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The most competent villains.

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The most competent villains.
« on: February 12, 2018, 07:55:35 AM »
Now,in the end a villain is going to lose,no matter what,but it's the way they lose that is really important.
Can you list top 5 villains? 

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Re: The most competent villains.
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 10:02:53 AM »
I can start with a strong contender for number 1:

David Xanatos


Another that I know less about, but here good things, Vill Drox? Is he even a villain? I don't know too much about him.

Kingpin, Doom, Joker, and Luthor all might deserve some love here

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Re: The most competent villains.
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 10:04:05 AM »

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Re: The most competent villains.
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 10:15:30 AM »
Circe
Ares
Thanos
Dr. Doom
Joker
Zoom
Sinestro
Magneto
Bane

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Re: The most competent villains.
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 08:20:51 PM »
I can start with a strong contender for number 1:

David Xanatos


Another that I know less about, but here good things, Vill Drox? Is he even a villain? I don't know too much about him.

Kingpin, Doom, Joker, and Luthor all might deserve some love here

Depends on the medium (comics, animated, etc.), but Xanatos is definitely up there. As is JL/JLU Luthor. Other animated villains who are good at what they do....Toffee from Star vs basically outschemed pretty much everyone.

For comics, I think that Doom in Doomwar was pretty good (up til the last act) in villainy.

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Re: The most competent villains.
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 08:33:51 AM »
Ozymondius is up there too

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Re: The most competent villains.
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 09:42:09 AM »
Who dat?

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Re: The most competent villains.
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 10:51:52 AM »
Ozymandias from Watchmen, but his status as a villain is shaky. 

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Re: The most competent villains.
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 12:32:41 AM »
TT Slade
Sinestro
Frieza

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Re: The most competent villains.
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 12:53:31 PM »
Circe
Ares
Thanos
Dr. Doom
Joker
Zoom
Sinestro
Magneto
Bane

Pretty good list (but of course the WW ones, the ones most of us would be least likely to list, have to go first...) of the big guns here. Add Zemo (for, alas, unless something's changed again, he's definitely a villain) and Mr. Sinister. Sabertooth & Bullseye have had larger periods where they're portrayed that way, too.

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Re: The most competent villains.
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 01:37:56 PM »
Circe
Ares
Thanos
Dr. Doom
Joker
Zoom
Sinestro
Magneto
Bane

Pretty good list (but of course the WW ones, the ones most of us would be least likely to list, have to go first...) of the big guns here. Add Zemo (for, alas, unless something's changed again, he's definitely a villain) and Mr. Sinister. Sabertooth & Bullseye have had larger periods where they're portrayed that way, too.
What kind of fan girl would I be if I didn't list them first? Lol. Notice I left off all Superman villains. They are ALL bumbling fools.

Mr. Sinister is good. He makes shit happen after planning for 100 years.
Zemo is good too.
Sabertooth isnt competent. He is just a force of nature. He just does what he is made to do.


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Re: The most competent villains.
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 05:01:34 PM »
Depends on the writer. From the early-mid 90s through the mid-2Ks (give or take) he was portrayed as a very cunning planner with an excellent knack for psychological manipulation. He's had a harder time of it since - Loeb totally fucked him up, Aaron didn't seem to really care that much for him (a shame because he was the best Wolverine writer we'd had in years for a while there), then he got the crappy inversion to hero or whatever they call it.

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Re: The most competent villains.
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 09:25:02 PM »
The Joker gets my vote esp the Ledger version.

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Re: The most competent villains.
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2018, 12:40:37 PM »
Doesn't even need to be that specific. Comic Joker has killed at least one Robin, crippled Batgirl, killed Gordon's wife, etc