U is for Ursula #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of antagonists.

On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will tie that day’s topic to antagonists but on the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about antagonists from movies, TVs or books. On Wednesdays, my Quote of the Week will be from an antagonist that matches the letter of the day. Enjoy.

U is for Ursula, the sea witch and antagonist from Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989). She is half octopus/half human and all evil. Ursula uses a combination of magic and deception to achieve her goals. She cares not for the less fortunate that she proclaims to help.

Instead, what she wants most is to seek revenge on King Triton and rule the Sea in his place. She uses her cunning ways to trick his mermaid daughter Ariel into trading her voice for a pair of human legs. If Ariel can get the prince to fall in love with her in three days, she will remain a human. But Ursula isn’t about to let that happen. She continually sabotages Ariel before succeeding in getting King Triton to give his life for his daughter’s.

One of Disney’s best and most terrifying villains, Ursula is voiced by American actress and comedian Pat Carroll. And like Oggie Boogie, this is a villain with an awesome song. Check it out.

And in case you want to check out my other antagonists from the challenge…

A is for Apocalypse

B is for Bad Boys (parenting)

C is for Cruella de Vil

D is for Darth Vader (Quote)

D is for To Die for Cake (Recipe)

E is for Evil (Writing)

F is for Freddy Kruger

G is for Gollum

H is for High School (parenting)

I is for Iron Monger

J is for Jafar (Quote)

K is for Killers (Writing)

L is for Loki

M is for Maleficent

N is for No (parenting)

O is for Oggie Boogie

P is for Professor Moriarty (Quote)

Q is for Questions (Writing)

R is for the Riddler

S is for Sauron 

T is for Technology (parenting)

S is for Sauron #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of antagonists.

On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will tie that day’s topic to antagonists but on the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about antagonists from movies, TVs or books. On Wednesdays, my Quote of the Week will be from an antagonist that matches the letter of the day. Enjoy.

S is for Sauron, the main antagonist in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (1954). The title refers to Sauron who created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power as the ultimate weapon to conquer and rule all of Middle-earth.

In the books, Tolkien never provides a detailed description of Sauron but he is known to change shapes. In some films he is portrayed as a humanoid creature but in others he is a disembodied eye. But no matter his form, his power is immense. He corrupts and controls wizards such as Saruman and spirits such as the Black Riders to do his bidding. He also has enough power to control an army.

In the latest film rendition directed by Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings trilogy 2001-2003), Sauron appears in humanoid form during the forging of the Ring and up to his losing it. After that he appears as a disembodied eye atop a dark tower where he watches over the land of Mordor.

And in case you want to check out my other antagonists from the challenge…

A is for Apocalypse

B is for Bad Boys (parenting)

C is for Cruella de Vil

D is for Darth Vader (Quote)

D is for To Die for Cake (Recipe)

E is for Evil (Writing)

F is for Freddy Kruger

G is for Gollum

H is for High School (parenting)

I is for Iron Monger

J is for Jafar (Quote)

K is for Killers (Writing)

L is for Loki

M is for Maleficent

N is for No (parenting)

O is for Oggie Boogie

P is for Professor Moriarty (Quote)

Q is for Questions (Writing)

R is for the Riddler 

R is for Riddler #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of antagonists.

On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will tie that day’s topic to antagonists but on the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about antagonists from movies, TVs or books. On Wednesdays, my Quote of the Week will be from an antagonist that matches the letter of the day. Enjoy.

R is for the Riddler, the supervillain and adversary to DC Comic’s Batman. Edward Nigma (aka the Riddler) first appeared in the comics in 1948. He delights in incorporating riddles and puzzles into his criminal plots. He is a smooth-talking character with a high IQ who often sends complex clues to Batman and the police.

The Riddler is often seen wearing a green suit and bowler hat or in a green unitard with questions marks printed on it. And of course there is his infamous question mark cane.

Frank Gorshin played the Riddler in the 1966 film Batman. Jim Carrey portrayed him in Batman Forever (1995). Carrey’s charismatic performance was one of the highlights of the film. (“Riddle me this, riddle me that, who’s afraid of the big, black bat?)

And in case you want to check out my other antagonists from the challenge…

A is for Apocalypse

B is for Bad Boys (parenting)

C is for Cruella de Vil

D is for Darth Vader (Quote)

D is for To Die for Cake (Recipe)

E is for Evil (Writing)

F is for Freddy Kruger

G is for Gollum

H is for High School (parenting)

I is for Iron Monger

J is for Jafar (Quote)

K is for Killers (Writing)

L is for Loki

M is for Maleficent

N is for No (parenting)

O is for Oggie Boogie

P is for Professor Moriarty (Quote)

Q is for Questions (Writing)

O is for Oggie Boogie #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of antagonists.

On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will tie that day’s topic to antagonists but on the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about antagonists from movies, TVs or books. On Wednesdays, my Quote of the Week will be from an antagonist that matches the letter of the day. Enjoy. 

O is for Oggie Boogie, the villainous bogeyman of Halloween Town and the main antagonist in Tim Burton’s film The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).

Oggie Boogie resembles a large burlap sack. Unlike the other inhabitants of Halloween Town who seem to just enjoy scaring people, Oggie appears truly evil (after all he kidnaps Santa Claus). He is sadistic and power hungry and lives underground in a lair full of torture devices.

The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite movies. Check out Oggie Boogie’s own villainous song.

And in case you want to check out my other antagonists from the challenge…

A is for Apocalypse

B is for Bad Boys (parenting)

C is for Cruella de Vil

D is for Darth Vader (Quote)

D is for To Die for Cake (Recipe)

E is for Evil (Writing)

F is for Freddy Kruger

G is for Gollum

H is for High School (parenting)

I is for Iron Monger

J is for Jafar (Quote)

K is for Killers (Writing)

L is for Loki

M is for Maleficent

N is for No (parenting)

M is for Maleficent #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of antagonists.

On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will tie that day’s topic to antagonists but on the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about antagonists from movies, TVs or books. On Wednesdays, my Quote of the Week will be from an antagonist that matches the letter of the day. Enjoy. 

M is for Maleficent, the main villain in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (1959). She is the “Mistress of All Evil” who curses the infant Princess Aurora at her Christening. She proclaims the princess will prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday.

Maleficent isn’t happy with just seeking revenge for not being invited to the christening. She later makes sure the curse takes place and even captures Aurora’s true love Prince Phillip so that he cannot break the curse. In her final battle, she transforms herself into a huge dragon.

Disney presented Maleficent as a good-hearted by tragic fairy in a 2014 live action version of the tale starring Angelina Jolie in the title role. While I liked this film too, the animated version is one of Disney’s most sinister villains.

And in case you want to check out my other antagonists from the challenge…

A is for Apocalypse

B is for Bad Boys (parenting)

C is for Cruella de Vil

D is for Darth Vader (Quote)

D is for To Die for Cake (Recipe)

E is for Evil (Writing)

F is for Freddy Kruger

G is for Gollum

H is for High School (parenting)

I is for Iron Monger

J is for Jafar (Quote)

K is for Killers (Writing)

L is for Loki

L is for Loki #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of antagonists.

On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will tie that day’s topic to antagonists but on the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about antagonists from movies, TVs or books. On Wednesdays, my Quote of the Week will be from an antagonist that matches the letter of the day. Enjoy. 

L is for Loki. Now when I chose this super villain, I was thinking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in which actor Tom Hiddleston plays the nemesis of his adopted brother Thor.

The character Loki is based on the trickster god of the same name from Norse mythology and was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. He first appeared in Venus No. 6 (August 1949).

Loki delights in finding new ways to be mischievous. He possesses the ability to manipulate magical forces for a variety of purposes: creation of force field, temporarily increase his own physical strength, cast illusions and manipulate the mind.

In the MCU, Loki first appeared in Thor (2011) where he spends most of his time trying to prove his worth as a son to Odin and that he should be considered worthy to be the future ruler of Asgard. He was also the antagonist in Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) as he attempts to harness the Tesseract’s power to open a portal allowing for an alien invasion that will let him take over Earth.  His latest appearance in the MCU is in Thor: The Dark World (2013) where he helps Thor before becoming fatally wounded. Of course, it is revealed at the end of The Dark World that Loki hasn’t died. He is set to be back for Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and IW’s untitled sequel (2019).

In addition to being a main character in the MCU, he has appeared on many TV shows (live and animated) as well as in video games and of course the comics. Though he is often portrayed as a super villain, sometimes he is depicted as an antihero which is one of the reasons he is such an intriguing character.

And in case you want to check out my other antagonists from the challenge…

A is for Apocalypse

B is for Bad Boys (parenting)

C is for Cruella de Vil

D is for Darth Vader (Quote)

D is for To Die for Cake (Recipe)

E is for Evil (Writing)

F is for Freddy Kruger

G is for Gollum

H is for High School (parenting)

I is for Iron Monger

J is for Jafar (Quote)

K is for Killers (Writing)

I is for Iron Monger #AtoZChallenge

For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of antagonists.

On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will tie that day’s topic to antagonists but on the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about antagonists from movies, TVs or books. On Wednesdays, my Quote of the Week will be from an antagonist that matches the letter of the day. Enjoy. 

I is for the Iron Monger, a Marvel Comics supervillain. He first appeared in Iron Man #163 (1982) as Obadiah Stane, a genius with an ego problem. (That certainly a common supervillain problem.) He creates the Iron Monger armor (I-M Mark One) which he believes is better than his rival Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor. Unlike the Iron Man armor, this own armor is externally computer-controlled.

After Stane’s death, several other characters don the armor or construct their own Iron Monger suit. This includes Simon Steele, Joey Cosmatos and Stane’ son, Zeke Stane.

Jeff Bridges plays Obadiah Stane in the movie Iron Man (2008). Here he is the best friend and business partner of billionaire Howard Stark (Tony’s father), and does in fact build his own Iron Monger suit to battle with Tony.

And in case you want to check out my other antagonists from the challenge…

A is for Apocalypse

B is for Bad Boys (parenting)

C is for Cruella de Vil

D is for Darth Vader (Quote)

D is for To Die for Cake (Recipe)

E is for Evil (Writing)

F is for Freddy Kruger

G is for Gollum

H is for High School (parenting)