Even though we love the bald look, it seems that directors and filmmakers like to make the bald guy the villain. I do have to say, it’s hard to dispute due to the fact that some of the best villains ever have been bald.
In this article, I am going to go through the top 7 bald villains and what they do to earn their status! By the way, big time SPOILER ALERT for most of the movies these villains are in!
If any of you don’t know who this villain is, then I highly suggest you go watch “The Matrix”. Cypher is on the good guy’s side throughout the movie, until he sells them out to improve his personal gain. He encompasses the idea of self-indulgence and will do anything he can to improve a position for himself. At one point, he kills 4 of his friends and sells one out so he can go on to live a luxurious, “fake” life. However, things don’t end the best for him. Cypher earns his spot in the top 7 due to his cowardliness and ruthless acts.
Even though Gollum has a few strands of long hair left, we still consider him a bald villain. Similar to Cypher’s obsession with a false reality, Gollum’s obsession is over the precious ring. He will stop at nothing to have the ring back in his possession and tries to kill Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee in the process. However, his actions aren’t the only thing that makes him a villain. The look and sound of Gollum are like a creature and leave you questioning his every move, even when he appears to be the nice guy.
In my opinion, this is one of the most badass villains I ever created. Not only does he have an epic look with red and black stripes on his body and horns on his head, but he has an awesome double-edged lightsaber that he absolutely wrecks Jedi with. I’ve never been a fan of villains, but you have to respect Darth Maul’s look and ability. He makes the list for how many Jedi he is able to kill and crazy fight scenes he has, especially the one with Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Seen in the “Dark Knight Rises” Bane is a mercenary that is looking to completely destroy Gotham city and Batman. Tom Hardy does an excellent job of playing the villain and can easily destroy Batman with a few blows and kicks. However, the reason he makes the list is the psychological part of his ruthlessness. He throws Bruce Wayne into a pit of darkness and gives him the one thing that can drive people mad, hope. He wants Bruce to think he can make it back to Gotham and save his city, even though all odds are against him.
#3-Kevin Spacey in Seven
If you haven’t seen this movie, there are some spoilers coming but nothing that will ruin the movie. If you have, then you know why he deserves to be in the top 7 of villains. Kevin Spacey plays a serial killer psychopath that violently kills people who commit one of the seven sins. The way he goes about this is violent, brutal, and disturbing to see. At the very end of the movie Brad Pitt is yelling the infamous lines, “WHATS IN THE BOX!” and if you haven’t seen the movie, you don’t want to know what’s in that box.
The Harry Potter movies are arguably the best series ever made. A big part of why the movies are so great is due to the main villain, Voldemort, aka Tom Riddle. This character encompasses everything that is evil and uses dark magic to put his soul in 8 tangible objects known as Horcruxes. He does everything he can to kill Harry Potter and take over the wizardly realm, leaving many dead in his wake. The theory that bald characters are better villains holds up here due to the fact that Tom Riddle evolved into Voldemort.
“Avengers Infinity War” was a jam-packed movie with constant fighting scenes and great cinematography, but the best part for me was watching Thanos in action. Alright, big SPOILERS coming up! He not only can destroy planets with the slightest movement of his hand but is able to completely destroy the Avengers. Even though he has to pay the ultimate price, Thanos eliminates half of the universe with the snap of his fingers, including half of the Avengers! I was floored by this and upset, but ultimately respected the pure power Thanos has with all six of the infinity stones.
There you have it, the best of the bald villains! If you feel there are some villains who were cheated and should have made it on the list, let us know in the forum!