Malevolent March: Day 8

For the month of March, I'm going to try something new for the blog, so every day I am going to spotlight a different villain from comic books, movies, TV, etc. It's mostly going to be my all-time favorite villains, with some crazy random ones thrown in there for good measure, so check back every day to see the newest villain in Malevolent March!

Today's villain is one of the best villains from one of the best shows in TV history. A cold and calculating man, he went from being a strong right hand man to running the biggest drug trade in Baltimore. Hit the jump for the villain!

Russell "Stringer" Bell - The Wire

Background: Jimmy McNaulty's archnemesis. Stringer Bell was best friend and number 2 to Avon Barksdale, the drug kingpin of the west side of Baltimore. Stringer and Avon have been friends since childhood, and they run an incredibly tight and well-thought out drug empire. Bell is incredibly well-read and has a thorough knowledge of business, but he has no morals and is willing to do anything to protect himself and his territory. Quick SPOILER Warning from here on out, so if you wanna see The Wire, stop reading now. After Avon goes to prison, Stringer takes over running the West Side and ruthlessly takes out any threats to his power, even going so far as having a 15 yr. old kid murdered for fear of him turning snitch. But even that can't compare to when he hires a thug to have Avon's cousin D'Angelo murdered in jail. Stringer is cold as ice, but some of the funniest moments from the Wire have stemmed from his struggles to make their drug dealers more like business men, going so far as establishing Robert's Rules of Order for their meetings. Bell's ruthlessness is portrayed brilliantly by Idris Elba, one of the best actor's in Hollywood today in my opinion and I hope he starts doing some really great films, and not just stuff like Obsessed.

Best Quotes from Stringer Bell:

-"While back, I took a stroll through the pit. I saw that kid we got running things down there, uh, Poot. Now, he got the cell phone I gave him for the business, right there on his hip. But, the nigga got another cell phone that only rang when the pussy called. Now, if this no-count nigga got two cell phones, how the fuck you gonna sell any more of them motherfuckers? That's market saturation."

- Stringer: "Yo, Rock."
Shamrock: "Huh?"
Stringer: "Be subtle with it, man. You know what subtle means?"
Shamrock: "Laid back and shit."

-Stringer: "Motherfucker, what is that?"
Shamrock: "Robert Rules say we gotta have minutes for a meeting, right? These the minutes."
Stringer: "You taking notes on a criminal fucking conspiracy?"

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