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Character Comparison #5: Twist Villains by RaccoonBroVA Character Comparison #5: Twist Villains by RaccoonBroVA
This is one I had been planning to do for quite a while. I still love Zootopia, but this along with the annoying preachiness keeps it from being one of my all time favorites.

I was actually planning on doing Prince Hans first because I thin he's a lot worse, but :iconnegan1994: already covered him pretty damn well. So this seemed like the next obvious step. I would say spoilers, but come on. It's your fault for not seeing the movies yet ;)

Voice Actors

Assistant Mayor Bellwether- Jenny Slate 

King Candy- Alan Tudyk

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Adamguy2000 Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
The thing I most disliked about Bellwether was her predictability.
Maybe it's just because of all the movies I've seen and how overused the Twist Villain is becoming, but right in my first viewing, I was able to quickly suspect Bellwether would turn out to be the slime behind everything, both from the way she was portrayed seeming to fit into the Twist trend and from the fact that she was clearly the one who would most stand to benefit from predators going savage and people's fears of them intensifyng.
King Candy, in contrast, is an amazing villain for a number of reasons. First up, he's a different sort of Twist Villain; While, as you said, you get the sense pretty much immediately that he's an antagonist (i.e. His insistence that Vanellope not be allowed to race, threatening to have Ralph thrown in the Fungeon, etc.), the twist with him ended up being not that he'd be a bad guy, but WHAT KIND of bad guy he would be. See, for most of the movie, he came across as one of Disney's "Funny" villains (i.e. Captain Hook, or Prince John from 'Robin Hood'), but by the end, it's clear that he is dead serious as a villain (i.e. Gothel, Ursula, or even Frollo). The climax did a brilliant job of making him go from funny to serious/ intense (Learning his true identity) to full- on nightmare fuel (His final form).
btw, I met his voice actor Alan Tudyk (A marvelously talented actor who I'd been a fan of for years before 'Wreck it Ralph' premiered) at a convention a few years back, and am pleased to say he was an extremely nice guy with a great sense of humor, as I knew he would be. As we talked, I mentioned that King Candy was one of the best Disney villains ever, and he did a little of his King Candy voice for me!
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
Those are some great points. King Candy is a very underrated villain in my opinion.

You met Alan Tudyk? Freaking awesome!
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Shevanda04 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
While i love Bellwether, i agree that she could be a better twist villain. I think King Candy is really cool.
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Thanks for the comment!
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Shevanda04 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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18yazidjiand Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Couldn’t have agreed more, one films manages to cleverly make a twist villain so amazingly built up, while the other falls completely flat on their face.
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
I'm glad you agree!
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RazorRex Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018   General Artist
Nice. 
Probably the best example of a twist villain I've seen is from the movie "Dog Soldiers", which came out long before the whole twist villain trend. I won't give away who it is, but as you stated there were subtle hints, and when put together it made sense 
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
I might check that movie out then. Thanks for reading this comparison!
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RazorRex Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018   General Artist
Your welcome.
You can find the full movie on YouTube.
Once you've seen it, let me know what you thought about the how the twist villain was handled and your overall thoughts on the movie. 
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Sure!
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Disneycow82 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I made a character comparison myself with Bellwether comparing her to another if you haven't seen it yet here. Character Comparisons: Power Hungry Dictators

I agree, I mean as much as I love Bellwether, there were so many plot holes and unanswered questions that happened regarding her so-called diabolical plans. She's so underdeveloped and has so little screen time that it makes the twist seem forced, even with the "wolf in sheep's clothing" just to make a point, but doing so has left her an underrated villain who can't reach the same level as earlier Disney villains like Scar, Frollo, or Syndrome. I hate how they make it seem like she's evil or racist for the sake of it because the plot demands it, but it shouldn't have to suit her, and should have been someone else. I also hate it when someone says it's unneseccary to add in a backstory or bigger reasoning behind her motivation which is bogus, because giving her more than one reason for her actions is what makes a lot of villains epic, sympathetic, and understanding. For all we know, Bellwether might have once been a victim of prejudice, bullying, and abuse herself worse than Nick and Judy and Lionheart was the last straw.

But in my opinion, if any other character voiced by Jenny Slate should have been a villain, it would be Valerie Da Vinci (Despicable Me 3).
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Thanks for the perspective! I certainly wish that they could've done her more justice too.
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Disneycow82 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's why King Candy is the most diabolical of all the Disney twist villains.

They should have done more for Bellwether, instead of passing her off as just "evil and racist because the plot twist demands it" but adding nothing more which makes it unbelievable.
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
If you don't mind me asking, why is she your profile pic?
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Disneycow82 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Because even if she turned out to be the twist villain, something about Lionheart's mistreatment and her imprisonment made me feel sympathy for her, like she may not be entirely what the movie wants us to think. But also because I wished they made her an ally instead of a villain, like Nick or Judy suspecting she is in on it at first until they realize the culprit is someone else and she was being used as a puppet. That I would have loved. I just couldn't bring myself to hate her like others do just for being a twist villain. 
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
I see.
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MikeTheHuman113 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
That "hitting a guy with glasses" joke is worth the ticket price alone. Great comparison overall. Favorite video was [NAME AND ADDRESS WITHHELD].
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Oh my God I almost dropped my phone reading that XD

In any case, thanks for checking it out!
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Spongey444 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
My issue with Bellwether is a pacing one. She has everything needed for a good villain, but she's introduced so laye in the story that she has no time to do much besides give a vague speech and be defeated. I frankly Frozen handled this better but Ralph did it better than both so yeah, agreed.
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Thanks for stopping by, and I'm especially honored that you watched me. You are officially number 75 my friend!
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ghffff Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
I don't mind bellwether but still a good comparison.
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Thank you!
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ghffff Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
You're welcome. I always saw yokai as the worst twist villain in Disney.
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Yeah, he's pretty bad too. Didn't give me enough to work with though.
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ghffff Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
True. While I still don't like king Candy/turbo this comparison did make me respect him more as a character
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Cool!
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ghffff Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Plus it also helps he's played by Alan tudyk
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Tudyk is a keeper all right.
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shadowgamer15 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
BELLWHETHER FORGOT TO GO TURBO MAN XD 
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Negan1994 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Well done
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Thanks ^^
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