Thursday, September 8, 2011

Follow Friday (3)

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee
Q. Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one?

I honestly don't know if I have ever rooted for a villain.  If I ever have, it would be because:
A:  The hero is bad.  Whether it's because s/he is to Mary Sue/Gary Stu, or a total snob, or the author just didn't write him/her to well.
B:  I feel bad for the villain.  Maybe because s/he became a villain due to some deeply scarring back story (Phineas and Ferb, anyone;)), or the villain is still good but sort of persuaded to become evil.

Ooh, ooh, ooh!  Writing that made me think of two cases!  One:  PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS.  When Luke starts to regain control of his body when he has Kronos in him, I want so much for him to be the good guy (of course, Percabeth must prevail!).

Two:  Okay, this one isn't a book, but a movie.  Who, when watching the last STAR WARS (technically the third one made, but still the last in the saga) doesn't want Darth Vader to be good?  Is it just me?  Am I the only STAR WARS lover here?


Aimee said...

I'm right with ya there on the Star Wars. It was the ONLY thing I could come up with! :) I feel like we just bonded...

I'm a new follower! Happy Friday to you!


fairypenguin said...

Hi there, new follower here! Great answers! I love Star Wars, although I was ok with Vader turning good. I like redemption stories :)

The Romanceaholic said...

New follower, hopping through.

Good choices! Evil Vader is much cooler lol


The Romanceaholic

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I've only read the first book in the Percy Jackson series, but I did enjoy reading about Luke's character.

Stopped by from Follow Friday!

Tia said...

Great examples! I couldn't think of anything!

My Follow Friday!

Sharon said...

A great answer!

My FF,

Have a great weekend!

Renu said...

Good point! When the mc is annoying I do feel like rooting for the baddie.

- New follower

Shelagh said...

Hey Shelby, happy Follow Friday :)

I'm glad to meet a fellow redemption story fan - I was definitely waiting for Darth Vader to make the right choice.

Shelagh (New Follower)
The Word Fiend

Sash and Em said...

Sash feels bad for the villain a lot!

Here's our FF

Anna said...

Haha what about Despicable Me :)) It's not a book, but I love the villain/main character in it :)

My Follow Friday :)

HollyG said...

I didn't even think of Star Wars! Good choice though, one a similar (but totally not) line mine was Wile E. Coyote. I just felt so sorry for him and his constant failure!

Oh my god loving your book of the month, I cannot WAIT to get my hands on Goliath by Scott Westerfield. I have waited 2 years to find out what happens to Alex and Deryn!

New follower hopping through

Emma Michaels said...

I am a follower!
I hope you will stop by The Writers Voice! It is my new group author blog and posts start tomorrow!

Emma Michaels

Kylie1403 said...

Its a really really hard one to answer right?? I know I struggled lol

- Kylie @ The Talking Teacup said...

I can't think of any book where I wanted the villain to win. But in Catching Fire I really was hoping for Katniss to meet her demise simply because she was irritating me with her indecisiveness. But I am still head over heels for Peeta.

New follower -)

Crazy Book Slut said...

We are your newest followers! Hope you have an awesome day! Come visit us if you have a chance!!

Crazy Book Slut

Anonymous said...

Lol ikr? I rooted for Darth the whole time and was screaming for him to stay on the good side. But, alas, he didn't :(

Donna said...

New follower.

I agree with you about Darth Vader. Just knew he'd end up being a good guy. Wasn't it amazing how you could see his goodness through his mask when the Emperor was trying to kill Luke?

Donna from