Rogues’ Gallery: Who Is The Ultimate ‘Preacher’ Enemy? [Poll]
A hero is defined by their villains, and the world of comic books is filled with some of the scariest and silliest bad guys around. Rogues’ Gallery aims to settle the score and determine who is the true arch-nemesis for some of our favorite heroes, and we need your help to do it!
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's masterpiece Preacher is one of the most beloved Vertigo series of all time, and above all its great qualities, it's the characters, both good and bad, that people remember most. Over the course of sixty-six issues, Preacher presented a morally complex world with a lot of bad guys that deserved taking down a peg or two, but which one is the worst of the worst?
It's arguable that the ultimate big bad of Preacher is God himself, whose cowardice is what sets the adventure into motion and further drives Jesse Custer on his quest. It's his abandonment of Heaven and Earth that prompts Jesse to find him and make him answer for his crimes, and readers later find out that he created Genesis as part of his own lonely quest to feel loved and adored.
Then of course there's Herr Starr, the leader of The Grail, who wants to drive the world into Armageddon and present Jesse Custer as its new savior, with Starr pulling the strings. Starr's quest for control --- and later, vengeance --- is a large part of the series and few people vex Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy on as regular a basis as Herr Starr and The Grail.
We've also got The Saint of Killers on the list, and while you may think he's not quite a villain in the series, he does pose an antagonistic threat throughout most of the series' run. We also can't forget threats that appear in specific storylines such as Miss Marie L'Angelle, Odin Quincannon or The Reaver Cleaver.
When it comes to Preacher villains or enemies, the argument can also be made that Cassidy is the worst of them all, due his betrayals and selfishness. As charming as he is when readers first meet him, it soon becomes apparent that he'll choose himself over anyone else, and he knows just how to manipulate Jesse's ideals of a classic American friendship.
Let us know who you think gets the top spot for the best baddie in Preacher below, and we’ll be back in a few weeks with a countdown of his top ten best and baddest villains. You can vote for up to three selections in the poll!
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