Okay so I've stated in the past that I'm the DC fan in the house, I'm a huge DC fan-girl and it's not just because DC is what I know all about, I know plenty about Marvel too.. I just know enough about Marvel to know that I don't like most of Marvel because most of Marvel features really whiny bitchy characters who constantly complain and moan about everything in their lives etc and never shut the fuck up long enough to y'know.. Get shit done..
Basically the way it works in my experience is that as I've stated in the past, Marvel makes generally better live-action movies (although some recent examples come to mind that are definitely not better) and DC dominates the Animated spectrum of media coming out with far more quality animation and animated series than Marvel. Again that's not to say Marvel hasn't had some good animation but not as much as DC and not as good as DC in my opinion.. Plus these days? I just can't help but recognize the fact that Marvel is now owned by Disney.
At any rate the article in question is discussing DCAU characters, the best Villains of both Batman TAS and Superman TAS or at least by 'best' either the best by my opinion or the best in the sense that they really confused and amused me.. As is the case with out first villain from Batman TAS!
Professor Milo (Batman TAS):
....Wait a second.. I think I got some pictures mixed up, I know Batman TAS had some pretty damn good animation but this guy looks too real..
Actually that's Professor Milo from Batman TAS AKA Moe Howard who was evidently a genius level chemist Evil Mastermind who not only created a plague which was intended to be released through the strays of Gotham by Roland Daggett but also who introduced an untraceable steroid/wolf derivative which he infected Anthony Romulus, an Olympic Gothamite with turning him into a werewolf and then later having to do with Project Cadmus in Justice League Unlimited where it's hinted at least that he was ultimately killed by Doomsday.
Y'know though.. Personally if I had to work with Shemp I think I'd have been driven to the dark side too.. Fairly easily at that..
Toyman (Superman TAS):
Wow man.. If one iteration of DC Animation ever got a character spot on it was Toyman, Toyman is that special type of character that they managed to do just so, just so specifically that you filled your pants with fear poo the first time you saw this little bastard appear in the series and lost several days worth of sleep over his ass. This is a seriously fucked up little freak who isn't just psychologically disturbing he's also just plain and honest to goodness old fashion nightmare fuel because honestly, look at him.
...That first scene.. Fuuuucking hell that's creepy, I mean still to this day his little 'introduction scene' there gives me chills. They did the character design perfectly, the fucking voice is spot on and this guy just oozes fucking creepy sauce. I seriously think some messed up motherfuckers were behind this guys creation, this is some seriously disturbing material especially when you consider this was a damn kids show.
Yeah, enjoy kids!
Speaking of nightmare fuel in the DCAU you can't forget the Messed up Mammi of the Universe, Granny Goodness.
Granny Goodness was voiced by the epic Ed Asner who has played such awesome and epic characters as Hudson in Gargoyles, Ed Wuncler Sr. in The Boondocks, Sgt. Mike Cosgrove (Hey. Cut it out.) in Freakazoid!, Hoggish Greedly in Captain Planet, Roland Daggett in Batman TAS, J. Jonah Jameson in the 90s Spiderman Animated Series and Dr. Fate in Young Justice. Sufficed to say Ed Asner is one of my favourite voice-actors right there with The motherfucking Kurgan and he always will be, Ed Asner is awesome.
Granny Goodness is straight up fucking nightmare fuel though, high octane shit. A couple of episodes in the DCAU continuity featuring Granny Goodness specifically highlight the sort of twisted torture she frequently inflicts upon her wards and victims (Mr. Miracle much?) and it's some messed up shit that usually leaves most of her victims mentally broken shells of their former selves. If that's not nightmare fuel I don't know what is.
Further that with the fact that Granny Goodness does this all while maintaining the illusion of being just a little 'ole lady, claiming that 'Granny only wants what's best for her children', yeah.. Crazy bitch.. Goddamn..
Basically if Darkseid is the hardcore boss of Apocalypse and epitome/incarnation of destruction and death (And he is, I'm not arguing that)
Then Granny Goodness is the true incarnation of all the things that nightmares are made of in concentrated liquid form.
This smelled quite good and according to James indeed was quite good, I'm pretty proud of it myself.