The #VillainSquad tag was created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey on YouTube and I saw what it was about and LOVED IT. Who doesn’t love a good villain? I mean, seriously. Villains are the best, even when they’re at their worst.
So the questions are pretty straight forward: first, pick your villain persona (muahaha), second, you can pick any character from a book, movie, or TV show that you want that fits one of the villain categories before, and third, you’ll have your epic villain squad. So, here we go:
– Create your own villain persona (name, skills, etc)
Okay, I know that my superpower would be flight. I’ve always wanted to fly, and probably always will, so I definitely want the ability to fly. I think a good skill that I would be good at is luring people in to have a sense of trust, and then obviously ripping that away from them. So, manipulation?
As for a name? That’s a tough one… Maybe… Sky Queen.
Yup, I’m rolling with it.
1. The Leader – Pick a villain to lead the squad.
For this I imagine someone strong, willing to take risks, and all around just doing what’s right for the wrong reasons, and so I pick: Valentine Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. He’s a smooth-talker, a charmer, and he knows just how to get what he wants, when he wants. Definitely leader material.
Who doesn’t love a hot villain? For this I’ll have to pick Warner from the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi. Like, he seriously was on fire. Again, a smooth-talking charmer, with an overprotective side, a toned body, and a killer smile? Yes, please.
The villain you never really know what to expect from, and for this one I chose Sebastian from the Mortal Instruments series. He definitely doesn’t really listen to anyone, and he’s fairly unpredictable. On the other hand, he does have a cunning mind, so it’s interesting to see what he does and how he carries on with his plans.
You know, the crazy one of the group. There’s always one, and I think for this one I’ll have to pick Bellatrix LeStrange from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I can’t speak to book Bellatrix yet, as I haven’t seen her in the books yet, but in the movie she definitely was unhinged: bloodthirsty, uncaring of who was hurt, but still obedient to her master.
5. The Redeemer – Pick a villain that’s on a path of redemption/would play both sides
The guy/girl that can be good or bad, depending on the circumstances, I would have to pick Celaena Sardothian/Aelin Galathynius from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Now, Aelin is definitely not a villain, but she’s not exactly a hero, either. She can definitely play both sides and I think that she can definitely be seen as a redeemer.
This one’s a no-brainer for me: Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, specifically the original Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. She’s the Mistress of All Evil: ruthless, cunning, intelligent, and not afraid to fight her own battles.
And for crying out loud, she turns into a badass dragon!
You know the tale: tragic backstory, lots of hate and rage, turns baddy? Well, that’s almost any villain, but for my squad in particular I’d want Regina, aka The Evil Queen from Once Upon a Time. Especially in the first season, Regina was all bad and I loved that about her. When we started to get snippets of her backstory, I felt so sad for her! And she can use magic, so I need her on my squad.
So yes, there is my awesome villain squad! I kinda really dig it.
What about you? Who would you have on your squad? Feel free to do this tag on your own blog, or let me know in the comments who your picks would be (or both!).