Becka's Babble

Ramblings of a Romance Writer

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Best Disney Villain EVAR

I'm sitting here wondering what the heck to post when I glance up at my Maleficent plushy sitting on my computer. Yes, I have a Maleficent plushy. Be jealous. :P I thought I'd find a picture of her for my Random Pic of the Day, but Maleficent is just too darn bad ass for "just" a picture.

She's the BEST Disney villain ever, and there's nothing you can say that will convince me otherwise. From Wikipedia: She possesses a range of magical powers and artifacts, which allow her to--for example--use the crystal ball on her staff to taunt Prince Philip with images of a bleak future. She also casts spells, such as inflicting Aurora with a curse of death (weakened to a curse of sleep by the good fairy, Merryweather), creating thunderstorms, sending frosts, projecting lightning, teleporting, and changing shapes. Some of Maleficent's forms in the film were that of a spinning wheel, a Will o' the wisp, and a dragon. Maleficent was often surrounded by eerie green flames; in the final battle she cries "Now shall you deal with me, O Prince, and all the powers of Hell!" implying that she had phenomenal powers of evil at her disposal, even providing viewers with a demonstration by subsequently transforming into a tremendous black-and-purple dragon.

Yup, she's so awesome, she's the finale in Disney's Fantasmic show, which of course, you MUST see if you're any fan of Disney. They show it at Disneyland on the Rivers of America and at Disney World, at the MGM Studios. She's so cool, she literally LIGHTS THE RIVER ON FIRE. In honor of the Best. Disney. Villain. Evar, here is a clip from Sleeping Beauty.

Maleficent, the original dragon-shifter.



At 9:06 AM , Blogger Becka said...

And for the record, Disneyland's Fantasmic is MUCH better than Disney World's version of the show. Disney World doesn't have the the pirate ship "Columbia", so the entire segment of Peter Pan in the show is cut, in favor of Pocahontas on the island. Blech. No one liked Pocahontas. LOL


Disney World's Fantasmic also does not have the impressive Mark Twain, the paddle boat, that comes out at the end of the show. They have a much smaller, crappier boat that comes out at the end. Anti-climactic, if you ask me. :(

But regardless, the show never gets old. :)



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