I'm sorry this blog took a lot longer than I thought it would and technically it's still not finished yet. Judging the Netflix villains is much harder than judging the movie villains because there is so much more content. I'm not done judging the Luke Cage villains but I decided to publish what I have so far and I'll add my judgements on the Luke Cage villains by the end of the week.
The bullets closer to the top take priority over the bullets closer to the bottom. The sub bullets show I’m taking into consideration for each criteria.
Is the villain entertaining?
The villain needs to feel like a threat to the hero. I’m judging this criteria more harshly here than I did for the movie villains.
It helps if we see the villain defeat, hurt, or humi…
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- Disclaimer: potential spoilers for every Marvel Movie
This is a follow-up to my previous blog "why people think Marvel villains suck?". This blog is dedicated to examining the marvel movie villains who have only appeared in one movie and giving my judgements on these characters. I think a lot of these characters have been unfairly judged.
I have a few criteria for judging villains. A good villain needs to:
- be entertaining
- feel like a threat: someone who could actual defeat the hero
- have easy to understand motivations
- motivations need to be made clear in the actual movie, if we need supplementary material like comics to understand their motivations that doesn't count.
- have clearly defined characteristics: they shouldn't be interchangable
- have cons…
A recurring criticism of the Marvel Movies is that the villains suck. I don't believe this is true but I have a theory as to why so people do.
Most villains will be defeated permenantly in the movie that introduces them; the heroes meanwhile get to come back again and again: in sequals, crossover films, and in post credit scenes. This limits the amount of development the villains can recieve relative to the heroes. Combine this with the fact that the Marve Cinematic Universe has been going on for eight years and it's inevitable that a lot of villains will feel forgetable.
Loki is an obvious exception to this rule and guess what he's the villain that a lot of people love the most. In fact I've heard him be singled out as an exception to the "…Read more >
So I recently learned that Kyle Richmond exists in the MCU. Here's an idea for what they could do with his character. I want Kyle Richmond aka Nighthawk to be a Heroism Addict
Kyle was born into a wealthy family but he was also born with a heart defect that severely limited his stamina and strength. Throughout his life his physical limitations caused him to be bullied, pittied, or ignored. Kyle Richmond is one half loser and one half spoiled narcissist.
Recently Kyle Richmond turned to IGH in desperation and after paying them a large amount of money they gave him a serum that would not only treat his heart but also give him a superhuman physical condition at night.
Craving the attention and glory that comes with being a hero, Kyle Richmond cr…
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It's been a long time since we heard anything about "Damage Control", an ABC sitcom that's part of the MCU and follows people who clean up after superhero battles that was supposed to be part of the 2016-2017 TV season. A lot of people (myself included) are assuming that the show was cancelled before it's pilot was complete.
It's possible that ABC thought Damage Control was too big of a risk. It was based on a fairly obscure marvel comic and wouldn't have had a huge built in fanbase. A lot of people are attracted to the idea of a story where the focus is on regular people living in a superhero universe, but NBC is producing their own show called Powerless with a very similar set up.
It's also possible that either Marvel Studios or ABC simply…Read more >