Welcome the another bloghop! Yes, yes, two in one week! =D
Thanks again to Dani and Jackie for this bloghop. Visit their blogs to meet the other participants. This hop is an interesting one, choosing your favorite heroes and favorite villains. There are so many to choose from! I'll pick two of each.
Cloud Strife/Zack Fair from Final Fantasy VII, the game, the movie Advent Children, and the prequel Crisis Core: (I'm already cheating myself) I thought I'd do something different and have them explain.
Cloud: My name is Cloud Strife, and I'm a SOLDIER, First Class.
Zack: Wait, wait, wait, you're already messing it up, man. I'M the SOLDIER, First Class, you're just a Shinra ensign, or whatever.
Cloud: Well, you didn't live long enough to clarify that for me.
Zack: Well, I was riddled with bullets, and you were glitching from Mako poisoning. What's a guy to do?
Zack: I told YOU to live for me!
Cloud: I thought I did.
Zack: Dude, you lived AS me. There's a huge difference, and you better not have kissed my girl. I'm gonna ask her. She's not a good liar.
Pause. When you get right down to it, it's one of the saddest stories ever. Soldiers are experimented on, a massacre and government conspiracy are covered up, and one of the soldiers dies trying to escape, leaving the other half-brain-damaged soldier to piece his life back together, and he kinda fails.
But since I have a love for people messed up from experiments, my other favorite hero is good ol' River Tam from Firefly/Serenity! I love Simon's speech when he explains who he and River are in the pilot episode. He was a child genius, the brightest in his class, etc., but his sister makes him look like an idiot child. That's serious. River was accidentally enrolled into a government lab masked as a school with a challenging program. Not only do they pretty much make her a schizoaffective human weapon, but she's psychic, so they accidentally reveal the biggest conspiracy to hit the 'verse, too. Overall, River is a sweet, funny girl who likes to play and loves to learn. I would love to see how she would've turned out, had, Fox, you know, not sucked.
Villains are harder, but I think I've narrowed it down to the villainesses of Batman and the Luthors of Smallville.
Catwoman and Poison Ivy, take them from whatever tv show, cartoon, or movie you like. lol They were strong, sexy, and ruthless. I remember when Batman (Adam Weeest) found out Catwoman was his girlfriend (Julie Newmar) when they were fighting on a boat. And then there was the cartoon when Batman & Robin realized Ivy's sons were actually girls, but they were plant people anyway. Creepy.
Smallville came out when I was in high school, and even though I didn't follow Superman that well, I knew Lex Luthor was Superman's arch nemesis. So it was interesting to see them as best friends for a few seasons, even though Lex spent a lot of time trying to figure out if Clark was an alien or not. Then, there was his father Lionel, a conniving, greedy, evil old man who was just so charming that you hated to hate him. Then again, he was evil. Eventually, the roles were reversed, where Lex finally became the villain and Lionel was helping Clark not die on a daily basis, but when they were bad, they were so good! How duplicitous (first time I'd heard that word was on Smallville)!