I really didn't feel either 2 ways about Bell. She's cute and she has G.I.R. (curse her...CURSE HER!!!) But aside from that, she hasn't left that much of an impression on me. I think that because of this, she has a lot more potential appeal. She is an original character and will only develop in the author's care, while most of the other characters have a background already.
As with all original characters dropped into a story with established characters, she is an invader, but she has melded well with cast so far.
I also think that like a lot of original characters, she has a little extra "Umph" to get her by. This will has been handled well because even tho' she should have been able to smite Blossom, it was a bit of comedy relief that defeated her instead.
Bell will have a chance another day, and it will more likely be against the sisters together.
And lastly, she doesn't strike me as evil as much as she does ambitious. Ambition in itself isn't bad. We prolly have yet to see what Bell is truly capable of and how her twisted little mind works.
I do agree about the likeable badguy. Heroes play by rules and whatever moral code is deemed socially acceptable. Bad guys not only throw those rules out the window, but they can have no boundries and do whatever to meet their own insidious goals. Plus there are the villians who believe that what they are doing is based in rightiousness. They are the worse because they will use their will to sway others to their cause, sometimes the potential hero. They claim to be fighting for what's right, but you can usually see that if they are willing to destroy to clear the way for their own vision on how things should be, then guess what. You are fighting for the wrong team.
Presently I am toying around with the idea of an anti-villian. As the anti-hero is reluctantly dragged into a role of savior, what happens when evil villian gets up one day and decides they don't want to be evil any longer. Be liked, rather than scorned. Of course, being a evil to the core, they can't. All the good they do turns sinister cause they can't help it, but it can be funny in the process.
Will a anti-hero as appealing as a anti-villan testing uncharted waters?
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