Poll Suggestion: The Villain Types...

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...as coined by WatchMojo on their "Top 10 Classic Villain Archetypes" video.

Which archetype would you FEAR THE MOST?




List:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069903655/

See also: The Hero Types
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LD

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 The Mastermind 
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I agree, thanks LD!
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have to go with “The Evil Incarnate”...

it would seem that most of the other archetypes would be fostered by the evil incarnate, to some degree, in the first place...
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Yeah, I think many have overlap but they certainly can be isolated on their own and The Evil Incarnate is quite a daunting one.

Thanks for the vote Rocky!
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Good idea for a poll but how about making it an image-related poll and give yourself more freedom to pick your pictures. I'm not sure I would have used yours to illustrate the archetypes and for some reason HAL-9000 has an awful defining image, I don't know why they didn't put the one with the red light. I made image-polls instead of characters just because Hal 9000 was one of them.  Now, to the others:

Bully: how about the Biff Tannen from 1955, he's the perfect bully while his 2015 counterpart was more of a juvenile delinquant.

Dragon: I'm not sure if they meant dragons literally but then how about one that looks like a dragon?

Vengeful is pretty good.

Fallen hero: if you look at Watchmojo's video of 'Good Gys Who Turned Bad', you'll find other interesting contenders, that said, if you use an image-poll, you can have the live version of Two-Face.

Terrorist: Hans Gruber was the seminal terrorist, I think he deserves the picture here. And it wouldn't be in black-and-white.

Xenomorph: I think he fits the Extra-terrestrial criteria,"Beast" makes me think of the animal kingdom and creatures like King Kong or the Shark.

 The Criminal: Of all the criminals, why this one? Any gangster would've made the point and cinema is full of iconics ones.

What is the Equal exactly?

Finally the Mastermind: the problem with Palpatine is that he's more of a galactical super-villain and this tends to understate the 'mastermind' aspect, when I think of mastermind, I immediately have in mind manipulative experts like in Fincher movies, Tyler Durden, John Doe or Amy Dunne.
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I love these ElM! I think my biggest fear was choosing characters who would skew the voting, as I'm really trying to emphasize people voting for the ARCHETYPE and NOT for the character that is representing them - for example, I could have gone with The Joker for "Terrorist" but as we know, he would undoubtedly take the majority of votes. So I think I will take your advice but do so carefully, as I want to make sure no character is too popular to skew the voting totals.
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Also, perhaps I should give a sentence or two describing each archetype, to clarify any confusion?
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Definitely. This is one of these 'intelligent' polls that require a little more homework. I would even recommend you to expand the categories, I'm sure there are more interesting archetypes.

- the coldhearted businessman
- the black sheep of the family
- the control-freak boss
- the obsessive stalker
- the seductive bitch
- the invaders
...
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I'd say the evil incarnate.
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NOTE: Could one of the Poll Admins please DELETE this suggestion which has since been updated by this current, image list ---> http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069937564/#1

Thank you!

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