I have said this again and again, but I’m going to say it one more time: Valentine has to be the least initiating Villian I have ever. Valentine is supposed to come off as a mild-mannered villain much like Mayor Wilkins from ‘Buffy’. However, the difference between Wilkins and Valentine is that Wilkins made up for his lack of physical intimation by the sure amount of malevolence of his actions. To me, what made Mayor Wilkins scary is that he looked like any normal middle-aged politician when he was instead planning to turn into a huge snake and kill a graduating class people full of innocent people. And if you know anything about Buffy Season 3, you know that was only the tip of the iceberg of what horrible things he did in that season. Wilkin’s was also clever and smart and was a formidable foe for Buffy and The Scoobies.
While Valentine is a bumbling buffoon with delusions of grandeur. I know I have pointed this out before. However, I have to call this out every time Cassandra Clare tries shoves down our throats that Valentine is just so evil and clever; when he clearly is anything but.