So The Dark Knight Rises will be out soon (totally psyched!), and it got me thinking about some old school Batman–namely the animated TV series.
I should explain that I was never a comic book person, you see. It just wasn’t part of my “growing up” experience. More recently I’ve bought some, but it’s still a pretty rare occurrence. So essentially, everything I do know about Batman has come from the animated series that used to air (on WB, if I’m not mistaken).
Anyway, for some reason I’ve also been thinking about villains lately. When it comes to the more recent Christopher Nolan movies the Joker inevitably comes to mind…for reasons I hope I need not explain! (Another one of my favorite villains is the Operative from Serenity. He was very intelligent and a skilled martial artist but also very unconventional–I mean the combination of his sword, the inflicted paralysis upon his opponents and the archaic fall-on-said-sword ritual in a futuristic sci-fi setting was just mind-blowingly awesome, imo.) When I think back to the TV show, however, the villain that most stood out to me was actually…
Why her, you may ask? Um, well let’s see… She’s:
- hard to resist (we won’t mention those *ehem* noxious toxins…)
- has this weird but completely awesome obsession with plants & the mad ability to control them (she’d fit in nicely with the world of Element 7, actually)
…BUT…once you get past all those things, she is still pretty evil–the only reason Batman was able to resist, imo. (I always thought they should get together, but t’was not meant to be.)
I love her so much that she has been somewhat of an inspiration for one of my characters–you know, that traitorous double agent I’ve written once or twice about. (She’s reported dead but still an important part of the story.)
Anyway, you should totally check out this 2min. YouTube video featuring Poison Ivy and relive the wicked glory that was she.
Who are some of your favorite villains/villainesses?