#1 Posted by Firestormnuclerman (2097 posts) - - Show Bio

We all know their names. Joker, Lex Luthor, Dr.Doom, Red Skull, Green Goblin (Norman Osborne), Magneto, etc.

Anyways now it's time to list the traits that make a A Listing Super Villain.

#2 Posted by k4tzm4n (41258 posts) - - Show Bio

-Leadership
-Ruthlessness
-Harted
-Overwhelming power

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#3 Posted by Nightwolf3 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

They have to make sense, like they have to have a solid origin, a motive, a reason for there attitudes. People need to be able to see the F'ed up stuff that they do. Thats what it is for me. Joker is so strong because he fits none of these catagories, but that makes him the exception, and not the rule

#4 Posted by jloneblackheart (5507 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer a villain who has some dark motivation, not power or greed.

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#5 Posted by Firestormnuclerman (2097 posts) - - Show Bio
jloneblackheart said:
"I prefer a villain who has some dark motivation, not power or greed."

You mean like Loki who is corrupting people mainly because what better way to get back at people that have constantly treated him badly through untrust than through trickery?
#6 Posted by Firestormnuclerman (2097 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow I thought there would be a heck of a lot more takers.

#7 Posted by Truex (460 posts) - - Show Bio

There isn't any set criteria to make an A list villain, but almost every hero has one major villain that has all three of the following traits:
1.Intelligence
2.Being able to manipulate people
3.Believes that they are "good"
This is done with Dr.Doom, Magneto, Leader, Red Skull, Rhas al Ghul, etc. and it has just become the norm that many writers have the easiest time writing good stories with

#8 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

I like a villain that doesn't see himself as a villain, someone who is doing something for a reason. Doom, Magneto and Zemo are good examples of this.

Latveria has no crime, sure its because everyone is too scared to even try anything but it works.

Everything Magneto does he feels is for the betterment of mutantkind.

Zemo since the Thunderbolts has kinda felt the best way to rule the world is by saving it, then they'll have to admit Zemo is superior.

I kinda like Lex Luthor's depiction on Smallville because he seems to do things because he believes aliens are dangerous.

#9 Posted by Firestormnuclerman (2097 posts) - - Show Bio
PrinceIMC said:
"I like a villain that doesn't see himself as a villain, someone who is doing something for a reason. Doom, Magneto and Zemo are good examples of this. Latveria has no crime, sure its because everyone is too scared to even try anything but it works.Everything Magneto does he feels is for the betterment of mutantkind.Zemo since the Thunderbolts has kinda felt the best way to rule the world is by saving it, then they'll have to admit Zemo is superior.I kinda like Lex Luthor's depiction on Smallville because he seems to do things because he believes aliens are dangerous."
Ok sounds like Zemo would be flying under the rador like a conman while working for the Thunderbolts makes him harder to figure out if the super hero, or super heroine isn't a psychic, or a sleuth for that matter.
#10 Posted by Firestormnuclerman (2097 posts) - - Show Bio

Good Writing It doesn't matter how BA Darkseid, Joker, Green Goblin (Norman Osborne), Magneto, etc because if their isn't good writing they will look either like chumps, pushovers, fools, or anything but competent strong minacious flare for the dramatic charasmatic rascals.