We’ve been writing about heroes and villains in class this week, and, as was expected, the villains devised by my fourth graders are deliciously macabre and delightfully full of evil. Here are some examples:
A sinister police officer made entirely of boogers.
A sinister assistant principal with a necklace made of fingernails.
A mean old man down the road.
A very large chicken.
Octo-Man: part octopus, part man, all evil.
RubberMan: bullets bounce off of him; he cannot be punched; wants to bounce so high he cracks the world in half.
A diamond thief named Clive.
The Mathematician: because numbers are scary.
The Writer: a dreadful villain who discovers that every thing that he writes comes true. Naturally, he uses this ability to rule the world.
Mr. Gump: hooves for hands, and a general bad attitude.
The Meanest Pig: ’nuff said.
The Worm: A giant worm. It eats whole towns. It is not to be messed with.
The Zylons: sinister alien race. They eat children.
Bob: kid at school. Freckles, untied shoes, arsenal in the locker.
The Fairy Princess: as beautiful as she is sly; her tinkling laugh is a cover for nefarious schemes.
Giant Killer bees.
Dr. No-Good. Presumably up to no good.
The Teacher: turning students into minions. (Actually, this happens all the time.)
The Conductor: runs an amusement park that is also a portal to a forced labor colony. Cannot be stopped…..or can he?
The Butterfly: captured people and put them in cocoons, thereby turning them into butterflies.
Actually, now that I think about it, there are several people I can think of whose personalities and effects on the world would be greatly improved if they were transformed into butterflies. So I guess I’m Team Butterfly. How about you?