You remind me of the babe.
The babe with the power.
The power of voodoo.
Remind me of the babe.
Labyrinth has been one of my favourite movies since I first saw it back in the late '80s. The fantasy world that the moviemakers created was unforgettable; just ask anyone who's seen the film. The characters were all so unique and individual that you could overlook the (at times) cheesy acting and just enjoy the beautiful world on the screen. Well, I guess the Bog of Eternal Stench wasn't that beautiful, but you get the idea.
When I was younger, I thought that Jareth the Goblin King was kind of creepy. He scared me. The bulge in his tight spandex pants scared me. But he was oddly enigmatic, too. Was it any wonder that Sarah was in danger of losing herself (and all she held dear) to him?
Of course, half of the charm of this character came from the actor who played him. There may have been more handsome actors who could have been cast, but David Bowie, with his rather fascinating looks, was just right for the role. Plus, he could sing. Labyrinth has some great music, and Bowie made the most of it. Who could forget the ballroom scene with its beautiful song that played as masked dancers swirled about in a crystal ball, all while the main character was in danger of falling victim to the Goblin King?
So Jareth is one of my favourite fictional characters. Now that I'm older, and he doesn't creep me out so much, I'm better able to appreciate how important he was to the story.
The Favorite Fictional Character meme was started by Ryan G. at Wordsmithonia.