G.H. Commentary by
Over the years, we the viewers have had our fair share
of villains. Faith Roscoe, the widow of a no body low-ranked mob associate,
came to be one of the most lethal women on General Hospital. The woman
poisoned her own grandmother for crying out loud. Then there was Manny
Ruiz, who came to PC on behalf of Alcazar’s request. He was to take care of
the Sonny problem, only he got obsessed with Sam. Like Faith, he also
killed a member of his family for standing in his way.
Although both Faith and Manny were notorious when it
came to evil doings, they both took everything too personal. Instead of
doing their jobs, they sought revenge. To be a true diabolical villain, you
can’t have a heart. Revenge doesn’t even register in your conscious.
You’re there to do a job and once it’s done, you leave.
Mr. James Craig (also known as “Number One”) is the
perfect villain. He’s in PC to do a job. He has no personal attachments or
concerns for the residents of PC. Unlike so many other villains, he doesn’t
plan to make any relationships while in town. In fact, he doesn’t even have
relationships with his fellow gunmen. When Mateo killed Number 7, Mr. Craig
didn’t even blink. There was no remorse or revenge on his mind, in fact, he
made it known that he decided who lived and who died when Number 5 wanted
Father Mateo dead.
Mr. Craig shot Robin and Max, not for retribution, but
to merely establish his authority. It’s true that he took great pleasure in
terrorizing the hostages, but after all, he’s a villain. He’s supposed to
be devious and dangerous. In fact, Mr. Craig is the ideal villain with his
“every man (woman) for him (her) self” mentality. Unfortunately, all of his
villainous qualities have secured his demise. A true villain never stays
alive for too long, unless he has a reason, and Mr. Craig does not. So once
the job is done…so is he. Too bad, he’s one worth keeping.
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