Ursula, Miss Hannigan, Other Musical Villains We Love a Little Too Much

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ursula The Little Mermaid musical

Whether it’s there sass or their confidence, their manipulative prowess, or their maniacal tendencies, sure musical villains have discovered a spot in our hearts. They inhabit the darkish crevices that too typically go uncared for, but deserve and require slightly consideration…slightly twisted pampering all their very own. Certain musicals possess dangerous guys who make evil look so tempting, so enjoyable, so proper.

Ursula The Little Mermaid musical
Ursula, the ocean witch from ‘The Little Mermaid’ | ROBYN BECK/AFP by way of Getty Images

Rainbows and mermaids, saviors, and princes are glorious for protecting the guts heat, however slightly vengeful villainy is integral to our lives…for steadiness. Right? If not, would we love sure musical villains as a lot as we do? From Ursula to Miss Hannigan, some musical villains are simply an excessive amount of. They’re intelligent. They’re coy. They’re superior. They’re sardonic. They’re piranhas, And, most significantly, they’re good simply the best way they’re. 

1. Ursula from ‘The Little Mermaid’ 

Ariel might be The Little Mermaid’s prized princess, however Ursula is its quintessential queen. She sashays round her lair with satisfaction; she is aware of easy methods to one-up the “poor unfortunate souls” who cross her path for help, and he or she’s bought a stride (or ought to we are saying stroke) to be remembered. 

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Ursula is all the time in command, and he or she is selective together with her phrases (as seen in her hit quantity). Yet, it’s in her supply that we develop connected to her. She could also be dangerous, however she makes being dangerous look so good in that tight black costume with a low-cut again. She owns her determine. She owns her standing. She owns her femininity (with out sacrificing her energy). And, for that, she is a hero amongst villains. 

2. Scar from ‘The Lion King’ 

If you possibly can’t respect Scar regardless of his treachery and treason, your coronary heart is probably going very pure. Yet, for these of you who can respect his superiority streak and his coy condescension, welcome to the villain’s membership. The Lion King’s Scar is sensible, and he makes use of his intelligence to deceive and outmaneuver his opponents.

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His targets are unacceptable and his actions amoral, however his means to set a plan, flip coyotes into a military, and perform his heinous pursuit is indisputably fairly spectacular. 

three and 4. Velma Kelly and Roxy Hart from ‘Chicago’

Who may neglect the “merry murderesses of the Cook County Jail:” Velma Kelly and Roxy Hart? One kills her husband, whereas the opposite slays her lover. Yet, each males “had it coming!” The women are the dangerous guys, and thru lies, deception, and slightly appearing, they emerge from their jail cells to take middle stage. 

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Yet, they couldn’t do it with out a little assist from their lawyer, Billy Flynn — who offers the jury the previous “razzle, dazzle” and will get them off scot-free. Though they’re flawed, they’re additionally a bit proper. They are concurrently the protagonists and the antagonists, and their duality makes them lovable. 

5. Miss Hannigan from ‘Annie’

Carol Channing’s tackle Miss Hannigan is unforgettable and humorous. Though she’s the dangerous one within the film — treating harmless little women like rubbish — she does it with a fast tongue and a bottle of liquor. And, viewers can’t assist however snort. Her “Little Girls” breakdown is melodramatic (deliberately), as she rips a head off a doll, tosses it within the air and sings about her lack of life’s luxuries some ladies have…she’s “dripping with little girls,” whereas different ladies are “dripping with diamonds.”

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Miss Hannigan might not be probably the most admirable or altruistic girl, however she’s bought an plain attraction that emerges from her pure, broken-down, overwhelmed, and battered core. 

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