You are probably familiar with the popular parlor game, Kill Boff Marry, where given the choice between three people, you must decide which you’d murder, sleep with and spend the rest of your life with.
Estelle from This Happy Place Blog and I decided to transform the game into a WDW-themed version called Kill Refurb Marry. Our little game grew in popularity, and a few months ago, we decided to add a little Blog Hop action to the game so we can all link up!
This is the seventeenth Kill Refurb Marry Blog Hop! You can check out their links on this month’s the Kill Refurb Marry homepage.
This month, we’re sounding off on Disney villains. And it was kind of a thinker! Do you marry the sweetest, cuddliest villain (Lotso, for me)? Or the meanest, most baddiest badass (what I decided to go with)? And who do you refurb? And how can you kill anyone? I hope you’ll enjoy the ways I decided to take this month’s game …
Redeem: Mor’du, from Brave
Quick back story for those of you who don’t remember: Mor’du is the evil bear who eats Merida’s father’s leg and later attacks Merida’s mother while she’s in bear form. He’s bad, alright. But … he’s also a human trapped in a bear’s body. You can hardly blame him for being a bit cranky and even murderous. And, in the end, when he dies, he actually thanks Merida and her family for releasing him from his tormented existence. He’s not a great guy. But he’s certainly not all that bad. I hereby redeem him!
Honorable Mention: Auto, from WALL-E > This is the little robot dude who is just trying to do his damn job and trash the plant EVE brings to the Axiom. He’s a machine … he can’t be a villain. Redeemed.
Refurb: Madam Mim, from The Sword in the Stone
Lookit her! She’s just so cute. Too cute. Even as a dragon, she’s quite cute. I’d buy a plush of her dragon self. Also, she’s bad … but not really, really bad. She’s more like someone’s batty old grandma than a proper Disney villain. She needs to be badder. Also? She needs more screen time. She’s only in The Sword in the Stone for 20 minutes!
Honorable Mention: Willie The Giant, from Mickey and the Beanstalk > This guy. As people go, he’s not great. I mean, I wouldn’t trust him to, like, walk my dog while I’m on vacation or anything. But he’s not really bad, either. He’s more like a big, dumb, overgrown three-year-old.
Run From: Scar, from The Lion King
As villains go, he is the most insidiously murderous. He kills his own brother, looking him in the eye while he does it. Chases off his traumatized nephew. Hits the lady lions. Bans everyone from uttering his dead brother’s name. And then he tries to kill his nephew, too. Not good. Plus, he’s a lion, which automatically makes him pretty badass. Claws and teeth and all.
Honorable Mention: King Candy, from Wreck-It Ralph > Shit. As far as baddies go, this guy is one of the worst. I mean, I actually think he’s a sociopath. As Turbo, he is terrifying. (Those eyes!) And as King Candy, he literally destroys Vanellope’s code, making her think she’s a mistake, a glitch, when she is, by all rights, a leader. He beats her down, physically (by creating the glitch) and emotionally (by making her think she’s less than). He’s pretty much the worst of the worst.
Thanks so much for reading! Don’t forget to click here to check out Kill Refurb Marry posts by other Disney bloggers! And make sure you come back on February 11 for Kill Refurb Marry with Disney sidekicks!!
If you want to play along, write your own post and add it to the list! (If you don’t have a blog, zap me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). I’d be happy to host your guest post for the next round of KRM!)