>better balance of menacing and comic relief
you need to watch noximilien l'horloger between episodes 25 and 26 for the full effect
I will say though, that Frieze did it first and a little bit better.
Only problem is theres multiple versions of him and they've stopped treating him like a sympathetic villain. At least with Nox theres a finality to his story.
>I kill civilians because my wife is a popsicle
Freeze has never been sympathetic.
Are we competing for funny or suicidal crazy?
It was a pretty fucking shallow movie. I want to say it was a watered down Sherlock Holmes story but those are pretty watery to begin with and Mouse Detective didn't really have much detective work at all. It was basically a movie about rats LARPing Sherlock Holmes.
They both have that entertaining evil for the sake of evil spirit that is lacking in a lot of other villains.
Sometimes you dont need a reason to be evil, and its more entertaining that way.
Speaking of entertaining evil
>manipulates everyone around him
>nearly kills Spider-Man on several occassions
>shortly runs Kingpin's empire
One of the best villain in that series.
>MUH SOB STORY
Nox'd backstory wasn't a sob story you massive retard. The only "real" sob story thing about him is his ending, and that was like the last 10 minutes of the first season.
I agree with all of that but intimidating. He's not intimidating through anything but magic plot armor and enormous size. The fact he jobs like crazy even with all that help thousands of years in the future doesn't help his case even if it's great foe the show.
Also he lacks any real depth or complexity as a character. He's still pretty top tier as far as cartoon villain executions go.
Honestly, watching the show again, the real villains are obviously all of those magical beings and gods that are STRONGER than Aku yet choose to do jack shit and let him ruin the Earth.
Fucking RA shows up at one point, remember? One of the great old Gods who originally fought Aku? Just shows up, blinks, and then fucks off, even when the Son of the emperor who they helped forge the sword able to defeat Aku was asking for simple help, didn't even have to move or do anything, just give some simple directions.
All of the Gods are faggots.
Imagine a Watership Down game that's like Mount & Blade where you go around the English countryside recruiting rabbits to your owsla and kicking the shit out of other small mammals.
Shit would be so tight
That's literally bunnies and burrows. The front image of the game is two rabbits beating the shit out of a rottweiler.
>Nox'd backstory wasn't a sob story
You're a fucking idiot. His backstory is pretty much "he's not so bad, see?" garbage sob story.
He's everything wrong with "sympathetic" villains.
>no one posts Megatron
Nigga nearly changed history itself via murdering Optimus prime and committing genocide on humans
I love Aku, one of the best villains, but I guess I agree, he doesn't seem intimidating, it feels more like when Jack will succeed, not if. I would love to see some evil character development in the new season. He has a worthy opponent again after ruling the earth unopposed for thousands of years, his power, desperation and character could grow in parallel to Jack's own.
Good villain, but he was too delusional for me to really like him. I liked Qilby better.
>Minions blindly loyal from fear and greed.
>Still flaunts his personality and gives his minions a show.
Top tier I'd say.
>his power, desperation and character could grow in parallel to Jack's own.
I like the character development if the .gif. I don't think he would try (what I presume to be) alcohol when he arrived, and I don't think he would have done so during a fight.
Even with Sweet Pea around, he's still menacing as all hell.
I have nothing against sympathetic villains, but it's annoying when writers are trying too hard to make you feel bad for a villain. It just feels like a cheap an unsubtle way to add some depth to the character.
It really wasn't hard, Enter is just amazing.
>he's not so bad
No, the point is that he was completely off the rails with his own mind. He was totally evil, the reason for it being totally out of his own control. What made it interesting for people was that his evil was something warped from a good character, but that's just a general concept for villains that used to have good in some capacity. Nox straight up admits he never cared what other people nor the world think, and he clearly enjoys doing every minute of what he does. This is the complete OPPOSITE of what a sob story character is.
If you seriously think being sympathetic or humane in any regard is what sob story means, you're a complete mongoloid.
Aku actually killed Jack 1v1 in the comics once he rebuilt the Rope of Eons. Only reason Jack was able to live was by using all the magic in the rope to reverse his death, losing another chance to get home.
This motherfucker had so much preptime that the police doubted that he even existed.
>He did nothing wrong
>I love Aku, one of the best villains, but I guess I agree, he doesn't seem intimidating, it feels more like when Jack will succeed, not if. I would love to see some evil character development in the new season.
I think Aku was pretty intimidating on his own, but the way the show used him was pretty terrible. So many of the episodes were just copy-and-paste. "episodic" things, where Aku just barely stopped Jack from going back, or Jack just barely escaped Aku's trap. It pretty badly wore down any sense of threat or danger, and actually undermined the better episodes that had actual plots.
Heck, it would have been better even if they just used "Aku's minions" for the stock episodes. At least that way they could have saved Aku himself for the episodes where he could be actually threatening.
>I wasn't too impressed with his first appearance, does he get better later?
Sweet Jesus, does he ever.
In my opinion, Nox, that glorious monster, is among the two or three best villains I've ever seen.
Frelling speaks for itself.
Yes, yes, I know he's just a shittier Freeze who's also a pretty bad character.
>If you seriously think being sympathetic or humane in any regard is what sob story means
That's not what I said, you fucking moron.
And yes, his backstory is a generic sob story no matter how you try to deny it.
Nah. That manga is absolutely terrible anyway.
OUTTA MY WAY
Careful Anon, your contrarian is showing. Nox is a bit overrated, but hes not garbage-tier writing. The past that made him sympathetic was only hinted at all the way up until the last few episodes. Then the spin-off episode. It's the fact that he never blatantly monologued his motivations at length and only explained to the main characters what he was doing after he failed that made it interesting. You only get that overdone heard-it-before feeling after you've looked up Nox himself and paid attention to all his dialogue.