Your top 6 most loved Villains? Your top 6 most hated Villains?
Oh Good question! Prepare for a Long answer.
Top 6 Loved Villains:
How can a villain played by the late, great Machiko Soga not make this list? It was hard to choose between Bandora from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger and her earlier role as Queen Hedrian from Denshi Sentai Denziman and Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan. I think she just nails it as the evil witch with a hate-on for dinosaurs and children. She is over the top, hilarious to watch and probably the best evil boss anyone could ask to work for. Seriously, she gives out rewards for good work and doesn’t randomly kill you for failure. Plus, she throws awesome song and dance parties in her palace on the moon.
I really only want to pick one villains from each series so choosing between Enter and Escape
from Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
was hard but Enter edged out his sibling by just a hair because of personality. Enter is cocky, confident and loves to tease his heroic foes at every opportunity. He also always seems to be one step ahead of everyone with plots inside plots that only he is truly privy to. He might also be god… so that’s a point in his favor.
4) Princess Chimera
Anyone who’s followed my blog for long (especially as I watched Kagaku Sentai Dynaman) would know this evil woman was going to be on my list. She’s beautiful, cunning, evil and has a total hate/hate relationship with her fellow villain Prince Megiddo. She gets so many great scenes of just showing off and her ability to disguise herself as a normal human gives her a great chance to get close to her targets or fool the mundane populace. She’s just amazing.
3) Young Noble Junior/Gashadokuro
Of all the villains in Ninja Sentai Kakuranger, I have to say Young Noble Junior was the most fun. In his human guise he looks like a punk rocket complete with guitar who loves to play the piano in his quieter moments and totally rock out on his guitar when he gets excited. He is the primary antagonist for the first half of the series before he sets up a ritual to bring his father back to the world of humans and dies protecting that ritual from the heroes. More’s the pity as his father, Daimaoh isn’t half as much fun. Also, in his youkai form, he’s a military skeleton that is half bone white and half done up in camouflage and that’s pretty awesome.
2) Nai to Mea
This may seem like a cheat as I said I was only going to have one villain from each series but these two really are only one being. Nai to Mea from Mahou Sentai Magiranger and the split form of the Vampire Queen Vancuria, who grew bored with being alone for eternity so she divided herself into two separate beings. I just love how fun and perky these two are, a pair of gothic lolita vampires who tease the heroes. Plus, they are the only two villains to survive the entire series!
I had to think Long and hard about which villain to pick from Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger. Rio is such a great villain and one of the prime motivators the series but Mele beats him by virtue of being way more fun! She’s cute, cruel to her foes and utterly devoted to her boss in every way. She and Rio are the best couple in history of Super Sentai and prove that even the most evil people can find happiness with each other and that true love can conquer all, even the worst villain in the world… who we will get to.
Top 6 Hated Villains
Now, when I sat hated villains that can either mean villains I love to hate or villains I just wish would get off my screen and never show up again. Sometimes, that’s both. Being absolutely hated by the audience can be the mark of a great villain. So, here is my list:
6) Prince Megiddo
Prince Megiddo from Kagaku Sentai Dynaman makes the list because he’s an arrogant fool who constantly makes a mess of things. Plus, he’s the rival to my favorite villain from that series and I just love to see her lord his failures over him. He’s not the most competent of opponents, though he does become significantly more dangerous later in the series… but that’s Spoiler territory so I won’t go there.
5) Grand Professor Bias
The main antagonist from Choujuu Sentai Liveman, Bias is a manipulative jerk who only cares for his own personal advancement. He lies to gain the help of the three students of Academia island who become his students, gets them to kill for him, has them compete to become the greatest genius and then plans to harvest their brains to complete his own ascension to godhood. He may call himself a Professor but all he is teaching is a Master Class in Betrayal.
4) Sorcery Priest Meemy
Hailing from the Hellish realm of Infershia in Mahou Sentai Magiranger, Meemy is the mummified remains of a former Heavenly Saint who betrayed his fellows in search of power and was cast down into the pits for his treachery. Meemy takes over from the original commander of Infershia. He hates Magishine for defeating him all those years ago and personally seeks to destroy the hero.
One of the primary antagonists from Choujin Sentai Jetman, this monster uses people left and right, wants to own one of his female cohorts and does everything in his power to become the new head of Vyram. He also wants to prove his utter superiority over everyone else in Vyram by being the one to personally kill the Jetman team. He is not even above assassinating members of his own side to further his own goals.
2) Basco Ta Jolokia
Betrayal seems to be a running theme on this list and no one better exemplifies that than this Privateer from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. Formerly a member of the Akai Pirates along with Marvelous and AkaRed, Basco betrayed them to steal the Ranger Keys they had been gathering for himself in pursuit of the Greatest Treasure in the Universe. He does not believe in the value of friendship and is willing to use anyone, betray anyone or sacrifice anyone be they ally or foe to achieve his goals. Beneath his cavalier attitude is a heart as cold as ice and a mind twisted into knots made of plans upon plans to get what he desires at any cost.
Oh boy. I won’t discuss much about Long here because anything I say would be a massive spoiler for Jyuken Sentai Gekiranger. What I will say is I HATE this man, loath him, despise his existence, wish nothing but ill on him, he disgusts me, he is vile, reprehensible, irredeemable, twisted, manipulative and utterly without merit. In other words, he’s the perfect love to hate him villain.
Write a story about a superhero who retired early. Have civilians, villains, and other heroes try to get them back in the game. Have them go the entire story trying to stay in retirement. At the end, are they still retired, or did they get sucked back in?
I finally got around to taking pictures of these! There’s a lot going on here so in order they are:
1. A dumb little thing I thought of between Puppeteer and Freeze Frame
2. I wanted to play Unwound Future but I couldn’t so I drew Puppeteer playing it instead
3. What half the Villain Squad would be doing in summer including dumping ice cream on their heads, wearing heavy coats for no reason, and screwing with nature and making it snow
4. THE STUPIDEST PUN I’VE EVER THOUGHT OF HOLY COW
5. Part of a Steven Universe episode with Hijack and Freeze Frame and I kind of want to draw that whole scene tbh???
6. A tiny Paper Jam because he is adorable and also to make sure I remembered his design correctly? I think I did but he’s cute either way
7. Concept art for the human errors! Reboot is the first one on there but honestly I wasn’t even trying to make it reboot also Error is there too Because
8. Figuring out how the human versions of my errors would act but I mostly used it as an excuse to draw human crash because??? They’re adorable???
9. Mal and Reboot being dorks who are the embodiment of “weird silent type”
10. I got bored and made three new OCs for no reason but I honestly really really love their designs??? They’re bffs and also maybe have powers and want to be in the Hero Squad or maybe they made their own idk gimme time