I’m doing some game-related “research” on the subject of supervillains and bad guys in games but also other popular media: which ones do you like best or find most interesting and for what reasons?
Some of my favs:
- Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII). They gave him an interesting (and extremely long, I remember one story-sequence mid-game (after Midgar in Kalm) going on for close to an hour without much gameplay) backstory connecting him to the main hero and a great introduction and music in the original game.
- Thrawn (Star Wars books and comics). I always found the idea that he often beats his enemies by relating their culture to expected priorities and dominant tactical responses interesting and kinda fitting for an antagonist to the universalist Jedi in the Star Wars setting. That he was the only non-human in a high Empire position made him even more interesting and menacing without him even doing anything.
- The Joker (DC universe). I know many people like the comics and animations better - I don’t know the comics, but like most of the animations and like the portrayal of him in the Dark Knight series and the most recent movie.
- Since @White_Noise mentioned it in another thread, I have to add that I also really liked the antagonist in the Portal games. That was extremely well done.