So I did have a whole other post planned for today, but waking up to the news of the death of David Bowie, another great soul lost to cancer, I, of course, had to change my choice of monster. #RIPDavidBowie
The Monster Who Was Not Really a Monster
|David Bowie as Jareth, the Goblin King, from Labyrinth|
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Jareth is a monster who only does what he is asked and then offers those whose bidding he has done a way out if only they are clever enough.
- He takes children to his castle, eventually to become goblins, but only when it is requested.
- Then when those who asked him to take the children complain, he allows them to attempt the Labyrinth to get the children back. The fact no one has managed it, it neither here nor there.
He's more of a lonely figure in want of love than a true monster, and Bowie makes him incredibly sexy.
At his command are true monsters, although, they're not very evil ones either. Mostly the goblins are incompetent and lacking true malice. They are highly entertaining, however.
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He is a man, yet again, wishing to possess a woman, which is monstrous in itself, but he cannot force her to be his. There are limits to his power.
I have to admit the only monsters in the whole film I find really threatening are ones that I don't think were really supposed to be. The Fire Gang, with all their removal of their heads and trying to take off Sarah's head really freaked me out when I was younger. Still does if I am honest :).
So there you have it, the sexiest monster on my list to date: Jareth in his tight trousers and long boots.
I hope the Goblin King has finally managed to woo Sarah properly and convince her to come with him, back into the Labyrinth and that he is at peace now he has left this world. Good night sweet prince.