Table of Contents

Part I

50. Lex Luthor (Superman)

[Lex Luthor]

Why I Like Him: I'm not going to lie...I hate Superman. I hate how all powerful he is, I hate how bland he is, I hate generally everything about him....except his arch rival. Over the years he's transitioned from a scientist with a grudge to a political candidate with an agenda, and despite having no super powers at all he has stood toe to toe with the unbeatable Man of Steel over and over again. Truly one of the greatest villains every concieved, and one that has sort of stood the test of time.

"I've had him tested. Metagene, latent psi-ability, delayed mutation, manifestation, the whole lot....But I had to be sure. How does a soft-in-the middle, bald and baldly selfish man become not only the only real enemy of America's greatest superhero, not only the President of the United States, but also the man who's about to bring the populations of the world to their knees? Without super powers, I mean? When his back is turned, it's all right, you still have free will. But when he looks at you, when he speaks—you're doomed to follow."The Calculator

49. Bowser (Super Mario Bros)


Why I Like Him: I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that no other villain has headlined so many video games over the years as the Koopa King. I don't know for sure, I don't have the facts in front of me, but I couldn't see many other villains seriously challenging him for that crown. The first Nintendo villain ever, Bowser has appeared in television series, movies, games, comic books, the guy is a media giant throughout the world. He may not be suave, he may not have any snappy come backs, or cool looking attire, but this guy has come back again and again and again, and it looks like he's going to be around for many years to come.

"I know what you're thinking....all this power, AND looks, too!"Bowser

48. Smee (Peter Pan)


Why I Like Him: Behind every great villain is a great side kick, and if we're talking about great sidekicks we are undoubtably talking about Smee. One of the original bootlicking hanger-ons, Smee is also in his own right one of the greatest villains of all time. When you're talking about a franchise like Peter Pan often times characters over the years will get lost in the mix due to story re-writes and a variety of other issues that may arise. Smee, though, has managed to make it in to most every telling of the tale that has appeared from televsion to radio to video games. In addition, despite having to stand in the shadow of such a legendary character such as Captain Hook, Smee manages to shine brightly almost everytime.

"Smee, Smee. What About Smee? Smee! Smee! Smee. Smee. What about Smee? Smee's me. What about me?"Smee

47. Bane (Batman)


Why I Like Him: If I were to make a list of the 100 greatest heroes of all time Batman would certainly be ranked somewhere in the top ten. I could go on about Batman for hours, but I think if we agree on nothing else here we can agree Batman is one of the legendary names that will always be a force in comics. Unfortunately for this particular Batman villain he has been mistreated quite sorely over time. From a horrible movie appearance, to some rather bad plotlines in recent days Bane has declined greatly over time since he made his appearance in Batman comics so many years ago. Still, in a universe where there are veritably thousands of Batman villains only one can truly say he broke the Bat, only one can truly say that he came out on top...even if it was short lived. For that he deserves a place on my list.

"I am Bane, and I could kill you, but death would only end your agony, silence your shame. Instead, I will simply...BREAK YOU!!! Broken and done."Bane

46. John Doe (Se7en)

[John Doe]

Why I Like Him: There are a lot of qualities I look for in a good villain...and strangely enough John Doe does not possess the majority of them. He dresses poorly, doesn't wield any cool looking weapons, none of the stuff that makes you think "GODDAMN that guy is badass". However, in Se7en I thought to myself exactly that..."GODDAMN that guy is badass". While a number of villains are loveable for their villainy, this is merely a devious evil bastard who brought about his masterpiece in such a way that makes Se7en such a memorable movie. Truly deplorably despicable, this man belongs on any list which sings the praises of the truly evil.

David Mills: Wait, I thought all you did was kill innocent people.

John Doe: Innocent? Is that supposed to be funny? An obese man... a disgusting man who could barely stand up; a man who if you saw him on the street, you'd point him out to your friends so that they could join you in mocking him; a man, who if you saw him while you were eating, you wouldn't be able to finish your meal. After him, I picked the lawyer and I know you both must have been secretly thanking me for that one. This is a man who dedicated his life to making money by lying with every breath that he could muster to keeping murderers and rapists on the streets!

David Mills: Murderers?

John Doe: A woman...

David Mills: Murderers, John, like yourself?

John Doe: [interrupts] A woman... so ugly on the inside she couldn't bear to go on living if she couldn't be beautiful on the outside. A drug dealer, a drug dealing pederast, actually! And let's not forget the disease-spreading whore! Only in a world this shitty could you even try to say these were innocent people and keep a straight face. But that's the point. We see a deadly sin on every street corner, in every home, and we tolerate it. We tolerate it because it's common, it's trivial. We tolerate it morning, noon, and night. Well, not anymore. I'm setting the example. What I've done is going to be puzzled over and studied and followed... forever.