Thursday, May 31, 2012
[Beautiful People] Stanislav & Phelps
This month's Beautiful People questions are specifically for the villains and baddies. With that said, stand back and make some room for Vince Stanislav and William Phelps, from the books Shadow of Glory and Hosanna House, respectively.
1. What is their motive? Stanislav's motivation stems from duty and loyalty: most of the things he does are due to his complete and utter loyalty to his government. His very name means "Goverment is Glory." Phelp's motivation comes from a very skewed religious standpoint. He somehow thinks he is doing God's will.
2. What are they prepared to do to get what they want? Stanislav is willing to do anything. Absolutely anything. Phelps has his lines, but they are few and far between. He wouldn't be likely to murder somebody, for instance, but if somebody just so happened to die because of something he did, he wouldn't own up to it.
3. Are they evil to the core, or simply misunderstood? This is a tough question, because both of them truly believe that what they are doing is the right thing. So I guess I would say that both are quite evil, Stanislav more so in some areas but Phelps outshines Stanislav in other ways because he is commiting his crimes in the name of YHVH. Both aren't misunderstood so much as they are brainwashed into faulty worldviews.
4. What was their past like? What about their childhood? Was there one defining moment that made them embrace their evil ways? At the moment I really don't know much of anything about the childhood of either one of them, or their past either. Stanislav's was pretty dark, I know that much. As to Phelps, he's someone I haven't figured out and don't exactly want to figure out.
5. Now that they're evil, have they turned their back on everyone, or is there still someone in their life that they care for? (Brother? Daughter? Love interest? Mother? Someone who is just as evil as they are?) Stanislav cares for no one. He is steely and if it can be said he loves anything, it would be his car or his collection of antique firearms. Phelps loves his wife in an odd sort of way.
6. Do they like hugs? No.
7. Are they plagued by something? (Nightmares? Terrible thoughts?) Nope, I don't believe so.
8. Who are they more similar to: Gollum or Maleficent? Seeing as I haven't seen any books/watched any movies involving these characters, I can't say.
9. If your villain could have their choice of transportation what would it be? Stanislav would want his own spy plane, I think. Phelps would pick out a BMW or a Jaguar or something high-end and expensive.
10. If you met your villain in the street, how afraid would you be? Are they evil enough to kill their creator? I wouldn't be afraid upon meeting either of them. But if Stanislav tried to mess with me, I'd probably get scared. Phelps, not so much because he's kind of wimpy. It's his ideals and belief system that cause the most trouble, not his physical self as much. And yes, Stanislav wouldn't be above killing me. Phelps, I'm not sure.