Originally Posted by Dark Raven
Either way, Zola or Modok look rather ridiculous. I don't see Modok as the big bad either. He always seems to have been used by AIM as a weapon. He's also far too impersonal to be really used as the main villain. You need someone more humanoid that you can relate to like Baron Zemo or Strucker.
Modok is almost like Master Mould of the Sentinels, or the Kree Supreme Intelligence. He's also more in the realms of V'Ger in Star Trek as opposed to Khan (which Zemo or Strucker would be like).
Good points, and good analogies.
Maybe it could be a situation similar to what IM3 seems to have, where you've got two main villains, and both seem to think that they're the one in charge (Killian and Mandarin). You could have Zola/MODOK as an evil genius rogue AI in an android body, working with a more human ally like Zemo or Lukin or Strucker who's intent on bringing the Bad Old Days back.