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VILLAIN., An epithet used to cast contempt and contumely on the person to whom it is applied.
     2. To call a man a villain in a letter written to a third person, will entitle him to an action without proof of special damages. 1 Bos. & Pull. 331.

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Everybody is involved, somehow, in this massive fight against this band of villains.
Branagh said Daniel Craig's Bond villains have been "Shakespearean".
After we became friendly with Russia it was difficult to have Russian villains and we can't have Chinese villains as we want them to spend their money here.
The GM applies the cards effects to the game, takes the card and adds it to his Villain Cards.
For the last three years we've allowed kids to bring their toys to life in a video game, and this year, we're letting them reach into the game, and pull characters out into the physical world by letting players trap and play as the villains.
This continuity suggests that most villains in villain tragedy were created specifically for Samuel Sandford and consequently demonstrates how his performance affected the writing of a genre.
Sure, audiences love a hero, but it's the unpredictability of the villains that capture our imagination.
PLAYING AN anti- hero in Ek Villain has been "kind of cathartic" for Bollywood's new hunk Siddharth Malhotra.
Commenting on the confusion about the villain of the film, Sidharth Malhotra said, "We have tried to confuse people and keep them guessing who the hero is and who is the villain?
For example, the Disney Villains Look Book, which is priced at $9.
He played a vast range of roles - a hero, villain and character actor - but was best known for his bad guys, earning the honorific "Villain of the Millennium.
The stylized colourful characters of these villains were too special.