I need to play a little bit, so this week I'm taking part in the
KILLER CHARACTERS BLOGFEST.
It's the brainchild of delightful bloggers Deana Barnhart and E. R. King (Get Busy Writing Blog). You can pop on over there to read about the blogfest and read the other participants' posts - this is a really fun one.
Today's post is on: Killer Supporting Characters. They don't actually have to BE killers, they just have to be "killer" in the sense that they are classic, unforgettable supporting characters - in YOUR opinion! I saw E.R.'s post this morning, and I think she may have come up with the best one of all, but I'll still go ahead and give you my vote for
BEST KILLER SUPPORTING CHARACTER:
A Little Drumroll please...............
SEVERUS SNAPE from Harry Potter
|Severus Snape - Evil Villian, or Just Misunderstood?|
Severus gets my vote because he is such a classic conflicted villian-hero. You are never sure of him - throughout seven books. Right up until to the bitter end, we don't really know if Severus is really and truly bad.....
If not for the sorrow of his unrequited love, would Severus have been a different wizard altogether? A good man, a family man?
If not for his undying love for Lily Potter, would he have been an irredeemable scoundrel? A truly evil, unrepentent Death Eater?
Who the heck knows! Who the heck cares! He's perfect just the way he is - totally conflicted, tortured and royally P.O'd about it.
Such ambiguity, such inner turmoil and angst are the stuff of great characters. Plus, I really have a thing for Alan Rickman. He can be cool, and he can be creepy. But most of all, of course, it's the Voice...
|Cool...well, maybe a still a little creepy,|
but in a cool sort of way....