Day 17 – Favorite antagonist
Bad guys are the best, aren’t they? They tend to be more fun and powerful, and frankly just all around more interesting. Which makes this a tough choice.
So I’m not going to pick just one, mainly because I can’t. I will at least limit my choices to one per gender.
My female choice is Sarah Kerrigan. What an evil, manipulative, devious, powerhouse she was, and fabulous looking, evil, scaly, and the prettiest Zerg there ever was. She single handily made the Zerg appealing. And yes, I favored Zerg in StarCraft – Broodwars.
Before her days of evil Zerg Queen, she was a simple Terran Ghost, one of my favorite units. During a mission she was taken and infested by the Zerg, which turned her into the Queen of Blades. She then proceeded to take over and became the sole leader of the Zerg hoard.
Not only a women with ambition and the wherewithal to get herself to the top, but also incredibly powerful. Or she simply made the best of a really crappy situation. Either way she won. But her story isn’t over yet. The StarCraft 2 expansion should be quite revealing.
I chose Kerrigan because of her character and story, but my male choice came about quite differently. Scorpion was, and still is, my all time favorite Mortal Kombat character simply because he is so darn fun to play. While his back-story is rather tragic, filled with honor lost and revenge for the dead, it’s really his ‘Get over here’ move that won me over.
Anyone can throw an ice ball, but pulling your enemy right into a combo is endlessly amusing. Hooking them, and then kicking them away only to pull them back is even better. I always loved his moves, flaming skull, fatalities and all. He is still my first choice character whenever I play MK.