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post #31 of 59
Dress like TV Hannibal Lector. Maybe with a more reasonable knot. In seriousness, peak lapels seem to be the way to go. Dark colored suits. Occasional chalk stripes. Saturated shirts.

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Dress like TV Hannibal Lector. Maybe with a more reasonable knot. In seriousness, peak lapels seem to be the way to go. Dark colored suits. Occasional chalk stripes. Saturated shirts.


Hannibal dresses great in the film "Hannibal" when he's going for that museum job.
Edited by David Reeves - 8/16/16 at 1:00pm
post #33 of 59
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A lot will have to do with your physical aspect. A young guy with a baby face, who's 5'3" tall and weighs 113 lbs., is going to find it challenging to put over an intimidating, alpha male, master of all he surveys look, no matter what he's wearing.

I'm not saying it's necessarily impossible. Few things are impossible. But some are way more difficult to accomplish than are others.

Sometimes it's useful to look like a super villain at work. But when that's not likely to happen, it can also be useful to appear friendly and harmless, while secretly having the heart of a super-villain. Play to your strengths.

Very true. I am 6'1 for 170lbs, graying hair on the sides but not too old looking either, so I guess it's not all bad. People tend to see me as a nice guy though, it's very frustrating. I probably need to work on the attitude.
post #34 of 59
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Dress like TV Hannibal Lector. Maybe with a more reasonable knot. In seriousness, peak lapels seem to be the way to go. Dark colored suits. Occasional chalk stripes. Saturated shirts.


I like it, and it's actually doable. So Mads Mikkelsen is the go to guy for a well dressed villain, it seems.
post #35 of 59
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Do you ever wear a magical amulet with unspecified, but potent, mystical powers? One about the size of a pie plate, worn over your Nehru jacket? If so, earn a doctorate in some field - maybe The Influence of Gozer During the Third Reconciliation of the Last of the Meketrex Supplicants; or Necromantic Practices of the Early Aztec Civilization. So everyone can call you Doctor decogeo. (The choice of university from which you earned your degree matters. A doctorate from Brigham Young doesn't intimidate nearly so well as one from Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen.)

Keep a pet panther in your office. Call her Veronica. Have conversations with her in the presence of your co-workers. Every now and then, say to her, "Granted, that would solve the problem for today. But the Ruling Council warned us that they wouldn't be so lenient if we tried it a second time."

Haha! This has been making me laugh all morning smile.gif
post #36 of 59
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glasses with no lenses can lend an air of insanity and pomposity

This too.
post #37 of 59
Not a super villain, but this might work.



Cuts and bruises on the face help as well.
post #38 of 59
Affect a British accent.

All super villains have British accents.
post #39 of 59
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Affect a British accent.

All super villains have British accents.


Strange. I never thought that. I'd traditionally go with German accent, although I see these days Russian is pretty popular among bad guys.

post #40 of 59
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Strange. I never thought that. I'd traditionally go with German accent, although I see these days Russian is pretty popular among bad guys.

I have a French accent. Is that good or bad?
post #41 of 59

Bad. Very bad. Hard to be a credible villain with a french accent. You should probably just abandon this endeavor. 

post #42 of 59
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I have a French accent.

And you wonder why you're not more intimidating.
post #43 of 59
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I have a French accent. Is that good or bad?


L'amour, la liberte... You will not intimidate anyone, but you might get some pussy, better thing in my book of values. (Pepe is maybe not the best example...)

 

post #44 of 59

Yeah, lets scrap this whole "super villain" gimmick and turn you into the "office love machine".

 

You'll be super babyface, and once people get bored with you, you can turn heel and really irritate everyone! This is a gimmick with some legs, baby!

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Lol
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