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CaptainXtra
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Outright Evil Rape and Murder happy villains might not be original but they always serve the job of being satisfying to defeat/kill.
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@WaynePonePone
It’s because people want to be nuanced so bad guys get a sad backstory to make them deep.
Or they’ve made the villain too sympathetic they get to a point where people go “he’s got a point” so scene of him eating a baby is quickly written in.
@Salamenace
Which is why Doflamingo is great because it looks like he has tragic backstory and it’s true he suffered as a child but it’s made very clear he was already evil before going through all that.
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@Darth Prime
Trebol also had a part in grooming him into monster as well. I don’t believe he was born evil, but it doesn’t excuse all the death, pain, and destruction he caused.
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In digital purgatory
It’s hard to find a pure evil villain.
Like i said in the past villains have this grand scheme and monologue.
Pure evil villains would be cowardly and opportunistic. Only being outwardly cruel and violent when they can get away with it on a weak target. They would have a small social circle of weak people they can exploit, and would be terrified of both heroes and other villains.
A real villain would be frustrating to watch, very satisfying to watch die.

A villain that rapes or kills children would be an easy villain to hate, so much that people would hate the whole media involved… overshot. Need subtlety.
CaptainXtra
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A villain that rapes or kills children would be an easy villain to hate, so much that people would hate the whole media involved… overshot. Need subtlety.
Wasn’t Freddy Krueger that level of evil at some point?
Spidey10
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A villain that rapes or kills children would be an easy villain to hate, so much that people would hate the whole media involved… overshot. Need subtlety.
Wasn’t Freddy Krueger that level of evil at some point?
In the 2010 remake.
Spidey10
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@icicle wicicle 1517
We’re way too obsessed with the so called “tragic villains” nowadays.
Depends on the story IMO. On one hand, someone like The Joker in The Dark Knight works so well as a truly evil and chaotic villain. And on the other hand, someone like Koba in the recent Planet Of The Apes films works so well with a tragic backstory.
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@Salamenace
He asked his dad for a gun so he could shot commoners for not bowing to him the Celestial Dragon mind set was already a part of him and it’s implied the reason people came after his family is because his attitude outted them as Celestial Dragons Doffy was a little piece of shit from the get go.
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I II II L
I finally got around to checking out FLCL: Grunge. And I really like the idea of the show. It’s three episodes long, and it all centers around one night with each episode being from a different character’s perspective. The concept of the show is really good.
What kills it ultimately is the pacing.
The original FLCL series had a frenetic pace to it as well. However, that in my opinion worked because I thought it fit within the confines of the world they were trying to create. This feels like the creators trying to replicate the chaos of the original, and it feels forced and manufactured. I applaud the show for trying something unique, and the animation honestly isn’t as bad as I thought it was gonna be, but it just isn’t as good as it could’ve been. Better than Progressive, but not as good as Alternative.
The music is as great as always, of course.
SleepySteve
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Took me a while to figure out that the Joker’s order to “Rack ’em [the police helicopter] up!” in The Dark Knight was referring to clothes racks.
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@Beth
Honestly for a pure evil villain they could just make him a giant snarky asshole like Mark Antony from HBO’s Rome
They don’t even have to commit that many horrific actions, just make them “you love to hate them” territory and boom
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I’ve been working on a little series about villains that I’m wanting to put on YouTube.
One of my first vids that I’ve hashed out is about the sliding scale of viliany starting with well intentioned misguided noble villains to “would not only kill a child but would genocide an entire planet of babies” villains.
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There was an old Dr Who audio Drama called I, Davros. Where you learn what made Davros into a genocidal freak who made cyborg nazi trash cans.
The answer was that he was a pampered rich racist who had political ambitions, a mother who completely approved of and encouraged his monstrousness, and his whole family was like that except his sister. It let you understand why he was the way he was but didn’t sympathize with him at all.
I wish we had more villains like that. 3 Dimensional character with traits other than evil but they’re still a complete monster.
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@Spidey10
I’ve actually been into forces of nature who are just doing their job which we just find to be villainous act after Death from Puss in Boots. I also like Death himself from the Final Destination franchise. What I’m saying is I love Gods of Death being the villains. Except for Hades of course, unless he’s funny.
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Oh christopher lloyd was also the granddad Which is kinda cool But they couldn’t just let him be a great actor they had to do back to the future jokes
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