Villain origin popularity contest

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#1 Edited by waezi2 (25092 posts) - - Show Bio

Vote for the villain origin you like more.

Round 1, first battle:

Aku

Originating long ago in the depths of space as a formless evil Aku was banished by the gods Odin, Ra, and Vishnu in order to protect the universe from his influence - yet a small shard of the great shadow managed to survive and flew off into space - for many years this shard continued flying through space until it eventually landed on Earth, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs in the process.

Many years later the site on which Aku landed would become the ancient island of Japan, which Aku infected like a horrible disease - creating vast forests of evil in the land and threatening to consume it, eventually Aku's threat became so great that Jack's father decided to rid the land of the demon once and for all using magical-oil made by Buddhist monks, however when he fired an arrow coated with this oil into the evil entity it didn't destroy it but rather gave it form and sentience, thus forming Aku as a humanoid threat of unstoppable power.

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Taskmaster

He used to be an undercover SHIELD agent who injected himself with the serum giving him the photographic reflexes. After seeing somebody performing an action, he can perfectly copy it (for example, copying the fighting styles of the various heroes and villains by seeing them in action). As a side effect of the serum, he developed an amnesia and created his alter-ego 'Taskmaster', the mercenary working for the various criminal organizations.

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#3 Posted by deactivated-598aab95b6c09 (816 posts) - - Show Bio

Taskmaster

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#4 Posted by gunmetalgrey (4851 posts) - - Show Bio

Close, but I'm going with Taskmaster.

I already loved the character before, but finding out his origin after three decades since his first appearance really changed my outlook on the guy.

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#5 Posted by dan12456 (3006 posts) - - Show Bio

Taskmaster

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#6 Posted by BlackLegRaph (5525 posts) - - Show Bio

Aku

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#7 Posted by hyiena (5386 posts) - - Show Bio
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#8 Posted by Bullet_to_the_Head (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Taskmaster, his origins are actually sorta sad

Mainly because he doesn't remember the life he before he was a Shield agent, so he forgot all about his Wife and Stuff, and then he accidently discovers her again and remembers her, only to forget her again because he learns a new fighting style. And it happens a lot.

He really can't have a normal life anymore.

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#9 Posted by KrleAvenger (26269 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice. I like this. Taskmaster for me.

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#10 Posted by HeroUp2112 (18397 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry brother. I don't know enough villain origins for this one. Y'all have fun though :)

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#11 Posted by Prossor_Kobras (1479 posts) - - Show Bio

@heroup2112: But... He listed the villain origins up top!

My vote is Aku.

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#12 Posted by HeroUp2112 (18397 posts) - - Show Bio

@prossor_kobras: ahem..errrr. silly me. Then Aku...I feel like such a dorf.

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#13 Posted by Prossor_Kobras (1479 posts) - - Show Bio
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#14 Posted by waezi2 (25092 posts) - - Show Bio

6-2

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#16 Posted by waezi2 (25092 posts) - - Show Bio

@darthkostis: @dankhan6: @blacklegraph: @hyiena: @bullet_to_the_head: @krleavenger: @heroup2112: @prossor_kobras: @Feartheliving: @queen_marceline: @guru_crack: @kairan1979: @rukelnikovftw: @gunmetalgrey:

Ladies and gentlemen, Mako has finally been bested!

Taskmaster win. New battle:

Phantasm

Andrea Beaumont was the daughter of Carl Beaumont, a successful businessman who found himself in debt to Gotham crime boss Salvatore Valestra. Unaware of the serious nature of her father's problems, Andrea would stumble into a chance meeting with Bruce Wayne at her mother's gravesite while the young billionaire was visiting the graves of his own parents. Unfortunately for Andrea and Bruce, Carl's mob ties turned from sour to deadly. Fearing for his life, Carl forced Andrea into hiding with him. Knowing only that Andrea was leaving and would not return, Bruce fell into despair and threw himself back into "the plan" by becoming the Dark Knight. Carl and Andrea attempted to disappear into anonymity, but they were soon found by Valestra's chief hitman. Despite managing to pay Valestra back, Carl was killed with Andrea left alive to mourn him... and to plot her revenge. She covered up her father's death, using his remaining money to establish a life for herself and acquire the weapons and equipment she would need to exact revenge on the men who ordered her father's death.

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Red Skull

He is a German who was discovered and personally trained by Hitler to become his right hand man. As a symbol of fear, he was given an identity based around a grotesque red skull mask and made the head of Nazi terrorist activities. In that role he took on a wide variety of missions, which involved carrying out assassinations and serving as the the embodiment of Nazi intimidation. As a result, he spurred the creation of his polar opposite, Captain America, a costumed superhero that stood for good and freedom. Clashing throughout the second war, he was eventually buried under rubble and exposed to experimental gas, which kept him alive for several decades in a state of suspended animation. Uncovered by the terrorist organization HYDRA, he quickly turned the attention of its resources toward the goal of world domination and the death of his enemy, who had survived the decades frozen in arctic ice.

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#17 Posted by HeroUp2112 (18397 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull

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#18 Posted by KrleAvenger (26269 posts) - - Show Bio
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#19 Posted by deactivated-598aab95b6c09 (816 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull

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#21 Posted by Bullet_to_the_Head (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull

Phantasm seems like one of those over used Revenge Stories

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#22 Posted by deactivated-579ecfa921bb2 (4347 posts) - - Show Bio

red

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#23 Posted by hyiena (5386 posts) - - Show Bio
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#24 Posted by waezi2 (25092 posts) - - Show Bio

7-0

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#25 Posted by Kairan1979 (27397 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull

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#26 Posted by waezi2 (25092 posts) - - Show Bio

8-0

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#27 Posted by Guru_Crack (11568 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull

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#28 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

Phantasm

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#29 Posted by Prossor_Kobras (1479 posts) - - Show Bio

Der Rote Schadel

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#30 Posted by dan12456 (3006 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull

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#31 Posted by xblah_blahx (2893 posts) - - Show Bio

Red skull

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#32 Posted by waezi2 (25092 posts) - - Show Bio

@616vulture: @guru_crack: @darkdetective27: @dankhan6:

@darthkostis: @dankhan6: @blacklegraph: @hyiena: @bullet_to_the_head: @krleavenger: @heroup2112: @prossor_kobras: @Feartheliving:@queen_marceline: @guru_crack: @kairan1979: @rukelnikovftw: @gunmetalgrey:

Red Skull win. New battle:

Light Yagami

Light Yagami one day discovered a mysterious notebook on the ground at his high-school. Written on the cover were the words "Death Note". The Death Note's instructions stated that if a human's name is written within it, that person shall die. Light was initially skeptical of the notebook's authenticity, but after experimenting with it, Light realized that the Death Note was real.

After putting much thought into whether or not he should continue using the notebook, he ascertained that no one else will be able to bear the burden of improving the world. Light then decides to make it his goal to get rid of all the evil people in the world, and ruling over it as God.

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Baroness

She was born into the aristocratic family and lived a life of luxury and comfort. The murder of her brother gave her a darker outlook, and led her to joining Cobra. Baroness rose through the ranks and eventually became second-in-command behind Cobra Commander.

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#33 Edited by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

Light

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#35 Posted by FearTheLiving (8837 posts) - - Show Bio

Light Yagami

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#36 Posted by Prossor_Kobras (1479 posts) - - Show Bio

Light Yagami

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#37 Posted by waezi2 (25092 posts) - - Show Bio

Baroness

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#38 Posted by Kairan1979 (27397 posts) - - Show Bio

Baroness

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#39 Posted by waezi2 (25092 posts) - - Show Bio

4-2

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#40 Posted by KrleAvenger (26269 posts) - - Show Bio

have no idea.

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#41 Posted by HeroUp2112 (18397 posts) - - Show Bio

Yagami though Baroness looks better in black leather ;)

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#42 Posted by deactivated-57b54fc9eb0d8 (3015 posts) - - Show Bio

Light.

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#44 Posted by RukelnikovFTW (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

Kira!

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#45 Posted by waezi2 (25092 posts) - - Show Bio

8-2

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#46 Edited by deactivated-598aab95b6c09 (816 posts) - - Show Bio

Baroness

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#47 Posted by waezi2 (25092 posts) - - Show Bio

@impure_world: @night3939: @rukelnikovftw:

@616vulture: @guru_crack: @darkdetective27: @dankhan6:

@darthkostis: @dankhan6: @blacklegraph: @hyiena: @bullet_to_the_head: @krleavenger: @heroup2112: @prossor_kobras:@Feartheliving:@queen_marceline: @guru_crack: @kairan1979: @rukelnikovftw: @gunmetalgrey:

Light Yagami win. New battle:

Bill Cipher

Bill originated from the 2nd Dimension. However, Bill despises living in a "flat world with flat minds and flat ideas." He embraced chaos and destruction over anything else, and made it his mission to spread it as far as it could go. Bill "liberated" his dimension by taking to a higher plane of existence and became a demon who can manipulate time and space. Now seeking a way to enter our dimension, Bill became a dream demon who has manipulated countless humans over the eons to get access to our world as a physical being to "liberate" that dimension as well.

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Mr Freeze(animated)

Victor Fries was one of GothCorp's most brilliant scientists and cryogenic researchers. When his wife, Nora Fries became infected with a deadly disease, he developed a special freezing cell and planned to cryogenically hold her until a cure was found. However, Fries had been misappropriating GothCorp's money, which left the company in debt and the experiment unauthorized. When he was interrupted by GothCorp CEO, Ferris Boyle, a fight ensued and Fries grabbed a handgun, and pointed it at Boyle and his security guards. Fries was then calmly ordered to drop the gun. The reasoning that it was not his nature to resort to violence and that a possibility may have existed for him to legitimately bankroll Nora's experiment. When Boyle's smooth talk got to Fries as he relaxed and let down his guard, the deceitful CEO kicked the scientist into a lab table full of beakers which exploded. The resulting explosion smashed Fries into his cryogenic freezing tanks and the accident soaked his entire body with the freezing solution and rendered him unable to survive outside of a sub-zero environment. After he vowed revenge on those who had wronged him, Dr. Victor Fries became known as "Mr. Freeze" and created a vacuum tight suit which maintained his body temperature at 50 degrees below zero and tripled his strength as well as built a laser-powered cold gun.

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#48 Edited by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

Freeze

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#49 Posted by deactivated-598aab95b6c09 (816 posts) - - Show Bio

Mr. Freeze

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#50 Posted by Guru_Crack (11568 posts) - - Show Bio

Mr. Freeze