1) AIDA / Madame HYDRA: Probably the closest the show has gotten to writing a villain that’s on Netflix Marvel’s level. I have to say, I’m honestly impressed with how good AIDA is as a Big Bad. One of the big things I love about her arc is that it’s not a sudden switch. We SEE all the moments that lead to her turn and it’s a natural, believable heel turn. From falling for Fitz, to discovering that she’s not unique, to meeting the Superior, AIDA’s journey to becoming the Big Bad feels earned.
Also, speaking of Netflix Marvel, you know who she reminds me of the most? Kilgrave. Mind control issues aside, Kilgrave and AIDA are similar in that their goals aren’t that complex. In fact, they’re both coming from an innocent place. They both want to feel genuine love but they don’t understand that what they’re doing is horrible. There’s a certain immaturity when it comes to both villains and although it doesn’t excuse their actions at all, you can’t help but feel bad for them.
Especially when it comes to AIDA. While Kilgrave’s a grown man who should know better, AIDA is technically two or three years old. Plus, she’s a program. She doesn’t fully understand what love is. But she wants to feel it and it makes sense that she chooses Fitz, the only one who treated her with respect. So when you think about it, this brainwashed version of Fitz isn’t her punishing him or Jemma. It’s all for her because she craves love, she wants to feel unique. She thinks she’s changing him for the better but doesn’t realize that what she’s doing is incredibly messed up.
Honestly, I hate AIDA but I do feel a bit bad for her. None of what she’s doing is coming from a malicious place. But at the same time, what she’s doing IS wrong and needs to be stopped.
Hmm…a villain that well’s developed and I can feel sympathy for but will still root against because they’re clearly in the wrong and the antagonist of the story. Gee, that sounds awfully familiar
2) John Garrett: So despite season one being an average season, I still think Garrett’s switch from SHIELD to HYDRA agent was fantastic. The whole HYDRA civil war arc was great in general but if I had to single out moments from the arc, I’d pick Garrett and Ward’s heel turns.
Honestly, that’s all I got to say about him. He was a great antagonist, Bill Paxton (R.I.P.) was amazing in the role, and he tied season one together. I wish I could go more in-depth with Garrett but really, that’s the general gist of it.
3) Jiaying: Jiaying was originally going to be number two on this list but the more I thought about it, the more it made sense to put her here. I think it’s mainly because of the season she was in.
I don’t think I’ve said this before but I am NOT a fan of season two. To me, it was the most cluttered, disorganized season among the four. Say what you will about season one, at least there was a clear focus (Clairvoyant, HYDRA). Say what you will about season three, it may have been overly ambitious but there was a clear villain and end goal.
But season two really felt like the writers were tossing in a bunch of storylines and hoping that they stuck. Oh, Ward’s still here and he’s doing his own side mission. Oh, there’s another SHIELD faction that opposes Coulson. Oh, Skye is actually Daisy Johnson (that’s not a criticism, that was actually awesome). Oh, here’s Daisy’s mom, she runs a community of Inhumans. Oh, here’s HYDRA…they’re here too. There were all these storylines and at times, you couldn’t tell what the point of the season was.
Jiaying was a great villain. She had a personal tie to one of the protagonists, you can understand where she’s coming from and can sympathize with her, and she had plenty of memorable villain moments (like killing Raina and Robert Gonzales). But as the Big Bad of the season as a whole, it’s hard to justify that because there were so many different story arcs that it wouldn’t make sense to place Jiaying as the center of them all. I mean, in the season finale, the whole group wasn’t focused on her. Part of the story was focused on Bobbi, Ward and Kara.
Plus, her villain switch was a bit sudden. Like, the season was coming to an end and then all of a sudden, BAM, she’s killing SHIELD agents. It’s justified in the story but it felt a bit rushed.
So really, Jiaying being number three isn’t me deeming her a shitty villain. She was a great villain in a not-so great season.
4) The Hive: Hive was the most interesting concept among the Big Bads but, in my opinion, he was the most poorly executed. I don’t blame Brett for this, there was just a lot riding against him. One, you already knew he was gonna fail. The reason why Garrett, Jiaying, and AIDA are so effective as villains is that they’re all confined to the AOS side of the MCU. If Hive succeeded, that would actually affect the Avengers, the Defenders, and…well, basically, the whole MCU. No way in hell was Marvel Studios gonna let that fly.
Two, he was overshadowed by Grant Ward’s legacy. Yeah, I know, I know, he’s an Inhuman overlord who founded HYDRA, yadda, yadda, yadda. But the audience has followed Brett as Grant Ward for three years. Suddenly turning him into a different character doesn’t automatically erase our memory. So instead of fully embracing this new villain, Hive was still riding on the ghost of Ward (did you see what I did there?).
And third, Hive was ruined as a threat. The Fallen Agent, ticking time bomb arc made the audience care more about which agent was gonna die instead of whether or not the Hive would succeed. Also, the fact that Will Daniels, a random dude with a single bullet, managed to survive for years alongside the Hive looked bad on the latter’s part.
All around, Hive was a great concept but it was a shitty delivery. Maybe if they had more time or they took a different approach to the story, he would’ve been higher on the list.
Hi my name is Madame Hydra A.I.D.A. Ophelia Viper Sarkissian and I have long onyx tresses with emerald green streaks that reaches my mid back and metallic silver eyes like cold computer hardware and a lot of people tell me I look like Mallory Jansen (AN: if u don’t know who they are get da hell out of here!). I’m not related to Red Skull but I wish I was because they’re a major fucking hottie. I have pale white skin. I’m also a robot, and I lead hydra in the Framework where i’m the leader of hydra (I’m 4 months old). I’m totally a human being (in case you couldn’t tell) and I wear mostly black and green. I love my endless sequences of code and I create all my clothes from there. For example today I was wearing a high collared dark green jacket with black leather accents and a thin, high waisted belt, black leather pants, and black six inch ankle boots. I was wearing a dark black smoky eye (like my nonexistent soul), bold and defined brows (like my artificial personality), heavy and feathered mascara so every bat of my lashes will blow away my enemies, contour to show that my cheekbones are sharp enough to kill a man, and just a nude lip and some light blush. I was walking outside outside the Triskelion. It was snowing and raining so there was no sun, which I was very happy about. A lot of inhumans stared at me. I put up my middle finger at them. “Hey Madame Hydra A.I.D.A. Ophelia Viper Sarkissian!” shouted a voice. I looked up. It was… Leopold Fitz!
A lot of fan-blogs here on tumblr celebrate character birthdays. I decided to try and compile an “official” list of character birthdays for fun and education! Actual precise birthday dates are rarely shared in comics, partially because attaching a date ages characters. So the dates found here are attributed to these characters’ first named appearances in comics. I tried to keep the list as diverse as possible, though it is by no means a comprehensive list of all the female characters in Marvel.
Do you share a birthday with one of these fabulous heroines?
MARVEL FANCAST: Olga Kurylenko as Ophelia Sarkissian (Madame Hydra) for [x]:
We were orphans. Little girls, all alone. Hydra gave us a home. Eight great houses. Twelve girls to a house. And in the end, the most determined… the most ambitious… the most aggressive… That girl would be the Viper.
No you are not because d.va is a heterosexual woman. Designed by heterosexual men who don’t give a flying fuck about your fee fees. Ya dumb cunt. It’s only sexist when a man ogles a woman but when a woman oggles at an sexualized man you turn a blind eye.
Plus you stupid fuck I know of a few lesbian gamers who like women to be sexualized in fucking video games or you just going ignore them too are you going to tell them to fuck off? These women actually would be really upset if you did something like you’re describing.
Also male gamers aren’t the only ones that use the term waifu. You stupid fuck.
Oh but why do I know I’m just a man who knows lesbian women who’d like looking at other sexy women. Oh but I guess I’m fucking Sexist.
Because unlike you I actually go out and get other peoples opinion first before I just assume everybody thinks the way I do. You don’t stand for women and usage don’t sure as hell don’t stand for the women I know. Because they hate misandrist pieces of trash like you. My lesbian friends love me because I’m a funny dude and I am a genuine kind soul.
But my kindness when I enter the uncanny valley and run into people people who think like you and my lesbian friends can understand that. By the way the very few female gamers there are hate absolutely despise people like you they despise Anita Sarkissian as well. So do me my lesbian gamer friends a favor and get the fuck off Tumblr and stop giving us a bad reputation.