Monday, April 27, 2009

Villainy

I've been thinking about Green Lanterns a lot lately. I suppose that's to be expected considering Blackest Night is on the horizon. Mostly I've been going over Green Lantern villains in my head. Specifically Hal's villains. And I've found that -- with one notable exception -- they're all a bunch of shifty, creepy weirdos.

Sinestro's got that mustache, first of all. You know you can't trust a man with a 'stache like that. Hector Hammond has... The exact same mustache. Plus he's always trying to have sex with people using his brain. That's just disturbing.

The Shark, of course, wants to eat your brain.

Still, even among a menagerie of misfits, creepos, and pervs I think we can agree that Black Hand is the skeeviest of the skeevy:

Why exactly do you attract all the freaks, Hal? Kyle's villains weren't this creepy...

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8 Comments:

At 7:41 AM, Blogger Sky_of_Blue said...

Hal's villains are also all head-over-heels in love with him. I think that's a big part of the problem. :-)

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger GL2814E said...

Most of Kyle's villains were lame or forgettable though. Sure there were gems like Amon Sur, Parallax, and Nero; but really who else was there?

Fratboy Sonar- Lame
Major Force- Captain Atom Villain
Grayven- Lame son of Darkseid

Fatality was kind of a John Stewart problem...

Hal's had style, thats why we remember them. And were/are really friggin creepy...

 
At 4:14 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

I think that Sky is right...most of Hal's villains ARE a little bit in love with him...which makes it all the more skeevy...and yet interesting.

Batman is a little bit similar with HIS villains, who also seem to be on the obsessed side.

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger Diamondrock said...

All the main DCU heroes have their own flavor of villains. In my eyes, it works out like this:

Green Lantern: creepy pervs
Batman: insane maniacs
Superman: brilliant psychos
Flash: greedy thugs
Wonder Woman: ???

Wonder Woman is the odd woman out. She doesn't have a good tie together for her villains...

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger kalinara said...

I think Guy gets the creepiest villains though. Dementor alone...

 
At 3:16 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Green Lanterns get the pervs, because of their amazing hindquarters. Really...who can blame the bad guys for being fascinated?

And Dementor was the KING of Creepy Pervs.

 
At 11:10 PM, Anonymous Seven_Ride said...

Sinestro and Hammond are creepy now. Black Hand was just another gimmick villain until Geoff Johns came along.

Not all Hal Jordan villains were creepy back innaday. Watch:

Weaponers of Qward - not creepy
Goldface - stupid, but not creepy
Manhunters - boring, but not creepy
Evil Star - badass!
Major DisasterStar Sapphire - perverse, yes, but not creepy
Tatooed Man - stupid but not creepy
Dr. PolarisKronaSinestro...okay, he's a little creepy

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger Diamondrock said...

You make a persuasive point. And Evil Star was pretty badass...

 

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