Monday, February 4, 2013

Scar: Life's Not Fair, Is It?

Scar. Probably one of the best Disney villains created. I mean, come on. This takes us back to 1994. Disney was on a good review high back in the 90s. One of those reasons? They had killer villains! Scar, Frollo, the Huns, the blue-haired guy in Hercules, skull-shirt guy from Toy Story, Jafar, Zira, Cinderella's step-mom (who named her cat Lucifer for Pete's sake), the Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook, Cruella de Vil, the list goes on (and I know they're not all from the Disney Renaissance).

Scar... what I like about him is that he sees himself to be higher than everyone else. Like, in the beginning of the studio version of "Be Prepared," how he speaks of the hyenas.

"I never thought hyenas essential. They're crude and unspeakably plain. But maybe they've a little potential if allied to my vision and brain."

Or, you can just see the scene the song plays in. But I'll save that for a later moment in the post.

The problem with this boy is, first of all, he never changes during the course of the movie. His resentment for his brother, Mufasa, continues even after Mufasa's death. Second, he is very selfish. He acts like he considers hyenas to be his friends even though you know he's just using them when he calls them enemies to keep Simba from killing him (and instead his so-called friends kill him). So, what is Scar thinking about most of the time?

"It's all about me."

Now, everybody gets jealous every once in awhile. Most people don't act on it the way he did, though. Sure, some people skip presentation ceremonies but most of them don't make up a plan to make sure their brother is trampled in a stampede of wildebeests. I mean, there are murderers out there, but... wildebeest stampede? He couldn't think of anything else?

That's one thing about Scar. He used his main talent for evil. He describes himself as having "the lion's share" when it comes to being smart. He's smart alright. Smart enough to trick his so-called favorite nephew into believing he killed his own father and start a whole stampede. And let's not forget that he is the one that made Simba wanna go to the Outlands. Let's just admit it.

Scar is actually a freakin' genius.

See, there's something you can learn from Scar. You can use your gifts for the better... or the worse.
This guy knows how to kill his brother, and then blame it on his nephew later. So, potential murderers out there, take notes from Scar. But I would prefer that you don't actually kill anyone. That's not good.

So, that ends this post with the fact that you should use your talents for good reasons, jealousy keeps getting worse until you do something about it, and Scar has the best mane in The Lion King.

Scar's best lines
"When it comes to brute strength, I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool."
 "Forgive me for not leaping for joy. Bad back, you know."
"I'm surrounded by idiots."
"It's just for you and your daddy! You know, a father-son... thing."
"Simba, it's to die for."
"I'm ten times the king Mufasa was!"
"Oh Zazu, all you need is a little garlic."
"He admits it. MURDERER!!!!!"

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