female-villians

I want a movie with

A really boss, cunning, quick, clever, deadly, subtle, powerful, female serial killer.

I want her to look calm, cool, and casual in public. Gracefully outcastish. A smooth, undertoned rebel.

I want her to be walking through a bar with her pixie cut and a brown leather jacket with converse and jeans.

I want a guy to stop her and ask her for her number.

And I want her to say “you don’t even know me….I could be a serial killer” and look at him with a twinkle in her eye.

“I’m willing to take my chances,” he would say with an assuming tone.

She would smile at him mischievously. She hands her number over. Her smile becomes more and more deadly and intense.

A chill runs through his spine as he takes the paper that suddenly feels like a chip of poison.

“Call me. Any time.”

She walks away.

We can be your friends… But…
Do you… T R U S T  U S?

Bill Cipher (fem!) - Dark Inquisitor
Bill Cipher - Plague_Rat (vk.com/malakimfors)
Photographer and editor - Jack Haiiro (m.worldcosplay.net/member/AW-N )

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Those scenes in Siege of Lothal bother me a lot for two reasons:

1) Tua said she did everything to find any information about Rebels, yet the moment when her life was in danger, she magically found out that Old Jho has a connection to Ghost Crew.. and successfully persuaded him to cooperate. How she did that? Or if she knew about it all the time(?), why she didn’t report that to Kallus and save everyone trouble with Tarkin and Vader?

She could redeem herself with that information. Instead she ditched Empire thinking only about herself. I understand that not everyone is a heroic enough to put loyalty or beliefs above being alive but it saddness me that the only one named & active imperial female character showed at the time on the screen was so… useless until her death scene. I don’t mind that she worked for Empire or that she wasn’t warrior (like Sabine or Hera) or how she was a poor politician or how unkind she was to others. That’s okay. She had a lot of faults - all interesting characters have them. But the show didn’t really present any of her good qualities and when finally she had moral / emotional dilemmia and, you know, a bit of character development, she was killed. What makes me sad, because creators of Rebels proved with “The Honorable Ones” that they can show already established villian in new light without killing said character.

But what bothers me even more is:

2) the missed opportunity to make an interesting plot twist, because  TUA COULD BE AN UNDERCOVER REBEL SPY

Remember Gall Trayvis? A man who by more than half of first season was seen as a hero by Ghost Crew but turned out to be imperial agent? We could have similar yet reversed scenerio with minister Maketh Tua.

Think about it: how you would feel if Tua - a woman with political power yet not really respected by her fellow imperials, who most of time was unkind to everyone around her and who was shown as a joke & caricature of politician - turned out to be a brave spy who not only smuggled important informations to Bail Organa / Falcrum about imperial operations but also kept saving Ghost Crew’ asses time after time?

As much as it would be sad for me to not have any loyal named & active female character on Empire’s side, Tua being Imperial turned into rebels spy would made a lot sense. Just think about all scenes when she acted arrogant or plain stupid or angrily shouted at everyone around her and “add” a spy-related reasons behind such unprofessional / emotional behaviour and we could have something like that:

  • Remember Droid in Distress, when she - as minister from Lothal - was accompanied by C3-PO & R2-D2? Which no explanation why? Since we know now that Bail wanted to see the unknown rebels in action, he and Tua could work together in that aspect. She could be the one to inform him about Ghost Crew’s activity on Lothal and set a “test” for them (if Ghost Crew would fail, Tua would still known where the weapon went and gave bearings to Bail & Falcrum, so they could sent a trusted rebel soldiers to recapture it). Maybe Tua is like Sabine, when it comes to foreign languages? Maybe she all the time knew what her Alien companion was saying but since she needed a pretext to bring Bail’s droids, she acted as arrogant, uneducated and racist politician?
  • In Empire Day, when after rebel’s attack, she screamed at Kallus and Inquisitor, demanding from them to catch “terrorists”? She knew that Tseebo was wanted by the Empire; that Kallus was looking for him personally. And there was attack, so she had a reason to put pressure over ISB agent to forget about Rodian for now and look for rebels (maybe she hoped their attack was a diversion to smuggle important for Rebellion Tseebo from Lothal?) When I analyzed this scene between Imperial Trio for the first time I thought of Tua as arrogant person or acting on adrenaline rush - but then the thought she could be someone more than useless imperial politician never crossed my mind. If she were a spy, the fact she was ready to put Ghost Crew in danger for the sake of Tseebo’s informations would be a nice addition to her persona. Because as a spy she would make a very hard choices under awful circumstances. Not everyone has guts to do it, especially not after almost being blow up by people you try to protect.
  • Or Vision of Hope, when Tua called in question Kallus’ plan because she tried to discourage him from setting a trap for Ghost Crew. She even recalled Inquisitor’s opinion (who apparently did not support Kallus’s plan either) what pissed off Kallus. And since agent of ISB was too stubborn to change his mind and listen to her & Inquisitor, she practically barged into military operation, maybe hoping that rebels will use the moment of distraction and run away?
  • Coming back to Siege of Lothal, we could have something more than “self-absorbed politician solding informations to save a life” scenerio. We could have a very emotional moment, when Ghost Crew learn that Tua was actually their information (probably sending info via Old Jho) by the whole time and instead of asking them to save her, she could warn them to NOT COME BACK TO LOTHAL because there is someone far worse that Inquisitor. Tua warned them because she knows she will be found out pretty soon, but Ghost Crew still decide to come back for her. Except their action would lead to Tua’s death (and Imperial using it to discredit whole Rebellion). That would be depressing, not only because of sad end for a useful rebel spy but also because Ghost Crew would need to copy with their failure on more personal level and Kallus’ behaviour would made a lot of sense too if all his previous efforts were spoiled by Tua and now he had a chance to kill the traitor; of course he would be happy to lead her into trap

And you know what would be an interesting part of Tua’s role? She could gave a lot of useful informations to Rebellion, she could save main heroes, she could be smart enough to fool Kallus and Inquisitor but not enough to fool Vader, no shame here but still it was her signature on every imperial decree that hurted people of Lothal. Every order of deportation or takeover of land or maybe even execution. Think how Tua would feel knowing that as much as she helps Rebellion at the same time she hurts her own people. That what she did in part contributed to the execution of Aresko & Grint (two people she knew personally and worked probably for a long time; they may not be the best of people, yet they weren’t monsters either to deserve such a death). Or knowing that most of ordinary people will never learn truth about her; they may never knew she was a rebels spy, that she risked her life on daily basis for safety of galaxy.

Do you know how much I need right now Tua being something more than a pretty face of not really useful character - at least before her death? Because I would take courageous but also not-totally-without-fault Tua over just inefficient, opportunistic politician.

Just… GIVE ME A TERRIFIED YET COURAGEOUS & SMART TUA WHO FOOLED KALLUS AND GRAND INQUISITOR BY WHOLE YEAR INSTEAD OF PATHETIC CARICATURE OF INCOMPETENT MINISTER.

please…?

MY CALM MASKS A STORM

Bill Cipher (fem!) - Dark Inquisitor
Bill Cipher - Plague_Rat (vk.com/malakimfors)
Photographer and editor - Jack Haiiro (m.worldcosplay.net/member/AW-N )

I don’t know why but I’ve always like the female villians/bad girls in magical girl shows
There just so bad ass to me and not the typical cute and sparkly and pink
Some of my favorite are queen beryl(sailor moon) stormy weather (miraculous) and my all time favorite ICY(winx club) Icy is the queen of all magical girl female villains ever
Icys the queen of all magical shows period

Submitted by icymalloy2001

19 Day MCU Challenge (Post-AOU edition)
  1. Favorite film
  2. Least Favorite Film
  3. Favorite Character
  4. Least Favorite Character
  5. Favorite Female Character
  6. Least Favorite Female Character
  7. Favorite Villian
  8. Least Favorite Villian
  9. Favorite Piece of Music
  10. Favorite Infinity Stones
  11. Favorite Location
  12. Favorite Iron Man Armor
  13. Favorite Moment(s)
  14. Character you didn’t expect to like but did
  15. Movie you didn’t expect to like but did
  16. Favorite Line
  17. Favorite Character Design
  18. Least Favorite Character Design
  19. Thing(s) You’re Looking forward to seeing the most
  20. (Bonus) Your Choice

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty is really unique even by today’s standards, given that it was released in 1950ish, all the main characters are women, and most of the action in the film is performed by 3 elderly nonconventionally attractive women. Even the villian is female, yet shes never portrayed as ugly, fat, or vain like most Disney villains.
TL;DR What a quality program smh