Eldritch Dumbass Energy in Season 1 of Villainous:
(Pilot) Episode 1: "The Dreadful Dawn"
No dumbassery. He's with a client, the only thing I can think of as mildly funny is how he came out of the shadow at the end as if he's riding around on a roomba. Sliding into the frame with his "I don't look like that!" default expression.
Episode 2: "Boo!-Lldozing!"
He makes an offer to a bunch of ghost kids with a short puppet show and keeps the hero puppet afterwards just so he can rip its head off.
While ordering Flug to go destroy the brute, he destroys the team transport. So he just throws in "and fix the ship." before the three scurry off.
"Who the blazes are you?" (this post was made when the official dub was not yet out, the translation used is from fan subtitles)
Ep. 3: "The VVV"
This whole episode is just him being extra and over the top. Here's some highlights.
He uses a metal claw to put his top hat over his bowler hat.
He unleashes a choir of ghosts at the stroke of midnight, declaring that the client arrived just in time.
He creates a wrestling ring on top of an alread existing wrestling ring and addreses the wrestler by making a huge projector so everyone can see him. Just so he can say "I'm here to enjoy the show" when challenged to a fight.
He tears off a HatBot's head when asking if the wrestler expected the honour of Black Hat crushing him himself. He pours a drink from the robot's head into a wine glass while he speaks.
He personally comes down into the wrestling ring, all sinister, just to order Demencia to take off the mask.
He brings the Narrator to be our temporary announcer and at the end uses his shadows to drag the guy into the darkness right after Narrator says "And that's why I love my job!"
At the end of the episode he transports the team, mask and himself to the middle of a desert, just so he can shapeshift and ride off into the night as El Charro Negro.
Ep. 4: "Secret Sattelites!"
His reaction when he senses Demencia gushing at him from space.
This guy watches a show aimed at young kids and a telenovela just so he can mess with the plot.
He leaves the love interest of the telenovela a black rose after fullfilling her wish of being together with both of her lovers. (image not included for the sake of squeamish folks)
He accepts Flug's short term suffering as payment due to his client not having a soul. His lack of knowledge about all the things a computer virus can do probably plays in here, so eh, 10% boredom, 20% dumbass, 70% evil
Ep. 5: "The Muscular Evilventure of MBH"
He goes to a pet store looking like that to grab his lunch.
He somehow manages to phase his claw through the tablet.
Ep. 6: "The Heedeous Heart"
A younger client presses a button without permission. He pinches the fin of his client and drags him away, keeping him in place like this for the duration of his stay in the office.
There were many, many other golden moments, but I'd say most of those were simply entertaining due to him creating evil for the sake of evil and enjoying himself by spreading misery.
With that said, OUR ELDRITCH EXTRA DRAMATIC DUMBASS EVERYONE!
Good to have him back. 🎩✨
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Villainous SPOILERS for Episode 6: Heedious Heart
I guess we now know who was Flug’s “Lenore” that they have mentioned in the Villainous streams.
Kenning and Cecilia in High School
We now that Flug didn’t exactly had a grand time in High School of Evil.
And based on another high school photo and several of Flug’s flashbacks, most of the kids are repulsed at Cecilia’s bubbly and hammy personality:
From Flug’s flashbacks, they seem to get along to some degree, starting from when Cecilia first approached him in what seems to be a chemistry class.
As the episode has revealed that Cecilia stole Kenning’s thesis chemical formula for her own means, Kenning may not have a friend in Cecilia. But Cecilia did have a friend in Kenning as he let her borrow his thesis.
Edit: They were probably the closest they ever had in each other as friends. It’s also safe to say that Kenning had a crush on Cecilia as he had kept her group photo as well as her kitty-cat headband after she dropped it in pursuit of seeing something she liked.
Only for his feelings to be dashed when he found out that she quit school to be a super heroine to be with Goldheart.
Which is probably why Dr. Flug rejects romantic love of the infatuated nature in one of the Villainous Orientation videos.
Back in the episode, “Miss Heed” only sounded familiar for Flug and didn’t recognize her until she called out for him in her streams, Dr. Flug must’ve shoved his past painful memories at the back of his mind and moved on.
Miss Heed: Self-centered Affection and Dr. Flug
Miss Heed’s primary motive was to be loved by Goldheart. And when Goldheart didn’t reciprocate, she chose to “earn” that love.
Her every Instagram content was used to adorn both city and her lair. She is literally surrounding herself with things that boosts her ego: from adoring fans at her beck and call, to cute pictures and videos of herself.
In the episode, Miss Heed treated everyone that she met as a tool. From Omega to Coyote to every obsessed fan. They were all an extension of herself. There were all means to her primary motive. Flug is no exception. She wanted him found because she needed the person who invented the chemical she’s using to have a permanent effect.
She may have used affectionate terms for Dr. Flug, calling him “Fluggy” and even “Kenning”. But she did outright say that “I must say that stealing your work was a good idea but it's much better to use you.” She may have used the hashtag # H&F but that is because she needed him to make Goldheart love her. Once again, she only sees him as a means to an end.
That is why her downfall, a kiss, is ironic. Just when victory was SO close, she decided to celebrate by kissing the first guy she had charmed like coming full circle in her journey of making stepping stones out of entranced people.
For What It’s Worth...
Despite the fact that Flug has shoved his heartbreak at the back of his mind and moved on, plus the fact that he was really mad at her that his formula was stolen and exploited-
-I liked how he still spoke softly to her when he infiltrated a max security prison to ask her what Goldheart is planning.
For what it’s worth, he still had a soft spot for the friendship she had given him even if she had ulterior motives in the end. But that soft spot only extended to well-wishes and a final goodbye.
Miss Heed’s Instagram is filled with tasteful photos, good shots on heroic action, advertisements and OOTDs (outfit-of-the-day). It gave her an image of ideal beauty, well-rounded lifestyle and righteous heroism.
Take that all away, and what is revealed is Cecilia who is lost without the love and acceptance of someone else.
And Flug, for some reason, understood that to an extent that he all boiled it down to one gentle reminder.
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