Alirhgt so I have a candidate to discuss from a movie I saw. The movie in question is called Salt.
What’s The Work?
Salt is an American action thriller that was released in 2010 and stars Angelina Jolie. The movie revolves around Jolie’s character, Evelyn Salt as she is accused of being a Russian sleeper agent and goes on the run to try to clear her name, and the person who set her up in the first place is Nikolai Tarkovsky AKA Ted Winter.
Who is He? What Has He Done?
Nikolai Tarkovsky, better known in the film as Ted Winters, is a KGB sleeper agent who infiltrated the CIA to gain the trust of the American Government so that he can destroy it from the inside.
It’s also revealed that Ted was the one who kidnapped Evelyn Salt’s husband and brought Mike, to Orlov, allowing Orlov to hold Mike hostage, force Evelyn to assassinate the Russian President, and kill Mike once he serves no more purpose to Orlov.
After being assign to infiltrate the White House to launch nuclear missiles to Mecca and Tehran, Ted kills everyone in the Presidential suite, except for the President where Ted intends to force the president to watch him fires nukes on those two cites, killing countless people there, and incite a billion Muslims against the United States, before he kills the president.
However Evelyn reveals to Ted her true allegiance to the US, but Ted decides the launch the nuclear missiles onto those cities anyway and frame Evelyn for the nuclear attacks.
Luckily, Evelyn was able to stop Ted from launching the nuclear missiles, but Ted was able to frame her for the nuclear attacks and assassination attempt on the president, leading to her arrest. However, Ted grabs a pair of scissor and prepares to kill her, but Evelyn gets the jump on Ted and uses her chains to strangle Ted to death.
Freudian Excuse? Redeeming Qualities?
Aside from being KGB sleeper agent sent to infiltrate the US Government, there’s nothing known about Ted, and Ted himself doesn’t show and care nor concern for Orlov and the other sleeper agents being completely indifferent to their deaths and only follows Orlov’s orders to nuke the two cities simply because he takes smug sadistic joy in causing death and destruction and does so anyway even after they died, while framing Salt for his atrocities.
Being the main villain of the movie, Ted is responsible for setting the whole plot in motion by kidnapping Evelyn’s husband herself to give to Orlov and lets him kill Mike, murders countless people in the white house tries to nukes cities and snuffs out millions innocent lives all while framing Evelyn for his crimes and tries to kill Evelyn with a pair of scissors, all while he takes smug sadistic joy in committing his atrocities.
I think he’s a keeper, but I will leave that decision to you guys.