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10 Awesome Movie Villains That Had Totally Lame Deaths

A good death is its own reward...

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What are the qualities of an awesome movie villain? The most diabolical plan? The best weapon? A white cat to stroke? Movie villains come in all shapes and sizes and often these devilish, dastardly, die-hards deserve a fitting end to their life's pursuit of world domination, sweet revenge, or cunning heists (and some, as we know, just want to watch the world burn.)

Whatever the motivation, what all the most awesome movie villains really need is an equally awesome death.

Notable examples include: Belloq's exploding head in Raiders, Palpatine thrown down an extremely long shaft and then exploded (more on that later), Blofeld being thrown from a helicopter and then falling down an industrial sized chimney or that smiling son of a b*tch shark being exploded from a single bullet. The one common thread - these were the deaths they deserved. Not all are quite so lucky and some villains are short changed at the last minute.

So what's the problem here Hollywood? All that time and effort, in some cases over multiple films, all ending in a damp squib? These guys deserved better than this! Here are the most awesome movie villains with the lamest, most anticlimactic deaths in cinema history.

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