Hey, there, it's been what, 3 months? Man, these things are draining! Well, I'm gonna try to pick up the pace, but don't get surprised if I get lazy again. :p Here's 5 more for now.
What type of villain could even possibly edge out the Joker? Final Fantasy VI's very own Kefka! Duh. Being the first to be infused with abilities granted by Magitek, the process was also imperfect and warped his mind, making him a nihilistic psychopath. In Dissidia, Kefka's nihilistic ideology is built up in a new light during Kefka's death scene where Terra believes that he was really a man who found no meaning in life besides utter destruction. Probably his first most maligned act was the poisoning of the drinking water in the castle of Doma, resulting in many casualties and leading toward a quick victory for the Empire. His second was his acts on the Floating Continent, which virtually reshaped the entire world and threw the protagonists off-course, having to go back and reassemble every character once again. This also technically made him a god of the newly-ruined world.
Kefka also sports one of the most memorable laughs in gaming history.
Related games: Final Fantasy VI, Dissidia.
Did you know?: Kefka's about 50 times more evil than Sephiroth. It's a fact.
I never got to play the predecessor to Dreamfall (The Longest Journey) due to my computer(s) never being able to handle it (seriously, how old is that game now, and still none of my computers have been able to run it… oh well), but Dreamfall was more than a pleasant surprise when I picked it up for the original Xbox. It simply drips in quality; the characters, the story, and art direction is some of the best I've ever seen. And despite the gameplay being pretty simple and easy adventure puzzle solving, it still rarely feels cheap or forced (except for the choppy combat, which is scarce anyway). Zoe is the English-accented main protagonist. At the beginning of the game she is a believably astray 23 year-old, having recently both dropped out of college and broken up with her boyfriend, Reza. Later discovering Reza is in trouble, she sets out to find him knowing she couldn't live with herself otherwise. This decision sets Zoe apart, as it's obvious she places those she cares about before herself. She goes on to be more strong-willed despite some apprehension, but generally always reaches for the greater good. Zoe is later revealed to have a very strong connection with the dream-world, which much of the game also takes place in, and may be the main guiding of her fate through the game.
Dreamfall however ends on a cliffhanger and down-note, and the creators have said that the rest of the game will be told episodically, but is on indefinite hiatus at least until the release of their current project, the MMORPG, The Secret World.
Related games: Dreamfall: the Longest Journey.
Did you know?: In one of the early versions of Dreamfall the player would have taken control of the protagonist over various periods of her life: as a child and teenager, as an adult, and in old age. "Conceptually, this was intriguing, but it was a bit esoteric, and it would have been difficult to pull off well." – Ragnar Tornquist, project director
Luigi was another supporting role that was then cemented as a supporting role by making the character fairly wimpy. I at first liked Luigi in Mario 2, because he was the best jumper. *shrug* For some reason, since then he stuck with me, possibly because I tend to root for the underdogs. Luigi started out as a green palette swap of Mario in the Mario Bros. arcade, but he then proceeded to lose some weight and grow a foot or two. Later on he was more often used for comic relief; his wimpiness was established in Luigi's Mansion and has mostly held since. He however is still very kind-hearted and very much a hero at heart, and can be incredibly brave at times. This adds a bit of complexity that makes him all the more interesting. Also, Luigi, unlike his brother, has regular speaking parts in a lot of the games.
Related games: Just about anything Mario-related. Lead roles in Mario is Missing, Luigi's Mansion, and upcoming Luigi's Mansion 2 (sweeeet!).
Did you know?: While Mario's name was based on Mario Segale (one of upstart Nintendo America's past landlords), Luigi's name was based on a popular pizzeria near Nintendo of America landmarks, named Mario & Luigi's.
Rorschach, Rorschach… what a nutjob! Of all the superheroes in comics, Rorschach may seem the most serious and determined, but also possibly the most misguided. Rorschach is one of the darker characters in the Watchmen graphic novel, as he is one of the few that will actually kill criminals. Rorschach was Alan Moore's answer to an analogous but more exaggerated version of Mr. A, or the similarly-themed the Question. This was an iron-grip take on doing what's right no matter what, extreme right-wing beliefs, and other takes on objectivism. Probably the most striking feature to Rorschach's design is his "ink blot" mask which is ever-changing second to second and never the same random pattern.
Related media: The Watchmen graphic novel. The Watchmen film. Watchmen: The End is Nigh video game.
Did you know?: Moore's idea for Rorschach was to see how a Batman-like character--- driven, and vengeance-fueled--- would reflect in the real world. He concluded that the short answer was "a nutcase." Admittedly, Rorschach makes Batman look a little mellow.
Wow, didn't realize how many crazy/evil people this list was gonna have. Dexter however, may be the first likeable serial killer. Let's not forget he's killed around 60+ people though. xD
Dexter seems like a fairly normal guy; okay, not really, he does mostly keep to himself and works blood in forensics at Miami PD. But he also has a girlfriend who he 'apparently' loves and a he very much looks up to his father, and cares deeply for his foul-mouthed yet endearing sister. But Dexter uses his position at the police department to track down criminals his own way and exact his own 'justice' upon them. Yeah, he kills them, then cuts them up and dumps them in the lake. No biggy.
I originally didn't want to like this show at all, because I didn't believe in the glorification of a serial killer. But the show doesn't glorify it much at all, Dexter is really a sad little man that regrets what he does, but nowhere enough to ever stop. Hey, it could be worse. Maybe.
Dexter is just good TV really, and Michael C. Hall's portrayal is hard not to love to hate to love.
Related media: Dexter television show. Dexter novels.
Did you know?: The Dexter series actually started with a novel series which could be considered an alternate reality to the show now; notable differences being that Deborah (his sister) becomes aware of his 'deeds,' and LaGuerta is killed in the first book, among other smaller differences.