Yes, that blue guy with the freakishly large head and goatee that strangely resembles a necktie. A shining example of a villain-to-hero archetype. This film is one of my personal favorites. A hilarious, beautifully written script with substance and class. Ever since he was a kid, Megamind has been brushed aside and ignored. He struggled to fit in with the other kids at school, always overshadowed by his would-be arch nemesis, Metroman. Of course, everyone in the city absolutely adored Metroman. Megamind couldn’t absolutely size up to his charm and looks. As they grow older, the two would have frequent showdowns, almost all of them ending with Megamind as the loser. Then one day, Metroman grows tired of being the hero. He fakes his death, and poor little Megamind is left alone, painfully bored to his oversized skull. He mistakenly creates a villain out of a frustrated, lovesick civilian in hopes to find a new playmate to battle, and realizes that it was time for him to take over and become the hero.
This guy reminds me of my dad. Tough and rigid on the outside, but apparently soft and gooey on the inside. He was dubbed as the World’s Greatest Villain until a fresh, new face pushed him off the throne. Upon hearing that this new guy, Vector, has achieved the title of “crime of the century” when he stole the Great Pyramid of Giza, Gru claims that he could easily top this off by stealing the moon. In the process of achieving this out-of-this-world ambition, Gru’s life is turned around by three orphan girls: Margo, Edith, and adorable little Agnes. Somehow, these three kids have managed to soften his heart of stone. Instead of using them as pawns to get his hands on a shrink ray as he originally planned, he starts warming up to them. True enough, in the sequel, he has become the ultimate sparkly-fairy-princess-superhero dad.
This man takes home all the awards, including Best Female Hogwarts Professor. This man will teach you how to bewitch the mind, ensnare the senses, bottle fame, brew glory, and put a stopper to death. This man will yell at you to turn to page 394 until you cry blood. Depicted as the absolute terror teacher at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at first, you WILL bawl your eyes out as you grow sympathetic for him in the end. Here we have Harry, Ron, and Hermione prancing around like they own the damn place, thinking he was the scum of the wizarding earth. But, as we reach the unfalteringly tear-jerking epilogue, we have Harry naming his own bloody son after him. See? Not even The Boy Who (Cockblocked) Lived is immune to the tremendously heart-wrenching revelation of Snape’s past. You know what, maybe he wasn’t a villain after all. He has lived in bitterness, and yet he couldn’t seem to let go of the memory of the only person he truly loved, so much so that he wholeheartedly protected Harry, all for Lily. Maybe that’s all he was; a victim of love. And a master of sass.
And last but not the least....
Let’s not forget the King of Tumblr. The Pride of the Marvel Fandom. The God of Mischief, who never fails to live up to his title. As a kid, his head was filled with dreams of becoming king of Asgard, only to finally get there and have his stepdad choose blondie over him. Plus, he’s adopted. Bummer. Why do you think he managed to kill eighty people in two days? I’ve read articles calling him the “Dark Messiah” or that weird kid who wants to save humankind......by taking over humankind. Well, at least we know he’s got good intentions. Okay, maybe he hasn’t entirely transformed into the hero. I just really like him. (Heck, he’s the hero in my book, anyway.) But after watching Thor 2: The Dark World, I couldn’t help but think he’s getting there, because I’m pretty sure that stepping in to save his supposedly rival brother’s life and “giving” his own is a HUGE step to becoming a hero for an irritable, frustrated Asgardian prince like Loki.
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