What makes bad guy intimidating? Tantz Aerine made a great newspost about the question, carefully outlining various key bad-guy properties like confidence, composure, efficiency, and amorality. Banes, Pitface, Tantz and I stomp ALL over that, traipsing about like drunken, muddy rugby players, as we blather on about our opinions of the idea and finish up with no idea what we're talking about.
Seriously though it's a fascinating idea and it's really FUN to talk about some of our favourite really well constructed badguys that exemplify all the traits Tantz talks about! What are you faves? One of mine is James Earl Jones's character Thulsa Doom in Conan The Barbarian: He's utterly unflappable, even when Conan is literally cutting off his head, he's still convinced of his ultimate power over everything. Thulsa Doom is the best badguy ever.
This week Gunwallace has given us the theme to Fluffy 500: Speed, progress, movement! We advance, never reversing. We forge ahead, never rehearsing.
Topics and shownotes
Crypts and Cantrips - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/aug/14/featured-comic-crypts-and-cantrips
Tantz Newspost: making bad guys intimidating - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2018/aug/03/making-bad-guys-intimidating/
Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Tantz Aerine - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Pitface - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
Banes - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/banes
Ozoneocean - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean
Fluffy 500 - https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Fluffy_500/ , by IronHorseComics, rated T.