day 01 - favorite gameDAY 06 - favorite antagonist
day 02 - least favorite game
day 03 - favorite protagonist
day 04 - least favorite character
day 05 - favorite white magic spell
Look at this crazy motherfucker.
Kefka (Final Fantasy VI)
While he’s working for the Emperor he’s secretly amassing power for himself. Most Final Fantasy antagonists are calm— Kefka just doesn’t give a fuck. He’s literally insane, has no regard for human life or any life whatsoever. He poisons/kills an entire town for the lolz— women and children too. When Terra is being controlled be the Slave Crown he tests her loyalty by making her burn fifty Imperial soldiers alive. Imperial soldiers. You know. The people who were on his side.
Instead of being a nihilist who just spends his time bitching about how everything is meaningless- he’s proactive. He’s like “Fuck it. I’m going to destroy existence because there’s no point to it.” He turns the entire world to ruin, and almost succeeds in destroying it completely.
Also he has an evil laugh and a cool theme. And “Dancing Mad” is one of the badassiest boss battle themes ever.
Sephiroth and Zemus are close seconds.
Zemus (Final Fantasy IV) controls people by “bending the will of those with darkness in their hearts” with his crazy psychic powers, since he can’t physically do anything being that he’s been sealed away on the moon. His mind is so damn strong that he controls you from THE MOON. I can’t even get a good cell phone signal on campus. Essentially, he’s that dark voice inside your head that convinces you to do things you know you probably shouldn’t.
And, of course, Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII). One of the most popular video game villains. While his followers kind of make you dislike him— you have to look at the character apart from the fangirls who squee “Sephy~” and make Sephiroth/Cloud doujin and stuff like that. Just remember his initial introduction in the game. You follow. a fucking. trail. of blood. up to the roof of the Shinra corporation and then find the President of the company stabbed through with a seven foot sword. I remember thinking “Hoooooly shit…” the whole time.
His background is probably one of the few that has gone into serious depth as far as villains are concerned: we know that since his birth he was kind of already fucked— injected with JENOVA cells, then he goes crazy because he thinks JENOVA is his mom- gets lost in the Lifestream for a while where he thinks he’s the last surviving Ancient and then he kills the true last surviving Ancient as she’s praying to save the world. And then he convinces Cloud that he’s nothing but a clone and Cloud becomes useless for almost a full disk.