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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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In cluster 1, "mental monstrosity," Newitz focuses on narratives about serial killers (chapter 1) and mad doctors (chapter 2)--stories in which people go crazy because they lead lives which "they perceive to be forced on them by profit-driven institutions" (11).
With edge-of-the-seat suspense, vampires, mad doctors and lots of dead - and undead - there is something for everyone with The Last Sect, UKM and Satanic.
Written by Peter David and illustrated by Fabrizio Petrossi, the "Disney Epic Mickey 2: Graphic Novel" is a 48 page retelling of Mickey Mouse's return to Wasteland to help Oswald the Lucky Rabbit as he faces the Mad Doctor.
TVD season 4 episode 13 "Total Eclipse of the Heart" concluded the mad doctor stabbing him with serum that forces him to feed with fellow vampires.
WALFORD'S mad doctor is to make a murderous return to Albert Square - blowing up the Millers' house and killing one of the layabout family.
Elsewhere, mad Doctor May from EastEnders - playing the wife of last week's spouse-beating youth club leader - starts burbling at the news her violent husband has woken up out of his coma.
But he doesn't get enough screen time as mad doctor Jonathan Crane, aka The Scarecrow, to make a proper impact.
I was this mad doctor with a mask on,' confesses Brum rocker Ozzy.
It seems like only yesterday we were watching Anthony Hopkins do his definitive interpretation of our favorite erudite mad doctor in the movie ``Hannibal.
Riot sequence climaxes with the mad doctor and his nurses getting a taste of their own medicine while a home-movie camera records the horror.
Blood and entrails splatter the next room, as a teenage girl screams in agony while a mad doctor aborts her baby.