What's so alluring about evil? As much as we might baulk at Darth Vader blowing up a planet, or choking people nearly to death, or hurling them against walls, or lopping off the limbs of his own son, there's something undeniably cool about him.
Perhaps it's his snappy dress sense or wordless confidence. Or maybe it's just the evil itself, full of forbidden mystery that - in real life - we're too frightened to indulge.
And it's not just the iconic Star Wars villain we're talking about here - whether it's Roy Batty in Blade Runner or Hans Gruber in Die Hard, some villains have become so notorious that they can even end up overshadowing the film. That's why we've put together the ultimate movie villain quiz,, to see if you recognise the ne'er-do-wells from this line-up of downright despicable figures.
Whether through arcane magical arts, complex financial systems, or good old fisticuffs, these villains seek to dominate the world in their own way. Perhaps that's what makes movie villains so attractive: a lust for power, and a ruthlessness, that we wish we had ourselves. Sure, there are villainous henchmen who attempt to gain the upper hand simply through brute force, but who doesn't appreciate a good scheme? The delayed gratification of a long-held plan come together is sweeter than a sock to the jaw.
Those are the villains that we've assembled in this quiz. All you have to do is name them - we aren't even asking you to identify the film in which they feature. Sounds easy, right? Well, we've also put some tempting incorrect answers in there to trick you. Maybe the real villain was the quizmaster all along? Now get quizzing while we practice our evil laugh. Muhuhah-heugh! Sorry, frog in the throat.
About Eighties Kids ▼▲
Founded in 2016, Eighties Kids started small. Beginning as a blog posting on 80s and 90s life as well as the movies, music and television of the era, Eighties Kids has in a short space of time exploded in scope and ambition. Operating out of Eighties Kids HQ in sunny Ilkley, in the North of England, today a growing team of writers produces original content day in and day out for one of the best new nostalgia sites on the web.
With the site also growing beyond its original remit, the Eighties Kids team now covers not just trivia from the 80s and 90s, but pop culture of all decades that’s of interest to children of the 80s, 90s and beyond. From shocking and obscure fact posts on your favourite movies and bands, to quizzes on classic TV shows and film franchises, to picture galleries on celebrities from past and present, Eighties Kids is here to take you down memory lane, test your knowledge of classic pop culture and maybe even occasionally blow your mind.
How to Play ▼▲
Eighties Kids quizzes are easy to play, if not always so easy to beat. Beneath each question is a set of four possible answers, with only one of them being the right one. Click on the correct answer, and your choice will light up green. Click on the wrong one, and your choice will be highlighted in red, while the correct answer will be highlighted green.
Answering a question, correctly or otherwise, will allow you to progress to the next one; just scroll down and you’ll see another question light up and become playable. Keep in mind though: all correct and incorrect answers will be tallied for a final score, which will be revealed to you only once you’ve answered each and every question in the quiz. Play down the page to the end to find out just how knowledgeable you are in your chosen subject.