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Famous Villains #1

Based on a description, try to name these famous villains – real and fictional.
Quiz idea: olebiatch
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Last updated: August 26, 2017
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First submittedAugust 21, 2012
Times taken64,056
Average score62.5%
Rating4.17
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Clue
Villain
Gotham City's public enemy #1
The Joker
He vants to suck your blood
Dracula
He tried to steal Christmas
The Grinch
Haunts the dreams of the children
on Elm Street
Freddy Krueger
He'll eat your liver with
fava beans and a nice chianti
Hannibal Lecter
Wall Street tycoon who says
greed is good
Gordon Gekko
Serial killer in Victorian London
Jack the Ripper
Figure skater whose husband had
Nancy Kerrigan kneecapped
Tonya Harding
Angel cast out of heaven for
the sin of pride
Lucifer
He wants to control the Triforce
Ganon
Leader of the Nazis
Adolf Hitler
Biblical giant who battled David
Goliath
Clue
Villain
Bond villain who kills by throwing a hat
Oddjob
Gunpowder plotter burned in effigy
Guy Fawkes
She kidnapped dalmatians for their fur
Cruella De Vil
Terrorist leader in the G.I. Joe universe
Cobra
Commander
Obsessed with killing Bart Simpson
Sideshow Bob
Supposedly fiddled while Rome burned
Nero
Enemy of the Ninja Turtles
Shredder
The T-1000 or other robotic killers
Terminator
Slug-like gangster who enslaved
Princess Leia
Jabba The Hutt
Killed half the universe with
a snap of his fingers
Thanos
Evil headmistress of Hogwarts
Delores Umbridge
Agent that keeps order in
"The Matrix"
Agent Smith
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Level 27
Aug 15, 2012
I thought that people love Guy Fawkes (see Anonymous... hahaha.) even thought he was technicially a terrorist (or revolutionary?).
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Level 83
Jun 3, 2015
I think we celebrate more that he didn't succeed than the fact that he tried... though there are probably a few people who still would support him. His old school refuses to celebrate Bonfire Night, apparently.
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Level 78
Feb 14, 2017
He was probably one of the few people to enter the Houses of Parliament with true intentions
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Level 75
Jan 5, 2021
The quote you're trying to claim credit for is "the last man to enter Parliament with honest intentions".
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Level 65
Mar 28, 2024
If he had had his way, he'd probably be a revolutionary hero as of now. Since he didn't, he'd probably qualify as a terrorist with today's standards. That's how history goes.
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Level 91
Aug 15, 2012
Never heard of Ganon or the Triforce.
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Level 26
Aug 15, 2012
From The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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Level 65
Aug 16, 2012
Actually he's pretty much from all of the "Legend of Zelda" games
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Level 59
Apr 11, 2018
Not Ocarina of Time though. That’s Ganondorf.
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Level 66
Apr 11, 2018
*Spoiler alert for a 20+ year old game*

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Ganondorf becomes Ganon at the end of the game.

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Level 67
May 19, 2019
ganondorf sounds like gandalf, "ow no! tolkien totally stole that from zelda!"
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Level 65
Aug 16, 2012
Awesome and fun quiz
+5
Level 20
Aug 27, 2012
for sideshow bob, i put slideshow bob
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Level 56
Apr 11, 2018
The horror... THE HORROR...
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Level 56
Mar 28, 2024
He'll make you sit through a 3 hour presentation!
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Level 28
Feb 20, 2013
You should accept Random Task for the Bond villain. j/k
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Level 44
Apr 1, 2024
Except that was a shoe, not a hat.
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Level 36
Sep 12, 2013
Good quiz. Got 20 out of 24.
+1
Level 41
Aug 22, 2014
I'd like to see Springheel Jack and Whitechapel Ripper for "Serial killer in Victorian London" he was know by those names as well as Jack the Ripper.
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Level 77
Jan 29, 2021
Nope, that's wrong. Spring-heeled Jack is a totally separate entity--an urban legend started in the 1830s. He apparently could jump really high... as if... his heels... had springs?
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Level 83
Jan 14, 2022
Who would type anything other than Jack the ripper .
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Level 17
Feb 6, 2015
u should also accept cruella de ville as a spelling. i couldnt get it because i didnt spell her name like you did
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Level 75
Aug 25, 2017
Cruella is accepted now.
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Level 63
Apr 14, 2015
Not a great quiz in my opinion due to mixing fictional and real-life villains. I'm not the kind to say it is 'too soon' to bring up anything from the Holocaust, but I ALSO think a list that includes Cruella De Vil and Sideshow Bob on the same level of villainy of Adolf Hitler is kind of insulting to the millions whose' deaths he is responsible for, and it isn't even just the Holocaust (11 million human beings were murdered by Hitler's Nazis, made up of 6 million Jews and 5 million others including political prisoners, homosexuals, gypsies, ethnic Poles, and Soviet POWs), as Hitler started World War II by choice and an estimated 60+ million people were killed.

So again, this isn't a big deal, BUT it would he better and more respectful if Hitler was removed from this list, because being portrayed at a level of villainy equal to that of the Grinch and Gordon Gekko was a mistake and you should correct it as quickly as possible.

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Level 82
Apr 14, 2015
Not a great comment in my opinion.
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Level 75
Apr 14, 2015
I understand your feelings, Hdny42, but it's not as though Hitler was the only true villain on the list. Sure there are some pretty mild names on the list, but there are also more real villains there, too - Jack the Ripper wasn't exactly on the same level as Cowell or the grinch, either. If Hitler had been the only one among the fluff, you'd have a good point. But one could sort of rank the level of infamy of all these people and characters, and looking at it from that perspective Hitler wouldn't be so far removed from others on the list. I enjoyed the quiz.
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Level 50
Apr 14, 2015
Real life is rarely so clear cut in terms of good and evil compared to fiction. There are other choices for historic villains (at least to the western world, or whoever "won" whichever war they caused etc.), but fictional ones are less ambiguous and likely better known.
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Level 77
Apr 14, 2015
I don't feel the need to compare the levels of villainy between the villains included exactly because they are so incomparable. There's no way anybody in their right mind starts to compare Hitler to Cowell to Sideshow Bob to Jack the Ripper to Tonya Harding. Yet, they all fit under "villain".
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Level 78
Apr 16, 2015
We better never mention Adolf anywhere because it might be offensive.
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Level 66
Apr 11, 2018
Nothing anywhere in this list says that these characters are at comparable level, merely that they're all villains.
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Level 84
Apr 11, 2018
So you're saying that this quiz needs more maniacal despots who killed millions?
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Level 5
Apr 15, 2015
I cannot believe that Ganondorf was the least guessed
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Level 71
Apr 15, 2015
Should've added Stalin and Pol Pot
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Level 40
May 18, 2015
I knew Fawkes and Cowell, just couldn't remember how they were spelled.
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Level 63
Aug 11, 2016
I can never remember Sideshow Bob. In German he is called Tingeltangel Bob.
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Level 39
Jul 20, 2020
I know how you feel. In Brazil, for a very long time, Sideshow Bob was called Selvagem Cor-de-Rosa, or the Pink Savage.
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Level 75
Aug 25, 2017
No Prince Humperdinck or Count Rugen? I'm shocked!
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Level 89
Apr 12, 2018
One could say it's inconceivable!
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Level 63
Feb 15, 2018
In at least both the Christian and Judaism mythologies, the fallen archangel has the name "Samael" (also sometimes spelled Sammael). Please add this as an acceptable answer since it is what he was literally called as an angel (before the fall).
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Level 60
Apr 11, 2018
For "Enemy of the ninja turtles" please accept Krang (and whichever other villains you didn't include) or make the clue more specific.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krang

http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Category:TMNT_Villains

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Level 89
Apr 11, 2018
Maybe also accept Krang for Shredder since he is Shredders mentor/leader. And since it only says "enemy" also accept BeBop and RockSteady?
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Level 66
Apr 11, 2018
Why? It's obvious that the primary villain should be guessed first.
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Level 66
Apr 11, 2018
Surprised to see less than 50% for Agent Smith, given the popularity of the Matrix films. But eh, look at who's talking, I didn't do too well myself. But I did get two answers for typing “devil”, so that's nice.
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Level 84
Apr 11, 2018
All I could think of was "Mr. Anderson", which of course was how he referred to Neo.
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Level 67
Apr 11, 2018
Nero wasn't in even in Rome during the fire. What he didn't do was bother to rebuild any of the areas that were destroyed, but then he built himself a huge palace amidst the devastated areas.
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Level 45
Apr 12, 2018
Sideshow Bob is more well known than Nero. Hmmmm
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Level 60
May 6, 2020
And The Terminator, though not by much.
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Level 95
Jan 7, 2019
*wants

He wants to suck your blood. Not "vants".

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Level 75
Aug 9, 2020
but that's how he talks tho
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Level 76
Jun 1, 2023
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Level 18
Nov 29, 2020
An interesting mix
+4
Level 75
Feb 12, 2021
No Sauron or Darth Vader, the two most iconic villains of all time.
+1
Level 53
Mar 28, 2024
I tried Vader before reading any of the clues
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Level 34
Feb 2, 2022
I can't believe the quiz didn't take 'Adolphus Schiklegruber' for Hitler. Honestly, what has this world become...
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Level 67
Feb 2, 2022
Just missed Tonya Harding
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Level 56
Apr 18, 2022
When I saw the Hannibal Lector description, I thought of Shrek.
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Level 27
Mar 28, 2024
Tonya Harding really doesn’t belong here. She didn’t hurt Kerrigan; her abusive husband plotted it.
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2024
Yeah. I've seen her biopic, she doesn't come across as a villain.
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Level 66
Mar 30, 2024
Seems like there was a lot of classism involved in villainising her
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Level 62
Mar 28, 2024
I guessed "Cheddar" for the TMNT clue. I find that hilarious for some reason.
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Level 65
Mar 28, 2024
I feel there is a a difference between rival, enemy and villain.

For instance, Goliath was just a soldier on the enemy army, rather than a fleshed out villain with villanous plans and intentions.

Also, I concur that the general spread of "villany" on the list is too wide. There is a long way from a botched plan to handicap your sports rival to mass murder half the universe.

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Level 51
Mar 28, 2024
Typo! It's Dolores Umbridge, not Delores.
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Level 17
Mar 28, 2024
How did I get a 100%

I don't even try

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Level 77
Mar 28, 2024
Probably a smugness bonus.
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Level 51
Mar 29, 2024
Tonya Harding? Your misogyny is showing.
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Level 51
Mar 29, 2024
When your hubby runs the villian support social media channel and you get a 100% :)
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Level 23
Mar 31, 2024
Wow, not a lot of Zelda fans here.