RESULTS: Who Was Your Favorite CBM Villain Of 2012?

Here are the results of our first end of year poll, and we have a clear cut winner. As expected, it did turn into a 2 horse race but you might be surprised who came in third! Click on for the results in full..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 12/15/2012


He may sound like Ian McKellen in a wind tunnel, but old Bane still managed to rise to the top with over 50% of the votes. Unsurprisingly, The Avengers' Loki came in second - but trailing Bane quite a bit with 1,741 Votes (38.36%). I really thought The Lizard from TASM would make third, but I'm pleasantly surprised that it was Ma Ma Madrigal from DREDD with 240 Votes (5.29%). Then Talia from TDKR came in fourth, leaving the scaly git to make do with fifth place. Some poor souls actually voted for the bad guys from Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance too. Here are the results in full..











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DaenerysTargaryen - 12/15/2012, 5:51 PM
Yeah Bane was awesome. I love him
GingerBird - 12/15/2012, 5:51 PM
"That's just the way it iiiiiiiis..."
*da-da-ding, da-da-ding, da-da-ding...*
edwardshiro - 12/15/2012, 5:52 PM
Bane was amazing! Great!
rockerdude22 - 12/15/2012, 5:52 PM
I personally liked Loki better than Bane, but he won this poll fair and square.
blackster - 12/15/2012, 5:52 PM
well no surprises here.
Hero020200 - 12/15/2012, 5:53 PM
Of course Bane was gonna win, cause Bane is his name
rockerdude22 - 12/15/2012, 5:53 PM
Bane was awesome BTW haha
WesleyGibson - 12/15/2012, 5:56 PM
Damn. I missed this poll.

I actually thought Johnny Witworth's Blackout was a refreshing take on a villain rather than just that "I'm a villain so stop me" cliche that plagues the lot of them. It sounds like he's the same, but it's just hard to explain...wasn't the same cheesy bullshit I guess.

I'm glad Bane and Loki got top. I enjoyed their performances.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 12/15/2012, 5:56 PM
I love BINO and next year i will love MINO. Coz no one gives a shit.
SuperSpiderMan5778 - 12/15/2012, 5:56 PM
bane can eat a fat bat dick loki ftw
Maximus101 - 12/15/2012, 5:58 PM
@dangerstranger why you point me out for? Only time I go off on this site is when dummies like you and a few others troll on batman articles lol it's obvious months ago that you guys didn't like the movie but you keep coming into every batman thread to say how it's garbage and the avengers was better and blah blah blah.
JDUKE25 - 12/15/2012, 5:59 PM
Good. Loved Bane.
comiccow6 - 12/15/2012, 6:00 PM
Sounds like Ian McKellen? Looks like someone's never watched The Last Crusade.
polarkyle - 12/15/2012, 6:02 PM
Cause unlike Loki bane was an actual threat
MJPETTY7 - 12/15/2012, 6:02 PM
Wow. I'm shocked. Normally the MARVELites get their way here... Oh well, glad someone else agrees. But where's Scarecrow? Whoever made this poll will be sentenced to death... By exile.
95 - 12/15/2012, 6:05 PM
My Rises Steelbook just came in. Now I can refine my Bane and Batman impressions. Unrelated note: The Hobbit in HFR 3D (w/ Dolby Atmos) was my second most intense cinema experience this year (after Rises in 70mm IMAX). That's coming from someone who hasn't even seen The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (not yet).
ComicFan523 - 12/15/2012, 6:08 PM
I voted for Loki, although Bane was awesome in his own right. Both are great characters.
AmazingFantasy - 12/15/2012, 6:10 PM
Loki got butt [frick]ed by the Avebgers and couldnt lay a finger on them, Bane got killed by the bitch from Princess diares, yet Lizard ( who could easly eat Bane and kill Loki) is worst than a movies villan that NO ONE CARES ABOUT.

Rigged to shit
AmazingFantasy - 12/15/2012, 6:12 PM
Atleast Lizard got to Spider-Man made him hurt. You could easily belive that he could eat the kid.

Loki was piss poor, didt even put up a fight.
AmazingFantasy - 12/15/2012, 6:12 PM
But no, King of the Nerds, always wins, Whedon and Nolan are both Gods..::
TheDesertGorilla - 12/15/2012, 6:13 PM
Bagel with cream cheese.
SageMode - 12/15/2012, 6:15 PM
Darth Gold Connery won the poll.
blackster - 12/15/2012, 6:19 PM
@MaskedVigilante

lizard didn't lose because this was rigged. he lost because he was a cliche, boring, poorly written, stupid-looking villain.

and the poll is 'favorite villain', not 'most threatening'. so i won't even bother arguing your point about his threatening-level because it was entirely irrelevant to what's going on here.
AsianVersionOfET - 12/15/2012, 6:20 PM
Not even a competition.
BIGBMH - 12/15/2012, 6:20 PM
polarkyle- "Cause unlike Loki bane was an actual threat"

Loki killed 80 people in 2 days, nearly crashed the SHIELD helicarrier, and led the force that would have taken over the world if not for the formation of a team of superheroes. There are about 4 people on Earth at the time of the story who would actually stand a chance of bringing him down in a fight. I'd say that makes him a pretty significant threat.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 12/15/2012, 6:21 PM
Lizard wasn't even a [frick]ing villian, bitch grew an arm and suddenly decides to tear gas New York. What the [frick] was that shit.

@Splenda, you mean Cleveland :P
Jolt17 - 12/15/2012, 6:22 PM
Bane and Loki were both fantastic, but I somehow enjoyed Bane's perfromance quite a bit. I mean, Hiddleston was brilliant, but there was just something that makes Tom Hardy's Bane more special, to me. And yes, despite the weak exit.

Now, whoever voted for Roarke and Blackout deserve to be Penance-Stared.
poop23 - 12/15/2012, 6:22 PM
when were these polls taken?
blackster - 12/15/2012, 6:23 PM
and what the [frick] is everyone arguing about?

it's a FAVORITE villain poll.

what're you trying to do? argue that you know what people like more than they do themselves? it's irrelevant who according to you was more threatening, or more of a challenge.

52% people liked bane best
38% people liked loki best

it's not up for arguing. its just a fact.
Maximus101 - 12/15/2012, 6:38 PM
@todandy bane wasn't a henchmen, him and talia had the same plan which was to break the bat and kill the city so how is that a henchmen? You do realize Loki was ACTUALLY a henchmen right? He was answering to someone who in turn was answering to someone else lol just sayin.. Was not loki's own plan, thanos needed the tesseract so hired that ugly blue guy who in turn hired Loki. I could cut up what you said all day bro.
ThatOneDude - 12/15/2012, 6:41 PM
Even though I thought Loki was a better IMHO... Bane was still the most entertaining part of TDKR
ThatOneDude - 12/15/2012, 6:42 PM
*better villian
Bread - 12/15/2012, 6:43 PM
I loved both movies but I think that Loki was a better villain than Bane
AmazingFantasy - 12/15/2012, 6:43 PM
Bane was a henchman was horible, and Loki had a clihe plot too "I want to rule the world mwuahaha"

Rigged.
Ultimatespideyfan - 12/15/2012, 6:43 PM
My God, Loki was so much better than Loki. Bane was cool until it's revealed he isn't the head of the plan, he's just another henchman. Given that, Bane sucked. Loki, instead, is a much more promising villain.
Dynamo - 12/15/2012, 6:52 PM
Bane was [frick]ing awesome in this film, right up until they gave him a weak death.
thewonderer - 12/15/2012, 6:58 PM
Tom Hiddleston is spot on as Loki,

but the Loki villain, frankly, sucks balls. Especially as a villain in a superhero team up film.

He was pathetic and not intimidating or daunting at all. Everyone cries with excitement over the "Hulk beats him" scene without realizing that it DESTROYS any legitimacy his villainy had. His tone was all over the place and didn't mesh as well as other elements.

They made him a joke (not pun intended) in Avengers. Stupid plan, lost easily by the heroes, and a scared girl.

Bane worked WITH Talia, and beat the shit out of Batman. His dialogue and voice were also intriguing as hell.

Bane, one of the best CBM villains ever
Scooby - 12/15/2012, 6:58 PM
Zordan - 12/15/2012, 7:00 PM
loki was great but bane was awesome
SkinnyGlasses - 12/15/2012, 7:02 PM
It's truly a shame that more people didn't see Dredd, since Ma-Ma puts all the other villains of the year to shame.
Still, opinions are opinions.
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