Azazel turned out to be the one with the master plan, and his unforeseen demise at the hands of Dean didn’t do anything to stop that plan from going forward. Demons are a rather patient lot, and what Azazel put into place in demon time was hundreds of years in the making. Death of the key player wasn’t going to stop them, and neither was the reluctance of the sole surviving “child.” The demonic creed seems to be “When there’s a will there’s a way.”
So, enter Ruby. Her role cannot be denied, despite how many didn’t care for her. She’s hardly a mastermind, but definitely a brilliant manipulator. So what’s the best way to get the attention of the chosen one who refuses to step up to his destiny? Save his life? Not enough. Promise to help him save his brother from impending doom? Closer. Still not enough though since she didn’t. So, once brother is out of the way, how about trying to be a sympathetic friend and mentor? Then lover. Yeah, that worked.
Her patience in earning Sam’s trust, even to the behest of Dean, coming in after Azazel’s death to finish what he started cemented her claim that she is indeed “awesome.” Even she was floored that her plan worked. At least she had a couple minutes of joy before Dean gutted her like a fish.
Alastair gets major kudos as a true antagonist because Christopher Heyerdahl is that good. Any villain that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end and turn my stomach into knots ranks very high in my book. I don’t turn so easily. Sure, his obvious masterpiece was “On The Head Of A Pin,” a performance that’s more incredible given the fact he was chained up most of the episode yet still evoked full-on hebegeebees. Then he managed to get the same reaction out of me with his less than two minute appearance in “When The Levee Breaks.” Easily the best acting I’ve seen from a guest actor portraying the villain.
There you have it! Another top ten done. This list likely went places few expected, and that makes me happy. Tell me where I’m right, where I’m wrong, and who I missed. If you don’t I’ll forget that these lists are subjective and I’m not the all powerful authority on such things. Coming up next is a small bonus, the top five worst antagonists. I promise it’ll be in one article. I don’t want to waste too much space on the unworthy.
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