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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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It is, however, Lalit Modi -- the IPL chairman and commissioner for the first three editions -- who has emerged as the main villain of the scandal.
The main villain of the movie is Raoul Silva, played by Javier Bardem, and he and Bond get up close and personal in one of the scenes, although Daniel denies there is any 'bromance' between the pair.
The game's main villain, witch Kakia tries with all her forces to stop Draco from escaping her cave, so she casts spells and sends her evil minions, goblins, to try to defeat Draco.
The excise department officials have also emerged as the main villain of the piece, as it was their duty to check such illegal activities.
The movie used Culross Abbey and the surrounding streets to recreate the Nordic location where a secret mystical power source is kept until the area is invaded by Nazis - led by main villain Red Skull, played by Hugo Weaving.
Bizarrely, I actually shot the main villain early on in the game only to be told over the radio that I had not made contact.
The main villain is French star Mathieu Amalric as the deliberately plain Dominic Green, with Olga Kurylenko as feisty new Bond girl Camille.
The main villain of the series was the wild-haired Hugo A-Go-Go who is referred to as "the world's maddest scientist".
Malik emerged as the main villain during the probe by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) inquiry into the troubled Australian tour with former coach, Intikhab Alam, Afridi, Younus, Yousuf and others blaming him for spoiling the team atmosphere.
Borders scrum-half Chris Cusiter threw two intercepted passes to emerge as the main villain, but has been given a chance to redeem himself by retaining his place for the Six Nations clash with Ireland.