Disney Villain Countdown: 11/40
**Spoiler Alert! Some villains are revealed in plot twists, so if you haven't seen all the movies...**
I've been spending a lot of time with Captain Hook over the past couple of parenting years; between Jake and the Neverland Pirates, The Pirate Fairy, and the original you could even say I've been bombarded. I come to one inevitable conclusion: Hook's not particularly scary.
Try telling my kid that, though. I'm not saying it's a LOW score, but most of the things that make him scary are balanced out by his goofier qualities. It make him an ideal villain for little kids (hence, Jake). Apparently he's still got that mojo in person, though.
Pirates are THE THING, and Captain Hook is one of the most visually iconic in history. The hook, the lacy frill collar, the exaggerated chin, the dapper mustache, the flamboyant hat... there's nothing not to love about Captain Hook. It's not all about the look, the way that he is animated is so vibrant, so... pardon the pun... ANIMATED, it makes him even more memorable. He had some of the biggest RANGE of both emotion and facial expressions of any Disney Villain EVER.
Wit & Quotability
The good captain is full of memorable one-liners and words of villainous wisdom. LOVE him.
Hook is the first villain on this countdown to rank in the "A' range for this category, and it only goes up from here. The fact that he doesn't make the top 10 is a testament to just how fantastic the villains that are still to come on this countdown are. His speech mannerisms, his hand fluorishes, he permanently changed the public opinion of what it is to be a pirate.
The dynamic between Smee and Hook is the perfect example of what it SHOULD BE, neither overshadowing the other (ahem, Jafar), both complimenting and foiling each other in the perfect ways. Smee is WONDERFUL, and the rest of the pirates don't screw anything up either.
Hook does not have a song of his own, but he participates in a lovely pirate shanty, so he gets that +5 participation bonus.
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