Vader and Fett Uploaded on September 4, 2006 by Olaf
Am I the only one who has a soft side for those crazy, deranged, poorly-dressed bad guys? You know the fiendishly clever gals and guys whose dearest wish in life is to have complete domination over the world and lots of minions to order around. Villains are so fun to me because they get to do all the “no-no” things the good guys can’t.
They can say what they want without worrying about hurting people’s feelings and they get to wear leather and lots of black. They have really cool names too like The Black Widow or Lord Chaos. Plus they don’t get ignored or taken for granted because they’ll just burn down their house or be cursed with a bad luck spell.
The best villains are the ones who are totally confident in their ability to take down their enemies and rule the world. It’s not all egos either; these people work hard to get the money and army of undead to fight their way to victory.
I’m reminded of a great book I read once, "How to be a villain; evil laughs, secret lairs, master plans, and more." All you ever needed to know about being a super villain. What to wear, how to choose a name, where to put your secret headquarters and how to choose your henchmen.
Of course choosing your favorite villain is hard. There are movie villains, cartoon villains, book villains and of course comic book villains are in a class by themselves. Here are a few sites for some more fun:
Top 25 Greatest Movie Villains (from Time)
Some of my favorite cartoon villains:
- Dick Dastardly from Wacky Races
- The ghouls and zombies on Scooby Doo
- Wile E. Coyote,
YosemiteSam and Marvin the Martian from Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes
- Plankton on Spongebob Squarepants
- Slade on Teen Titans
Who are your favorites?