5 Guidelines For Creating Interesting Female Supervillains

In our desire to see a female-led superhero movie, we don't want to leave out female supervillains, who are often overshadowed by their male counterparts. Here are a few ideas for creating interesting female villains while avoiding some of the more annoying tropes. » 11/15/14 1:59pm 11/15/14 1:59pm

We've Spotted A Fatal Flaw In Hydra's Secret Quest For World Domination

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D's primary foe, Hydra, may have gotten a lot scarier on this week's episode, but we've got one pretty good reason to doubt whether their secret schemes will pan out. And, no, it's not just because good always triumphs over evil in the end. » 10/08/14 4:20pm 10/08/14 4:20pm

The Supervillain's Guide To Fashion (And World Domination)

Being a supervillain is hard. You've got to have a plan for ultimate power, gather an army/cabal of geniuses, and find time to taunt your goody-goody nemesis. Plus, it is imperative that your outfit accurately telegraph your power. We've put together an easy-to-follow guide for the supervillain fashion victim. » 10/03/14 11:29am 10/03/14 11:29am

10 Villains You've Never Heard Of (Who Are Smarter Than Lex Luthor)

Everybody obsesses about the Joker and the Green Goblin because they're ultra-famous — but sometimes the smartest villain is the one who flies beneath the radar. And some of the cleverest villains just didn't get the benefit of a big franchise. Here are 10 lesser-known villains who could outthink the famous… » 7/14/14 10:00am 7/14/14 10:00am

The Biggest Bads have the Biggest Bases

Villains always have the best digs - but which belligerent boss has the biggest and baddest base? Here's a breakdown of some of villainous lairs, to scale. » 1/29/14 12:21pm 1/29/14 12:21pm

This "villain dresses up" song is like a crackpipe jammed in your skull

You only wish you could get dressed with one 1/100th as much frenzied panache as Dr. Terwilliger in this insane musical number from the 1953 Dr. Seuss movie The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. Seriously, just when you think it's gone too far... it goes farther. » 1/27/14 4:40pm 1/27/14 4:40pm

Real-Life Locations That Would Make Badass Supervillain Lairs

If you're a supervillain, one thing you need to think long and hard about is real estate. Where can you store all of your evil gadgets? How can you stay off of a superhero's radar while remaining comfy? Where will the minions live? We have a few ideas based on real places from around the world. » 1/21/14 3:14pm 1/21/14 3:14pm

What supervillain scheme would you like to see in real life?

While some supervillains are out to kill half the world and enslave the other half, many so-called evil masterminds have come up with plots that are more amusing than nefarious—and a few might even benefit humanity. Whose scheme would you like to see play out in the real world? » 1/15/14 2:00pm 1/15/14 2:00pm

What's the sickest villain introduction of all time?

When a villain comes onto the scene for the first time in a movie, book or TV show, he or she has to do something to make a mark right away. Put an eel in someone's ear. Murder someone we love. Do something horrible. What's the darkest, most memorable villain introduction ever? » 1/10/14 2:24pm 1/10/14 2:24pm

Who's your favorite evil genius?

Sure, the hero wins in the end — but we all secretly root for the villain. Especially if he or she is super, mega-genius smart. Who's the most awesome evil genius in all of science fiction and fantasy? » 12/12/13 2:00pm 12/12/13 2:00pm

Who's the most awesome villain of all time?

Everybody knows that in most science fiction and fantasy universes, the villain is way cooler and more interesting than the hero. But who's the coolest and most badass villain of all time? You decide! » 8/27/13 2:00pm 8/27/13 2:00pm

Which reformed villain do you wish would turn evil again?

It's like a natural law — charismatic villains can't stay evil forever. Eventually, they join forces with the hero, and often start to stray onto the path of righteousness once and for all. But which reformed villain would you like to see return to the dark side? » 7/29/13 2:21pm 7/29/13 2:21pm

Despicable Me 2: Being a single dad is harder than saving the world

Despicable Me blew us away with its inventive, heartfelt story of a supervillain who adopts three girls and turns sort of good. In the sequel, we discover that there's one thing harder than juggling supervillainy and fatherhood: being a good guy and a dad. Spoilers ahead... » 7/03/13 10:20am 7/03/13 10:20am

Top 10 Dumbest Evil Geniuses Of All Time

Attention evil geniuses! Do you know the ten terrible mistakes that can doom your brilliantest imbroglios to bitter failure? Study the examples of the ten most moronic super-geniuses of all time, and avoid their dreadful fates! Don't fear the spoilers... » 7/01/13 10:19am 7/01/13 10:19am

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 2:00pm 6/13/13 2:00pm

Look inside the pages of Heath Ledger's "Joker Diary"

When Heath Ledger was preparing to play the Joker in The Dark Knight, he locked himself in a hotel room for a month and put together a diary of inspirations for the role. Here's a tantalizing glimpse at that diary, from a French documentary. » 5/31/13 3:18pm 5/31/13 3:18pm

Which comics supervillain really deserves a shot on the big screen?

Not only do we keep getting the same few superheroes starring in movies over and over — but they always face the same villains. Superman fights Luthor and Zod. Batman meets the Joker and Catwoman. But which supervillain would you like to see in a big movie? » 5/23/13 2:00pm 5/23/13 2:00pm

Gru learns the most common supervillain mistake, in a new Despicable Me…

Despicable Me was a surprisingly awesome film, with a lot of heart and supreme supervillain hijinks. Here's our first real taste of the sequel... and it looks promising. » 3/19/13 11:46am 3/19/13 11:46am

A mash-up of real-life bad guys with comic supervillains

A quick review of history shows that fiction ain't got nothin' on real life. We've had our fair share of disturbingly diabolical cold-blooded killers, whether they be a dictator, an elusive serial killer lurking around the corner, or a scheming white collar criminal. Recognizing the role these figures play in our… » 2/22/13 6:20am 2/22/13 6:20am

18 Bad Guys Who Were Way Too Easy to Defeat

When your hero gets to the final boss scene in a movie or TV series, you want to see some serious action. Maybe there's a Rocky-style moment where the good guy almost gets snuffed, but then rallies. Hopefully somebody actually dies (farewell, Wash!) or loses a limb. There should be punching, stabbing, exploding,… » 2/15/13 10:51am 2/15/13 10:51am