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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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The Supervillain Reader

Cait Mongrain

David D. Perlmutter

University Press of Mississippi

Supervillains are an important part of superhero narratives. They are drawn to crime for a variety of reasons, including greed, sadism, selfishness, as well as psychological typologies. Villains often allow the heroes to fight openly for justice and the rule of law. There are several major types of villains: Straightforward Criminal, The Vengeful Villain, The Heroic Villain, and Sadistic Supervillain.

Keywords:   Typology of Villainy, Roy Baueister, Criminology, Spider-Man (film), Green Goblin

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