Hollywood has seen an endless number of movies featuring a hero and a villain. No matter who writes the script or how many plot twists it has, the bad guy is always defeated. Some heroes follow a ‘no-kill’ policy because it seems too harsh and unfair to end a life. However, the sinister characters have had to suffer punishments way worse than death. No matter how evil the villain was, you can’t stop sympathizing with them. One cannot wish even for their worst enemy to endure this agony. These are the 10 movie villains with a fate worse than death.
Red Skull –Avengers: Infinity War
Red Skull was one of the earliest antagonists of MCU who wanted to get hold of the Space Stone and achieve world domination. After he came across the Tesseract and exploded into thin air, fans assumed that he was dead. It wasn’t until “Avengers: Infinity War” that we learnt he was jettisoned into Vormir to look after the Soul Stone for the past 70 years.
Boba Fett – Return of the Jedi
Boba Fett was a widely liked antagonist from the “Star Wars” universe. It is still painful to recall his end in “Return of Jedi”. The worse death sentence one could get is being eaten up by the monster Sarlacc. Whoever fell into Sarlacc’s mouth in the Great Pit of Carkoon would get digested slowly over a thousand years. Boba Fett was unfortunate to fall in the pit and get gulped down by the monster. Chances are that he is still alive and getting digested unless starvation and thirst have already consumed him.
Carmine Falcone – Batman Begins
Carmine Falcone was one of the powerful mobsters who joined forces with Ra’s al Ghul and Scarecrow to spread the fear toxin in Gotham City. After getting incarcerated by Batman, Carmine tries to blackmail Scarecrow but is exposed to fear toxin. Now, he spends every minute of his life in Arkham Asylum hallucinating Scarecrow.
Helen Sharp and Madeline Ashton – Death Becomes Her
This dark comedy was chilling in its own ways that force you to contemplate deeper things. Helen and Madeline come across a potion that keeps them young and beautiful forever. Some of its side effects include immortality, temporary perishability, and occasional disembodiment. In the end, the women attend a former partner’s funeral who lived a happy life. Unfortunately, they trip over while leaving and scatter all their body parts for the 100th time.
Emily Taylor – Side Effects
“Side Effects” was a brilliant thriller based on a cunning woman who devises a lengthy plan to kill her husband. She starts the charade by claiming to be depressed and taking antidepressants prescribed to her. On finding the perfect opportunity, Emily stabs her husband and blames it on the antidepressants. When she is sent back to the doctor responsible for her case from day one, he realizes the whole game and how it affected his career. He fulfilled his vengeance by declaring her mentally unstable and sending her into the chilly psychiatric hospital. Emily would stay in the ward for as long as the doctor wanted.
The Riddler – Batman Forever
When the Riddler activates the brainwave machine to receive all the information on Gotham City, he is abruptly stopped by Batman. The Dark Knight is able to destroy the machine but also inadvertently fries the Riddler’s brain. This bad guy is sent to Arkhan Asylum where he spends his days assuming that he is Batman.
Lotso – Toy Story 3
Lotso was like no other teddy bear, for he turned the lives of other toys into hell. He wasn’t worthy of our mercy after how he tried to push Woody and his friends to the furnace. But that doesn’t mean he deserved to be tied behind a trash truck forever.
What would you do if a genie offered you three wishes? Would you wish for three more wishes? Good luck trying to outsmart the lamp. Jafar made the same mistake of undermining the lamp and dug his own grave. We weren’t surprised when he asked to become the Sultan and the most powerful sorcerer of all time. But for the last part, Jafar wished to be a genie himself. His third wish to become a genie was indeed granted but it also trapped him in the lamp for eternity.
Agent Smith- The Matrix Revolutions
Agent Smith was the main villain and a computer virus in “The Matrix” franchise. In the second part, i.e, “The Matrix Revolutions”, Neo sacrifices himself by getting consumed by Agent Smith. This victory wasn’t as blissful for Smith as he had expected. He eventually gets destroyed but is stuck in the Matrix system forever.
Jack the Ripper- Time After Time
As the name suggests, Jack the Ripper was a notorious serial killer who used H.G. Wells’ time machine to escape the 20th Century he belonged to. But H.G Wells managed to remove a crucial element from the machine that traps the Ripper in time for eternity….with no break and end.