Today I have the author of the upcoming novel Wake, Amanda Hocking, stopping at the blog for a guest post about her all time favorite aquatic villains. There's also a chance to win an ARC of Wake so be sure to check it out!
Amanda's Top 10 Aquatic Villains
10. The Liquidator
Darkwing Duck's many nemeses on his afternoon cartoon series in the early-90s, the Liquidator was originally a salesman named Bud Flood before he tried to poison the city's water. After a freak accident in a fight with DW, he was transformed into living water and spoke almost entirely in sales-pitch puns. Plus, he's the only villain on this list that's actually composed of water.
Orca is an animal on a vengeful mission. After witnessing sailors harpoon his mate and accidentally miscarry her baby, Orca goes after every human he can on a bloodthirsty mission to avenge his family, making all the carnage somewhat noble. Still, the film serves to have the most disturbing whale abortion I've ever seen, and it did give me nightmares as a child.
8. The Gillman
The Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Gillman was pretty terrifying, especially for 1954 standards. Awoken from his prehistoric slumber, the creature is resilient, incredibly strong, and apparently attracted to nubile young woman.
Lake Placid, the beast from the Australian film Rogue, and Disney duo The Rescuers' Brutus and Nero), the hand-stealing stalker from Peter Pan won out. While he has never killed anyone, and seems to have a fetish for Captain Hook only, the ominous warning of the ticking clock he ingested gives him the edge.
6. Black Manta
Black Manta is a major underwater villain. He can breathe underwater, swims like he's in the Olympics, and has a crap-ton of fancy weapons. I don't fully understand why he hates Aquaman so much, but one time, he did kill Aquaman's son, so it's safe to say that he's an evil dude.
3. The Loch Ness Monster
The Littler Mermaid. She's probably the most well-known underwater villain, and when she isn't plotting with her eel henchmen Flotsam and Jetsam, she's known to belt out an Oscar-worthy show tune.
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Wake is releasing August 7 and Lullaby is set to come out November 27.
Amanda Hocking : I live in Minnesota with my dog, two cats, two fish, and my roommate/assistant/platonic lifemate, Eric. I actually live in Austin, a.k.a. SPAMTown, USA. They invented SPAM here, and the town is quite proud of it. (Here’s a vlog with a fun tour of the SPAM museum: here.)
I do many things, most of them lame and boring, but the thing I get paid to do is write young adult books.
All three books in my Trylle Trilogy - Switched,Torn, and Ascend - were originally self-published, but were re-released with St. Martin’s and Pan Macmillan internationally with new bonus content in early 2012. The trilogy has also made the USA Today Bestseller list, the New York Times Bestseller list, and was recently optioned for a film by Media Rights Capital with District 9 screenwriter Terri Tatchell adapting the books for screen.
St. Martin’s and Pan Macmillan recently acquired my new young adult four-book series Watersong, with the first book Wake coming out in August 2012. My zombie series, The Hollows, is being adapted into a graphic novel by Dynamite.
I also enjoy Red Bull, Jim Henson, Batman, Jane Austen, Star Wars legos, and I absolutely hate long walks on the beach out of my intense fear/hatred of wet sand.