Favorite Disney villain: Loki or Kylo Ren? | The Tylt
Favorite Disney villain: Loki or Kylo Ren?
Loki is charming, mischievous and a tortured soul. We feel for Loki as the adoptive son of Odin, living in the shadow of his older blonde brother. But make no mistake—Loki is power-hungry. And he'll stop at almost nothing to achieve his plots, although they are always flawed. He never really wins, even though he continues to try in the most mischievous of ways. Guess that's why we love to hate him so much!
Cinema Blend's Katey Rich once called Loki the only good villain in the MCU:
Loki is the shrimpiest and in some ways least prepared of all the Marvel villains. His plot to take over the world in The Avengers, as everyone repeatedly tells him, is never going to succeed, and at heart he's motivated by the childish desire to get as much attention as his blond, heroic brother. But it's his puniness that gives him both his appeal and his staying power. He's power-mad, sure, but only in the way we all think we deserve a little bit better in life. And he can't really be taken out of the story, both because Thor would never allow it and because, as a god, he's pretty damn hard to kill off. Loki's proven appeal and immense powers means he could honestly be part of every single other Marvel movie going forward. But it's resisting that urge that's going to be the challenge for Marvel for many years to come.
Charisma on Command explains why Loki is beloved. Watch the video below.
Kylo is the most Emo of super-villains. He's a tortured kid driven to the dark side, but as Han Solo and Princess Leia's son—he's sympathetic. We still feel for him as a tormented soul even after "The Force Awakens" when he offed his own father. And let's not forget that ever since he went shirtless in "The Last Jedi," fans have had the hots for him—making him even more meme-able.
Kylo Ren, who started life in The Force Awakens as an emo Vader clone but has been made infinitely more complex by Rian Johnson's latest installment, isn't simply evil—he's someone who's driven to do evil by a disturbed mental state. An unhinged, emotionally traumatized Adam Driver plays the character with the conviction of someone who, if he weren't starring in a popcorn sci-fi movie, might be a contender for this Oscar season's Best Supporting Actor category. But the key to Kylo is in the writing: Born Ben Solo to one of cinema's most famous heroes, Kylo Ren is a great Star Wars villain—perhaps the greatest—because of how believably complicated he's been drawn.