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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Why I think Owen Armstrong is a good villain

Owen Armstrong is, in my opinion, one of the better villains in recent years. He's cold, ruthless, manipulative and cunning, he steps over people to get what he wants, but he always has his reasons.

This week, he was ignoring Eileen. She had won as far as they were both concerned, it was finished, until Eileen decided to tell Sunita about Owen's dodgy accounts, and Sunita had the cheek to tell an unpaid Owen that he could just fiddle his accounts. That got Owen in a real bad mood, he wasn't going to let Eileen get away with what she'd done after that kick.

Owen is better than villains like Tony Gordon and Tracy Barlow. Why? Because he isn't a murderer, he's just basically a dodgy builder (I can't say backstreet builder due to him actually owning a full sized construction company too). It's also easy to see why he tries to control what Izzy and Katy do, he sees Izzy's disability as a weakness, something that makes her vulnerable (though she's strong enough to stand up for herself), so Owen tries so stop anyone getting close to her or Katy, for fear someone might hurt them.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't believe he fears someone might hurt Katy or Izzie. I see him as just a plain ol' bully. Lots of people bully their children because they can as long as they don't physically touch them. That's how Owen appears to me.

Chris M said...

He's definately a villain in the Charlie Stubbs mode. I wonder if he'll receive a statue to the back of the head via a Madamme Barlow?

Blackie Bird said...

Owen is just a control freak, simple as. I think he is played very well, he always looks, well skanky and a bit repulsive somehow. And how stupid of Eileen to suddenly think she had the upper hand and blab to Dozy Sunita of all people who she owes nothing to. Engage brain before putting mouth in motion love!

Dolly Tubb said...

I agree, Owen is a psychological bully, pure and simple. And he is very well played by Ian Puleston-Davies, he reminds me of the evil uncle in the Pantomime that everyone hisses at when he comes on stage. Ian really knows how to makes Owen a character we love to hate.

Beth said...

I can't help but see little ol' Rumplestilskin when I see him. He's short, throws his weight around to appear bigger and is always in a bad bullyish mood.

Anonymous said...

Dolly Tubb's comment says it all. Owen is a pantomime villain who is meant to be hissed at when he appears. ie A two dimensional character, whose motivation for being "evil" is unexplained.

Simon said...

One of my favourite characters at the moment!

Anonymous said...

Owen's more than just a bully. He's a family man who'll do anything to protect his family, and doesn't mind breaking the rules. And of course, there's another dimension to him; that being that he will do 'nasty' things to get his own way, occasionally. He reminds me of myself: family is the most important thing in the world, and anyone with dignity will keep them safe and defend your pride.

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