Behind the success of a Science-Fiction film is an antagonist whose objective is destruction aimed against the protagonist and often society at large. Imagine how boring a story would be, if all the scenes are everyone being happy and getting along. Therefore, the presence of evil-doers adds to the thrill of the story’s plot. For many years, the audiences have seen these dreadful characters who were hated and here is the list of the top Science Fiction movie villains of all time.
1. Gozer from Ghost Buster ( 1984)
Originally a sci-fi comic cartoon series, the 1984 Ghost Buster is one of the timeless movies in the late 80s. Part of its success as a film is the iconic Gozer, who demonstrated a surging power of evil among the ghost buster team. Played by Slavitza Jovan, this sci-fi villain is an ancient, ultra-powerful, malignant entity from another dimension that made her way to the hustle and bustle of New York for destruction. Her famous line, “Are you, god? No? Then die”, depicts
how this monster sees humans as minor entities who are not capable of overcoming her vigor. However, the protagonist’s squad was able to dilute her many times.
2. Lex Luthor of Superman (1987)
Before making it a film, Superman’s rascal is defined as the ultimate destructor of the superhero. He has been the core enemy of Superman ever since the publication of comics down to its motion pictures. However, his most formidable character came to light in1987. Being the crusader’s nemesis, Lex’s managed to discover the weakness of Superman and designed an evil plan that restrained the mob into danger.
3. Roy Batty (Blade Runner 1982)
Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982) stars Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer is one of the most epic Sci-fi films of all times. Hauer’s performance as the villainous Roy Batty contributed to the movie’s on-screen stardom. He is immensely intelligent, superbly fast when attacking his enemy, yet struggles with his emotional disposition.
4. Loki of Marvel’s “The Avengers” (2012)
Marvel’s “The Avengers” (2012) gave birth to one of the timeless sci-fi villains featured in movies. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is the adoptive brother of one of the leads, Thor. However, it was unexpected that an ally has turned into a nemesis that embodies jealousy and ambitions. His character has gathered so much attention that “The Avengers” series would never be the same again without him.
5. The Joker of the Dark Knight (2008)
Long before Batman became a film character, The Joker has been known for its egoistic persona who commonly uses his eloquent sense of humor who only despises turmoil in general. Its superb appearance in the movie, Dark Knight (2008) is well-applauded by the mob. Heath Ledger’s portrayal earned him huge praise afterwards. Behind its fake laughter; this antagonist is a murderer and a psychopath whose main attempt is to devour Batman.
6. Megatron of Transformers
Megatron becomes a household name when it comes to enumerating the most famous Science Fiction Movies ever. Originally a cartoon character, this wicked robot has a vast capacity to attack his enemy. Being the leader of the Decepticons; the protagonist knows how skillful he is as Optimus Prime and this villain were in good terms until an ill-fated event. Up to this day, Megatron’s name symbolizes an opponent who is cunning and deceitful.
8. The Predator of The Predator (1987)
Arnold Schwarzenegger did have a hard time with the iconic villain. The predator’s sly ability to camouflage itself among anything gave chills to the elite military squad who are well-equipped when it comes to combating the opponent. This alien has the ability to spy, stalk and hunt the main characters that at one point, Major Dutch (Schwarzenegger) has to hold his breath to avoid being caught. Its ugly features and massive physique gave chills way back.
8. Agent Smith (The Matrix 1999-2003)
Empire Magazine included Agent Smith as one of the most outstanding film characters ever. Obviously, his effect in the film is inconceivable. After Neo crushed him, he transformed himself into a virus with an uncanny capacity to duplicate himself over the brains of blue pills, red pills and the like. At first glance, this Sci-fi villain looks like a typical metropolitan lad who wears a tuxedo. However, his look is deceiving as his target aims on Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-ann Moss)
9. Darth Vader (Star Wars 1977)
Star Wars is ranked as a classical Science Fiction Movie, therefore; its fans have followed its journey since its debuted on-screen. While the protagonists are enjoying the fame of its success, Darth Vader created an image of wrath making him one of the top science fiction movie villains of all time. Originally Anakin Skywalker, this Star Wars character was not innately a villain to be exact. Unveiling his identity; the audiences are stunned to know his connection with the leading figures of the story.
10. T-800 (Terminator 1984)
T-800 is an android set in the year 2029 that was sent by Skynet back in 1984 with the primary mission of searching and killing Sarah Connor, the woman whose destiny is to become the mother of John Connor, the leader of the future human battle against machines. Beside its destructive abilities, this cyborg can copy voices of which the female lead was gotten by such camouflage. T-800’s dangerous capacity earned him a spot as one of the top sci-fi film antagonists ever.
Science Fiction movie villains are considered the worst characters that bring massive destruction to the lead roles. They have carved out images of rudeness, devastation, and evil for since the genre began. Their contribution to this movie genre is immense and will continue to be important to their success.