Very Best Villain

My favorite villain wears armor, a helmet and a cape, and his last name starts with a V. And it isn’t Darth Vader.

No, my candidate for Best Villain of All Time is the illustrious Victor Von Doom. Dr. Doom is ruler of the kingdomlet of Doomania — I mean Latveria. He’s the sworn nemesis of The Fantastic Four and The Silver Surfer and just about any good guy who comes along.

I sing you of Victor Von Doom,
Who escapes from both prison and tomb.
He can best gods and man
And stay fresh in his can
‘Cause he’s simply too cool for the room.

WRITING PROMPT: Who’s your favorite villain, and why?

p.s. It’s Tuesday, and I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today, on the subject of Vegetarianism through the eyes of one who considered it a Danger to Health.


I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Very Best Villain

  1. Jane

    April 26, 2011 at 8:50am

    Hi. Tasty!! Another soon-to-be-famous limerick!! I leave it to you to crow about your award-winning tribute to you-know-who with Vulcan ears.
    Hmm. Vulcan. Isn’t that a V…….

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      Marian Allen

      April 26, 2011 at 9:03am

      Why, so it is!

      I totally forgot about our attempt at writing The World’s Worst Poem In Honor of Quentin:
      Quentin Collins is his name.
      Being a werewolf is his game.

      Yes, my award-winning limerick:
      There once was a Vulcan named Spock
      Whom girls all attempted to shock.
      “Show emotion!” they cried
      Till it welled up inside
      And he beat out their brains with a rock.


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  2. Bish Denham

    April 26, 2011 at 11:37am

    Glad you found me so I could find you! Love a good limerick, though a poet I am not. As for villains, not sure if I have a favorite, probably because… they’re villains! Bwaahahahahah.

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      Marian Allen

      April 26, 2011 at 11:43am

      Good point! lol!

      I do have a soft spot for a villain with a compelling backstory, though. Except for Hannibal Lector. Do NOT like!

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  3. Sarah G

    April 27, 2011 at 11:18am

    Honestly, Dr. Doom is one of my favorites too – especially the way Stan Lee wrote him! He’s not just a man in a tin can.

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      Marian Allen

      April 27, 2011 at 4:20pm

      Yeah, Stan’s the man, all right! And John Buscema (sp?) was the best artist. 🙂

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  4. Dawn

    April 27, 2011 at 6:34pm

    My favorite villains are from Disney. They are Maleficent and Ursula. They are just so evil. Their costumes are awesome. Their powers are awesome. Maleficent turns into a dragon. Ursula is part octopus. What more could you want?

    Great post and question.

    The Write Soil

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      Marian Allen

      April 27, 2011 at 6:47pm

      Dawn, the Disney wicked queens are the best! The wicked stepmothers in Snow White and Cinderella are great–even though the one in Cinderella didn’t have magical powers, she looked and sounded like Gloria Swanson, and that has to count for something. lol Interesting that your favorite villains are female. My favorite all-time villain is The Dragon Lady from Steve Canyon.

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  5. KatFrench

    February 6, 2016 at 12:27pm

    My favorite scene with Doctor Doom was in an issue of Excalibur. The team had enlisted his help to get Magik’s Soulsword, and Kitty Pryde says something to him along the lines of “Ruler of Latveria, demon sorcery, is there anything you don’t do?”

    Doom: Knit. I find it too repetitive.

    So sadly, your favorite villain will probably never be up for a scarf-making party with you, but other than that, he’s pretty cool.

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      Marian Allen

      February 7, 2016 at 8:31am

      Too repetitive? He’s obviously never tried to follow a goddam pattern. I’ve ripped the thing I’m working on now apart ten times. He’s just covering for the fact that he couldn’t handle the needles in that armor. OTOH, he’d probably magnetize them so they couldn’t slip out of his hands (and out of the stitches) and slide across the floor, like mine do. Yeah, knitting is a contact sport with me.

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