What makes a good (bad) villain?
Simple little thread: I'd like to ask what everyone thinks makes a good villain? Should they be pure irredeemable SOBs, or are they better when their sad sob stories make them almost pitiable? Of course, there's way more to a villain than just those two, so everyone, feel happy to post what you think makes the best villain?
Dali: "I know what the picture should be ... We take a duck and put some dynamite in its derriere. When the duck explodes, I jump and you take the picture."
Halsman: "Don't forget that we are in America. We will be put in prison if we start exploding ducks."
Dali: "You're right. Let's take some cats and splash them with water."