>I am a the CEO of Roxxon Oil, and also very evil
>I kill my employees for fun
>I like polluting
>I have a News Network that's basically Fox News
>All I care about is money
>My stated objective is to squeeze the Earth dry until there is literally nothing left
>I join forces with genocidal Norse villains even though I lose money in doing so
>Also I transform into a Minotaur monster and eat people
To me Roxxon and Dario Agger's over-the-top cartoony evil attempt at criticizing real world Oil corporations really falls flat.
He exemplifies everything I hate about the "evil rich guy" cliché we often see in comics.
And I don't get why he's a Thor villain of all people, he doesn't seem to belong
Sometimes his absolute contempt for human lives has been kind of amusing, but yes, you're right OP, for the most part he's so cartoonishly evil you cannot take him seriously as a threat. He really comes across has the kind of guy that would fight Captain Planet in a grim and gritty reboot.
He debuted in Aaron's run on male Thor. He was terrible there too. >>78823665
At least Malekith isn't full of lame attempts at social commentary. He's just an evil asshole that wants power and war.
Considering the sheer number of supervillains Roxxon has been behind over the years they've long since passed the point of parody. But you're right, Dario Agger has gone past entertaining cartoon villainy and straight into, "Why hasn't anyone from Roxxon killed him yet?"
>At least Malekith isn't full of lame attempts at social commentary.
I bet you thought the god butcher arc was full of religious commentary.
>He's just an evil asshole that wants power and war.
Exactly what Malikith is except shittier.
It gets better. The RED SKULL used to be the CEO of Roxxon, and Dario Agger still manages to be the most cartoonishly evil villain associated with Roxxon.
>I bet you thought the god butcher arc was full of religious commentary.
Well yeah, it kind of was
>To me Roxxon and Dario Agger's over-the-top cartoony evil attempt at criticizing real world Oil corporations really falls flat.
Especially since all he had to do was brush up on real world history to frame his characters better.
Yes, the problem with evil fictional CEOs is that instead of showing them doing the terrible things real corporations do, they go over the top by making them do ridiculous things they wouldn't do in real life either because there is no profit or because they would easily get caught.
Pretty much any time a religious human shows up in X-Men comics, he's a mutantphobe that thinks mutants are sinful creatures that offend God and must be killed.
The thought process is probably "in real life many religious folks are agianst gays, since mutants are an allegory for gays, that means religious folks wanna kill mutants", which is a huge leap in logic that I find kind of offensive
There is literally not a fucking thing wrong or cartoony about this villain.
I say that as a centrist who leans Republican who hates the evil rich guy cliche also.
And I say that as someone who wants to bitch slap Aaron and the editor who thought it was OK for the Titana scene.
Maybe it's just because I'm intelligent enough to not buy into the concept of stereotypes, just because ONE individual character is a bad person, that does not make people like him inherently villains.
It's why I will never agree that the Mandarin/Fu Manchu is racist, NO ONE IS FUCKING SAYING ASIANS ARE EVIL SORCERER MASTERMINDS, WE ARE SAYING THIS INDIVIDUAL CHARACTER IS AND HE FUCKING BADASS FOR IT.
Jesus Christ it's like saying King Arthur is offensive to British people.
Except KEY thing, them fearing mutants would be immeasurably more logical then them fearing Gays.
Considering Gays have absolute zero abilities beyond regular people while some mutants can will with their mind or crush cities by making a fist.
You know what would be great? If Dario Agger is defeated not by Thor, but by getting booted by Roxxon's board because he's lost hundreds of billions thanks to his partnership with Malekith and personal vendetta against Thor, because they're having trouble recruiting new employees because Agger keeps killing them, because SHIELD and other governments keep investigating them and because he gives Roxxon bad PR just by existing and talking.
It seems like half the Serpent Society got their start at Roxxon.
Fuck, Serpent Society wouldn't be a bad group for a miniseries. When they appear there's often conflict between those who understand game theory and can work together for profit and those who can't control chronic backstabbing disorder.
If you lace a creatures blood with amphetamines all you're doing is giving them a high tolerance to said amphetamines
We're giving these sharks a high tolerance for cocaine! Yeah!
I like to think this is an actual plaque on the wall. He just has them put up here and there
>>I join forces with genocidal Norse villains even though I lose money in doing so
It was almost funny. Dario Agger angrily yells that Malekith cost Roxxon 200 billion dollars (the GDP of several countries), but Malekith just says the Oil he takes from Svartlheim makes up for it and Agger just accepts it.
How much Oil would Roxxon need to extract for how many years to make up for a 200 billion dollar loss?
Real life corporations have done worse over the course of history. I mean, no singular one has done everything worse, but there are individual events from different ones that could be considered worse. I'm not just talking about common shit like slave-like (or literally slavery) labor or poor working conditions.
Nestle indirectly killed babies. The Bhopal gas disaster. Withheld information regarding Asbestos and Radium. DeBeers with its history of funding dictators and civil wars. Cases within Big Pharma of price gouging.
I'm not anti-business or corporation at all, but it's not ENTIRELY ridiculous.
Honestly, I'm actually kind of liking how cartoonishly villainous Agger. There's been too many sob stories and Freudian excuses that it's sort of like a nice palette cleanser. Agger's not good in any sense, but he is strangely refreshing. He's so over the top that he's just
My favorite one was when Bayer realized they'd accidentally contaminated a huge batch of an anti-hemophilia drug with fucking HIV so they yanked it off U.S. shelves and sold it in countries where nobody is rich enough to lawyer up instead.
A bastard bought the rights to hiv treatment and boosted the price to to an obscne amount
fracking is a thing
Trump is running for president, and might win
Captain planet wasn't a cartoon, it was a warning you dumb fucks
I actually like villains like these. They come across as more realistic.
If anything, I can't stand antagonists who rob banks and burn down villages because they want to pay for their daughter's operation.
I mean, it's not like Josef Kony or Jeffery Dahmer did what they did because they want to cure cancer.
If you consider this realistic you are actually retarded.
People in Big Business who screw over the little guy do so in pursuit of their personal welfare, not just so they can twirl their moustache and actively fuck themselves over.
>Trump is running for president, and might win
that's kinda less "Captain Planet" and more of a "viciously black-humored '80s cyberpunk satire" type of detail isn't it? like... I can't remember weather or not anybody mentioned who the US president was in RoboCop, but if you told me it was Donald Trump I would be completely unsurprised.