Friday, June 7, 2013

Aberration Blog Hop

Lisa L. Regan is hosting a blog hop to celebrate the release of her second novel Aberration.  Here are the details.

Definition of ABERRATION
1 : the fact or an instance of deviating or being aberrant especially from a moral standard or normal state
2 : unsoundness or disorder of the mind
3 : an aberrant individual
— ab·er·ra·tion·al  adjective
From the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary

All you have to do is list your top 5 choices for the most aberrant characters in fiction, television or movies.  Also, if you're a writer, you can then include a short paragraph about who you think is the most aberrant character from your own work.

All participants will be entered to win one of the following:

Amazon Gift Card $25.00
Amazon Gift Card $15.00
Amazon Gift Card $10.00
Signed copy of the paperback, Aberration (3 copies for giveaway)
Aberration the ebook (5 copies for giveaway)

Here are my choices.

1. Sylar from Heroes-He was dangerous, he was dark.  He would cut your head open to learn how your powers worked.  What isn't messed up about that?  Zachary Quino did a great job playing this warped character.
2. Dr. Thredson from American Horror Story: Asylum-He had messed up fantasies.  He kidnapped and skinned women.  Yuk!  This character was also played by Zachary Quinto.  Perhaps my choice of these two characters has a lot to do with his masterful acting.
3. May from May-She's a socially inept girl who ends up murdering people and taking the parts of their bodies that she likes to make a human-sized, rotting flesh doll.  Hey, she only wanted to have a friend who wouldn't turn on her.
4. Annie Wilkes from Misery-She's a writer's worst nightmare.  Crazed fans can be scary, and it's not an unrealistic scenario either.  Kathy Bates did a great job with this roll.
5. The Joker from The Dark Knight-He doesn't tell a consistent story about his past, so there's no hope of understanding him or what he'll do.  He's chaos.  Disorder.  Mayhem.  The unpredictability makes for a great aberrant character.

What are your favorite aberrant characters?


  1. Annie Wilkes and the Joker are two I'm familiar with, and they are excellent choices. So creepy.

    And congrats to Lisa!!

  2. Syler was a great evil character. Shame the series went downhill and then was cancelled.

  3. Annie Wilkes and Syler are such awesome picks! Love it! I'm bummed that series was canceled too--and agree with Alex, it did go downhill. Thank you so much for participating!

  4. Nice list. I only watched a bit of Heroes, but Syler was pretty nasty.

  5. YAY, I wasn't alone in choosing Sylar! And yeah, Zachary Quinto seems to have a real thing for playing super-creepy characters. Urrrgh, the dude from American Horror Story was in my head as well (he's probably almost worse than Lecter in some ways!) but I opted for just one Quinto character ;)

  6. What a great blog hop; I will be posting my favorite aberrations presently.

  7. Quinto as the doc on AHS:Asylum was masterfully terrifying. And I have to say, Dylan McDermott was pretty great as his equally aberrant son, for realz. ::shudders::
    Some Dark Romantic

  8. Joker and Sylar are definitely my favorites from your list. :-)