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Who is your favorite fairy tale villain and why?

Asked by tabbycat (1803points) August 19th, 2008
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trumi's avatar

The snake in Adam and Eve. Like, what the hell was his motivation? He must have known he would be punished. Was he just trying to fuck with everyone? And plus, most fairy tale villains get locked away or destroyed; this little son of a bitch got all his arms and legs taken off! Lolz.

He always made me laugh in Sunday school. Good times….

wrestlemaniac's avatar

i liked durza from eragon. he’s a shade and so am i, well part. :) hahahahah.

mzgator's avatar

I like Ursula from Disneys Little Mermaid. Like her song says in the movie,“they weren’t kidding when called her a witch!”

buster's avatar

I like the big bad wolf because he had big teeth, big ears, a big nose, and he ate grandma.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

oh i liked lord Voldemort from harry potter. he was cool Avada kedavra !!

Bri_L's avatar

I have to go with wrestlemaniac on this one. Lord Voldemort was a pretty darn complete all round evil dude.

bearfair's avatar

Malificent from Sleeping Beauty- she was actually my favorite character. Powerful woman and all, I guess.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

well we have a powerful woman and powerful man, but i’ll stick with durza, anyone second that?

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Definately the witch in Hansel and Gretel. What I would give to live in a candy house!

trudacia's avatar

Not exactly a fairy tale but I love Lex Luther. Gene Hackman was my favorite…
Figured I could mention it since you all are including Harry Potter.

Favorite real-deal fairy tale villain..The Grinch!

wrestlemaniac's avatar

gene hackman who did he play as?

cyndyh's avatar

From Buffy their are a few favorites: Spike, Drucilla, The Mayor. They were all great villains for different reasons.

Spike was funny, had attitude, always insightful, had a punk ruthlessness, and he had the Billy Idol sort of thing going on.

Drucilla was nuts. She was a seer who often saw things that other people couldn’t make sense of until after-the-fact. She got happy about the gift of a still-warm heart from “a quaint little shop-girl”.

The mayor was a neat freak and completely happy in his villain role. In the same scene he’s telling Faith to kill someone and that she should drink her milk so she’ll grow up healthy. And I loved his to-do list. “Meet with Boy Scouts, Become invincible, ....”

cyndyh's avatar

I tend to like mischievous villians—genies that twist the wish, leprechauns that slip out of trouble, fairies who play by different rules.

Mitsu_Neko's avatar

Grinch rocks for me too!

flameboi's avatar

the road runner of course

augustlan's avatar

I’m with Sueanne T, the witch in Hansel and Gretel…she scared the crap out of me when I was little, I mean she ate kids!

Mitsu_Neko's avatar

so did Jeffrey Daimer can’t spll his last name

wrestlemaniac's avatar

the road….what the @#$%, what so scary about…..X_x.

peedub's avatar

Easily Grimace. He’s “a large, anthropomorphic tastebud with short arms and legs; he is known for his slow-witted demeanor. His most common expression is the word “duh”. Originally, Grimace was the “Evil Grimace”, with two pairs of arms with which to steal milkshakes. After that first campaign, the character was revised to be one of the “good guys”, and his number of arms was reduced by two. Commercials and merchandise generally portrayed him as a well-meaning simpleton, whose clumsy antics provided a comic foil to Ronald McDonald.”

Mitsu_Neko's avatar

what road?

i liked grimace

dulcecorazon's avatar

flameboi look what you did now to wrestle.

tabbycat's avatar

I’m a lot older than most of you, but mine was ‘Moulin Rouge’ with Jose Ferrer—the life of the painter, Toulouse-Lautrec. I was very small and I saw it with my parents in a drive in.

Toulouse-Lautrec is also the first artist whose work I was able to recognize.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

read my profile i’m 700 years old. :)

AtSeDaEsEpPoAoSnA's avatar

Captain James T. Hook! Pirates are great. Always trying to kill the lost boys and Peter Pan, silly Hook.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

i’ll get you for this pan if it;s the last thing i do (imitating captain hook) i like captain Davy Jones, and captain barbossa.(cursed)

AtSeDaEsEpPoAoSnA's avatar

And the Queen from Alice in Wonderland(can’t recall her name). She was not joking around, when I was a kid she reminded me of a horrible naney I grew up in California.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

the queen of hearts?

AtSeDaEsEpPoAoSnA's avatar

I thought Captian Barbossa is only linked to Pirates of the Carribean? Or is he really a fairy tale villain?

AtSeDaEsEpPoAoSnA's avatar

I thought she had henchmen that were spades also?

emt333's avatar

my favorite is scar from the lion king. bad ass dude

wildflower's avatar

I think I’d have to go with Cruella De Vil. It’s just such a cool name and you can’t deny she is stylish!!
and I’m more of a cat person anyway

flameboi's avatar

the road runner, remember him, the prick that used to hurt the coyote, he is a villain!!!! Just like tweety, he was so mean to the cat!

wildflower's avatar

Well, if Tweety’s a villain, that’s my choice!! I actually have a large stuffed Tweety toy on my desk. Complete with sunglasses and crossed arms!

wrestlemaniac's avatar

yes she did have the spades, and clubs.

TheHaight's avatar

@wildflower; I agree with you, Cruella De Vil is fabulous. Also when I was little it was Gaston from Beauty and the Beast… I thought he was handsome! (I know, I’m weird)

wrestlemaniac's avatar

no you’re not weird you are unique, just keep repeating that to yourself, it’s the truth. ;)

ladytmerie's avatar

The Siamese cats in Lady in the Tramp were evil!

dulcecorazon's avatar

I tawt a tsaw a pusthy cat….......I did, I did tsaw a pusthy cat!!! (Tweety bird).

Knotmyday's avatar

Rumpelstiltkin.

Carla's avatar

The Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkees from the Wizard of OZ.

Bri_L's avatar

Darth Vader

Tantigirl's avatar

Marvin the Martian is my favorite.

“Oh, oh, uh..I’m going to blow up the earth”

“Brace yourself for immediate disintegration.”

“Where’s the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering kaboom”

hollywoodduck's avatar

Ursala in The Little Mermaid because I like the song she sings in her cave when Ariel goes to see her about getting new legs.

galileogirl's avatar

One of my favorite plays/musicals is “Into the Woods” (also on on dvd) because the villians are so delicious. Most of the protagonists are not as interesting until they show their less than heroic true sides.

Cinderella’s stepmother and stepsisters making fun of her wish to go to the ball and then later doing anything to fit ifo th glass slipper.

The anatomically correct big bad wolf when he meets Little Red Riding Hood
Look at that flesh, pink and plump.
Hello, little girl…
Tender and fresh, not one lump.
Hello, little girl…
This one’s especially lush,
Delicious… Mmmh…
Hello, little girl, what’s your rush?
You’re missing all the flowers.
The sun won’t set for hours,
Take your time.

The wicked witch who has tells it like it is when all the good guys have shown themselves as fallible human beings
You’re so nice.
You’re not good, you’re not bad,
You’re just nice.
I’m not good, I’m not nice,
I’m just right.
I’m the witch.
You’re the world.
I’m the hitch, I’m what no one believes.
I’m the witch.
You’re all liars and thieves

But the witch has a poignant sjde too, when she is losing Rapunzel who wants to see the world after she is freed from the tower
Don’t you know what’s out there in the world?
Someone has to shield you from the world.
Stay with me.
Princes wait there in the world, it’s true.
Princes, yes, but wolves and humans, too.
Stay at home.
I am home.
Who out there could love you more than I?
What out there that I cannot supply?
Stay with me.
Stay with me,
The world is dark and wild.
Stay a child, while you can be a child.
With me.

The moral of the story is nobody is all good or all bad.

trudacia's avatar

Silly, absurd, wannabe villians…necro and wrestle!

wrestlemaniac's avatar

Hey!! We respect your religion, respect ours. :(

trudacia's avatar

Just kidding…but you are kinda silly.

wrestlemaniac's avatar

heh…sometimes.

Squash's avatar

Why do people think that modern day cartoons are fairytales? Road runner? Lord Voldemort? Maybe I’m just old-fashioned but when someone says “fairytale” to me I think of Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel-type stories. This would make my favorite the wolf in Litlle Red Riding Hood.

AtSeDaEsEpPoAoSnA's avatar

@Squash, I agree. Sometimes I think the thread gets so long that people kind of forget the original intent of the question. Would Goldie-Locs be considered a villian? I mean, she did break into the bears house, and ate their food and slept in their beds. That is pretty villianis to me.

galileogirl's avatar

Has anyone seen “Into the Woods”, They’re (we’re) all villains to some extent. I identify with the witch-“I’m not good, I’m just right.”

Haloveir's avatar

Definitely Baba Yaga and Rumplestiltskin!

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