Cool Villains: Dr. Facilier

That’s right, the bad guy from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog.

This movie meant a lot to me because it was the first princess movie that featured someone who looked like me. I love Princess Tiana, but Dr. Facilier stole the show.

He was impressive to me for several reasons.

  1. His creep factor. He was always lurking around and listening in. He listened in on conversations in the diner and followed Prince Naveen through the streets. You never knew where he would turn up.
  2. His creepy fortune teller parlor. Equal parts cool and terrifying. There were tarot cards and shrunken heads. If that wasn’t enough, everything in the room came to life. His friends from the other side were pretty scary too.
  3. He pretended to help people. That might not seem like a big deal to most, but it is. Someone tells you they can help you and seems like a genuinely good person, then they ruin your life. *shudders*

 

Plus, he was a pretty cool guy. He was ambitious and an entrepreneur, I can’t knock his hustle. I do find myself wondering how he got that way. That gives me an idea for a story…

 

Who’s your favorite villain? Let me know in the comments.

 

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