10 Video Game Villains That Bend Time And Space Itself!

Talk about not playing fair.

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There's no denying that the passage of time is as inevitable as the sun rising and setting - literally. It cannot be stopped. We live, we die, and we play video games in-between - it's all just a part of life.

Yet there's a contingent of people, typically on the villainous side, who don't want to accept that outcome, and so will do everything in their considerable powers to try and stop it. Or if not stop it, at least bend the laws of time and space sufficiently to grant them the powers of entropy and beyond.

Be it to change events to selfishly keep themselves alive longer, or achieve the loftier goal of total world domination through time and causality manipulation, these 10 villains harnessed time in the most deliciously mischievous of ways.

Some simply want to watch the world burn, whilst others want to bring the universe to a complete standstill. Oh sure, they might think they're doing the right thing, but in the grand scheme of things, it's usually quite the opposite.

While it's easy to appreciate the temptation these villains succumbed to, the dangers of meddling with the flow of time are just far too great to ever make the potential personal gain worth it...

10. Dr. N. Tropy - Crash Bandicoot

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You don't get Time Lords much more blatant than Dr. Nefarious Tropy, one of the primary villains of the Crash Bandicoot franchise.

N. Tropy was first introduced in Crash 3: Warped as a self-professed "master of time" who created the Time Twister Machine, allowing Dr. Neo Cortex's minions to travel through time and acquire crystals to aid his plan of conquering the world.

Though N. Tropy is eventually defeated and trapped in a timeless prison along with both Cortex and Uka Uka, he does make sporadic re-appearances in future games, most recently in the direct Crash 3 sequel, Crash 4: It's About Time.

N. Tropy escapes from his prison and teams up with a parallel dimension, female version of himself, plotting to destroy all other timelines so that he and his new counterpart can rule the universe together.

The villains are ultimately foiled once again by game's end, knocked into a dimensional hole by Crash's foe-turned-friend Dingodile. Though assuming more Crash sequels are to be made - and they surely are - we'll likely be seeing him/them again soon enough.


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