squad! He's a lot more complex and sympathetic in the comics than he is in the movie, and is far less of a one-note villain.

Marvel: Sabretooth, from X-Men. (Runner-up: the Hellfire Club as a whole, Sebastian Shaw in particular.) Besides struggling with my transition, I often philosophically and spiritually spend a lot of time contemplating my wilder animal nature, which wants to live in the moment, roar, play, do anything to survive, be utterly free, untouchable, unashamed. Sabretooth fundamentally wants to live that life (and Wolverine fundamentally tries to reject it) but knows he can never fully have it; he's got a line somewhere, "I am an animal who dreamed he was a man." That's pretty much how I feel about life, so the character resonates with me quite deeply sometimes. (And then sometimes he's just written as a big bad misogynistic straw man and I get very, very sad, because he can be written so much better.)

Image Comics: Woden, from The Wicked + the Divine. He's a cynical, manipulative, unrepentant, callous, awful person, but also the only character in the series who's vocally and thoughtfully transpositive (mild spoiler, he himself is cis). He's quintessentially driven by bitterness, and a feeling of having been robbed of a happy life others have been handed very easily -- that resonates with me as a transperson (who desperately wishes for a cis body) on an incredibly profound level. He's still a villain. He's still the height of "problematic". I'm not suggesting he's secretly a lovable good guy. He's a horrible person. But down at the core of me, I think I feel a very similar raw hurt and bitterness, so I still find him endlessly fascinating.