Happy Halloween! After much thinking about this, I think I finally came up with another article that i'm sure would be interesting to talk about.
Everything lives in a balance. there can't be good without bad, light without darkness, etc etc...The dichtonomy of ying-yang and how they complement each other is a subject that I find fascinating to read about, and mostly to apply it to other things. Something interesting i noted is how often in Disney the villains are pretty much the exact opposite of the heroes, but they often sometimes come from a same base. And in that base, they have much in common.
Doing this was hard, because i had to think of a few good reasons and think properly which heroine fitted which villain, and such. It might be flawed in some parts, and I know that, so if toi want to disagree in a few of these choices, you're perfectly allowed to. After all, a good discussion never hurt anybody.
I based this on my ideas and also on a few things Audreyfreak has a dit from time to time. So, thanks for the idea Audrey! It certainly inspired me to make this.
1- Snow White
-In Common with- Mother Gothel
Both of them have a similar personality in certain parts, seeing as how both are a bit dominating, controlling, are handy in survivor situations, and both manage to take care of others under their wings. Rather, their methods of caring are different, but they originate from the same cause.
Others similar to Snow: Gaston
- people either l’amour them ou massively hate them, and they both always try to showcase their strength to others, while working on their own with their flaws.
- In Common With- Lady Tremaine
How fitting. It seems Tremaine may have slightly influenced Cendrillon in a few things...But yes, both carry this air of elegance around themselves, an air of dignity and grace that they let themselves use against others, and both have self-preservation skills, and always manage to look for situations where they come out on top.
Others similar to Cindy- Mordu
, not the best choice, but I put them together based on this observation that bear!Mordu just wants things to be the way they used to be before tragedy occurred, much like Cindy.
3- Aurora- Shere Kahn
Both are intelligent, quiet, and tend to work in solitary. They both value the plus important matters of life, and tend to put aside the plus frivolous things.
4- Ariel- Cruella
This was almost perfect. Both of them have obsessive hobbies that take all their attention, and once they get focused on one subject matter, they'll stop at nothing to get what they want, sometimes not even thinking of the consequences of their actions beforehand.
Others in common- Ursula
- Since both are very determined and'll stop at nothing to get what they want.
5- Belle- Ratcliffe
Both are well mannered and proper, care for social etiquette, have sorta "intellectual" tastes when compared to their much plus "common" companions, and mostly focus on their own personal desires, while dismissing other people; which makes others think of them as snobs.
6- Jasmine- Hans
(i think this is where i begin to falter...If toi find either this one ou any of the suivant ones incorrect, please do say so).
Finding a villain for Jasmine. Not because there aren't any, but jasmin is very quick to act emotionally and I can't think of many villains that are sorta like her- quick to emotional outbursts and impatient. The only one I can think is Hades (but he's fit better for Anna), Prince John and the Queen of Hearts (but they are very childish, something which isn't jasmin imo).
But her and Hans have this aspect of manipulation in common. They know they're very attractive, and they kinda use that to their advantage, fooling others to get what they want out of them using seduction, charm and good looks.
7- Pocahontas- Clayton
Aside from the big difference they have concerning animal safety, both have in common this element of adventure and energy that pulls them in to get into dangerous situations, and both tend to be very persuasive with wanting others to bend to their will.
Other villains she has in common- Scroop
- Not that much, but they both have this element of mystery and stealthiness that they use to their advantage to spy on others.
8- Mulan- Shan Yu
Another fitting pair. Finding a villain for Mulan was hard, since not many villains are humble ou selfless like she is. And while many are clumsy like she was at the beginning of her movie, many stay clumsy, unlike her who works hard to get to be her best.
But, funny enough, she has much in common with Shan Yu. Both of them work their best when alone, and they're both very observant, managing to catch aspects of other people not many other notice, par observing things and coming to simple conclusions in their own intrusive manner.
Others she has in common with- Hans
Since both are patient and perseverant when doing their work, and they find ways to solve problems that others can't seem to solve (think of Mulan and the pole...).
9- Tiana- Scar
Searching a villain fit for Tiana was difficult because she managed to fit well with a LOT of villains. So I just managed to chose one of them, though I think she also fits well the other characters too.
Her and Scar have in common this attitude of being so dedicated to their goals that they end up forgetting the important aspects of life, and others look at them as rather heartless ou cold for the things they do.
Other villains in common- Queen Grimhilde, the Horned King, Ratigan, Rourke
- All of them perfectionists who want to do things the proper way and may seem to look obsessed/unethical par others.
10- Rapunzel- Edgar
Searching a villain for Rapunzel was hard, since she kinda lacks any flaws that could serve as basis for villains, but i figured Edgar would be a good fit. Both value loyalty, promises and faithfulness, yet one shouldn't underestimate either, since many tend to take advantage of either of them.
Others in common with Rapunzel- Facilier
- Both kinda have a charming way of dealing with people. And both believe in opportunities and possibilities, no matter how strange they might seem at times.
11- Merida- Queen of Hearts
Awww yess. This one was pretty easy. They're both loud, not afraid of saying their opinion, get into conflicts with others almost all the time, and they spend plus time playing frivolous hobbies over doing their royal duties.
12- Anna- Hades
I think Hades also has aspects that make him a good fit for Jasmine, but i kinda settled for Anna since she needed a villain too. Both of them tend to be kinda fun to hang around with, and both have a fast tongue, but they also have a big temper that they can't control at times and worsens their situations rather than make things better.
13- Elsa- Frollo
The most overloved princess in the fandom with the most overloved villain, kinda fitting.
Jokes aside, both seemed to have grown up in a strict household, trying to turn them into proper citizens ("You know I am a righteous man..." "Be the good girl toi always have to be..."). Both carry this air of elegance around them and both have to "hide" their true self from others because it's a form their society looks down upon.
They both carry an air of wisdom and intelligence, though it may sound cruel at first ("The world is cruel, the world is crazy...out there they'll revile toi as a monster..." "You can't marry a man toi just met...").
And lastly, they both think locking up people is a good solution to problems.
Others similar to Elsa- Ursula, melon, chapeau melon Hat Guy and King Candy
- Mostly for shared cynicism they have, and wanting to belong to something because they tend to be outcasts.
And that's all. Agree with these? Disagree? Tell me in the commentaires what do toi think of this! écriture this article has been fun, and giving me a new introspective look over the villains.