Category Archives: Focus on the Foes

Lovable and Not-So-Lovable Rogues

I’ve now read a few of the Best of the Baum Bugle volumes I just recently purchased, and there are some interesting articles in there, including some on the Nome King and L. Frank Baum’s other villains. I’ve already covered … Continue reading

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Eggerland’s Best

Continuing with my interest in crossover characters in video games, here are two that I caught immediately. There are recurring bosses in the Kirby series called Lololo and Lalala, basically two brightly colored spheres with eyes, arms, and legs. They … Continue reading

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Mario’s Early Enemies

Do video games not come with manuals anymore? I know some of them have links to online manuals, but that isn’t exactly the same, even if they’re more convenient. I miss looking at the brief descriptions of various enemies. Still, … Continue reading

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No Good in the ‘Ood

I wrote about the character of Kandar from Dragon Quest III about two years ago, thinking at the time it was a little bizarre to dedicate a post to a minor recurring boss, albeit one I found memorable. It turns … Continue reading

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Tough But Fairy

Maleficent – I remember hearing a lot about this live-action reinterpretation of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty before it came out, but not so much afterwards. It apparently did well at the box office, however, and I understand they’re planning a sequel. … Continue reading

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The E-Turtle Struggle

Bowser is one of the most famous villains in video games, and a favorite character of mine. Mario and Luigi first face him in the original Super Mario Bros., and they’ve gone on to battle many more times. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Hyrule on the Hog

Years ago, I wrote a post on how common people turning into pigs is in mythology and fantasy. More recently, this post on Power of Babel also addressed the theme of pig-people, specifically that of orcs with the heads of … Continue reading

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