Disney Villain Countdown: 5/40
**Spoiler Alert! Some villains are revealed in plot twists, so if you haven't seen all the movies...**
Cruella is rich and ruthless. Though reluctant to get her hands dirty, she buys hundreds of PUPPIES so that she can kill them for glamour. She's got a short fuse, and once she does decide to take matters into her own hands WATCH OUT, she will run you over with her massive (beautiful) car. Though not Cruella's highest scoring category, it's a respectable score.
There are few villains who can claim a higher score than Cruella in this category. Firstly, she's GLAMOROUS. 100% Faboo from her head to her toes. Her body and face somehow resemble a reanimated skeleton, barely covered in flesh. Her parti-colored hair? Come on, who does that? This b***h. The animation of Cruella, her many facial expressions and incarnations, she's a wonder in a film that's otherwise not particularly visually stimulating. Just LOOK AT HER CHEEKBONES.
Wit & Quotability
Cruella is Top Shelf quote fodder. Not only her lines, but the incredible smoky/ scratchy voice are so iconic. She's mean, she's crazy, and she's HI-LARIOUS.
It's possible that I'm biased when it comes to Cruella. Maybe it's because I grew up with several women (friends of my mother) who represented the living equivalent of Cruella DeVil, both in looks and voice and, frequently, personality. In my family Cruella was less a villain and more a fashion icon. I spent hours growing up perfecting my impressions of her voice and mannerisms. The way this woman waves her hand is absolute perfection.
The lowball score, and it's not THAT low. Jasper and Horace Badun are appropriately idiotic evil henchman, they just don't have a whole lot to contribute. When Cruella rails on them? Magic. Other than that? Meh.
Cruella does not sing, and it is a crime against humanity. She does, however, have one of the catchiest songs EVER sung ABOUT her. She gets her +5 from neutral default, I wish it could be more.
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