Poll Reveals The Ultimate Villain And Hero

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LOVEFiLM has conducted a lot of polls trying to figure out things such as fans most wanted superpower. A recent poll with over 3,00 respondants tried to put together the ultimate villain and hero. To celeberate the release of The Dark Knight Rises, LOVEFilM worked with a comic book artist to bring the two to life.

According to the fans the ultimate villain can change his appearance, has Doc Ock tentacles, and wears face paint to hid his scars.

To mark the release of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, LOVEFiLM – Europe’s largest subscription service streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by post – asked 3,500 film fans to identify what makes The Ultimate Villain by voting for the best headgear, outfit, accessories and superpowers from villains featured on the big screen. Using the results LOVEFiLM worked with a comic book artist to bring this devious anti-hero to life.

The ultimate villain, as voted on by movie fans, would have the head and outfit of The Joker with the color of the suit influenced by Venom. He would have Doc Ock tentacle arms, the cape of Doctor Doom, and the mask of Hellboy’s nemesis Kroenen. His powers would consist of the ability to change his appearance like Mystique as well as having metal manipulation like Magneto.

To have that big of a villain, you have to have a hero. The ultimate hero would wear a mask like Rorschach, the body armor of Batman (which narrowly beat out Iron Man’s suit), and Wolverine’s claws to fight crime. The ultimate hero would also borrow Batman’s utility belt and Batmobile.

Helen Cowley, editor of LOVEFiLM, commented on the poll: “With so many great superhero films out this summer we wanted to find out what film fans thought would make the ultimate enemy. Any caped crusader would have their hands full if they came face to face with The Ultimate Villain. Even The Ultimate Superhero would struggle to fend off this foe whose powers and accessories make for a very potent mix of weaponry!” Jack Lawrence brought the results to life. He had this to say: “Bringing The Ultimate Villain to life, a character who has been created by film fans as the best of the best, was an incredible experience. The end result is one very dangerous and menacing adversary.

Here is a list of the other options and the full results if you want to see what just missed out.

The nation’s top three villain headgear items are:
1. The Joker’s paint/scarring, Batman: The Dark Knight (44 per cent) 2. Kroenen’s leather mask, Hellboy (13 per cent) 3. Bane’s face mask, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (11 per cent) Other (32 per cent)

The nation’s top three villain outfits are:
1. The Joker’s eccentric suit, Batman: The Dark Knight (39 per cent) 2. Venom’s alien symbiote, Spider-Man 3 (20 per cent) 3. Dr. Doom’s hooded cape and armour, Fantastic Four (9 per cent) Other (32 per cent)

The nation’s top three villain accessories are:
1. Doctor Octavius’ tentacles, Spider-Man 2 (21 per cent) 2. Scarecrow’s hallucinogenic toxin, Batman Begins (20 per cent) 3. Silver Surfer’s hover board, Fantastic Four (17 per cent) Other (42 per cent)

The nation’s top three villain superpowers are:
1. Mystique’s shape-shifting, X-Men (25 per cent) 2. Phoenix’s telekinesis, X-Men: The Last Stand (21 per cent) 3. Magneto’s magnetism, X-Men (19 per cent) Other (35 per cent)

The Ultimate Superhero poll results
The nation’s top three superhero headgear items are:
1. Rorschach’s animated mask, Watchmen (27 per cent) 2. Iron Man’s helmet, Iron Man (22 per cent) 3. Batman’s cowl, Batman Begins (14 per cent) Other (37 per cent)

The nation’s top three superhero costumes are:
1. Batman, Batman Begins (27 per cent)
2. Iron Man, Iron Man (20 per cent)
3. Thor, Thor (13 per cent)
Other (40 per cent)

The nation’s top three superhero accessories are:
1. Wolverine’s claws, X-Men (38 per cent) 2. Batman’s utility belt, Batman Begins (17 per cent) 3. Green Lantern’s ring, Green Lantern (12 per cent) Other (33 per cent)

The nation’s top three superhero powers are:
1. Wolverine’s accelerated healing, X-Men (22 per cent) 2. Professor X’s telepathic/psionic powers, X-Men (21 per cent) 3. Superman’s power of flight, Superman (15 per cent) Other (58 per cent)

The nation’s top three superhero vehicles are:
1. Batmobile, Batman Begins (29 per cent) 2. Bumblebee, Transformers (26 per cent) 3. The Hellcycle, Ghost Rider (12 per cent) Other (33 per cent)

What do you think? Is this really the ultimate villain and hero?


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Source : LOVEFiLM Press Release