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What's the Weirdest/Most Unique Villain?

AcererakTriple6

Autistic DM (he/him)
Okay, this is a simple question that should create a fun discussion. What is the weirdest and/or most unique villain that you have ever seen/read of in any fantasy/sci-fi book, TV show, or movie? As you can tell, this is a question thread, so feel free to upvote any particular villain that you think is outstandingly weird or unique. Feel free to submit multiple villains if you wish, but separate them into different posts so that we can see which specific one people enjoy the most.

For your submission, put the villain's name and what they're from, and then provide a reason that you think they're outstandingly unique or weird. I'll provide an example in my submission in the first post below.

So, let's get this going! What do you think is the weirdest/most unique villain in any book, TV show, or movie?
 

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AcererakTriple6

Autistic DM (he/him)
My submission is Ezra, from the Leven Thumps book series by Obert Skye.

Ezra is a maniacally evil animate toothpick that has extreme magical powers and wishes to both rule the two worlds (Earth and Foo, which is a dream-like realm filled with strange fey-like creatures) that created him and kill the person that he was once a part of, who turns out to be one of the main characters of the book series. Ezra can be seen here (note that one of his legs is made out of part of a paper-clip). I'll give a bit more of a detailed explanation in the spoiler below.

One of the main characters of the series, Geth the Lithen (a native to Foo, similar to fantasy elves in their ability to live many lifetimes, the males tending to have fair long hair, and being somewhat aloof and otherworldly), a calm-minded mentor character in the series, was turned into a seed of a tree by one of the many villains of the series. One of his allies was somehow able to get ahold of the seed before the villain could destroy it, and fled to Earth to plant the tree near the home of the story's main character, who is a Chosen One type of character. The tree eventually grew into a full-sized tree, and was eventually cut down and sold to a toothpick factory, who turned the tree into tons of toothpicks.

The part of Geth's soul that was trapped inside the tree was split into two different toothpicks, one of them containing all of Geth's anger, confusion, and fury, and the other toothpick containing the rest of his personality. The toothpick that contained most of Geth's soul was eventually restored to his humanoid form in Foo, while the other toothpick was left behind on Earth. The other toothpick, who named itself "Ezra", chose to direct its rage and anger towards the part of him that accidentally left him behind in the measly form of a toothpick, and swore to take revenge upon his other half by setting out to kill Geth and conquer both Foo and Reality.

That's my submission. I can't wait to see what other examples people can list!
 

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Shadwell, from Clive Barker's novel Weaveworld.

He is basically an evil salesman with a magical jacket with enchanted lining, that lights up with everything you've ever desired. This makes him an extremely charming and persuasive villain. One who is tasked to make what he considers "the ultimate sale".

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Dennis Nedry, from Jurassic Park (novel and film).

No villain is more dangerous, than one who isn't intensionally evil, but just negligent. Nedry is a programmer at Jurassic Park with a lot of financial problems. Nedry believes he is not being paid enough for his work, but he isn't outright evil. Nedry is simply a disgruntled employee, who is offered a vast amount of money by InGen's competitor BioSyn to commit corporate espionage and theft. The disaster that unfolds, and ultimately becomes the death of several characters in the novel, was not intensional. He didn't mean to kill anyone. Nedry simply didn't think about the consequences of his actions, nor did he have any interest in the dinosaurs on the island. The deaths are a result of negligence and incompetence. And that makes him a very realistic villain in a way.

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The Gentlemen, from the tvshow Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

These guys are grade A creepy, and the lead Gentleman is played by Doug Jones (from Pan's Labyrinth and The shape of water). The gentlemen are fairytale monsters, who dress as sophisticated upperclass men, but with freakish permanent grins and silvery teeth. They float a few inches above the ground and are followed on foot by their deranged minions in straight jackets. They come to a town and steal everyone's voice, so that no one can scream for help. Then they set about to surgically remove people's hearts while they are awake, but unable to scream. Only the sound of a screaming princess can slay them.
 
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Zardnaar

Legend
shadwellwarren.jpg


Shadwell, from Clive Barker's novel Weaveworld.

He is basically an evil salesman with a magical jacket with enchanted lining, that lights up with everything you've ever desired. This makes him an extremely charming and persuasive villain. One who is tasked to make what he considers "the ultimate sale".

Dennis_Nedry.png


Dennis Nedry, from Jurassic Park (novel and film).

No villain is more dangerous, than one who isn't intensionally evil, but just negligent. Nedry is a programmer at Jurassic Park with a lot of financial problems. Nedry believes he is not being paid enough for his work, but he isn't outright evil. Nedry is simply a disgruntled employee, who is offered a vast amount of money by InGen's competitor BioSyn to commit corporate espionage and theft. The disaster that unfolds, and ultimately becomes the death of several characters in the novel, was not intensional. He didn't mean to kill anyone. Nedry simply didn't think about the consequences of his actions, nor did he have any interest in the dinosaurs on the island. The deaths are a result of negligence and incompetence. And that makes him a very realistic villain in a way.

Gentlemen.jpg


The Gentlemen, from the tvshow Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

These guys are grade A creepy, and the lead Gentleman is played by Doug Jones (from Pan's Labyrinth and The shape of water). The gentlemen are fairytale monsters, who dress as sophisticated upperclass men, but with freakish permanent grins and silvery teeth. They float a few inches above the ground and are followed on foot by their deranged minions in straight jackets. They come to a town and steal everyone's voice, so that no one can scream for help. Then they set about to surgically remove people's hearts while they are awake, but unable to scream. Only the sound of a screaming princess can slay them.

They were great and I'm not even a Buffy fan. Wife and her sister though sheesh.
 





Sure. Let's hear it!
okay, first I will describe what they are.
a giant cleaning system for an entity so like something that keeps your skin free of parasites and such they just happen to be sufficiently big that they can give seven-foot tall magic robots with stupid crazy powers pause.
coming in six coloured varieties for different climates, lesser scout varieties, suped-up ones made to fix the oversite of most hive minds and the two queens who direct the swarm.

they will never stop trying to kill you as your closer to a dust bunny to them than any kind of being who matters also they have a variety of fun powers as the bodies are just power armour for something kinda like a face-hugger only less rapey.

they are not at all evil just driven to fulfil their function and were some of the least interesting bad guys.
bohrok wake one you wake them all.
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Yes, the movie in which a giant mechanical spider appears only because the producer couldn't get one in another movie. (Seriously: If you haven't already seent he documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives'", you owe it to yourself).
Ah, yes. That story is amazing, and a hilarious dive into how Hollywood movies are made.
 


Yes, the movie in which a giant mechanical spider appears only because the producer couldn't get one in another movie. (Seriously: If you haven't already seen the documentary "The Death of 'Superman Lives'", you owe it to yourself).
There is no movie that can't be made better by the addition of a giant mechanical spider.
 


Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
I like Planet Chiron from Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri - the idea of an entire planet covered with the tangled mycelium of a vast fungus-colony that spawns psychic mindworm boils to defend itself from threats has lots of potential for horror.

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not that Planet was really the villain in the endgame
 


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