Phoenix Xavier

Villains are often the stars of the show when it comes to comic book movies, as the likes of Loki, the Joker and Magneto have regularly outshone their heroic nemeses.

Their popularity is usually thanks to the fantastic portrayals given by the actors who play them – Tom Hiddleston, Heath Ledger and Sir Ian McKellen, for example – but it’s often also due to the fact that some of the things they do on screen are just downright awesome.

Whether it’s a feat of immeasurable power or just a really awesome action sequence, one mere act or feat of strength can endear a villain to us in ways that the characters themselves would personally be sickened by.

And on that note, here are ten awesome actions carried out by villains in comic book movies…

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This article was first posted on September 17, 2013