Isn’t it true that heroes are always attractive? That appears to be a very widespread motif in narrative across a variety of mediums. However, sometimes, the bad guys and villains are way cooler than the good men and superheroes. When you peel aside their masks and makeup, it’s evident that the costume department had to work extra hard to hide the eye candy. Here are several actors who played a Marvel villain who are really attractive but hide their beauty behind their masks:
1) Josh Brolin as Thanos
Josh Brolin had to wear a motion capture outfit while enacting his sequences as Thanos, the ultimate Marvel villain. The character’s purple complexion was added in post-production by the visual effects crew. Although certain aspects of the actor’s looks, including the shape of his eyes, nose, and mouth, made it to the big screen, he, fortunately, lacks Thanos’ massive chin, hairless head, purple skin, and towering stature in real life.
2) Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser
Under all the blue and black facial makeup he sported to play Marvel villain Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy, fans can be forgiven for not identifying Lee Pace. The heavy makeup completely obscured the Golden Globe-nominated actor’s face. In addition, his costume included a cloaking headpiece and a thick bodice. This caused him to blend in with the Kree persona completely, leaving behind his own.
3) Mads Mikkelsen as Kaecilius
Mads Mikkelsen had to go through some extensive makeup to play Kaecilius, the Marvel villain. This included a purple and grey raccoon mask to indicate his connection to Dormammu and the evil dimension. If that wasn’t enough to detract from his inherent handsomeness, there was also his long, faux-silver ponytail, which gave him a more mature appearance. Mikkelsen in real is undeniably attractive and has even modeled for several fashion ads.
4) Alexis Denisof as The Other
Alexis Denisof, who played The Other in The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, is another Marvel villain whose image was fully disguised. Denisof was confined with numerous layers of clothing to become Thanos’ minion, including a blue and purple cosmetic regime, a wiry face mask, and a hooded cloak. As a result, it was impossible to make out the actor’s face amid all of the obscurity. Denisof actually is super hot with dishwater blonde hair, piercing blue eyes, and a dazzling, white smile in real life.
5) Karen Gillan as Nebula
After making up with her sister Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Nebula started serving the good guys. However, because she made her debut as a villain, she is still included in this list. Gillan wore metallic and blue makeup, shaved her vivid red curls, darkened out her naturally dark brown eyes even more, and added a few android body parts for added effect to become Thanos’ least favorite daughter. Karen Gillan, the actress who plays her, is actually pretty attractive in real life.