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Who is your favorite KQ villain?

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Who is your favorite baddie in the KQ games?

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  • I voted for Manannan, but I think it's really a tie between him and Lolotte.

  • You left out the nastiest villain of them all. Genesta! Now hear me out! I know most of you are wondering that I'm talking about. 'Genesta isn't bad!' you're all thinking. But I think she is sort of a jerk. Let's be honest here. King Graham is about to die from a heart attack. Genesta sees Rosella crying. She takes Rosella to Tamir to save her father. But wait! There are strings attached. Rosella has to save Genesta from dying. Okay, fair enough! However, after Rosella defeats Lolleta, she had better taken the fruit before seeing Genesta or her father is screwed. Oh yes, I remember the bad ending. Basically Genesta says, "thanks for saving me, but you didn't get the fruit. Sucks for you." Granted, she didn't use those same exact words, but it was close. Tell me, why couldn't have Genesta just transported Rosella to the fruit? She is magical. She was able to transport you out of Daventry and so forth. She could fly over or transport herself to the magic fruit tree? Obviously Genesta is a narcissist. One of the tendencies of a narcissist is to look helpful to others, but are really using them for their own means, their own ends. That's what Genesta is. And for that, and putting on a sickly sweet facade, acting all innocent, when in truth has ulterior motives, Genesta is one of the nastiest and evil villains of them all.

  • I'm going with Alhazred, and then Mordack and Mannanann tied for second. I know Mordack didn't torture a village, but I doubt he stayed at his big fortress making pies for friends. He had to be doing something evil with all those books and magic. Plus he kidnapped Cassima and made her his slave.

  • You left out the nastiest villain of them all. Genesta! Now hear me out! I know most of you are wondering that I'm talking about. 'Genesta isn't bad!' you're all thinking. But I think she is sort of a jerk. Let's be honest here. King Graham is about to die from a heart attack. Genesta sees Rosella crying. She takes Rosella to Tamir to save her father. But wait! There are strings attached. Rosella has to save Genesta from dying. Okay, fair enough! However, after Rosella defeats Lolleta, she had better taken the fruit before seeing Genesta or her father is screwed. Oh yes, I remember the bad ending. Basically Genesta says, "thanks for saving me, but you didn't get the fruit. Sucks for you." Granted, she didn't use those same exact words, but it was close. Tell me, why couldn't have Genesta just transported Rosella to the fruit? She is magical. She was able to transport you out of Daventry and so forth. She could fly over or transport herself to the magic fruit tree? Obviously Genesta is a narcissist. One of the tendencies of a narcissist is to look helpful to others, but are really using them for their own means, their own ends. That's what Genesta is. And for that, and putting on a sickly sweet facade, acting all innocent, when in truth has ulterior motives, Genesta is one of the nastiest and evil villains of them all.

    You have to remember, she was still pretty weak at that point... She had only just regained her amulet, and was regaining her powers... Also Rosella only had minutes at that point to save her father... 24 hours had already passed... Graham like Genesta only had about 24 hours to live... So by the time you save Genesta, the time to save Graham was pretty much all up... As is explained in the game, Genesta knew he was almost dead, so she gives Rosella the chance to spend that last few moments of his life. Otherwise, in the time taken (few minutes) to get the fruit (if she was capable of doing that, assuming she had fully regained her powers enough to do that), and then return Rosella back to daventry, Graham would have already died...

  • My favorite villain is Alhazred.... He is the most well thought out, as far as motivations, and personality...

    My second is probably Mordack... But you barely get to see him, but he has clear motivations and personality, but I like the magic duo you have with him in the end...

    My third favorite is probably Lucreto... Basically the Connor is kicking 'Lucifer's' butt back into Hell... He is pure evil incarnate (a fallen angel and god-like being)... There is quite a bit of symbolism surrounding him, he's pretty well developed, and his motives are clear. Unfortunately, you don't get to see much of him throughout the game...

    Fourth is probably Lolotte... She is also probably the second scariest villain. She has a pretty well developed role, and motivations... She is used extensively, pushing the story along. Her interactions with Rosella, and Edgar are well done...

    My fifth is Manannan... He's probably the scariest villain, but he has a pretty limited role, even if you count his appearance in KQ5. He doesn't have much of a personality, unless you count 'zap' (as far as him trying to kill you), and evil scowl (description) as much of a personality...

    Dracula, is perhaps my sixth, he doesn't have much of a character or personality, but hey you can kill him! He is connected to several other characters in the world... Who know of him, or mention him, or warn about him! That makes him somewhat more compelling than Dahlia! But he didn't get mention in written manual story...

    Dahlia... About as compelling as Dracula.... Ya, they serve the same role as the token villain that can be killed... That at least makes her more compelling than Hagatha... But then again, she isn't really mentioned by anyone else in the game world... Everything you know about her in the game, is limited to the area around her Gingerbread house... She only has one motivation, to turn you into a cookie... The games don't even tie her into the motivations of stealing the magic chest... Infact, if there wasn't anything to connect the witch to being Dahlia in other sources, one might think the witch was just another generic gingerbread witch...

    Hagatha... If you didn't read the manual, she is kinda of pointless... No noticeable motivation in the game... Dracula is the more compelling of the two villains... While the manual story tried to shoehorn her more directly into the plot... Roberta didn't actually use her much in the game... She is about involved as the random encounters in KQ1 (sorcerer, wolf, dwarf, etc)... She is made somewhat more compelling in official spinoff material... But not by much... On one hand, with spinoff material taken into consideration, I like her better than Dahlia and Dracula.... Without those motivations, I find Dracula and Dahlia more interesting....

    Malicia.... Eh one of my least favorite... She's kinda of overly silly...and annoying... Since she's in my least favorite KQ game, that doesn't help me like her any more... Sure she probably had one of the most well developed motivations as far as being a villiain, and certainly has a developed personality... But her motivations are all kinda silly... She is the least scary of the villains... She is the only villain that you can 'redeem' in the series....

  • My favorite Villain? Vivendi Universal.


    Bt

  • ActiVision was worse than Vivendi. At least Vivendi made fangame license deals. ActiVision just wants it all to go away.

  • ActiVision just wants it all to go away.

    After seeing some of the Fan Games, I can see their point somewhat...

  • The point is Vivendi was willing to work with the community a lot more.

  • This was sort of hard.. because none of the baddies really stand out for me... none of them hold a candle to the likes of LeChuck ... but Manannan did sufficiently gave me an uneasy feeling when I first played KQ3 so he got my vote..

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