Gorr The God Butcher & 9 Other Villains With Signature Weapons

2022-04-24 07:32:16 By : Ms. Joey Koo

Thor: Love and Thunder antagonist Gorr the God Butcher wields the Necrosword, and many other villains have signature weapons too.

The recent trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder didn't show Gorr the God Butcher, but fans know he'll be the movie's main antagonist. As his name implies, Gorr is a god-killer who strikes these mighty beings down thanks to the All-Black Necrowsord, which grants him enhanced abilities.

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Like Gorr, many other villains wield a particular weapon that usually becomes their trademark, enhancing the striking imagery that accompanies them. Baddies like Thanos, Freddie Krueger, or Darth Vader are instantly recognizable partly because of their signature weapons, which, like them, have become prominent parts of pop culture.

The main antagonist of the highly anticipated Thor: Love and Thunder, Gorr the God Butcher is an alien from a nameless planet with a grudge against the gods. He spent years hunting them down, killing several, and using them to build his ultimate weapon, the Godbomb.

Comic book fans know Gorr wields the All-Black Necrosword, a symbiote weapon that grants him a wide range of abilities, including enhanced strength, stamina, and durability. The Necrosword also allows him to manipulate matter, an ability he uses to create an army of minions called Black Berserkers.

Bond villains have the best signature weapons, but arguably none is more memorable than Oddjob's bowler hat. Auric Goldfinger's henchman always dresses dapper, but his hat hides a few secrets of its own, as Sean Connery's Bond later learns.

Oddjob's blade-enhanced bowler hat has a ridiculous element, much like the pre-Daniel Craig James Bond movies themselves. However, it's also quite menacing, capable of decapitating a stone statue. The hat is an iconic part of the Bond legacy and the main reason why Oddjob is so fondly remembered.

Hal Jordan's archenemy, Sinestro, is a former Green Lantern, expelled for his extremist views and misuse of power. With his pride wounded and vanished to the antimatter world, Sinestro seeks refuge in the negative world of Qward, where the Weaponers built the yellow ring, powered by fear.

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The yellow ring quickly became Sinestro's signature weapon. The disgraced Lantern used it to wreak havoc in Oa, taking advantage of the Lanterns' weakness to yellow. Sinestro remains one of the most powerful and respected villains in DC, a reputation he achieved mainly because of his ring's might.

One of cinema's most iconic villains, Darth Vader is the chief enforcer of the Galactic Empire under Palpatine's orders. His story is a tragedy, with the prequels showing the circumstances that lead him to villainy and the original trilogy presenting his path to redemption.

Darth Vader is very skilled with his red lightsaber. The weapon and its coloring aren't exclusive to Vader, as all Siths wield it, but mainstream audiences commonly relate the red lightsaber with him. Vader's grandson, Kylo Ren, wields a crossguard lightsaber that also became quite popular.

The main antagonist of his franchise, Candyman is the vengeful ghost of a Black man brutally murdered for being in an interracial relationship in the 19th century. He kills everyone who says his name three times in front of a mirror, using a sharp hook as his weapon of choice.

Most villains in slasher movies have trademark weapons, but only a few become truly iconic. Candyman's hook is the perfect example, as it enhances Tony Todd's already creepy performance. The weapon is pretty menacing on its own but becomes immortal in Todd's hands.

Doctor Octopus is one of the best Spider-Man villains ever. Many consider him the Web Ccrawler's archenemy, although others save that spot for Green Goblin. Regardless, Doc Ock has a privileged place in the Marvel pantheon, acting as one of the most recognizable and enduring villains in comic book history.

After an accident, Otto Octavius becomes permanently attached to a mechanical harness with four tentacle-like appendages. Doc Ock is one of the most creative villains in Marvel thanks to his signature weapons that have been the cause of many of Spider-Man's troubles over the years.

Batman has some of the best villains in comic books, but Catwoman has a place of honor among his rogues. The definition of an antihero, Catwoman has a complex relationship with Batman. The two are sometimes romantic partners, although their conflicting views always get in the way.

Catwoman is a skilled cat burglar and hand-to-hand combatant, and she often wields a whip. The 1960s Batman show and 1992's Batman Returns also portray her with a whip, cementing the idea in mainstream audiences' minds. And honestly, any Catwoman portrayal feels incomplete without her signature weapon.

The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre followed a group of young people who find themselves stranded with a family of cannibals on their way to visit an old homestead. The film includes the iconic killer Leatherface, who acts as the family's main enforcer.

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Few slasher villains are as menacing as Leatherface. As the franchise's name implies, Leatherface uses a chainsaw as his main weapon. The scene of him running down a highway with the chainsaw is a memorable part of horror cinema and the main reason the series has endured for so long.

Thanos was a prominent villain in Marvel Comics, but the MCU elevated him to the big leagues. In both mediums, Thanos is a warlord and one of the most dangerous beings in the galaxy. His main purpose is to gather all Infinity Stones and use them to remake the universe.

The Mad Titan usually sports the Infinity Gauntlet to achieve his nefarious purpose. Although he still suffers considerable damage, the Gauntlet allows him to harness the Stones' power without putting himself at mortal risk. The movies also show Thanos wielding a double-edged sword that serves as another signature weapon.

Arguably the most iconic slasher villain, Freddy Krueger is the main antagonist of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. He is the vengeful ghost of a burned child killer who haunts and murders his victims' dreams, thus killing them in the real world.

His iconic look, including a striped sweater and hat, has become an indelible part of cinematic history. However, Freddy Krueger's metal-bladed glove is the most recognizable part of his design. Indeed, his signature weapon has haunted fans' dreams for years, confirming his reputation as one of cinema's best villains.

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