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Villain Worship

The bad guy takes the place of the hero as the go-to idol

Implications - Heroes represent the part of the human psyche focused on progress and doing the right thing. For many, the hero figure is more of an aspiration than a reality. The villain, however, represents the more indulgent, self-serving side of the human condition. In today's selfcentric society, the villain is simply easier to relate to.
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6 Featured, 54 Examples:
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Date Range:
Jun 12 — May 13
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Featured Examples

Fantasy Villain Footwear
Fantasy Villain Footwear
Kobi Levi's New Line Will Help You Become the Fairest of Them All
Innovative footwear designer Kobi Levi has come up with several more “wearable sculptures” to excite even the least fashion-inclined soul: Disney villain-inspired shoes. Levi used... MORE
play_circle_filled Evil Queen Cosmetic Tutorials
Evil Queen Cosmetic Tutorials
The Maleficent Makeup Transformation is a Great Halloween DIY
If you need a last minute Halloween DIY costume idea, try the Maleficent Makeup Transformation tutorial by YouTube user Tamang Phan aka dope2111. Maleficent was one of the most vicious and... MORE
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Metal-Controlling Winter Headgear
The Magneto Helmet Beanie Salutes the Ultimate X-Man Villain
The Magneto Helmet Beanie is the only toque that both keeps your head warm and allows you to control metal. The beanie was crocheted by Justine Hoffman, proprietor of the Etsy store JustinesCC. The... MORE
Villainous Crocheted Masks
Villainous Crocheted Masks
This Crocheted Bane Mask is Essential for Woolly Battles with Batman
Ever since Christopher Nolan released his trilogy capping The Dark Knight Rises, the Bane mask has become a ubiquitous part of pop culture. With that in mind, Etsy seller StitchFinderGeneral has a... MORE
Retro Movie Criminal Captures
Retro Movie Criminal Captures
Jempix's Photos of Batman Bad Guys Mimic 1920s Mug Shots
These photo-mimicking images of Batman bad guys by Jason Mark, AKA Jempix, gives us an idea as to what it may have looked like if these characters existed in the 1920s. The series gets its... MORE
Evil Antagonist-Inspired Makeup
Evil Antagonist-Inspired Makeup
The MAC Venemous Villains Line Takes Cues From Disney Bad Guys
The MAC Venemous Villains collection plays off of the current popularity of fairy tales. Teaming up with Disney, it revolves around four of the most prolific bad guys in its history: Cruella de Vil... MORE

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