You know Arnold and Lucy and Jackie and Jason. Daniel and Harrison and Willis and Van Damme. But do you recall the most famous motherf*cker of all? That’s right little b*tch, we are celebrating the biggest, baddest motherf*cker in genre film. So sit back, say what one more time, and hold onto your butts as we list the Top 10 Sci-Fi Characters that prove Samuel L. Jackson is the Baddest Motherf*cker in Sci-fi.
10. Pat Novak – ‘Robocop’
The ‘Robocop‘ reboot came and went with mixed reviews. How could you possibly do better than the Peter Weller experience? Add a little Sam Jackson as flamboyant journalist and host of The Novak Element, Pat Novak. Novak sells the future of American justice to the people.
9. Frozone – ‘The Incredibles’
Lucius Best is BFFs with Mr. Incredible. Sure, Frozone is not a main character or show piece of the film but come on, this f*cking guy has the almost god-like ability to control ice. He can generate ice from his fingertips, call on the moisture in the air to augment his super powers, and all kinds of frosty sh*t. Sam Jackson took this minor supporting character and made him one of the most memorable parts of a fantastic film.
8. Roland Cox – ‘Jumper’
The leader of the Paladins, Roland Cox has one mission, to kill all these motherf*cking “Jumpers” before they kill us. With great power comes an electric wire to the face and a special blade to the gut. Jackson’s Cox (that’s right, I said it) was relentless in this film. The perfect bulldog, Cox was more than a match for Darth Vader… until the f*cker cheated and double teamed him.
7. The Octopus – ‘The Spirit’
Every hero needs an archenemy and who better than Sam Jackson? Talk about relentless, the Octopus has a big-ass statue dropped on him and shrugs it off. He gets the snot kicked out of him and shrugs it off. Hell, he even takes six bullets to the head and guess what… the motherf*cker shrugs those off too! The Octopus is the very definition of Bad-assdom.
6. Russell Franklin – ‘Deep Blue Sea’
“You think water moves fast? You should see ice. It moves like it has a mind. Like it knows it killed the world once and got a taste for murder. After the avalanche, it took us a week to climb out. Now, I don’t know exactly when we turned on each other, but I know that seven of us survived the slide… and only five made it out. Now we took an oath, that I’m breaking now. We said we’d say it was the snow that killed the other two, but it wasn’t. Nature is lethal but it doesn’t hold a candle to man.”
Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. Franklin is a mesmerizing character filled with so much damned promise. Leading the way while being the coolest motherf*cker around… until a genetically engineered shark jumps up to eat him pretty early in the movie. So here’s the question. How bad-ass do you have to be to still be the most bad-ass part of a movie even after your early exit?
5. Neville Flynn – ‘Snakes On a Plane’
An FBI Agent takes on a plane full of deadly and poisonous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss. Sh*t sounds legit to me. Sure, there isn’t all that much of a sci-fi premise to this piece of cinematic gold, but honestly, if I didn’t put this motherf*cking character on this motherf*cking list I just wouldn’t be doing my motherf*cking job. Snakes. Planes. Jackson. You’re welcome.
4. Ray Arnold – ‘Jurassic Park’
“Please! God damn it! I hate this hacker crap!”
True enough, but I love the chain-smoking chief engineer of the greatest place on earth, ‘Jurassic Park’. He was smart. He was brave. He was always willing to lend a hand to John Hammond’s vision. With a few keystrokes and a room full of smoke, this motherf*cker single handedly made engineers cool.
3. Elijah Price – ‘Unbreakable’
Remember when M. Night Shyamalan made movies that weren’t steaming piles of sh*t? Yeah, I didn’t either until I started researching this article. ‘Unbreakable’ is one of the greatest superhero movies ever made and Mr. Glass stands the test of time as one of the most prolific villains in cinematic history. Misunderstood, outrageous, sympathetic, and completely insane, Elijah Price proved more than a match for that Hudson Hawk-looking motherf*cker.
2. Nick Fury – ‘Everything Awesome in the MCU’
Who would have thought any actor could follow in the immortal footsteps of acting legend David Hasselhoff? But follow he did, leaving an indelible mark and bringing to screen one of the greatest, most bad-ass motherf*ckers in comics today. Spoilers bitches, the MCU Nick Fury has been beaten, shot… a lot… blown up, and killed dead, but still this f*ucking guy is fighting the good fight and trusting no one. Kicking ass and taking names, Nick Fury is the force to be reckoned with and it’s going to take a whole lot more than Hydra and the Natural to keep him down.
1. Mace Windu – ‘Star Wars’
This is it. By far, the most iconic and bad-ass role Sam Jackson has ever had in the science fiction genre. Mace F*cking Windu! I know what you’re saying, “But Jeff, Mace Windu is kind of an arrogant ass who loses a hand to a whiny kid before getting bitch-slapped out a window by some old man.” Yes, all of that is true but listen up… he does it in style. He’s the only pimp in the Jedi Order and the only one on screen sporting a purple lightsaber. That’s right, 30 years of tradition and lore were thrown out the window because Mace Windu wanted a purple, blingtastic laser sword. And because he is the greatest motherf*cker in sci-fi, all the story boards and nerd rage in the world meant nothing.
So, is Sam Jackson the baddest motherf*cker in science fiction? Did I miss a role you swear should have been on this list? Find your voice in the comments below.