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6 Villains Whose Evil Plans Made No Sense

By and large, villains have it pretty easy. All they have to do sit around, cook up evil schemes, taunt the heroes, and constantly underestimate the power of friendship. What a life! The rest of us are stuck paying bills, doing laundry, and replying to emails. It never ends.

Unfortunately, many of the evil schemes concocted by fictional villains only make sense if you don’t think about them too hard. And since I’ve been self-isolating for four months with nothing to do BUT think, here are just a handful of those less-than-brilliant villains and their baffling schemes.

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