Of course, having spent 400 GoBucks (US$4.00) just to obtain Bison for my latest GoAnimate Complaints Department installment, was also a factor in making sure I got my monies worth from the character.
Evil Genius Training Camp by etourist
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It was GoAnimate member Coady who planted the seed for this concept in an unrelated GoAnimate forum discussion called Great Tactics for getting fans although I suspect his comment "TET, do I feel an evil genius video coming back?" was referring to my original Evil Genius series for getting views.
I remember a few years back reading a list of things an Evil Overlord should do when plotting to take over the world and just now spent some time searching for it online. I was almost at the point of giving up when I found the very list at: Peter's Evil Overlord List which includes the Top 100 things you should do if you ever become an Evil Overlord.
The list includes such gems as:
No#15: I will never employ any device with a digital countdown. If I find that such a device is absolutely unavoidable, I will set it to activate when the counter reaches 117 and the hero is just putting his plan into operation.
You should definitely take the time to read the entire list. Your face is guaranteed to hurt from smiling and/or laughing by the end.
Anyway, I digress, it was my memory of this list that prompted me to create Bison's Evil Genius Training Camp but, rather than point out the flaws in many Evil Geniuses plans, I thought why not make those flaws a requirement to becoming an Evil Genius?
To explain further, you've all seen the movies where the Evil Genius is foiled yet again by either his own or his armies incompetence right?
For example, in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Obi-wan is clearing up the smoldering remains of some Jawa's and explaining to Luke that only Imperial Storm Troopers are 'so precise' (in how the Jawa's were slain) yet through out six films it's evident the average Imperial Storm Trooper isn't going to trouble the movies heroes too much any time soon.
Hence one of the jokes in my animation is about why Evil Geniuses tend to hire henchmen that never seem to hit their targets.
Probably the only other explanation this animation needs is the choice of characters who appear as students.
Regular viewers of my animations will recognize Simon Bar Sinister and Witchy from my aforementioned How to Get Views The Evil Genius Way series.
Happy Bunny is an aspiring Evil Genius with his acerbic tongue who is learning his craft on the GoAnimate complaints desk whilst Rashy (the sock monkey) is a running joke for an unlikely Evil Genius in several of my animations but most famously in my Men In Black series.
George Bush... do I really need to explain or does the phrase 'War on Terror' make it clear enough? George tries to be the good guy but he's just too incompetent - he has to be an Evil Genius in training!