... the Ori started out as incredible villains. Now, I enjoyed Season 10 and "The Ark of Truth" very much, but the Ori lost a lot of their luster, creepiness, and such after their amazing introduction and early portrayal.
They were a more powerful villain than the Gou'ald ever were, but they were defeated much, much easier. Part of it is just the time constraints with the show being cancelled, I know, but the sense of immediate danger was lost by the middle of Season 10.
Watching Avalon II, I'm struck by how wonderfully evil they are. And the scene when they burn Vala, oh my GOD! They really went for it there! And poor, poor Daniel's reaction is amazing.
The turning point for me might have been when they invented the "anti-Prior" weapon. That made the Ori seem easily beatable to me. There wasn't the same "oh my God, we're in trouble!" feeling after that.
Anyway, just my thoughts. I enjoyed Season 10 and the movie, but I felt like they dropped the ball a little bit on what started out as incredible antagonists.
What do you think?