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April 10, 2002

Vigo the Carpathian

Also known as Vigo the Cruel, Vigo the Torturer, Vigo the Despised, and Vigo the Unholy (but not Vigo the Butch), this big blonde chose New Year's Eve 1989 to make his return from the afterlife after nearly 400 years.

Surfing a river of slime powered by the bad vibes of the city, Vigo seemed to have it all: brains, sway, and a Bobby Brown song mentioning him by name. What he lacked, however, was a body that would give him an earthly form. Why these all-powerful demon-dudes like Vigo and Lo Pan (from Big Trouble in Little China) want a human form is beyond me.

In addition to his flesh-for-fantasy fault, Vigo also had bad timing. What a pity that the guys from one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time were back in town.

Vigo reigned by terror in the 16th century and died via several unnatural causes, including being poisoned, stabbed, shot, hung, stretched, disemboweled, drawn and quartered. Even before his head died later on, he would forever plan revenge on the world. Ultimately, Vigo was done in by, heh, the goodwill of all of New York as they rallied behind an emotion-slime powered Statue of Liberty.

Can we really fault him for not having the foresight to see that coming?

INTELLIGENCE - 7: Had a fairly simple plan and carried it out well. He was unprepared for the expertise of the Ghostbusters, though.

POWER - 8: Reportedly was a nasty individual back in the day, but being trapped inside a painting hindered his actions.

VILENESS - 6: Stealing babies was the extent of his bad guy deeds. Not too much of that torturing he was famous for.

SWAY - 8: Powerful hypnotic skill that could overpower certain individuals like Ray Stantz.

PURITY - 8: Another guy looking to rule the world. With a focus that sharp, it's possible to miss a few details along the way.

PHYSICAL - 5: Either as a painting or in human form, Vigo looked like a medieval surfer on steroids... but he's still huge.

TOTAL: 42

Posted by Destro at April 10, 2002 10:46 AM