A film wouldn’t be complete without a villain. The entire film would be pointless and boring, villains make everything so exciting. Imagine Batman without Joker, Harry Potter without Voldemort, Professor X without Magneto, Thor without Loki, and Luke Skywalker without Darth Vader.
Some people love to hate villains especially if those villains are portrayed by such amazing actors. They said that if the villains in a film or a television show are not hated by its viewers, that would mean they’re not doing a good job at it. However, there are villains that are just so good that people are fascinated with them more than the protagonists.
According to a research conducted by Jens-Kjeldgaard-Christiansen from Aarhus University in Denmark, people’s love for villains is actually from the evolutionary psychology. Technically, the human mind actually loves mysteries and almost every villain is mysterious. When a person encounters a foreign feeling or phenomena, he or she gets scared but at the same time is curious. The thrill and the danger that the villains bring excites the people and that is why they are so loved. Here are a couple of the most unforgettable villains in history.
This villain is considered to be the best comic book villain of all time. There are so many comic book villains throughout the years but they just couldn’t seem to beat is this guy. One of the reasons why is the fact that his aim is not to be powerful or have lots of money and followers, all he wants is to spread the evilness in the entire Gotham City.
Another major reason is when the late actor, Heath Ledger, made him look like the most terrifying and creepiest Joker, compared to the previous ones. A villain is someone who is scary, sinister, frightening, and just by looking at him, you know he is so evil that hell itself spat him back out. Even Batman doesn’t seem like he stands a chance against him.
From a comic book villain, let’s move on to a villain that is hated for a decade, from the books and the movies of the Harry Potter series. Lord Voldemort is portrayed by the amazing British actor, Ralph Fiennes. One of the reasons why he is such an unforgettable villain is the fact that he is pure evil and a real psychopath.
Voldemort is not capable of feeling any positive emotion since he never felt any affection. He is extremely sadistic because he just loves to torture anyone, he finds pleasure when somebody dies or gets hurt. He was conceived with a use of a love potion and grew up in an orphanage before getting into Hogwarts. He longs for power to be able to rule both the wizarding world and the muggle world with all of his loyal followers.
No one matters to him but himself and he is considered to be the most self-centered villain. What makes him so frightening is that he is incredibly skilled and clever that it seems so impossible to outsmart him. However, what gives people the creeps is his looks, J.K. Rowling, the author, made sure to make him look like a snake, hence why he doesn’t have a nose, his skin also looks so pale that makes him look like he’s not human at all, and most of all, his expressions and the way that he smiles looks like he just came out of hell. They younger versions of himself were extremely creepy as well.
Last but definitely not the least, is the most vicious villain in the entire Galaxy. Even when he was still Anakin Skywalker, he is already pretty vicious and scary, especially when he literally wiped out the temple and killed all the Jedi, but it just got worse when all of the little Jedi in training turned to him for help since he was their teacher after all, but he just murdered them all like they were nothing.
That is one of the major evil moments Anakin did and one of his turning points on becoming Darth Vader. Through the entire Star Wars saga, when you ask someone anything that has to do with it, they would immediately think of light sabers and Darth Vader himself, because he is far more popular than Luke Skywalker. His all black costume made him even creepier, though.