Since its inception in 1997, South Park has been a breeding ground for the most unpredictable and incomprehensible characters. Ranging from the overly flamboyant Big Gay Al, their ridiculously egocentric reimagining of Vice President Al Gore, to more exceptionally unique characters such as Towelie; who is indeed exactly what he sounds like.
The differences between the colourful cast of South Park are nuanced in a variety of ways that make each easily identifiable from one to the next. One thing that a lot of them have in common is there tendency to terrorise, if not radicalise or marginalise, the denizens of South Park. Coming in all shapes and sizes with some precocious as they are ferocious, a portion antiquated as they are dissipated, and a select few that are simply facetious as they are egregious.
Funnily enough, it’s likely there have been more villainous entities in South Park rather than heroic ones, and even the most pure-hearted of the South Park ensemble have fallen onto a path of contempt. No one is safe in the so-called quiet mountain town, whether this is from an outside influence or even themselves. You can never predict when one of these characters may change, but one thing that’s guaranteed is that we have concluded of which is the most malevolently prevalent of these sadistic sadists.
10. Beelzaboot (Canadian Devil)
Despite only appearing in a single episode, Beelzaboot (or the Canadian Devil as most people know him by) is an overzealously patriotic interpretation of an alternate devil, one who’s left an impression that remains relevant to this day. The reason for this is likely due to the villain’s malevolence mirroring a reality that plagues the world more than ever; freemium games.
Introduced and abolished in the space of just 21 minutes, Beelzaboot wreaked a lot of havoc over the denizens of South Park, Canada and the rest of the US, respectively. His tyranny was catalysed through something that seems innocent enough at first, but the more “Canadoh” is purchased by the unsuspecting players the more its cynical plans are revealed.
The episode itself is extremely memorable for its biting deconstruction of just how despicable the system of freemium mobile games is. It sacrifices nothing but aspires to be hilariously over the top as Canada’s minister of mobile gaming is revealed to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing (or a demon in human skin). Eventually culminating in an absurdist fight to the death between the Canadian Devil and Satan that has both some hilarious one-liners and some fairly ambitious visuals in regards to animated set pieces.