|Hades from Hercules|
But, Hades isn't a killer character, or rather a killer villain.
To me, killer villains are those who do more than plan to take over the world (or worlds, maybe the universe). They sneak under your skin, are people you hope to never met. Kinda like Dementors. But not really, because while Dementors can suck out your soul and steal your happy memories, they still leave you, well, you.
True villains turn you. They whisper in your ear, make you doubt yourself, your friends, make you do things you wouldn't do in your right mind and you go along with it because you don't notice, you think they're helping you. And they don't just do it to one person. They corrupt hundreds, thousands, and before you know it they've got an army and declared themselves Emperor of the Galaxy. Looking at you Emperor Palpatine.
|Baddie #2 Toy|
But there's someone even worse than the guy who created Darth Vadar. You see, the Emperor had power for, oh what? 23 years? How ever old Luke is about. And then he just died. It was a pitiful death scene if you ask me, just falling like that. Which is a different type of pity I feel for Jareth from the Labyrinth (played by David Bowie and primus that costume is off the charts) because I always feel sad for him. The Emperor was a pathetic pitiful.
However, there does exist out there a villain who conquered death (for a little bit), and I'm not talking about Lord Voldemort. There's that time issue again. He was only 'dead' for what, 13 years?
Sauron however, was 'dead' for centuries. And even while just this half alive figure, he managed to turn the insides of so many people.
First off, while he was alive, he made a bunch of rings. 9 for the men (who all turned into the Nazgul), 7 for the dwarfs (who also became corrupted) and 3 for the elves (who didn't because they're magic and stuff. And super pretty). And then 'one ring to rule them all' master bling for him to wear. And you know what, he almost took over Middle Earth, and even after his body was destroyed, his spirit lived on to do his dirty work.
His spirit alone ordered around the citizens of Mordor, destoryed the environment to keep his home nice and gloomy, kept trapped those who died in the first war (those Marshes Frodo and Sam walked through, in case you're confused/forgetful/never read-or-watch the epicness that is Lord of the Rings for which I should shake my finger at you and shout 'Shame!' but I won't cuz I'm in a similar boat of other things, like the Hunger Games. But those have been around a lot less)...lost my train of thought...oh!
Bad Things the Spirit of Sauron Did:
- Upkeep on Mordor
- Controlled an army of orcs, goblins, Nazgul, and other creatures to fight a war
- Corrupted Gollum, Bilbo Baggins, Frodo, and Saruman. I mean, all of them went through character flips for the worse, thanks to just nudges form Sauron's aura.
- Played God, for the guy didn't blink or sleep for centuries. He knew everything with that eye and his palintinars
Seriously, he's not even fully alive and almost wins, can you image if he wasn't just a glowing, fiery eye?
|The Eye of Sauron|
He totally lost the first time only due to luck.
And the second time too, cuz Frodo wasn't gonna get rid of the ring.
Yup, Sauron's a BAMF.