Toon Talk Special: Disney's 50 Most Wanted Villains - Part 2
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Lazy? They would rather sit back and let others do their dirty work or kick back and revel in their ill-gotten gains.
Pete has the distinction of not only being the "oldestâ€? villain on this list (he actually predates Mickey Mouse by at least three years), but also the most diverse: beginning with Julius in the Alice Comedies, he was the constant foil for not only Mickey (beginning with Steamboat Willie, where as the steamboat captain he basically makes the mouse do all the work) but also Donald Duck and Goofy over the years.
Final Verdict: Pete eventually settled down for the Goof Troop series and movies, but was back in fine felonious form in House of Mouse.
ALONZO P. HAWK
What kind of father would bet against his own son's high school basketball team? That would be Mr. Alonzo P. Hawk, shady financier. When Ned Brainard's fabulous Flubber wins the game, Hawk swoops in and steals the prof's flying Model T, in hops of cashing in on Ned's brilliant invention without lifting so much as a finger.
In a twisted "bug-eat-bugâ€? take on the fable of The Grasshopper and the Ants, Hooper is the leader of the pack of grasshoppers who force the ant colony to gather food for them while they all party south of the border. He threatens to stomp on any ant that gets in his way, including the inventive Flik, who proves that its not wise to underestimate an ant with high hopes.
Overwhelming anger and/or hate, usually for another race or species, fuel their nefarious schemes and shenanigans.
WILLIE THE GIANT
Willie was a simple giant - all he wanted was some companionship in his lonely castle in the sky. Sure, he went about it in the wrong way, stealing the Singing Harp from Happy Valley, thereby plunging it into famine. But to then have his home invaded by three little Jacks, who steal his food and the Harp? Fi indeed.
THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN
OK, all you conspiracy theorists out there, try this one on for size: is Brom Bones the Headless Horseman? Think about it: he had the motive (with that spineless Ichabod Crane out of the way, the buxom Katrina von Tassel would be all his) and the opportunity - why else fill the suspicious schoolmaster's head with ghostly tales on that dark and stormy autumn night?