10 Sci-Fi Movie Villains That Killed The Hero

Biting the bullet in the most shocking ways.

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By now, we all take some of objective truths for granted. The sky is blue, the Earth is round, and good ultimately triumphs over evil. Particularly in some of our favourite sci-fi creations, when we sit down to watch our favourite heroes duke it out with a megalomaniac titan or a dashing rogue, nine times out of ten we'll see the triumphant hero with a grin on his face and a boot up the behind of our vengeful villain.

But every now and then that single time out of ten comes along and throws us for a loop. Suddenly the sky is red, the Earth is flat and everything we've been taught to believe turns out to be a bald-faced lie.

In those times we see the villain; royalty-free laser sword in hand, burning into the wound of our fallen hero, and we simply don't know what to do next.

Honestly, though? I reckon we love it.

Celebrating this peak of subversive storytelling, here are some of the best stories in which the heroes don't come out on top. Worse still - they don't even come out alive.


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