March 3, 2011
What would a story be without bad guys? Well, kind of boring. (Although there are some very good story that wouldn't have worked with a bad guy).
Funny enough the bad guys are some of my favorite characters, as long as they are well written. There are many different kinds of bad guys I have found, (from both books I've read and movies I've watched), some of them are:
Power hunger bad guys: Such as Opal from the 'Artemis Fowl' series (a series I will be reviewing). This kind of bad guy is a character that becomes obsessed over power.
No mercy bad guys: Such as Culney the Rat (from Redwall, a wonderful series) or Capricorn from Inkheart. Bad guys who give no mercy and have no hearts.
Annoying bad guys: Everyone has there own 'annoying bad guys' list, and each one is completely different. In my 'annoying bad guy' category is, The Sheriff of Nottingham (from the BBC TV version of Robin Hood) is one of many I have in this category.
Oddball bad guys: I reserved this category for more kid character bad guys, such as the Red Queen (from Alice in Wonderland) and Cinderella's ugly step-mother. A (normally) jealous character that would not bring his/herself to kill, but makes everyone else miserable.
Secret bad guys: Now these bad guys are ones you don't know are bad guys at first. But, of course, their true nature becomes known in the end. I won't give any examples for this category, I would hate to ruin a book someone was planning on reading. ☺
Now a bad guy doesn't have to be in only one of these categories, in fact many are in more than one.
What are some of your favorite bad guys?
Part 2 on bad guys will be coming soon.