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The Supervillain Reader$
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Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496826466

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.001.0001

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Vivisecting the Villain

Vivisecting the Villain

A Framework for the Analysis of Enemy Image Construction in Cinema

(p.62) Chapter 6 Vivisecting the Villain
The Supervillain Reader

Lennart Soberon

University Press of Mississippi

The supervillain is not unique to the superhero genre and predates comic literature. There are five types of supervillains: the monster, the enemy commander, mad scientist, criminal mastermind, and the inverted-superhero supervillain. These types of villains are non-exclusive. The supervillain’s main goal is often destructive, selfish, and anti-social. Villains are proactive while heroes are reactive.

Keywords:   Superheroes, Supervillain, James Bond, Beowulf, Stan Lee

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