Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Good Bad Guys

I love a good hero in a story. Especially one with a good sense of humor, some flaws, but mostly a lot of guts. But heroes aren’t too difficult to create-not as difficult as creating a good bad guy (oxymoron, I know, but you get what I’m saying), I think anyway.

My favorite bad guy: Professor Doofenshmirtz on Disney’s Phineas and Ferb—watch the show sometime if you haven’t. It’s funny. And Professor Doofenshmirtz is hilarious. Here are some quotes (I looked these up on the web, since I’m that lazy:

“I created this for peaceful, cheese-loving purposes, but you have forced me to wield it in anger!”

“You see, back before I was evil, I was something a little less than evil: I was a bratwurst street vendor!”

“The molten lava at the Earth's core completely slipped my mind.”

How about you? Who’s your favorite bad guy?


  1. I have to go with Severus Snape, since I'm rereading The Deathly Hallows, and have purchased my tickets for Friday night AND Sunday morning. The reader can be quite sure where Snape's loyalties really are.

    "You have a habit of turning up in unexpected places, Potter, and you are very rarely there for no good reason."

    "Oh, very good," interrupted Snape, his lip curling. "Yes, it is easy to see that nearly six years of magical education have not been wasted on you, Potter. 'Ghosts are transparent.'"

    Actually, any character who can be played by Alan Rickman gets my vote for best bad guy.

  2. You know, Harry Potter never got me. But I'm thinking I should give it another try--great quotes, Deb.

  3. I was going to say Moriarty, too. How about The Sheriff of Nottingham? The one in the latest BBC version of Robin Hood is a hoot. And really evil.


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