|Posted by DisneyOtoko on August 19, 2012 at 7:05 PM|
Top 20 Disney Villains w/ Special Guest
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The Encounter composed by Yoko Shimomura
Jack: Anyone that has even slightly studiedstorytelling or drama knows that usually the basis for every story and drama ingeneral is conflict. The conflict doesn’t necessarily have to be a person itcan be a flaw of the main character or just the bad days in life or a facet ofhuman nature. Many people have successfully argued that villains are the mostimportant roles because the villain is the source of the conflict and withoutthem there is no story or drama. Disney villains have been called out bycritics and film buffs as some of the best villains of cinema. They have charm,charisma, excellent designs, excellent voices, excellent presence, andgenuinely interesting and diverse villainous traits. There are so many Disneyvillains, but only 20 could make the cut as the TOP 20 DISNEY VILLAINS!!!!!!!
(loud banging onthe front door)
Jack: Who is knocking so loudly? Excuse me Ladies and Gentlemen I’ll be back in a few.
(comical fighting sound effects) (Returnscarrying someone all tied up and roughed up and throws him on the couch in theliving room)
Jack: Who are you and what do want! TALK!
Darkfan21: My dear boy, you have not heard of me. Iam the one that almost single handedly took down Manic Expression and I am theone that almost defeated Moviefan12 by myself. Granted, I could never find thekey, I was looking for. I had heard that there was another Disney bloggeraround being you and I wanted to come and see if I could take down another.
Jack: Ah so you’re thefamous Darkfan21 I’ve heard so much about, the one that’s always givingMoviefan12 so much trouble. Well Darkfan21 the thing is, you’re on my turf nowand I play by different rules of heroism. So when you barge in here and try totake me out I hit you back twice as hard. Oh and by the way only a handful ofvillains can get away with such petty schemes like shutting down a bloggingsite that can easily get restarted on another host site on the internet. Another thing, if youplanned to take me out why would you knock? I assume you’re after my weapon theKeyblade? As if I would lose my blade to a coward and villain wannabe like you.Now be a good little tied up and defeated villain wannabe and SIT DOWN and SHUTUP and once I’m done with this TOP 20 Disney Villains List I’ll figure out whatto do with you.
Darkfan21:What do you know about the Key? I've been searching for that thing. For all ofmy existence. With the Key, I can control the world but not before I take outMoviefan12 as he has been a pain in my rear for far too long. Once I find a wayout of here, I will go after him and there is nothing you can do to stop me andas for the knocking, I felt like trying something different. A villains list.Hmm, perhaps I could be of service as I know a thing or two about being bad.
Jack: First, It’s called the KEYBLADE. A weaponthat was created to protect the 3 Realms, The Realm of Light, The Realm ofDarkness and the Realm of In Between and to liberate those trapped in the Realmof Sleep. I hate to disappoint you, but your search is pointless andmeaningless since the Keyblade chooses it’s wielder and it cannot be taken awayfrom me it’ll just teleport right back because the blade will see that you areunworthy. If by some chance you did kill me it still wouldn’t choose you itwould go to the next person that is worthy. As for you wanting to be includedin the Villains List I guess you could give some input, but you must behave andkeep yourself in line. If you slip up even once you’re done!
(Looks at viewers) Oh I’m sorry Ladies andGentlemen where was I? Oh Yes. The villains that make up this list will be fromfilms live action and animated, TV and videogames. Here are the TOP 20 DisneyVillains!
Darkfan21:Excellent, I will be on my best behavior for this.
#20 MAN from Bambi
Jack: While not all environmentalfilms are good their message is true and sincere. What we humans do to our worldwhether it be pollution in the water and air, littering or the ill timeddestruction of forests; what we do tothe planet that gave us life and still continues to give us life is verydiscouraging. The sheer greed, arrogance and apathy that we have for our homeis enough to give us a spot on the list, but there’s more. Even when theenvironment is taken out of the equation what we do to each other is just asvillainous and cruel. Murder and other crimes, war, bigotry and hatred,oppression I could go on and on. Walt understood this about humans more thanmost, but Walt also knew that for as much evil potential we have we have thesame amount of potential for good. We may not think we’re not destroying theenvironment as much as others say, but what Bambi does so well is createexcellent characters and environments so that we can see the situation from anew perspective and the irony is the animals are humanized so we can feelsympathy and attachment for them. We see what our evil potential is right in frontof us onscreen with the death of Bambi’s mother and the fire in the forest. Theother ingenious thing is that MAN isn’t given a face. MAN is a force and isn’ttied down to any specifics. MAN could be you or me (I personally believe MAN isthe weasel and the (insert multiple insults and expletives here) jerk that isDick Cheney). It allows us to see ourselves and what we do in a very differentlight so we can act accordingly and at least think about the flaws within us sowe can cope with them and become better people not just for the environment,but for ourselves as well. The onlyreason why MAN isn’t #1 is because I’m a fanboy I have nerd related favoriteson the list.
#19 CRUELLA DEVILLE
Jack: Now Cruella Deville is aninteresting villain because she’s not an Evil Stepmother, she’s not a witch ora God or a pirate she’s just an evil lady. She is an obsessive and spoiled richwoman who will get her way no matter what throwing every shred of humanityaway. If you have to ask why she’s doing this you apparently haven’t lived. Weall know that the reason why she’s so evil is because she is heartless enoughto murder 99 Dalmatian puppies in cold blood and as if that wasn’t sick anddisgusting enough she wants to wear them as a fur coat. Being a huge animallover (NOT PETA extreme those people are FREAKIN’ CRAZY!!!!!!!! JUST AS CRAZYAS CRUELLA) and having dogs as part of my family all of my life this disgustsme on a personal level. She’s also very cowardly hiring others to do the dirtydeed when she doesn’t have the guts to do it herself. Well she gets desperateenough and does, but her mind is so far gone by that point she probably forgotwhy she wants the puppies in the first place. Not the most powerful villain,but certainly one with presence, craziness and cruelty.
Darkfan21:Interesting choices, my dear boy. Man, quite an ominous presence as you neversee him and I actually know the guy that killed Bambi's mother as well. Hestill owes me money from our last poker game. As for Cruella, while I'm not bigon the evil ladies as I feel this is a man's job, she does have one hot body.
Jack: You do not know who killed Bambi’s mom. I’ve been searching for him for the past 8 years and if I couldn’tfind him you couldn’t possibly have met him let alone played poker with him.Also I find your sexism really annoying and just dumb. Really, you think thatCruella is..? That’s just wrong!
Darkfan21: I like what I see!
Jack: Anyway moving on!
#18 SARK/ MCP/CLU from TRON, TRON: Uprising, and TRON: Legacy
Jack: While the TRON villains aren’tthat complex or really interesting in comparison to the others on this listthey are really cool and memorable. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a personalstyle over substance choice by putting them above MAN, but I love the TRONuniverse. They look very cool David Warner and Jeff Bridges do a fine job astheir respective roles. You could say they are kind of like Disney’s version ofHAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey as wellas representations of oppression and so forth. They’re unique, they look cool,their abilities are awesome and they’re classic fun Disney adventure villains.
#17 LADY TREMAINE from Cinderella
Jack: I pretty much agree witheverything Doug Walker said about her in Disneycember. She doesn’t need to havepowers or anything just having a cruel personality and control over someone’slife is enough. Frank Thomas’s excellent animation really sells the characteras well as Eleanor Audley’s great performance. She didn’t need to have a masterplan or anything she just needed to be a mean and cruel human being andsometimes that makes the best of villains.
Darkfan21: Iknow very little about the Tron films but the first one does look rather datedand boring. How that a film got a fanbase, I'll never understand. What is itwith these evil women on your list. Your only making the list worse byincluding them as their male counterparts are far superior. Also going overyour list, you seem to be missing the most evil of all Disney villains and myidol, Eisner. How could he not make this list?
Jack: Another sexist outburst fromyou Darkfan21 and you’re done! Do you hear me?!!!!!!! I will stop this list andknock you out and probably dump you in the most inhospitable place. I’m notasking you to respect these women as people because let’s face it they’revillains, but you WILL RESPECT THEIR powers, villainous traits, and thephilosophical and analytical significance and their contributions to the Darkness.As for Eisner I do not believe he’s a villain. In fact it was his presencealong with many others that helped restore Disney to prominence. He didn’t makethe best decisions later and there were far more complex things going on behindthe scenes with the people around him in the company so no, it’s not fair tocall him a villain and why would you idolize someone who helped bringcharacters that you hate to prominence? Oh and by the way if you were zappedonto the Grid or Space Paranoids you would be immediately captured and sent tothe Games where you being a coward and all would die within a minute. So youmight want to respect your fellow male villains as well! I thought you weregoing to behave and give slightly more input not be argumentative againsteverything I say? Wait a minute you’re a villain or more accurately a villainwannabe of course you want to be argumentative to get me unfocused so you couldescape! Well it won’t work!
Darkfan21:Dear, dear DisneyOtoko, it's quite simple why idolize Eisner. He made fans hateproducts with the Disney label, when he created the direct-to-video sequels.Those are truly evil. It looks as though my plan is working. Do you reallythink I hate these women? Of course not, I was trying to get blood boiling andit has appeared to work. It seems that I'm winning and before this is through,I'll have your silly little keyblade and use it in my ultimate plan to killMoviefan12.
Jack: That’s what you think!
#16 THE EVIL QUEEN from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Jack: Ah the first Disney animated film villain. The Evil Queen is a fascinating character and is one of mypersonal favorites from a thematic point of view. Sure her motivation is theclassic fairy tale evil stepmother thing, but what makes the Evil Queen so goodand effective is the fact that she represents the human ill of vanity. Her goalis to kill Snow White and be “The Fairest One of All” when her minions fail hershe decides to do it herself. Blinded by her hatred and jealousy she drinks apotion that ironically turns her into the ugliest woman in the world to foolSnow White and give her a poisoned apple. She is so blinded by her hate thatshe doesn’t realize what she’s done to herself and when the Dwarfs come afterher you all know what happens. She falls to her death and she dies ugly andalone. Her physical appearance matched her ugly heart. The filmmakers didn’thit you over the head with this they let it play out and showed it to you!Excellent storytelling and characterization.
#15 CAPTAIN GANTU from Lilo and Stitch
Jack: This is a very interesting villain simply because he doesn’t really become a villain until the 3rdact of the film. He’s just a military officer doing his job. His problem is hislack of understanding of some prisoners’ situations and how he’s set in hispreconceived view of people. Once he makes a first judgment of someone that’shis perception of them no matter how they change. He’s also a little obsessiveabout capturing Stitch mainly because he wants to save face for his failureduring Stitch’s initial escape. This obsession goes too far when he capturesLilo along with Stitch and shows complete disregard for Lilo’s safety as acivilian. He’s not diabolical, he doesn’t want to take over the world he justirresponsibly took his job way too far and crossed a serious ethical line. Thisrefreshing aspect of Gantu’s character is why I get so upset with the sequelsand TV show because he becomes the bumbling sidekick to a bumbling madscientist and all of the originality is sucked out of him and a husk of theonce honorable soldier of the Galactic Federation is all that remains.
Darkfan21:Well, I must admit The Wicked Queen is quite a nice pick. All of the great evilvillains owe her a debt of gratitude. But she's not that great. Gantu, what awuss. And yet you call me a villain wannabe. I've never seen a better exampleof a wannabe than that shark right there. What's next Bowler Hat Guy? If yourgoing to have a Disney Villain countdown, at least includes ones that aren'tidiots.
Jack: At least Gantu has some honorleft unlike you. Let’s get this over with. Moving on!
#14 THE PHANTOM BLOT from multiple Disney comic books andDucktales universe
Jack: Okay I may get some criticismfor putting this cartoonish villain above such classic greats such as The EvilQueen and Lady Tremaine, but I love these old school comic book serial typevillains if they’re done right. The Phantom Blot is really enjoyable he likeany other classic comic book villain wants to you guessed it TAKE OVER THE WORLD!He has such a cool costume with mad scientist and genius criminal skills. Iknow he technically is the Shadow Blot, but I think that is technically adifferent character altogether. He is the kind of character that has come upagainst many classic superhero versions of Disney characters and sometimes hasjust fought Mickey. A primary adversary of the Mouse I believe should be givenrecognition.
#13 JAFAR from Aladdin
Jack: Jafar is one of the more powerful villains.Being a sorcerer and eventually a Genie makes him very gifted in magic and as aGenie relative Godhood. Jonathan Freeman gives an excellent and suaveperformance as well as a great maniacal laugh! His plan is very simple becomeSultan of Agrabah! What makes him memorable though is his look, personality,presence and his powers. It’s hard not to be taken in by his design andabilities as they’re very close to Maleficent a villain that I’ll be sure toget to later on the list. He also turns into a Giant Cobra if he can turn intosomething that would probably make the badass that is Indiana Jones run awaythen you have to be on this list.
#12 GASTON from Beauty and the Beast
Gaston takes his place on this listfor pretty much the same reasons everyone else loves. The twist on the goodlooking character being the villain, he’s vain, sexist, rude, a complete pig incontrast to the Beast who isn’t good looking (but he makes up for it inbadassery) with an honorable heart that he himself has yet to discover and thatBelle and their love brings out. He starts out as a comedic villain, but growsinto an aggressive, for lack of a better word, “monster” and seeks to eliminateBeast and take Belle’s heart by force. We all know this and Gaston is one of the great Disney villains for it.There’s really nothing more to say because everyone else including you haveprobably already said it.
#11 HONEST JOHN/ GIDEON/ THE COACHMAN from Pinocchio
These are personal favorites ofmine. These are not your typical Disney villains. No stepmothers, no evilwizards. They are just common thugs and the scum of society. Honest John andGideon take advantage Pinocchio’s naïvety and manipulate him to go along withthem and screw over the wooden boy for a quick buck. They have no morals and well “no conscience”.They trick Pinocchio not only once, but twice and the second time they work forthe Coachman. The Coachman is even worse. He is a sick, twisted, sadistic anddisgusting human being. He turns children into donkeys, enslaves them and sellsthem to the salt mines. What makes these villains so vile and cruel thatwarrants a spot above big contenders is that they are one of the most realisticvillains in Disney films (not in appearance, but in actions). There are peopleexactly like this in the real world. There are people doing these vile thingsand worse even as I write this and you’re reading it. It tapped into the realsickening aspects of humanity that Pinocchio needed to experience ion order tonot only mature and see the world in a more clear light, but also to appreciatethe good in the world and to be good to make this world brighter as well asearn his humanity by getting a balanced perspective of it.
Darkfan21:Okay now these picks are a little better. But I'm still not highly impressed.However, you have given me an idea on how to take Moviefan with your # 11.Knowing much he fears that film. I could build an elaborate trap based on itand lure him into it. Then boom, he's dead. Simple as that.
Jack: You do realize I’m right here? Aren’t yousupposed to wait until you’ve practically won to give the plot explanation monologue? Well whatever it is you’re planning it won’t work. Even if you didescape I’ll stop you!
TO BE CONTINUED!!!!!!!!!!!!!