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Submitted by atticon40 1194d ago | opinion piece

Ten of the Most Cunning Villains in Video Game History

Our intrepid heroes have fought long and hard to make their way to this point. They’ve devastated every mook and lieutenant that’s been thrown at them; they’ve exploited every single flaw they could find in the antagonist’s machinations, and they have, for all intents and purposes, emerged victorious.

Well, except for one tiny, troublesome detail: the villain wanted them to succeed.

Here’s a tribute to a few of the most manipulative, most intelligent, and most effective villains from throughout video game history. (Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear : Solid Snake, PC, Pokemon Black and White, PS3, Xbox 360)

Cam977  +   1195d ago
ORNSTEIN AND SMOUGH.
Alone, they're easy however; when fought together, they make up for the other's weakness which I believe gives them the #1 spot.
Canary  +   1194d ago
...Do you know what the word "cunning" means? Or the word "villain?" Because Ornstein and Smough are neither.

As for the list here, it's a good one. Well, aside from The Illusive Man. He... couldn't be described as cunning at all, and only barely passed muster as a villain.

I'd replace him with Marcello from Dragon Quest VIII, though he was a bit less of a villain and a bit more of an anti-hero.
Cam977  +   1194d ago
I know they push the boundaries a bit too far but I really can't think of anyone who is "cunning". In films, yes, but games, no.
Lord_Sloth  +   1194d ago
I'd say Liquid Ocelot is quite cunning.
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vork77  +   1194d ago
what no ganon?
hazelamy  +   1194d ago
no mention of Frank Fontaine?

i can't really say what he did, because, well, spoilers.
but damn,that bastard's sneaky.

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