So I watch "The Vampire Diaries" (yeah, I'm a 46-year-old married man with the television tastes of a teenage girl), and for a while the character of Klaus was in the background as the Big Evil Shadowy figure. And when he's revealed, he turns out to be another skinny British guy who only seems menacing because the writers tell us he is, but who I find just annoying and can't wait for the story to run its course. Am I the only guy who feels this way? And are there any other villains who you felt weren't as tough despite being built up to be a Big Bad?
Romulus, Hush, Eobard Thawne.
Virtually every Marvel villain once the 'writer-artists' took over.
And Apocalypse. Maybe I need to do more research on his story but I thought he was the oldest mutant and extremely powerful - but he couldn't rule the world during ancient times or any time thereafter. WTF?
Oh and if a mod would kindly delete the living hell out of this tread so I do not continue to look like a total tool, I'd appreciate it.
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Hal Jordon even after the billion of lives erased and or killed.
And yeah, he looked real badass with the whole Flash family using him as a punching bag during Rebirth and then getting taken out by a normal human in Flashpoint using...what was it, a sword?
Last edited by Dreg; 04-23-2012 at 12:59 PM.
I guess it depends on when you met him. Reverse-Flash was Barry's greatest villain. In the final part of Wally's run, not so much. But in the 70s and early 80s, he was impressive as hell. (Same for his earlier appearance in Wally's run, which I won't mention for fear of spoiling a 20-year-old storyline.)