10 Least Practical Super Villain Designs

Some Villains Dress to Kill, Some Just Dress Stupid.

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Brightly colored extravagant costumes are a common part of superhero comics, and villains in particular are given a lot of room to play around when it comes to their look.

A suit made of question marks? Yes, very on-brand for the Riddler. Tights and a leotard? Of course, that's a classic look that never goes out of style. Wandering around fully naked? You do you movie Mystique, who needs clothing when you have awesome shape-shifting powers.

Despite all the leeway given on what constitutes "practical" for a super villain's design, it's probably not surprising that there are still a lot of looks that flat out fail. B-list villains are particularly guilty of trying to find a brand for themselves and losing sight of the bigger picture.

Sometimes their costumes don't make sense for their backstory. Sometimes their outfits are fitting for their character, but give no protection in a battle. Worst of all though, is when their design becomes a hindrance, and starts getting in the way of their ability to commit crimes.

So, sit back and enjoy these ten ridiculous villain designs that are in no way practical.


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