Marvelous Villains: A 3 part series dedicated to Marvel Villains (PART III)

MWHAHAHA- *coughs* *continues to coughs* *starts choking on a lung* *lung is currently coughed up*

Whether you’ve read the comics, watched the movies, or even watched the cartoons, it’s clear to see Marvel doesn’t make flat villains. They’re actual characters with feelings, backstories, families, friends, dreams, and goals. We may not agree with their ways of doing things, but we can at least understand them. Sometimes we may even find ourselves relating to them.

This series of blog posts will take an in-depth look at 3 of my favorite Marvel antagonists.

Now that the intro is taken care of, on with the blog!


Last week we talked about the Winter Soldier and this week we get to talk about LOKI!

I’m not going to lie, I’m very excited to write about the trouble maker. I mean, there’s a reason he’s one of my favorite Marvel Villains.

3e19e7eec18a4bf2e4784980b455b800The adopted son of the Norse god Odin…WRONG PICTURE!

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Ah much better picture. Has that “I’m ready to rule the world” feel to it. As I was saying…

The adopted son of the Norse god Odin, Loki is commonly known as the god of Mischief and Magic. With a wave of his hand all sorts of chaos can unleashed. Thor becomes a frog, the seas become unruly, and your hands are where your feet should be. He gives little care to the destruction his games causes and he will do whatever it takes to control Asgard.

Our dear villain has often been tossed around as to what villain he truly is. Some groups claim he’s a poor tortured soul. Some claim he’s not even a villain, just doing what he wants. Some claim he’s just flat out evil. So what is he? Well, let’s take a look at his story.

Let’s go back to when Loki was a wee lad in the land of Jotunheim where the Frost Giants dwell. The Asgardians and the Frost Giants had been in a great war and during one of the battles, Odin slayed Laufey king of the Frost Giants. Remembering his father’s dying words to adopt the son of a fallen enemy, Odin took little Loki back home to Asgard to raise alongside his blood son, Thor.

Loki spent most of his childhood learning the art of magic and being a trickster, which he had a natural liking to. He also spent a good time of his childhood and young adulthood resenting Odin and the Asgardians for favoring Thor over him. Despite this, Loki and Thor had many adventures together and had a fairly good brotherly bond.

tumblr_m729oao4Cl1rnvzfwo1_400As the years went by, Loki felt more and more that he was nothing more than Thor’s shadow. When Thor leads Loki, Sif, and the Warrior Three (Volstagg, Fandral, and Hogun) into a battle against the Frost Giants, despite there being a treaty, Odin punishes Thor for his rash action. He turns his son mortal and unworthy of wielding  Mjolnir (AKA: Mew Mew), and sends him to Midgard.

While Thor is being punished and far away from Asgard, Odin finds this a good time to take a nap and go into the Odinsleep.

fb448775a7b71c5d4306746c13f6e010Bad timing Odin. Bad timing man.

Loki takes this chance to claim the throne as his own. Of course Thor regains his power back and defeats Loki. But the trickster is no quitter and Loki continues to try and take the throne of Asgard! And so our villain is born and he’s more than ready to fill this role.

586cf37fe666df32cf6a1d1545e5e051Unlike Magneto and the Winter Soldier, Loki didn’t really have anything too tragic or awful happen to prompt his behavior. He wasn’t the most loved child and maybe he wasn’t treated the best, but I don’t consider that a logical reason to try and take over Asgard (or Midgard for that matter).

I’m not saying he doesn’t have a reason for doing what he does. Oh, Loki does have a reason.

d248b2f11c5ebe6d0ec86e7e421387d9That reason is he thinks he’s more worthy than Thor to rule Asgard. Just because he is simply better. And why stop at Asgard? Why not Midgard? Why not all the nine realms? From time to time he’ll even remind Thor of how no one loved or care for him. He’ll do whatever it takes to rule, because he wants to.

And that’s exactly why I love him. He’s a trickster, charmer, tongue twister, son of a Frost Giant, who will only want to see your kneeling before him. He has all the elements of the Classic Villain with his own messed up twist.

91ab5ddb160a9235b44b3a3b2837b489Oh and he’s the mother of a six legged horse…

a5d6785f0cff7e95c99c20f28f985e17                                                                         *Awkward*

So this wraps up my Marvelous Villains series and my first ever blog series. I hope you’ve all enjoyed these post!

Now why don’t you comment below who your favorite Marvel villain is! 😀

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Marvelous Villains: A 3 part series dedicated to Marvel Villains (PART II)

MWHAHAHA- *coughs* *continues to coughs* *starts choking on a lung* *lung is currently coughed up*

Whether you’ve read the comics, watched the movies, or even watched the cartoons, it’s clear to see Marvel doesn’t make flat villains. They’re actual characters with feelings, backstories, families, friends, dreams, and goals. We may not agree with their ways of doing things, but we can at least understand them. Sometimes we may even find ourselves relating to them.

This series of blog posts will take an in-depth look at 3 of my favorite Marvel antagonists.

Now that the intro is taken care of, on with the blog!


Last week we talked about Magneto. This week we are going to talk about the…*room gets a little colder* Winter Soldier.

b58b4a1ed6de142ffc8c9b09f9d953adWith all past memories and all emotions removed, what we have left is a deadly and dangerous weapon. As you can see above, he’s not the kind of person you want to tick off. If you’re his target, he will find you and he will kill you, even if it’s just with a pocket knife. The Winter Soldier is one of Marvel’s coolest villains and has become one of my recent favorites.

And since he’s a Marvel character, of course he has a tragic but interesting backstory. 😀

Once upon a time Captain America/Steve Rogers had a brother in arms and best friend named James “Bucky” Barnes. Although in the comics Bucky was more of a side kick, in the movie he was more of Steve’s protector.

a3d8ed59f466bde2007811b472bd28e9The two have a special bond and the war (World War II, to be precise) only brings them closer. But sadly when Barnes joins Rogers on a dangerous mission, Barnes is lost in action.

By now the world knew Bucky as Captain America’s sidekick, but both in the comics and the movie, he was much more then that.  The lost is harsh on Steve, but it only makes him more determined to help end the war. Time goes on and during a final mission against the Red Skull, Captain America becomes a Capsicle.

9cc4ce8c502db38a70e8bc6d0ef5f6f3Over 70 years past by and he’s found by S.H.E.I.L.D. and in time to join the Avengers to help save the world. So Captain goes on being patriotic and heroic. Things are going pretty good. World War II ended, he’s still saving lives, and he’s even starting a new life. Then he hears about this deadly H.Y.D.R.A. assassin called the Winter Soldier, who not even the Black Widow could take out.  Steve knows this man has to be stopped…

That is until he sees who it is. It’s Bucky. It’s his best friend. Their eyes meet and all Capt can mutter is, “Bucky?”

The Winter Soldier simply says, “Who the hell is Bucky?”

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Steve’s heart drops.

Feel that? That stabbing pain in your heart yet?

We soon learn that H.Y.D.R.A. found Barnes’ body. He was still alive but had lost his left arm. Wiping his mind and giving him a metal bionic arm, they train him to be one of their most deadliest assassins in the world. In the comics he even trained Black Widow herself.

Steve Rogers is determined to get Bucky back. Steve doesn’t care how much blood on his hands, how much memory is lost, or how deadly this Winter Soldier is. Because deep down inside is a good soldier, a good man, and his best friend.

Although others like Black Widow don’t believe it’s possible to bring him back, The Winter Soldier does start to remember him. And this terrifies H.Y.D.R.A. Because if their perfect little weapon ever learned who he truly was, he would most likely turn on them. And that’s probably one of the last things they want to happen.

Time goes on, Captain America is trying to get his best friend back, while The Winter Soldier is becoming conflicted and angry. 

c2d60bc7d1e29d3db5bde5b7767810c5He’s starts to remember and it doesn’t feel so good. He keeps being sent to do missions and this person who knows his real name keeps showing up. He can’t handle it. Because a pain overcomes him and he doesn’t understand it, so he becomes angry. Angry at Captain America. Anyway, that’s who H.Y.D.R.A. wants taken out right?

So the last thing we see in the movie is the two fighting and Captain America, Steve Rogers, backing out of the fight. Rogers can’t do it. So he just keeps talking to The Winter Soldier, hoping to get through to get through to Bucky. And just when you think Bucky is too far buried in this weapon, The Winter Soldier saves Captain America’s life.

You probably noticed that this was written differently than how I wrote the post on Magneto. That’s because we’re dealing with a completely different kind of villain. Magneto chose to be one, The Winter Soldier didn’t. He’s without a doubt a “Victim Villain”. He was simply there for H.Y.D.R.A. to bring more pain to Captain America.

*Eyes start to sweat a little*

Now I think it’s time we’ve cheered up a bit and talk about the other awesome things about the Winter Soldier.

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Walkin’ up to steal yo girl.

Like his metal arm for example. The movie doesn’t even touch on all the cool stuff it can do! Does anyone know where I can get one? Also his outfit: Spot on assassin wear if you ask me. Black is always a go to for an antagonist. Although a full covering face mask is kind of iffy. I mean it’s great for masquerades and keeping your identity safe, but it might hinder your sight a little (unless you’re a ninja). And lastly: The bad attempt at smokey eyes.

Pretty sure every girl related to him right then and there when they saw that.

So that concludes part II.

Stayed tuned for Part III and the final post, because we’ll be talking about…*says in a really quiet whisper* Loki!

*Waits for the oncoming storm of fangirls*

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Marvelous Villains: A 3 part series dedicated to Marvel Villains (PART I)

MWHAHAHA- *coughs* *continues to coughs* *starts choking on a lung* *lung is currently coughed up*

Whether you’ve read the comics, watched the movies, or even watched the cartoons, it’s clear to see Marvel doesn’t make flat villains. They’re actual characters with feelings, backstories, families, friends, dreams, and goals. We may not agree with their ways of doing things, but we can at least understand them. Sometimes we may even find ourselves relating to them.

This series of blog posts will take an in-depth look at 3 of my favorite Marvel antagonists.

Now that the intro is taken care of, on with the blog!


Now as the oh so famous actor Tom Hiddleston said:

“Every villain is a hero in his own mind.”

A lot of people like to apply this to Loki Laufyson, but I find this quote more fitting for Magneto.

14b932ad1355efd582ccead1d8538c77One of my favorite villains of all time, he’s mostly known as the X-Men’s main antagonist, a mutant who has the power to control all magnetism. An INTJ with a plan, Magneto is one of the most intelligent and terrifying Marvel villains.

He also has a pretty tragic back story.

When Max Eisenhardt (Magneto) was young, he watched his family get brutally murdered by the Nazis. He then was sent to the Auschwitz death camp where he and other Jews were forced to operate the gas chambers, ovens, and fire pits of the camp.

He eventually makes it out, gets married, and has a daughter. But tragedy strikes when his wife and daughter are trapped in a burning house started by a mob. Max is able to use his mutant powers to save his wife, but not his daughter. In his anger and grief, Max unleashes his power and slaughters the nearby humans. His wife, who is terrified, leaves him.

f7da0eb02bb2f6aacb1f350cf06fbeb3Ow, right? On top of that, he starts to notice the mistreatment him and his fellow mutants are dealing with. The government is constantly on their backs and normal every day people treat them like freaks. It gets Max thinking:

If humans can be cruel to each other, what’s stopping them from being cruel to mutants? What’s stopping them from creating another Holocaust, with mutants as the target?

Nothing.

Max becomes afraid. And not the “I need a night light and teddy bear” afraid, more like “I’m a caged tiger and they can do whatever they want to me” afraid. This is the point when Max becomes Magneto.

1c409b68d4634cc713732ff2153fa2cdMagneto feels that mutants are better then humans. He also feels that humans need to be stopped altogether. He begins to gather mutants who think like him and start a group called the Brotherhood of Mutants. Magneto is willing to do whatever it takes to protect the mutants, dangerously so.

Why? Because deep down inside of Magneto is  a terrified Max Eisenhardt. Max just wants the mutants to feel safe. He doesn’t want another young boy to see his family brutally murdered. He wants mutants to live happy and normal lives.

a4d44cefc69d2ebd7cf422cf44438ab9And what’s more terrifying is the fact it’s somewhat understandable.

If your family was killed brutally, wouldn’t you want revenge? If you saw the possibility of another Holocaust happening, wouldn’t you try and stop it? If you are more knowledgeable, more powerful, and overall better than everyone, wouldn’t you want to rule the world? Wouldn’t you make it a better place?

Sounds logical right?

For you maybe. All of these would work nicely for you, but sadly life doesn’t work like that. The world is filled with a lot of people and we can’t forget them in the process.

That’s why Magneto is a villain. Because in his mind, the only thing that matters is him and the mutants. He doesn’t realize he’s causing the same pain he faced to someone else. Magneto thinks he’s helping everyone, when in the end, he’s helping no one but himself.

None the less, all of this makes him one of my favorite villains. Everything he does, makes sense in some way or another. He’s not a mindless killing machine. He’s a person who is stranding up for his rights, his beliefs, and his people.

Also the whole “I can lift metal objects with my mind and crush people with them” is freaking awesome too. 602cadd777211af7b2a72f0b6d2c9fbfSo what kind of villain would I call Magneto? He’s what I’d classify as a “Logical Villain”. Magneto has a very logical and valid reason for why he does what he does. He also doesn’t always rely on his powers to get the job done. Sometimes all it takes are the right words at the right time.

There was also a time when Magneto created a whole Island for mutants and stopped trying to killing the humans. That was a nice time.

f180072d8368572c52308a053d0b6620Anyway, that’s enough of Magneto and his marvelousness.

Stay tuned for Part II: The Winter Soldier!

*Fangirls start to sob in the distance*

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