The villain thread

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  1. BaghdadBob macrumors 6502a

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    Movies, TV shows, video games, books, whatever....flash cartoons maybe?

    Who's your favorite (most hated) villain in any medium?

    Off the top of my head...

    1) Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII...most anyone who's played that game through knows what I'm talking about. I would have killed hime with my own hands... He was a bad, bad man. Of course, that was one of the main factors that made FF VII so great, a true hatred of the antagonist...when you're playing an eighty hour game it's good to actually want to get to the end and take out your foe...

    2) The Emperor in Return of the Jedi...also a bad, bad man...I cannot think of an actor ever more convincingly portray evil without just seeming insane, or just evilly disturbed (like Kevin Spacey in Seven, also excellent).

    3) Celesta from the Coldfire trilogy. Probably mostly from the fact that the Coldfire trilogy (Black Sun Rising, When True Night Falls, and The Crown of Shadows) is just so damn well written. But for those who aren't hip, Celesta is an immortal demon-god born of the human emotion of Sadism. He belongs to a race called the Iezu who are all immortal and born of human emotions and all of whom have a symbiotic relationship with humans. They also have an incredible power of illusion. The way Friedman (author) writes with Celesta is ingenious. So is the whole trilogy, IMO, and the protagonists are amazingly compelling too...go read it!

    Hope this thread takes off, I know we all like a good villain...

    What are yer'all's faves?
     
  2. pEZ macrumors 6502

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    One of my long-time faves is the villain in Patriot Games. I can't remember his name, but that boat chase was killer :)
     
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    Kahn, in the film Star Trek, The Wrath of Kahn. What a display of intelligence, swarthy self-assuredness and power, with great vocal delivery.
     
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    Dr. Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog. No matter how many Sonic games you'd play .. he'd always just run away and find a bigger, badder machine to try to take out the world. I've finished countless Sonic games in the hopes that the final end animation would involve someone (ie Sonic himself) wiping Robotnik's dead body off the screen. :mad: :mad:
     
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    Darth Vader, and Shredder from tenage mutant ninja turtles:D
    shreddder was a joke but we all loved him
     
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    Darth Vader. No question. Dr. Evil is a good runner-up. I don't know anything about the comic books, but Lex Luthor as played by Gene Hackman was a pleasure to watch.
     
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    Darth Vader, Fat Bastard, Yosemite Sam, George W. Bush, Fagin and Bill Sykes (from Oliver Twist) and.... Hitler.

    Haha, gotta love that Hitler villain. Soooo evil. ;)
     
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    Kahn from Star Trek II
    Javert from Les Miserables
    Palpitine (Emperor and Chancellor) from Star Wars
    Bowser from the Super Mario Games
    Andross from Star Fox
    Bill Gates.... Duh!
    And the Bald Git from The World is not Enough (007)

    TEG
     
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    - Batlin from Ultima 7I & &II
    - Agent Smith (freelance badass...)
    - Bill Gates
    - Nihil Baxter
     
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    Frank Booth (as played by Dennis Hopper) in "Blue Velvet."
     
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    "Hopper" from "a Bugs Life"
    The "Borg" from "Star Trek"
    "The Joker" in "Batman: the Movie"
     
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    draco and lucius malfoy, severus snape and lord voldemort, all from harry potter
     
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    Jade Fox (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

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  16. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    isn't he technically a good guy, we even know why he dislikes harry now...and its perfectly justified , hes never done anything bad in any of the books i've read
     
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    remember Contact with Jodie Foster?

    Tom Skerrit's character was just the biggest ***hole. Most hated villain cuz EVERYONE knows a slimy opportunistic bastard like him. So glad when he finally got his.....
     
  18. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Let's not forget Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector.

    Mmmmmm, fava beans.
     
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    old one->
    Cigarette Smoking Man from back when the X-files was cool
     
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    No no no!! I could relate to Hannibal Lecter. ;)

    Kim Bauer from the show 24. She's not evil, but she always ****s things up and causes trouble for everybody. :) But those tight shirts........mmmmmm
     
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    LOL

    that's funny as hell. Yeah. she's the most helpless, hapless, ditzy girl on TV. But again, the tight shirts.....mmmmm...
     
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    Darth Maul - Star Wars
    Darth Vader - Star Wars
    The Emporer - Star Wars
    Lord Voldemort - Harry Potter
    The Joker - Batman 1
    The Nazgul/Ring Wraiths - LOTR
    Hainnibal Lector

    I love identifying with the villains of a story. Very cool thread.
     
  24. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    hmm The joker? he never seemed that scary to me I guess because he was so human

    From the original jurassic park movie, the raptors....those guys would still scare me especially that scene in the kitchen
     
  25. iGav macrumors G3

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    Scaramanga.... cos' he had 3 nipples and that automatically makes you the no 1: villian of all!! :p
     

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