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10 Awesome Super Villains
It seems to me that the only people getting all the attention is super heroes. You don't really see movies about all of the great super villains. I think a lot of people would line up in the movie theaters to see movies where the plot is centered around the villain and the super hero being almost shown as a villain. I think it would be an interesting take on a film. It would also give more character to each of the super villains which in turn would add more story to a movie that would later show this super villain in the right place. Either way, this list will compile 10 of some of the greatest super villains. Not all of them are from the Marvel and DC universe however. There are no rules in this post. I am on a quest to present to you 100 amazing super villains, let us get started.
Max Eisenhardt, AKA Magneto, was a Jewish child in Germany during the height of Hitler's reign. He saw first hand the terrible capabilities of mankind. He lost his mother in a concentration camp and his anger and sorrow triggered a new found ability that would forever shape the foundation of his world. Magneto has become one of the most famous super villains the world has ever known. When you think X-Men, even if you aren't a fan, the two people you already know is Wolverine, and Magneto, The Master of Magnetism. His powers at first glance don't really portray him as a "super" villain. I mean the ability to move and bend metal is pretty awesome considering that Wolverine's claws are indeed made of metal. The aspect that makes Magneto truly great is his ability to manipulate and control others to do his bidding. He is able to cover up his trail and make up for his weaknesses. He might be the greatest super villain of all time.
The great thing about Catwoman is that she doesn't always appear to be a villain. To be honest, Catwoman is the closest thing Batman has ever had to love. What makes Catwoman stand the test of time is her ability to play both sides of the fence to get what she wants. Consistently manipulating both the villain and the hero. Catwoman is also one of the few people alive that knows Batman is in fact Bruce Wayne. This is a huge chess piece in this massive game of chess that Batman has to consider. There aren't a lot of women in the comic book world, well at least not a lot that are very well known. Catwoman is probably the most infamous female villains ever made. I honestly can't think of another one on top of my head, which means that the average population doesn't either. Most of the population doesn't even know she is a villain. I guess she is manipulating them too!
3. Doctor Doom
Victor Von Doom is often considered the 5th member of the Fantastic Four, because if Doctor Doom didn't exist, I wouldn't be interested. Doctor Doom's obsession with Mr. Fantastic goes all the way back before Mr. Fantastic was a super hero and Doom a villain. He was extremely envious of Fantastic and his family. One thing you will notice, which is kind of odd to the comic book world is that Doctor Doom doesn't really flaunt special abilities or super powers, he instead attempts, and successfully steals the powers of other things, including the Silver Surfer and cosmic stars. The cool part about Doctor Doom is that he inspired the creators of Star Wars to create Darth Vader, another great super villain.
4. The Green Goblin
The Green Goblin is one of the most notorious villains associated with Spiderman. Green Goblin has a strange connection to his hero. He is the father of Peter Parker (Spiderman's) best friend, whose corruption is starting to seep into his son. The Green Goblin eventually seized control of a lot of United States resources to include Tony Stark's Shield and the Avengers team. The main thing that appears to be the Green Goblin's weakness is his inability to keep his own sanity. It seems that the more and more the story unfolds, the less likely this will be to happen. He is still one of the hardest and most clever villains Spiderman has ever faced.
5. The Joker
The twisted psychotic clown of crime that is The Joker is possibly even more interesting than his hero counterpart. The Joker wasn't even always considered Batman's greatest foe. It wasn't until recently that this became obvious. The part about the Joker that really makes me adore his character is the fact that Batman exists to stop the Joker, and the Joker exists to allow Batman to exist. This is a cool little twist on a comic book series. Joker only commits crimes because he know Batman will chase him. As long as Batman exists in the world, so will the Joker. He is the comic book version of Hannibal Lector in my opinion. Tactical and amazing escape plans with very thought out crimes. The Joker is also unique in the fact that he doesn't possess and superhuman abilities. But I suppose a lot of villains in Gotham City don't. This is what makes the Batman series to amazing to me.
6. Lex Luthor
With a hero like Superman, arguably the greatest superhero ever made, there has to be a counterpart. The strange thing about Lex Luthor is that he doesn't want to rule the world, or have any evil objectives. He merely seeks to be the worlds hero that Superman is. With threats from aliens of Crypton at bay, Lex Luther has to find ways to outsmart his foe Superman who obviously out strengths him. One thing that he doesn't realize is that maybe a world where society "worships" one person as their savior isn't the ideal world to live in. Maybe he won't be as great as a superhero as he thinks he will be.
Megatron is the leader of the Decepticons, the arch nemesis of the Autobots. With him being the leader of such a group, he is obviously the most hardcore, tough and brutal bot of the bunch. That is not saying that the rest of the Decepticons are a bunch of wimps, its just that the comparison is staggering. With this in mind, he is the greatest threat to the Autobots and one of the only challenges for Optimus Prime. What else needs to be said here? He is the probably the most powerful evil robot the world has ever known. That is good enough to be on anyone's list.
8. Mr. Freeze
Mr. Fries, or more commonly known as Mr. Freeze was always obsessed with freezing things, even as a child. This led to his study of cryogenics later on in life. After his wife became very ill and developed cancer, he cryogenically froze her until a cure was later to be found. One of Mr. Fries' colleagues attempted to stop this process and ended up dousing Mr. Fries in hazardous chemicals. This caused Mr. Fries to have strange physical changes until he became, Mr. Freeze. His skin grew pale and he could only survive in subzero temperatures. With his wife gone, he began terrorizing citizens of Gotham City. He created a suit to increase his strength and developed a gun that would instantly freeze things. He became a psychotic villain that was one of Batman's most difficult villains to face.
9. Majin Buu
Majin Buu, in his various forms, is by far the most dynamic villain to ever enter the Dragon Ball Z world. Bibidi and Babidi, the creaters of Buu, initially created Buu from the energy given off by Majin Goku and Vegeta. It seems at first that no one is a match for Majin Buu. Supreme Kai and Gohan initially try to stop him but are defeated easily. Then Vegeta attempts to defeat him and turns to ash. Goku tries to stop him but ends up destroying a few cities and gets nothing done. Mr. Satan, a mere human, attempts to poison him, explode him etc. but Buu doesn't even realize that these are murderous threats. After becoming Buu's butler, he finally tells Buu that killing is wrong, which Buu didn't initially know. Buu heals a dog and befriends it, showing it true love. Some gunmen attempting to kill Buu shoot Buu's dog and put him into a rage, then they shoot Mr. Satan. After healing Mr. Satan, Buu realizes the only way to get rid of all of his evil is to expel it into a cloud. This cloud becomes evil Buu, then Kid Buu, then Super Buu and eventually is destroyed leaving only the good Buu. He was overall one of the most difficult villains the Z Fighters have ever dealt with.
When it comes to stories about super heroes, they often explore the heroes alter egos. A super villain that explores this alter ego doesn't get any more direct than when Spiderman encounters Venom, his dark, evil counterpart. Venom has all of the powers that Spiderman has except that he is freakishly large. Like Catwoman, he is one of the few villains to know the heroes true identity. Venom originated from a alien-like suit that Spiderman found during Secret Wars that he instantly discarded and ended up in the hands of Eddie Brock, a reported with a vendetta against Spiderman. Venom's popularity was instant when he first came out and is still one of the most notable and popular villains in the whole comic book world.
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