I’ve learned something important over my many years of copious TV watching – Be very wary of mayors.
Sure there are some good ones (Henry Deacon comes to mind). But it seriously seems like this particular political position is the one quite rife with paranormal and supernatural evil. Don’t believe me? Allow me to offer up two prime examples.
Mayor Regina Mills (Once Upon a Time)
Blames a child for the fact that her cuckoo bird crazy mother killed her fiancé. The rage over this event causes her to not just try to rip the hearts out of almost everyone, but to cast a curse that tears everyone in the kingdom out of their world and into ours. Where she naturally sets herself up in the highest political position her town offers. Memories are wiped, families torn apart, and her own adopted son is poisoned. On occasion Mayor Mills shows potential for redemption, which only makes it that much worse when she gives into her evil impulses again and again.
Certainly one way to keep your employees in line.
Mayor Richard Wilkins III (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Possibly one of the creepiest characters I’ve ever seen. Why? Because he was so damn pleasant. He could go from talking about the importance of milk to ensure strong bones to the need to kill high school students without changing his tone. And seemed equally sincere on both counts. He sold his soul to become immortal, but even that wasn’t enough. Nope, he had to go and try to become a pure demon in full on snake form. This process included quite a bit of murder and mayhem. But never any swearing. Bad language is just unseemly.
I’m with him there. It is pretty fun.
What about you? Any positions of authority that you are more wary of because of evil television portrayals?