Top ten antagonists

Willow Bowen, Reporter

This top ten list is going to be ranking the top best antagonists in movies or shows, number one being the best in this scenario. If you’re not sure what an antagonist is, it’s a person or being that goes against the protagonist with hostile or evil intentions that goes against the main character(s).

  1. Meredith Blake – In the 1989 “Parent Trap,” Meredith Blake played by Elaine Hendrix, is playing the stepmom that tries to get rid of the twin girls and take their dad for herself and for his money. The twins spend their time trying to get her out of the picture. A quote from Meredith is, “I promise I’ll make your lives miserable from the day I say ‘I do.'”
  1. Gazelle – In the movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” Gazelle, played by Sofia Boutella, is a character that has two blades in place of her feet with knives that come out of them. Her character is actually super cool because not very often do we get to see someone with a disability have a role such as a spy. A quote from Gazelle is, “I don’t know. Could be something to do with the mass genocide.”
  1. Queen of  Hearts  – The Queen of Hearts, played by Helena Bonham Carter, from “Alice in Wonderland” (2010 – 2016) is a very memorable character that you see develop through the “Alice and Wonderland” movies that explain why she became the villain and how she eventually got over it. A quote from The Queen of Hearts is, “Off with their heads!”
  1. Necronomicon Ex-Mortis “The Book of the Dead” – This evil being is the book that is featured in many of the “Evil Dead” movies, series, and video games. It’s the most evil object ive ever seen and obviously by the title it can  do things like summon the dead, summon the kandarian demon, and control both the living and the dead. One quote from The Book of the Dead is, “Klaatu barada nikto.”
  1. Regina George – Regina George, played by Rachel McAdams, is one of the most iconic characters as an  antagonist ever in the chick flick “Mean Girls.” She is very competitive, sneaky, and will do whatever it takes so people don’t take her spot as queen bee. One interesting thing about”Mean Girls” though is that everyone is kind of their own antagonist by the decisions that they end up making. A quote from Regina George is, “They said you’re a home schooled jungle freak who’s a less hot version of me.”
  1. Johnny Lawrence – Out of the many antagonists  in the “Karate Kid” franchise almost no one is as iconic as Johnny played by William Zabka in the first “Karate Kid” movie. Recently, in the series “Cobra Kai” we’ve seen his character take a turn for the better and finally get to see his character have the spotlight. A quote from Johnny is, “An enemy deserves no mercy!”
  1. Joker 1989 – Tim Burton’s Joker, played by Jack Nicholson in the 1989 “Batman,” is one of the most memorable performances done by a Joker. It’s very authentic and one of the best Batman movies that has been made to this day. A quote from the Joker is, “As my plastic surgeon always said – if you gotta’ go, go with a smile!”
  1. Thanos – Thanos, played by Josh Brolin, was introduced into the MCU back in 2012 during the first “Avengers” movie. The reason why he is so high up on the list is because he was developed through years of movies and was eventually one of the most developed antagonists throughout the trilogy also opposing the biggest threat to the “Avengers.” The most known quote from Thanos would have to be, “I am inevitable.”
  1. Green Goblin – Green Goblin played by Willem Dafoe is an icon to the “Spider-Man” series. His first performance was in the 2002 “Spider-Man” playing as Spider-Man’s enemy and Harry Osborn’s father.  This role definitely left a mark on people and we got to see it recently again in the new movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” A quote from the Green Goblin is, “The one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail.”
  1. Darth Vader – Darth Vader played by David Prowse is the most iconic antagonist of all time. I say this because of the impact that “Star Wars” has had on the world and how he is the face of it all besides Luke Skywalker. His red lightsaber, voice, breathing, and outfit has made him an icon in then and today’s society. Darth Vader’s most iconic quote is, “Luke, I am your father,” or more correctly, “No, I am your father.”