Monday, January 21, 2013
I've decided that what my Grandpa Anarchy universe needs is an all-purpose genetic research conglomerate that manufactures weird villains for him to fight. Why? Hey, it works for Spiderman.
Spiderman Movie 1 main villain: The Green Goblin, Norman Osborn, head of Oscorp.
Spiderman Movie 2 main villain: Doctor Octopus, Otto Octavius, Oscorp scientist.
Spiderman Movie 3 main villain: well, who knows, there are so many of them. But Green Goblin 2 is of course Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn and new head of Oscorp. The Sandman, aka Flint Marko, who gains powers from an accident with an experimental particle accelerator -- we don't know that it's being run by Oscorp, but given their remarkable track record I'm going to assume. Venom? Well sure, it's from space, but I ain't ruling out a connection to Oscorp somehow.
Amazing Spiderman main villain: The Lizard, Curt Conners, Oscorp scientist.
Let's not forget that Spiderman himself gets his spider bite at Oscorp.
Based on the Amazing Spiderman Wiki (which draws from the current movie and game) we can add:
Dr. Edward Whelan, aka The Vermin
Dr. Alistaire Smythe, creator of the S-Bots or Spider-Slayers
Dr. Michael Morbius, aka Morbius. Also created Rhino.
So as you can see, all sorts of good things come from Oscorp, if by "good' you mean psychotic super-powered villains (and one super-powered hero).
But that's hardly the only corporation churning out villains in New York. If we turn to the first two Iron Man movies, we can see that the villain of the first movie, Obadiah Stane, is one of the other executives of Stark Industries, who bases his work on Tony Stark's design. And then in movie 2, we have a fight with James Rhodes in another Iron Man suit, then we have an army created by the villain Ivan Vanko based on Stark's work. Oh, and from what I can tell from the trailer, Iron Man 3 promises another villain in a suit based on Stark's designs. So basically, Tony Stark and Stark Industries is indirectly responsible for all of his enemies so far.
So yeah, I think I need a villain factory corporation like that for my stories. ^_^