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Old 09-21-2017, 08:47 PM   #1
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Boring villains that don't deserve to be in the stories they inhabit

Have you ever felt like rage-quitting when reading a story or watching a movie because the villains are boring, terrible, or just not all that compelling?

The following characters spring to mind for me:

Majin Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
Venom (Spider-Man 3)
The Penguin (The Batman)
Whiplash and Justin Hammer (Iron Man 2)
Control Freak (Teen Titans)
Hulk (The Ultimates)
The Joker (Suicide Squad)
Dracula (Blade Trinity)
Harry Mudd and Sybok (Star Trek)
Floronic Man (Batman and Harley Quinn)
Tetsuo (Akira)
God (The Bible)
Dr. Doom (Fantastic Four--not always boring, but it depends on who writes him)
Walker (TMNT III)
Magneto (X-Men comics circa the late '90s to early '00s--again, it depends on who writes him)
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Mirage [is]...a comic about life and how life and the people closest to you just absolutely suck sometimes. It's "adult" in a very real sense, in that it deals with heavy themes that resonate more with adults, not that it's full of blood and titties or whatever.
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:53 PM   #2
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Justin Hammer was hilarious.

The Irish prick from season 5 of Heroes has to make the cut though. Tiger claw from TMNT, too.
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Old 09-21-2017, 08:58 PM   #3
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God (The Bible)
lmmfao

Points to you, sir
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:09 PM   #4
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Spider Bytz is a big one. I think Snakeweed could have had a lot of potential.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:17 PM   #5
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Why would you think God is a villain? I'm asking Out of curiosity.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:30 PM   #6
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Because many people here hate him and are unbelievers.

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Old 09-22-2017, 02:45 PM   #7
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Why would you think God is a villain? I'm asking Out of curiosity.
Probably all the killing
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:25 PM   #8
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God stole the formula for shrinkydinks

(PS I'm a born again, and I can laugh at myself)
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:36 PM   #9
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Why would you think God is a villain? I'm asking Out of curiosity.
Sending venomous snakes to kill Hebrews that where complaining too much does reward a couple of villain points
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:39 PM   #10
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Yeah, God is an asshole in the Old Testament.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:48 PM   #11
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Yeah turning people into pillars of salt for looking backwards, super harsh man.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:51 PM   #12
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I don't necessarily think He's boring, though. Dude has style.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:07 PM   #13
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Some don't see it as a literal interpretation. Salt wasn't always thought of as a seasoning. It was used as a preservative. So some may see it as a metaphor. A tale warning about the risks of looking back to often and becoming stuck in the past. Thinking of what could have been, having regrets, not trusting in the future and having patience. Other similar stories are also in Greek mythology like the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. Hades could be considered the villain in that one.

https://www.greekmyths-greekmytholog...-and-eurydice/

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Old 09-22-2017, 06:47 PM   #14
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Nah, God's just a strict parent who doesn't take sh*t. Look at the natural disasters we've been having and that will tell you what God thinks of the world today.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:21 PM   #15
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Well, fun's over. You rooned it.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:29 PM   #16
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Nah, God's just a strict parent who doesn't take sh*t. Look at the natural disasters we've been having and that will tell you what God thinks of the world today.
Natural disasters happen because of changing weather patterns, which can be tracked with science, and are in part due to human activity. Not because a man in the sky felt like punishing someone.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:06 PM   #17
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The Shredder a lot of the time, really. I wish TMNT could learn to move on from him once in awhile.
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Old 09-23-2017, 09:52 AM   #18
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Virtually any MCU villain (except Loki, Thanos, Vulture and Zemo)
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Virtually any MCU villain (except Loki, Thanos, Vulture and Zemo)
No love for Ego?
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:58 AM   #20
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Off the top of my head.

Markos and Atticus Shane (The Vampire Diaries)
Arthur Petrilli (Heroes)
The First (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
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