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Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) 3 42.86%
General Zod (Terence Stamp) 6 85.71%
Ursa (Sarah Douglas) 1 14.29%
Non (Jack O'Halloran) 0 0%
Ross Webster (Robert Vaughn) 0 0%
Nuclear Man (Mark Pillow) 0 0%
Selena (Faye Dunaway) 1 14.29%
David Warfield (Sam Wanamaker) 0 0%
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:56 AM   #1
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Default Best Superman villain

Out of the original, Christopher Reeve series (not Superman Returns).

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Old 03-09-2014, 08:37 AM   #2
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General Zod, Terrence Stamp's Zod is quite possibly the best movie villain, quite easy this one :Woot:

Non and especially Ursa were great side villians too.

Gene Hackman's Lex Luthor is very underrated, I think he's superb in those movies.

Ross Webster wasn't that amazing but I blame the writing more than the actor. Thankfully we had Evil Superman to steal the show on that one,

Nuclear Man wasn't bad either, infact dare I also say quite underrated.

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Old 03-10-2014, 08:24 PM   #3
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Of the original film franchise, I'd have to say Zod made the best impression out of all the villains, even then. He's a physical equal to Superman and has none of Kal-El's compassion for humankind, and Stamp played that pretty effectively.

I can see where people have problems with Hackman's portrayal of Luthor these days, but in terms of main heavies I'd say he's easily second best of the bunch, simply because of the charisma that Hackman brought to him.

Now as far as the henchmen/subordinates go, again I have to lean toward SII here for my top pick, a tie - Douglas and O'Halloran as Zod's backup are pretty good at being formidable, yet also bringing little touches of humor in each their own way in slight contrast to Zod.

The second best hench, though? Vera Webster. Annie Ross is one of the few aspects of SIII I still like, outside of the Clark-Lana subplot...she's just gloriously b****y, and for lack of giving us a proper Brainiac turning her into a killer cyborg in the climax was the topper.

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Old 03-11-2014, 11:49 PM   #4
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I haven't seen Superman III, but I didn't feel right about including villain sidekicks like Otis, Luthor's girlfriend, Bianca (Selena's sidekick), Lenny Luthor, etc..

Or even minor villains like the crooks Superman takes down or the rapists in Supergirl.

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