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    "Don't let your kids watch it!" - Robbie Rotten

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    William "Billy" Loomis
    "We all go a little mad sometimes."
    Gender: Male
    Type: Serial killer
    Age: 17
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Skeet Ulrich
    Status: Deceased
    Media of origin: Scream

    William "Billy" Loomis is the main antagonist of Scream. He is a horror film fanatic who pressured his best friend Stu Macher into committing a killing spree in Woodsboro out of anger for his parents divorce. He is also the son of Nancy Loomis, the ex-boyfriend and first archenemy of Sidney Prescott, as well as Samantha Carpenter's birth father.

    He was portrayed by Skeet Ulrich

    Why He's Intentionally a Bad Boyfriend to Sidney

    1. Although his parents separated and his mom left him, this doesn't make him sympathetic, as none of the characters show him any sympathy (aside from Stu's mild shock) and it doesn't remotely justify his actions. Furthermore, in Scream (2022), it's revealed Billy himself cheated on Sidney with Christina Carpenter (leading to Sam's birth), making Billy a hypocrite. He is also a hypocrite for the fact that, despite Maureen Prescott's affair with his father is what lead to everything, he shows NO sympathy to Mr. Prescott, who was also betrayed by his partner the same way Billy's own father was. In fact, he hates Mr. Prescott and seeks revenge on him for what his wife did even though Mr. Prescott himself was cheated on. For bonus points, the revelation of Cristina's infidelity caused her husband to leave her and their children, the very same situation that drove Billy to kill.
    2. He freely admits that he's a psychopath, meaning he knows he's a bad person and is okay with that. Making this worse, he still tries to blame everything on Sidney's family. So, he openly admits he's a psychopath, yet he still has the gall to blame Sidney's family for his rampage.
    3. He peer pressured his insecure best friend Stu Macher into becoming a serial killer like him, only intending to use him as a fall guy in case the two got caught. This makes him responsible for Stu's turn to evil and essentially ruining Stu's life as well as his relationship with his family with his death.
    4. Savagely murdered Maureen Prescott and framed Cotton Weary, an innocent man, for the crime, getting the latter put on death row with absolutely no remorse.
    5. Went on a killing spree a year later to ultimately kill Sidney and her father, frame her father for all the murders including his own daughter and himself, and gain fame as survivors of a killing spree, all just for fame and also petty revenge by proxy on the family of Maureen, even though he had already gotten his revenge on her by murdering her. Targeted his own supposed friends, who had NOTHING to do with his mother leaving him, for this killing spree and felt absolutely no remorse for betraying them.
    6. Along with Stu, he made his own friends Casey and Steve the first victims of the new killing spree. While Stu had a motive in that Casey dumped Stu for Steve, Billy had nothing against Casey and Steve at all. Even so, he still took joy in terrorizing and brutally murdering them with no remorse. Tormented Casey by having her answer questions to save Steve even though he planned to kill them both anyways, having Stu gut Steve right in front of her. He savagely killed Casey by strangling, stabbing her several times and leaving her corpse for her parents to see.
    7. Was a terrible boyfriend to Sidney, bringing up her mother's death several times and trying to pressure her into sex.
    8. Tried to guilt Sidney for thinking he was the killer even though he was the murderer.
    9. Scared Randy because the latter correctly guessed he was the killer, pressuring him into accusing himself as one.
    10. Remorselessly killed principal Himbry and hung his corpse from the school goalpost to lure away the teens that would be at the party.
    11. Killed Tatum by crushing her head with the garage door.
    12. Got Sidney to have sex with him just to use it against her after he revealed himself and gaslight her further.
    13. Had Stu fake his death in front of Sidney, which horrified her and broke her heart.
    14. Taunted Sidney after he revealed himself as the killer, making sexist remarks about her mother and taunting her for having sex with him.
    15. He is very smug, remaining assured that he will get away with everything and sadistically mocking Sidney about it.
    16. Taunted Sidney for the "anniversary" of her mother's death.
    17. Stu revealed that he and Billy both planned to commence a second killing spree in the future, just for kicks.
    18. Foolishly decided to have him and Stu stab each other before killing Sidney, which allowed her to escape while they were distracted by Gale and left them in worse condition for their final struggles with Sidney. Had he decided to kill Sidney first, they probably would have gotten away with everything. This undermines his coolness a bit.
    19. Violently stabbed Stu in rage because the latter accidentally stabbed him too hard once and even threatened to shoot him while they were looking for Sidney.
    20. Throws a fit and starts shouting and cursing when Sidney escapes him, showing himself to easily break down when things don't go according to plan, further undermining his coolness factor.
    21. Tried to kill Sidney one last time (the same way he killed Casey too), taunting her to, "Say hello to [her] mother."
    22. His actions would inspire multiple more killing sprees in the future.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. Skeet Ulrich's performance as him is great.
    2. He loves his mother.
    3. He is very hammy and has several comedic moments, especially toward the end.
    4. At least his reasons on why he's killing people is mildly justified since his parents got divorced and he just didn't know how to take it.
    5. He does improve as a character in the fifth film as he became a lot more helpful and he does show that he does love his daughters very much.


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