Day 17: Favorite Antagonist

As you can see, I’m still working my way through the 30 days’ worth of video game topics, and I’ve just managed to get a couple days past the halfway point.  Yay for me!  Day 17’s topic is my favorite antagonist.  For me, talking about my favorite of anything can be difficult because my favorites change all the time.  Which is something that kind of bugs me about myself.  Duck, you are a fickle, unpredictable creature.  Stop it!  Ahem, well, the arbitrary list of topics says I must discuss my favorite antagonist, so I’m going to pick the villain I’ve probably liked for the longest span of time, Dr. Nefarious.

Nefarious is the recurring villain of the Ratchet and Clank series.  This squishy-turned-robotic supervillain is easily one of the funniest characters in the series, which is saying something considering all the hilarity that takes place in these games.  The wacky mad scientist has appeared in four games, three if you don’t count the reboot, and his bizarre plans have involved such crazy schemes as attempting to turn all organic life (or squishies, as he prefers to call them) into robots or turning back time in order to change history in the favor of the villains.

Though the doctor can be quite a dolt despite his supposed genius (seriously, why are fictional geniuses so often such idiots?), it’s his wacky antics and habit of being quite the ham that make me enjoy his character so much.  Oh, and we can’t forget his sarcastic butler Lawrence, who enjoys stealthily insulting his jerky employer, usually right to his face.  Fortunately for him, Nefarious rarely catches on.  The pair of them make for a thoroughly amusing team indeed.  Though, words can hardly get across Nefarious’ greatness.  Perhaps a video will be better.

Video from Youtube User: PlayStation

If you’re familiar with Nefarious, then I need not elaborate further.  If not, then by all means, check out the Ratchet and Clank series.  Preferably the original trilogy from the PS2 era.  It’s good times all around!  I don’t feel like writing anymore, so goodbye for now!

I Wonder if There Are Any Villainous Ducks Out There…Probably Not, Ducks Are Nice

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