5 movie villains from a monologue far from their triumph

One of the most common is when the villain has a final monologue. This usually happens when it looks like the villain is about to win. The hero appears defeated, and the villain takes some time to gloat and describe the end of his master plan, what they are going to do with the hero, or other details.


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No matter how much they talked, there were movies where the bad guys didn’t know when to stop their monologues. As such, they are ultimately lost because either they were talking for too long and got distracted, or their monologue only provided the heroes with the information they needed to know.

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5/5 Khan in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Khan smiling in Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan

When villains spend years, sometimes decades plotting revenge, they are more inclined to talk about their victory. Khan Noonen Singh holds a deep grudge against Kirk after Kirk is stranded on a planet. When Khan finally catches up with Kirk, it’s not enough for him to put the entire crew in danger. When Kirk and his ship finally appear to be finished, Khan doesn’t destroy them right away. Instead, he makes sure that Kirk knows exactly who is responsible for his upcoming death, and why.

Khan’s need to have the last word gives Kirk and his crew enough time to solve the problem, and they are able to finally defeat Khan. Given that Khan believes himself to be superior, both physically and mentally, to Kirk and the other humans, the fact that his pride and emotions cost him his victory makes the film’s finale all the more ironic.

4/5 Darth Sidious in Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Star Wars Episode VI Darth Sidious

Even legendary series like star Wars Not avoiding the danger of falling into the “evil monologues their way to defeat” pit. Darth Sidious has great experience when it comes to people, but despite that, he fails to realize that messing with family isn’t a good idea. After failing to convince Luke Skywalker to join the Dark Side and kill his father, Darth Sidious hurts and then taunts Luke and keeps talking, until Darth Vader regains his strength and decides that enough is enough.

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In a surprising moment of defiance (for Darth Sidious, at least), Darth Vader takes on Darth Sidious, explaining that the strength of family ties is sometimes greater than the appeal of the dark side (though Kylo Ren might not agree with that assessment, given Considering the fact that he killed his father).

3/5 Scar in The Lion King (1994)

Scar (Cheuel Ejiofor) - The Lion King

The classic animated movie the king lion Another excellent example of how even the villain’s soliloquy that leads to his defeat doesn’t always detract from the overall quality of the film. Throughout the movie, Scar does well when it comes to making his evil plan come true. He is responsible for his brother’s death, forces young Simba to leave, and becomes the new king. This isn’t a bad outcome for an ambitious villain, but Scar ruins his potential victory for himself.

After Simba returns to take the throne, as is his right, Scar nearly kills him…but not before telling Simba the truth about how his father died. Unbeknownst to Scar, hearing the truth is exactly what a seemingly defeated Simba needs to regain his energy, and he ends up triumphing over his evil uncle.

2/5 The Incredibles Syndrome (2004)

The Incredibles Syndrome

The villain’s victorious monologue appears most commonly in superhero films. The Incredibles They successfully parody superhero tropes and cliches, but they also contain a sinister monologue – one that costs his victory syndrome. The film at least indicates the danger of proselytizing to heroes, as Syndrome had previously held himself back from releasing his monologue in Mr. Incredible. Still, the resolve not to tell any superhero his master plan doesn’t last, and at the end of the movie, Syndrome’s epic monologue doesn’t last.

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After Jack-Jack defeats him thanks to his newfound powers, Syndrome does not flee but instead confronts the Incredibles, threatening them. This does not work well as it offers Mr. Incredible the opportunity to deal with Syndrome once and for all.

1/5 Ronan in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 Ronan and Peter

Despite its popularity, the MCU has created some pretty sinister monologues over the years. A good example of this is Mysterio’s monologue Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) in which he talks about his master plan in great detail and takes the time to thank everyone who worked on the plan. But at least Mysterio didn’t talk his victory away like Ronan the Accused did in the beginning Guardians of the Galaxy Movie. When Ronan confronts the Guardians on Xandar and emerges unscathed from the fight, instead of using his hammer to destroy Xandar, he launches into a long monologue.

This gives the Guardians enough time to find a foothold and decide how to distract Ronan from carrying out his plan. In the end, Peter Quill does just that by bursting into dancing and singing, making it one of the most unusual films in the MCU. By the time Ronan comes to his senses, the Guardians figure out what to do and as a result, Ronan is defeated.

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