Simply put, Evil Wil Wheaton is the best villain ever.
Now, while I’m not an English Literature major, I am a great researcher and after doing my research on what makes a great villain, and using the web to harness the wisdom of crowds (via the mighty Google), I believe I have a reasonably good understanding of what makes a great villain and why Evil Wil Wheaton, who shows up regularly on Big Bang Theory is the best villain ever.
Simply put, a good villain should be:
Evil Wil Wheaton is a regular guy like you and me. He’s not a fictional superhero or a larger than life immortal that we know to be fictional deep down.
Evil Wil Wheaton know’s he’s the man.
He never lets up. Year after year he maintains his superiority over Sheldon Lee Cooper, our protagonist on the Big Bang Theory.
- charismatic and manipulative
Never has there been a villain more charming. With the exception of our protagonist, every one loves him.
He makes up a story about his grandmother to beat the protagonist in a card game in his first appearance.
- enigmatic and fascinating
You can see Evil Wil Wheaton shining through in Fawkes, the antagonist to the heroine Codex in The Guild.
- a hero in his/her own right
When the protagonist steals the new release of Raiders of the Lost Ark with 21 additional seconds in his third encounter, Evil Wil Wheaton organizes the lynch mob.
- complex and deep
You know there’s more to Evil Wil Wheaton than meets the eye.
- attractive and seductive
If Evil Wil Wheaton qualified for People’s sexiest man alive list, even though I have no idea what makes a man sexy, I have a suspicion he’d be there.
and, most importantly, he or she should:
- own the hero’s backside
When he goes head to head with the protagonist in his second appearance, it’s obvious that he just own’s the hero’s backside.
So what’s the point of all this?
Simply put, you should listen to the words of the one and only Wil Wheaton when he speaks. When he says you should spend more time back in the analog world, even if only for a few hours a day, he couldn’t be closer to the truth. Take Wil’s Word. You’ll be happier for it.