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Great new villain: Spoilers

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Now that the series is done, what did everyone think of Edna as the main villain? I thought she was such a compelling and fresh villain, especially since Back to Future villains were always some version of Biff or his relatives. Edna was a villain that I literally went from hating her to feeling sorry for multiple times throughout the game.

There were moments where I truly felt sorry for her and almost understood her actions, but also hated her for all the horrible things she did that were just evil in way not even Biff showed. Running Doc over with the car and Doc realizing that Edna was always warped were the most powerful scenes to show just how evil can Edna go. Great villain and I think the way her story ends was the perfect balance for people who wanted her to be punished for her crimes and people who felt really sorry for her.

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  • I really hated her.. and this make her a perfect villian! If I dislike these much a villian it mean, in my advice, that it was well done and in fact she was!
    She is hipocrit claiming to do bad things for the good sake of Hill Valley and that's was another great hit point for her.
    She is totally different from the the Tannen which are usually clumsy and stupid, she was smart! A very hard villian to go against! :D

  • I had a feeling that she was the Speakeasy Arsonist from the beginning, but I did have a hard time trying to justify her reasoning, but then when you got her confession...man, she sounded, in Doc's words, "batshit crazy."

  • She was a perfect villain, she fooled everyone and imo she's more evil than Biff!
    The writing and voice acting for her character gave the game a fantastic story.

  • Way too over the top and cartoony. Especially as an elderly woman. A good villian should be someone we love to hate. Not someone who legitimatly annoys us when she is on screen.

  • I dunno, the one I had the most sympathy for was young Emmet. The saddest part of the game for me was when he started singing "I Don't Care" to himself while Marty climbed the Clocktower in Episode 4

  • I didn't like Edna much in Episode 3 (and the beginning of Ep 4). Far too exaggerated for my tastes. However, young Edna was a wonderful villain. She truly wanted to do good, and that made her a sympathetic character. She was evil, no doubt about it, but I still wanted things to work out for her.

    Even better in my opinion was the elderly Edna seen in Episode 5, simply because her insanity was a great look at what made her tick and what went wrong with her. Yet, she still thought she was doing good, insisting that is was really Doc and "Yakov"'s fault (loved that Smirnoff bit, by the way :p). Telltale definitely did a great job with her character, certain bits in Citizen Valley aside.

  • I had a feeling she was the arsinist, especially when Kid kidnapped her and was going to kill her, claiming it was her (or something along those lines) and that Carl Sagan was innocent. How they hooked up, ... ugh. Don't really want to think about it, but at least she is happy like Citizen Brown wanted.

    No doubt I hated her guts, but it was only because she was so obviously trying to cover it up.

  • @63cohen said: I had a feeling she was the arsinist, especially when Kid kidnapped her and was going to kill her, claiming it was her (or something along those lines) and that Carl Sagan was innocent. How they hooked up, ... ugh. Don't really want to think about it, but at least she is happy like Citizen Brown wanted.

    No doubt I hated her guts, but it was only because she was so obviously trying to cover it up.



    How Edna and Kid hooked up:

    While stuck in jail with Kid as they awaited their respective trials, his personality probably rubbed off on her, but at first she probably just made it her life's goal to reform him, thus leading Kid to "run" into the arms of Biff's mother(don't really have another analogy for it), and when he was recaptured, Edna probably went after him hard. I'd think that eventually some of her righteousness rubbed off on Kid and some of Kid's joie de vive rubbed off on Edna, bringing them to a good middle ground as we saw. And somehow Edna got over her hatred of dogs, which is good news for Einstein. Odds are, after a time, they simply blocked out the memory of the time machine, or they couldn't mention it to Biff in the first place, which is why Biff would still be clueless about it in both 1955 and 1985.

  • @63cohen said: I had a feeling she was the arsinist, especially when Kid kidnapped her and was going to kill her, claiming it was her (or something along those lines) and that Carl Sagan was innocent.



    Yeah there's a bit when Matches I think it was says I found dynamite all over this building, and that's when Kid finds Edna planting it and she lies and says she was undercover reporting. I guess not!

  • @lombre said: I didn't like Edna much in Episode 3 (and the beginning of Ep 4). Far too exaggerated for my tastes. However, young Edna was a wonderful villain. She truly wanted to do good, and that made her a sympathetic character. She was evil, no doubt about it, but I still wanted things to work out for her.

    Even better in my opinion was the elderly Edna seen in Episode 5, simply because her insanity was a great look at what made her tick and what went wrong with her. Yet, she still thought she was doing good, insisting that is was really Doc and "Yakov"'s fault (loved that Smirnoff bit, by the way :p). Telltale definitely did a great job with her character, certain bits in Citizen Valley aside.



    I look at old Edna as character development. The first time we see her she's a cranky lonely old woman, and the fact she accuses you of attacking her when you leave her room also shows us that she's sneaky. Which kind of sets the scene for young Edna but she's completely different or so we think! ;) Things did work out for her though, instead of being a lonely cranky woman, her future self becomes more like her younger self and she gets together with Kid lol. I wonder if that makes her Edna Tannen now?

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