Everyone always gushes about the heroes of the games, but what about the villains? Have their been any recent villains or minions that really made an impression (good or bad) on you? I think one that stands out to me at the moment is Ghirahim, one of the main antagonists in the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Fabulous is one of the first words that come to mind when thinking of him!
When we first started playing Skyward Sword, we thought Ghirahim was creepy and weird. But, as the game went on, we grew to enjoy his character. Sure, he’s bizarre. But that’s what makes him kind of funny. I remember we both burst out laughing at the end of the game when he was dancing around Zelda’s floating body. Literally dancing.
Fabulously creepy was what he was, but he made an excellent antagonist, in my opinion. Another favorite villain is, as cliche as it may be, Bowser from the Super Mario games. He was never truly fearsome to me, but my earliest, main memory of him was from Super Mario RPG where he actually joined your party. His snarky remarks in games since then have placed him on my favorites list.
Bowser is also wonderful in Paper Mario. He’s funny in that one, even if he is the true villain. Though, he’s not the main villain in some other Paper Mario games. Dr. Eggman from the Sonic franchise is great as well. It’s not so much that he can’t really outsmart Sonic. He just can’t catch him.
Ah, Dr. Eggman! It’s a shame that they can’t showcase his true brilliance, as he’s supposed to be a genius. He has such a catchy theme song in Sonic Adventure DX and Sonic Adventure 2! One of the villains that I believe I miss the most is Giovanni from the original Pokemon games. He was the leader of Team Rocket and seemed to have an actual goal in mind. Unlike, for example, Team Aqua and Team Magma, who just wanted to expand the water or land, or Team Plasma, who used Pokemon but wanted to release them all…? Opposing Pokemon teams’ motives got a bit shakier as the franchise went on.
Team Rocket was the best and always will be. Giovanni is a fine villain, but I adore Jessie and James. Even though they were more in the anime than the games, but still. Though, I do have to admit, N was great in the Unova region. He had a great story.
Yes, his wasn’t too bad, but Team Plasma’s motivations to me were still a bit strange. Other fantastic villains were Von Karma and Dahlia from the first and third Ace Attorney games. They were amazing to hate!
Ah, yes! I agree. You have to love the villains in video games. Because, without them, we wouldn’t have a game to play.
Who are some of your favorite villains from video games? Let us know in the comments!