So, I saw Megamind again today. This was the third viewing, thanks to the Demon Princess’ enamoured obsession with the blue evil genius and it occured to me while watching (and laughing and grinning) that I found Megamind…well….sexy. I’m not sure if the animators ever intended for their master criminal with the big head and blue skin to ever be viewed as a sex object and I’m kinda worried that I do, but it got me to thinking….there are quite a few characters I find sexy who I’m sure I’m not meant to. Let’s take a look at them (in no particular order) shall we.
1/ Megamind. The guy who started this all. I think what I find sexy about Megamind is the combination of his super intelligence with his unabashed goofiness. Plus, when he is young and we see how desperate he is to be included in with his fellow classmates despite their obvious disdane for his misguided brilliance, I just want to hug him. He has a never-say-quit attitude and a sarcastic sense of humour (always a plus for me) as well as a sweet romantic side that makes it impossible not to fall for him. He will also face certain death for the girl of his dreams. A bad boy who has a good heart and a wicked forehead. As the poster says, “It’s big for a reason.”
2/ Jack Skellington. Diabolical and romantic with an awesome singing voice and a serious need to eat a meal or two, the Pumpkin King hijacks Christmas, not to cause mayhem and destruction, but to feel something wonderful in his heart and have the rest of the world feel it to. He also wears a dapper suit and when he finally realises Sally is the one for him, doesn’t waste any bones about letting her know. Bones. Get it? All Hail to the Pumpkin King, I say.
3/ Niles Crane. Another highly intelligent character. I’m not sure if it was Nile’s utter adoration for Daphne or his sheer strenght of will not act upon that adoratioin that makes me go all gooey for him. It may be that he was the funniest thing on Frasier. Sure he was effeminate and fussy and conceited, but his worship of the woman he loved was unconditional. When he and Daphne finally came together I was both part happy and jealous. Yes, I am a bit odd.
4/ The Shadow Man. A voodoo witch-doctor who has the moves (and the voice) to make a woman melt. Sure, he’s a nasty bugger who wants to give the souls of an entire city over to his “friends on the other side” but when he starts to move those hips of his…and make his face go all neon glow-in-the-darkish I just get caught up in the magic of it all.
5/ The Dude. Okay, I honestly don’t know if the Coen brothers ever intended the Dude to be considered sexy or not, but for me has has a certain…who-gives-a-rat’s-bum, just go with the flow charm. He’s not out to change the world, he’s not a neat-freak nor is he an arrogant bastard, but when he opens his mouth and those awaesome pearls of wisdom come forth…
“Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not “Mr. Lebowski”. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”
6/ Gaston. So he’s a bad boy. A real bad boy. He’s conceited, arrogant, self-absorbed and into blood sports. But when he’s got a thing for a woman ain’t nuthin’ going to stop him getting her. That’s a bit of a turn-on, don’t you think? He deserves the best cause he said so. And besides, every last inch of him’s covered in hair.
7/ Optimus Prime. Three words: Noble. Hard steel.
So? What characters do you find sexy you’re pretty certain you’re not meant to? Go one, share them with us