10. Malekith The Accursed (Thor: The Dark World)
MarvelChristopher Eccleston as the leader of the Dark Elves, dead set on destroying the universe? Sounded pretty good in the months leading up to Thor: The Dark World's release date. However, what we got was a little less awesome, as Malekith really does nothing of note in the film and is simply a stock character. Malekith is on the hunt for the Aether, a powerful object (that may or may not be the Power Infinity Stone) that will allow him to return the universe to a state of darkness. That's his plan- no shades of grey, he literally wants to destroy everything. Apparently there are deleted scenes that explain a bit of Malekith's motivation, but they didn't make it to the final cut and make the villain suffer as a result. Unfortunately, Malekith does not make up for his lack of interesting characteristics with might; he is likely one of the weakest adversaries Thor has ever faced pre-Aether and only about Thor's equal post-Aether. Malekith is completely overshadowed by his henchman Kurse, and also manages to lose a dagger fight to Thor's mother Frigga, who is definitely not her sons equal in combat. How can Malekith hope to destroy the universe when he can't kill a woman with a knife? Malekith isn't all bad (he has some chilling monologues) but he certainly doesn't deserve a place higher on this list when the rest of the villains are more menacing. Sorry Christopher, but the bottom of the list is yours to keep.