Veronica Mars’ 9 Most Nefarious Enemies
When you’re as highly skilled a teen private investigator as Veronica Mars is on the UPN/CW series of the same name, you need to have a lot of well-placed allies. But there’s another side to that coin. You’re also bound to have a lot of enemies and assorted big bads around you. There’s no doubt Veronica has them, ranging from more or less socially nasty to shady to downright black-hearted and detestable. Here are the worst of the worst in Veronica’s world:
9. Madison Sinclair
Don’t get used to seeing female villains on this list, but Madison is the top of that small food chain. She’s just nasty; the epitome of the “09er” elite, who looks down on anyone not in their club of rich, immoral cheaters and thugs. She likes to spit in people’s drinks, which is nasty enough, but on one tragic occasion it set off a series of events that results in Veronica’s rape. She vandalizes Veronica’s car, shows herself to be homophobic (taunting a gay student), and she sleeps with Logan when he and Veronica were broken up, just to get under Veronica’s skin. But, as any fan knows, Veronica always got hers – she was always able to fight back with her sharp wit… and in the movie it all culminated with a sharp right hook to Madison’s jaw.
8. Dick Casablancas
“It’s a sorority party. It’s why I left the womb.” In many ways, that quote just about sums up Dick through most of the series. He’s a womanizer, likes to party and, as hateable as he can be, he’s pretty funny. But there’s a lot more to Dick than that. (Veronica might snarkily say, “No, there’s a lot less to Dick than that.”) In the early episodes, he’s pretty much the epitome of the evil, entitled rich kid. He’s horribly mean to Veronica and anyone else who’s not “cool.” He’s particularly cruel to his younger brother, Cassidy. And, perhaps most horribly, he did everything to facilitate Veronica’s rape, aside from actually performing the act. Ultimately, Cassidy commits suicide, leading to feelings of extreme guilt for Dick, and he changes his ways to some degree. He still loves girls, parties, surfing and wise cracking (Veronica would say, “Cracking, yes. Wise, no.”), but he does help Veronica, in his way, toward the end of the final season, and in the movie.