Hi Odyssey fans! Welcome to Welcome to Odyssey, where we talk about everything and anything AIO. Today on the Let’s Talk Tuesday posty is a topic I’m rather fond of: AIO bad guys.
*cue song from A Thankstaking Story*
Oh we are the bad guys, nasty as can be.
People stand in awe of our despicability.
It almost goes without saying that where are good guys, there are bad guys. Adventures In Odyssey, in my opinion, has written in some well done and really bad bad guys, and as such, they deserve a post, wouldn’t you agree?
I mean there’s the possibility that you don’t agree, so sorry in advance. XD Let’s start with the first big bad: Dr. Regis Blackgaard.
Regis Blackgaard: You silly little coward!
Richard Maxwell: What?
Regis Blackgaard: You dare even think about disobeying my orders! Just remember, my fine young man, that I hold your future. We both know that you’re guilty of far worse acts than changing the grades of a few eggheads at the college! Perhaps you’d like me to pick up the phone and tell the authorities about them?
Richard Maxwell: No, no, no—please!
Regis Blackgaard: That’s better. You’re a smart fellow, Richard. I’m going to need people like you when I take over this town.”
Blackgaard. He’s a fundamental part of Adventures In Odyssey, and his deeds will never be forgotten. His control for power and for money and- well, to.. dare I say it? rule the world? cost him: 1. one Richard Maxwell’s soul, 2. A ton of trouble for the town of Odyssey, 3. A toe to toe battle, if you could call it that, with Jack, Whit and Jason, at different points in time, 4. Tom Riley’s barn and utter hatred of Maxwell, and 5. the forever chill in the air when anyone mentions the name Dr. Regis Blackgaard.
Part of what makes him scary is that he had no problem with paying any of the costs to make his plans work. Even if it meant lives. What are lives to this guy, anyway? Ultimate bad guy, well written villain. Cause AIO added depth. Not enough to make us understand, of course, but just enough to make us wonder. Remember what he told Jack in the tunnel?
Jack Allen: I’m not here to save the world, Doctor. I’m not here to save Odyssey or even Whit’s End. I’m here for you—for your soul. That’s the only thing that matters right now—not money or power or computer programs or viruses or world terrorism… it all comes down to your soul. Why don’t you put down the detonator and give yourself up so you’ll have time to redeem your soul?
Regis Blackgaard: The flaw in your proposal is that you assume my soul is redeemable. It isn’t. I auctioned it off years ago.
Jack Allen: Then you sold yourself cheap. Your soul is worth the life of Jesus Christ. To give it to anyone else is an incredible waste.”
Like all villains of this nature, Blackgaard didn’t do all the dirty work himself. he went and got someone even nastier to do it for him. Philip Glossman.
Philip Glossman: In this case, I guess you could call me the Governor’s all-around… troubleshooter.
Connie Kendall: Troublemaker, you mean.
Jack Allen: Connie. Have you offered either of these gentlemen anything to drink?
Connie Kendall: No.
Eugene Meltsner: I could come up with something in my chemistry set—for Mr. Glossman, I mean.
Jack Allen: Now children, let’s be on our best behavior.”
Can we all agree that Phillip Glossman is the worst, rottenest person, let alone villain to ever exist on AIO?
Look at him- he gave Tom Riley the hardest time ever running for mayor, he used his questionable power from the government for evil schemes, he opposed Jenny Whittaker in court (and if he didn’t Jenny might’ve not had that happen to her because of stress- which brings a whole crazy new idea to mind, what if Jenny didn’t die? ‘Nother post, however), he willingly helped Blackgaard exploit and use Odyssey and he is, in the words of the AIO Wiki, “everyone’s favorite weasel.”
Be-yuck. A good example of a horrible, evil, plain disgusting villain. Next up we have a horrible, don’tthinkevilistherightwordbutsomethingalongthoselines, plain annoying villain, bad old Rodney Rathbone.
Rodney Rathbone: Outta my way losers, I’m a busy man! I’ve got places to be, people to beat up and problems to cause!”
Having had a real life Rodney in my life for as far back as I can remember, I just wanna thank AIO for writing such a realistic, hilarious, annoying bully and for keeping him on so long. And no, I’m not being sarcastic- I can’t imagine a classic kid episode without Rodney wreaking havoc somehow.
Let’s face it, Rodney is a dumb bean. And he says things he doesn’t get. And he’s mean. But he’s kinda dumb mean, and when his tricks backfire, we laugh, and when he gets in trouble, we cheer. We just love to see this guy go down! Who doesn’t? But when he shows some signs of humanness, we take attention. Cause, ya know, that’s not Rodney. XD
Alright, this is getting long, but we haven’t even gotten started on Novacom! Well, I’m up for a part 2 tomorrow- with hopefully more villains to talk about then. >:) in the meantime, who’s your favorite AIO villain? (Don’t say Buck or I will take you apart. He’s not a villain.)
-The Ranter, Jo 🙂
(Now that I re-read this, it’s kinda short)
(But it’s 11:54 pm, so next post it must be)