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100 Great Villains: Part IV by tylercoenrrea

My friend was arguing with me the other day about what he felt made a good villain. In his opinion, Alien was one of the best. Yes it is a great MONSTER, but what makes a great antagonist, is the human aspect. Sometimes this can be seen nonhuman characters but it’s the personality and the emotion that helps a villain shine. So because of that a few will be excluded: The Shark from Jaws, Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Michael Myers, and anything that could represent a monster. This may be confusing and cause some debate ( I am keeping T-1000, he’s human enough) but it’s a great way to separate those that make us run in terror and those that makes us want to rethink our humanity.

70. Loren Visser (Blood Simple) played by M. Emmet Walsh

“Gimme a call whenever you wanna cut off my head. I can always crawl around without it.”

69. Stuntman Mike (Death Proof) played by Kurt Russell

“This car is 100% death proof. Only to get the full benefit of it, honey, you really need to be sitting in my seat.”

68. Lestat de Lioncourt (Interview With The Vampire) played by Tom Cruise

“Evil is a point of view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves.”

67. Patrick Bateman (American Psycho) played by Christian Bale

“I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.”

66. General Mapache (The Wild Bunch) played by Emilio Fernandez

“He’s not important to me…”

65. Don Logan (Sexy Beast) played by Ben Kingsley

“I wont let you be happy. Why should I?”

64. Harlen Maguire (Road to Perdition) played by Jude Law


63. Gordon Gekko (Wall Street) played by Michael Douglas

“What’s worth doing, is worth doing for money.”

62. Tyler Durden (Fight Club) played by Brad Pitt

“Only after disaster can we be resurrected.”

61. Mallory Knox (Natural Born Killers) played by Juliette Lewis

“I’m not really as bad as they say I am. I’m actually a really nice person.”

Oh, now it’s gonna get good. We got a lot more coming. Let me know some of your favorites. they may make an appearance.

What’s your favorite villain? Comment below.


100 Great Villains: Part II by tylercoenrrea
November 13, 2009, 7:24 pm
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Last time we started a look at 10 great villains and will continue that study with the help from a pirate, a teenage rebel, a terrorist’s little brother, a gunslinger, a nazi, and even a grasshopper. Bad guys that you may have seen but never took the time to remember. Well here’s a reminder of how awesome they really are.

90. William Stryker (X2: X-Men United) played by Brian Cox


” I was piloting Black Op’s missions in the jungles of Northern Vietnam while you were sucking on your mama’s tit at Woodstock, Kelly. Don’t lecture me about war. This already is war.”

89. Simon Gruber (Die Hard with a Vengeance) played by Jeremy Irons


Said Simple Simon to the pieman going to the fair, ‘Give me your pies… or I’ll cave your head in.'”

88. Johnny Ringo (Tombstone) played by Michael Biehn


I want your blood. And I want your souls. And I want them both right now!”

87. Hopper (A Bug’s Life) voiced by Kevin Spacey


“Let this be a lesson to all you ants! Ideas are very dangerous things! You are mindless, soil-shoving losers, put on this earth to serve us!”

86. J.D. (Heathers) played by Christian Slater


“Your society nods its head at any horror the American teenager can think to bring upon itself.”

85. The Kurgan (Highlander) played by Clancy Brown


“Tonight, you sleep in hell.”

84. Hando (Romper Stomper) played by Russell Crowe


“I want people to know I’m proud of my white history and white blood. One day it might be all I have.”

83. Bucho (Desperado) played by Joaquim de Almeida


“Now you drive around town. You see someone you don’t know, you shoot them. How hard is that?”

82. Agent Smith (The Matrix) played by Hugo Weaving


“Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You’re a plague and we are the cure.”

81. Captain Hector Barbossa (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) played by Geoffrey Rush


“Don’t dare impugn me honor boy! I agreed she go free, but it was you who failed to specify when or where. Though it does seem a shame to lose something so fine, don’t it lads?”

There you go, tune in next week for 89-71.

-Tyler Correa