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Ellery Willux in Pure

By Julianna Baggott

Ellery Willux

Thanks, Dad

Played a part in the destruction of the world, only to save himself and create a new corrupt utopia: check.

Pretended his eldest son was dead so that he could breed him into a superhuman creature: check.

Plotted to have his youngest son bugged so that he could spy on his enemies: check.

Detonated bomb in eldest son's head to kill both him and his mother: check.

Wow, this guy is the worst. Ellery Willux isn't your average villain who has super strength, but he's as deceiving and deceitful as you can possibly get. Not only does he plan to have Partridge serve as his guinea pig, but he also treats Partridge terribly throughout his whole life. Come on man, can't you at least give the kid a break before you genetically alter his brain and ruin his life forever?

Whenever you see the name "Ellery Willux," just think: Evil. Conniving. Monster.

If you really want to get an idea of what this guy is all about, just take a look at The Prince and see how Machiavelli likes to rule. That, in a nutshell, is how Ellery Willux rules: like a dirtbag.