Wicked Witch/ Time Lady; I Heart Characters!

 

I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani @ Perspective of a Writer to showcase our book blogger love for characters! Each week she’ll supply a topic and you’ll supply the character. Post on whatever day suits you, about characters from whatever media you love (books, movies, K-dramas, television, manga, anime, webtoons, whatever!) and link up on Thursday so YOU and others can blog hop and share the character love. ♡

The I Heart Characters topic for the week (My first) is Wicked Witch. I considered Lady Lamorna from Robe Of Skulls, because that dress is awesome, but I don’t remember ROS much. Dolores Umbridge was also considered, but I hate her and so do you.

  So, who’s the wicked witch I love the most?

Missy

   Missy The Master!

  I usually post about books, but Missy is such a complex character we can learn from her even though she is a villain from Doctor Who. Her previous incarnation as The Master, in the american Doctor Who movie, was a single-minded stereotype that was supposed to die, having “wasted” all his lives on The Doctor. Moffat never explained how Missy managed two more incarnations, but she probably used TARDIS energy to regenerate. 

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 Why I love Missy:

  •   She kills people! YAY! How many characters besides the Daleks kill people and are still lovable on Dr.Who? At comic-con, she was described as the vegetarian Doctor’s carnivorous best friend. Evil people aren’t just embodiments of evil; they love and want to do good things, have friends that are good people, and when they rule the world, they might just make it better. I would love it is Missy were president instead of The Orange One.
  • She knows what she wants(?) Missy is confident that she will someday rule a planet; she doesn’t doubt herself, and knows that she is better than the masses. Yet there is the small question of whether or not she’s in love with The Doctor. Even if she is, she does what she believes is right, instead of being afraid and running away with her previous incarnation
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  • Missy isn’t a companion The Doctors companions are repeats: college aged girls from the UK that are adventurous and pretty. With the exception of Donna, none of the companions are entirely unique. Yes, Rose is awesome. The awesomest companion. But even she bases her travels in space-time on The Doctor. While Missy loves The Doctor in her own way, it isn’t who she is. Missy is an evil mastermind that can be funny one moment and kill cybermen the next. Kill All Cybermen!

So apparently ‘cyberman’ isn’t actually a word. 

But how does that make her a wicked witch?

The actual Wicked Witch is green and has an army of flying monkeys. Another wicked witch poisoned Snow White with an apple so she’d be the fairest of them all. The wicked witch in Harry Potter is my 3rd grade teacher painted pink. So I’d say a wicked witch is actually a witch, or a woman with extraordinary power. ‘Wicked’ is a little looser. It can mean evil, someone with twisted morals, but can also mean ‘awesome’.

  As a Time Lady, Missy has powers that surpass the average witch. She has multiple lives, time travel, sonic. But wicked? She does want to rule the world.

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            The idea of the Wicked Witch has changed recently. Just look at the difference in Maleficent in the cartoon and the live action. So I’d say a wicked witch is someone who wants something badly enough to do things others consider immoral to get it, using a form of magic. Missy is the modern Wicked Witch, evil and lovable. Her magic is science we don’t quite understand yet. Her depravity exists alongside love. She is a complete person, with the complexity of someone IRL.

What do you think of Missy?

9 thoughts on “Wicked Witch/ Time Lady; I Heart Characters!

  1. WOW! Tanya… I’m like totally speechless… this is like a discussion post about what it means to want to rule the world! I LOVE IT!

    I think its fascinating that a lot of up and coming bloggers’ goal is to quote “rule the world” and yet you’re so right… we do see it as an evil ambition. Of course I don’t endorse women robbing banks because they’d like the money to attain their ambitions… but I think seeing morally grey people take action, especially the female ones, galvanizes women today to go after what they want and to succeed by developing the traits they want and need to attain their goals. ❤️

    And WELCOME, lol, I forgot to say because I just loved your first post for the meme! I love Missy and Doctor Who and this was just so inspiring to me.

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    1. Thanks! It turned out better than I thought it would. I just love Missy, Rose and River and I hadn’t thought to sit down and write a post like this until I saw your meme.

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  2. I still need to start Dr. Who and you totally convinced me it needs to happen this summer. I seriously laughed out loud at the line ‘She kills people! YAY!’ I mean, honestly, what else could you want???

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  3. Yay! Welcome to the I Heart Characters meme! I have so much fun with Dani’s topics every week. I’m ashamed to say I’ve never watched Doctor Who, but Missy sounds like the perfect witch!! Also, “The Orange One”….😂😂😂😂😂😂 Hahah love it!

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  4. Welcome to the family Tanya!!! I have never heard of Missy so far sorry!!! So that’s a good think I read your post right ? 😉 Yes based on your description I’d say she is a wicked witch!

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