15 Worst Villains of 2015

January 10, 2016


2015 was a good year for female power. We've had Hillary Clinton running for President, Bruce Jenner proudly proclaiming he's Caitlyn, a female Jedi top-billing Star Wars, Ronda Rousey drawing record ratings, and villainesses crowding screens, big and small (and small-small).

So we took it upon ourselves to hold the first-ever Miss Universe of villainesses. Here are the biggest, baddest of them all:

Kommissar 

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Her name sure sounds like a comic book supervillainess, but Kommissar is just the mean girl who makes aca-mazing Europop in "Pitch Perfect." Those sure are pipes of gold...if gold were rotting, that is.

Scarlet Overkill


Sign us up for that villain conference and we'd be screaming ourselves hoarse too, front row, for this despicably mod meanie.

Arsyn


Taylor Swift took "1989" to even more stratospheric success by releasing this diss song against Katy Perry. Selena Gomez's Arsyn, Perry's obvious stand-in in the cinematic music video, is guilty by association.

How to dress as her here.

Rayna Boyanov


Rose Byrne made Kristen Wiig's character's life hell in "Bridesmaids." Now it's Melissa McCarthy's turn. As Rayna's name suggests, this beeyatch is KWEEN.

Gazelle


This "Kingsman" baddie is like the Nick Vujicic of the villain world.

Dottie Underwood


Don't be conned by that New Look veneer. Dottie will not be your wartime housewife and would as sooner handle a sniper rifle than a frying pan.

Erica Kravid

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This one here is HBIC. As head honcho of Renautus, Erica Kravid is literally something to die for, to the martyrs in "Heroes Reborn."

Lucille Sharpe



We don't want to give anything away, except that there's some real "Game of Thrones" whaddafuckery going on in Guillermo del Toro's gothic masterpiece "Crimson Peak."

Alma Coin


If you're someone like Hillary, running for president in a year when the last "Hunger Games" movie is released and memes are as popular as ever is not exactly a power move. That's when you get compared to Alma Coin, and your rival (cough, Donald Trump, cough) to Coriolanus Snow. But when you really think about it, President Coin is really just George Bush, while President Snow is actually Saddam Hussein.

Astra


We're tempted to put Calista Flockhart's inveterate harridan on this spot, but this one is the real deal. It's the aunt from outer space hell!

Jeanine Matthews


Easy to dismiss "Divergent" as another "Hunger Games" copycat, except that its big baddie, Jeanine Matthews, is President Coin and President Snow all rolled into one.

Madame Kali

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For the second season of "Penny Dreadful," Helen McRory gets to play a wickeder witch than the one she left in "Harry Potter." As the evil Evelyn Poole, a.k.a. Madame Kali, she puts down cattle like a pro and can handle whips even better than Christian Grey. And when she opens her mouth to speak the Devil's tongue? Bitch, those rappers better run for their money.

The Witch Queen


Even beefy Vin Diesel had his work cut out for him in the face of this sorceress, so powerful that she takes credit for the Black Death (death toll: 200 million). Maybe she and Poison Ivy can hit it up sometime.

Lady Tremaine

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MOM. Lady Tremaine is more than just a character; she's an archetype of cruelty so primordial that it predates the fairytale of "Cinderella." Cate Blanchett giving this archetype the anachronistic Joan Crawford camp is just a sweet bonus.

How to dress as her here.

Indominus rex


She's not evil. She just happens to be sitting pretty atop the food chain, and she's inhuman in more ways than one. So you can have your archetypal Evil Stepmothers, you can have a million Alma Coins stacked from Peru to Cebu, but this force of nature gets our boss bitch award of 2015. Eat it.

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