While i still think that Camp Lazlo
example was the worst I'd encountered, I have found a bad example that shows what happens when people don't go for the worst of the worst, and list all the bad villains.
- Complete Monster: Par for the course with the villains. Teridax, all the Piraka except maybe Vezon (with special mention to Zatkan, Vezok, and dear god, Hakann) all the Barraki (especially Pridak), The Shadowed One and many of his Dark Hunters, Vultraz, and most Makuta except for Krika seem to make a career on unforgivable bastardry. The worst part? More than one along the ranks of the good guys. Tuyet, Botar, Miserix, and especially Tobduk have all shown themselves of very little redeeming quality, indeed.
The large collection of bionicles in my back Lanai means I got some knowledge on it, but due to the sheer amount of online serials and other All There in the Manual
, Anyone who knows the series should correct me if I'm wrong.
Okay: Back Story, the ultimate plan of the villain is somewhat confusing, but here it is. Long ago, great Amoral beings created a universe, and designed Tren Krom to be it's protector, they decided to boot him out and imprison him, before replacing him with Mata Nui (in case Krom is ever brought up, I'll say no because he's basically an Eldrich Abomination). Mata-nui created the Makuta to help him run the Universe led by Miserix. However one of them, Mutran, met Tren Krom, who looked into Mutran's mind, when he did that, Mutran learned how to strike down Mata-Nui and take control of the Universe. He told Teridax (henceforth the Big Bad
), who led a coup and dethroned Miserix and killed all of his followers. He then unleashed a complicated gambit to take control of the universe, first knocking the Great Spirit out. Eventually it's revealed that the universe that they live in is all contained within a Giant Robot Called Mata-Nui, and Mata-Nui himself was it's AI. Teridax takes over the robot and becomes a living God.
Okay, take a deep breath people, the continuity may give you a head-ache.
Teridax: Keep. He enslaved an entire city of Matoran (civilians) and imprisoned them in little spheres. They were free before he could brain wash them, but all their memories were destroyed (one was enslaved, and he was Mind Raped
into believing he was in a world without hope and Heroes, only Teridax). He killed numerous Toa (heroes), and started a War with the Dark-Hunters, killing many of them, and his own Makuta Brothers/Servants. His very essance is used to enslave abunch of other Matoran and have them drain a volcano. The volcano erupts, and they just continue to work, setting up barriers, even as they're burnt to death, most of them die. When he takes over the world, he does things for the Evulz, like sending armies at the people killing/enslaving many of them. He has six of the heroes trapped in a fantasy where they think that they've won. He turns Miserix into a painting (dunno why). He traveled to a bunch of different dimensions to capture other Toa of light and brainwashes them to use as minions.
The Makuta: Definitely a case of Always Chaotic Evil
EDIT: Piraka: a group of Six rogue Dark Hunters (Zaktan, Vezok, Hakann, Avak, Reidek and Thok) who go to an island called Voya-Nui and pose as Toa. They proceed to enslave all the matoran with the Anti-dermis (really Teridax's essence, though only Zaktan seems to know that). When most of the Matoran die in the volcano, they complain that they'll have to do all the work now. All plan to betray each other. Eventually, they were turned into snakes.
Zaktan: recruited from the slave mines of an island by the Dark Hunter's leader. Tried to launch a coup, failed, and was turned into a swarm of bugs. He schemes to take the Mask of life (The Macguffin) for himself and hijack the plan. Cruel, cold and calculating. He was mutated into a snake, and forced to lead the heroes to find Teridax, Teridax killed him.
Hakann: Defiantly the most violent and cruel. Casually killed a bunch of animals (who have a good deal more sentience than most beasts) because they blocked his view, and is the cruelest to the slaves. He Steals the power of an Ally to make himself stronger.
Thok: Cold jerkass. Tried to rob a bunch of Dark Hunters and got press ganged into the organization. Worked with Hakann to steal the ally's power, and attempted to betray him, but was himself betrayed. He had the ability to make objects come to life, like making armor come alive, and squeeze and sqeeze until...pop.
Avak: Lot's of his antics are played for laughs, like putting Matoran into prisons (with his mind) because they talk to much. And this one time where he had his strength, hearing, and speed increased, making him fall over, run into a wall, and nearly knock him out with a splitting headache.
Reidek: Smarter than he looks, is able to shrug off every defeat with an adaptable physiology. Destroys the Matoran of Voya nui's historical documents. Also a big Jerkass.
Vezok: Rage problem. Flips out at many provocations.
Vezon: seventh member, A weapon was shot at Vezok, which split him into two beings. Vezon was the thing created. Vezon acted as a Dirty Coward
, and tried to steal the mask, instead getting fused to a spider, and later dragon. After he was freed he became a Chaotic Neutral
. Basically, being a Talkative Loon
, most of his antics are played for laughs, more than Avak.
Yeah, None of the Piraka match to Teridax's heinousity.
The Worst Examples:
Botar: Is hands down the worst example. He's a member of the guys trying to stop The Makuta and Restore Mata-nui, they are a bunch of Knight Templar
agents. Botar, despite his appearance, is a hero. He takes some of the worst people and puts them in an impenetrable prison. He aids Axonn (a hero) in putting his now evil friend (Brutaka) in prison. He supports the Order he belongs in, even accepting Brutaka back into their ranks when he has an epiphany. He's killed doing his job and protecting his allies. Maybe it's because he has a freaky head and everyone's afraid of him.
Miserix: All Makuta are subject to being selfish, Miserix is one of the few who never let his feelings rule his destiny. When Teridax launched his campaign to take over the world, Miserix calmly stood up and shot him, claiming that it's their duty to protect it. Miserix was quickly out-numbered when most of the Makuta turned to Teridax. He was stripped of rank, but Krika, out of mercy, left him on an island without killing him. decades, possibly centuries later, Brutaka puts together a sort of Suicide Squad
to rescue him. He does kill one member of the team out of dull pettiness (he was a makuta), and is quite violent when on the good-guy's side. When He goes to stop Teridax, he encounters the heroes of the story and saves them from a trap, having them lead him to a room. He's almost killed, but returns later. While Miserix is a violent and unforgiving guy, he's no where near the evil of Teridax.
Tobduk: He's definitely a Sociopathic Hero
. After the Makuta destroyed his village, he has committed numerous acts of sabatoge and murder against them. He killed two Makutas named Kojol and Tridax, as well as any Matoran (and other innocents, even his own allies) who knew the location of an island which was asked to keep secret by the Island's founder. He speaks to Mazeeka in Mazeeka's story, and implies that he's unhinged, wanting only to get back at the Makuta for wronging him. He's worse of a person than Miserix and Botar, but he fails the heinous standard.
This post is way to long, so I'll do the rest later.
edited 6th Oct '12 9:10:55 PM by DrPsyche