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The Most Ludicrous James Bond Supervillain Schemes Of All Time

James Bond is known for his insane gadgets and cool stunts, but also for his totally unglued villains. When it comes to Rube Goldberg schemes, James Bond's enemies are the greatest. Just watch this clip where Blofeld hypnotizes a woman to love chickens! Here are the most insane James Bond villain plots of all time. »2/13/15 9:49pm2/13/15 9:49pm

Great Villains Whose Schemes Aren't Just Aimed At Destroying The Hero

Sometimes it seems like every villain is obsessed with murdering the hero of the story. (Or making the hero realize they're alike.) But it's not true — in fact, some of the best villains have their own goals, and the hero just happens to get in the way. Here are some great villains whose schemes don't revolve around… »12/16/14 8:00am12/16/14 8:00am

Do villains have to commit "taboo" acts for us to hate them?

Do villains need to rape, torture or mutilate people for us to hate them? Or maybe the reverse is true: Sometimes we can invest more in a villain, if his or her evildoing is creative and leaves more to our imaginations. Sometimes with villains, brutality is the lesser path. Here's our plea for more subtle monsters. »8/15/13 2:05pm8/15/13 2:05pm

What's the worst example of a badass who got wimpified?

This happens all the time. A character, or an entire civilization, are built up as being unstoppable and crushingly awesome. And then... the enwimpening. The most unstoppable force in the universe has a really simple weakness. Or the greatest fighter turns out to crumble under pressure. What's your least favorite… »6/13/13 2:00pm6/13/13 2:00pm

How Superhero Movies Can Escape the 'Too Many Villains' Problem

There's a dreadful ailment that afflict superhero movies: the villain overload. Movies about costumed crime-fighters seem to attract surplus villains, like barnacles. Is it because the merchandising people want more toys to market? Or because they just want to pad out the cast with a few more names? It's hard to say. »10/03/11 3:24pm10/03/11 3:24pm