35 Details Most People Missed About These Iconic Film Villains –



Darth Vader

During Anakin’s transformation into Darth Vader in Revenge of the Sith, Anakin’s heartbeat can be heard in the background until Vader’s helmet is put on. Anakin dies the moment Vader is born.


In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos has to use all four of his infinity stones to defeat Dr. Strange, sometimes using two stones at a time to get past Strange’s spells.


In Thor: Ragnarok Hela’s headdress gets larger the longer she’s on Asgard. The rips on her costume disappear and the bruises on her body change color from dull silver to shining green. Previously it is mentioned that her power increases when she’s on Asgard.


In Spider-Man 3 (2007) you can see Sandman’s teeth fly out when his head is pressed against the moving subway train by Spider-Man.


In Ant-Man, Darren Cross’s tie has a hexagonal pattern foreshadowing his real identity as Yellowjacket (the villain of the movie and a type of wasps which live in nests that have hexagonal cells).


In “The Dark Knight” you can see the piece of glass the Joker uses to escape his cell, while he is talking to Detective Stephens.

Obadiah Stane

In Iron Man (2008) when Pepper Potts is going through Obadiah Stane’s computer, played by Jeff Bridges, there are two references to Bridge’s Big Lebowski character. In the documents, there is a reference of a vessel called ‘MSC LEBOWSKI’ and a barcode that includes ‘THE00DUDE’.


In Black Panther, after Killmonger takes the throne, he begins to wear his father’s ring on his right hand rather than on the necklace.

Black Knight

In Monty Python and The Holy Grail, the Black Knight’s coat of arms is a boar, a creature known for ignoring deadly wounds to keep fighting.


In It (2017), Pennywise changes the color of his eyes from yellow to blue, which are the same color as Bill’s, to lure Georgie. Also, during the sewer drain scene, Pennywise has one eye staring at Georgie while the other eye stares at the audience.

Hannibal Lecter

In Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lecter tells Clarice that he ate a man’s liver with fava beans and “a nice Chianti.” All of these foods interfere with MAOI antidepressants, which are used to treat various personality disorders as well. In other words, Hannibal wasn’t taking his meds.

Jigsaw killer

In ‘Saw’ (2004), the Jigsaw killer’s identity is revealed early on when blueprints for the infamous reverse bear trap are seen on John Kramer’s hospital desk.


Voldemort makes a living appearance in every Harry Potter film except for the Prisoner of Azkaban, but you can still see him appear inside a portrait in the movie.


In Lord of the Rings, Gollum’s pupils are tiny when he is in his “Gollum” persona, but they become much bigger when he switches to “Sméagol.”

Agent Smith

In The Matrix Reloaded the color of Agent Smith’s suit changes from dark green to black, reflecting his ‘unplugged’ state


In Terminator 2, the only time that the T-1000 and T-800 actually talk to each other, they are both impersonating other people.

Tony Montana

In Scarface (1983), Tony Montana sees the phrase “the world is yours” on an airship advertising for Pan American Airlines. Later in the movie, he has a globe with that phrase on it in the entrance hall of his luxury mansion.

Keyser Söze

At the beginning of “The Usual Suspects” (1995), Keyser Söze is seen with the things Roger “Verbal” Kint claims before his release at the end of the film.

Miranda Tate

In The Dark Knight Rises, during the masquerade scene, everyone is wearing a physical mask except Bruce Wayne and Miranda Tate. Wayne (Batman) and Tate (Talia al Ghul) are the masks to their real personas.

Buffalo Bill

In the Goodbye Horses scene in “The Silence of the Lambs”, Buffalo Bill is wearing a woman’s scalp.


In Child’s Play, Chucky starts to grow eyebrows and lashes the more human he gets. His hairline changes too.

Tyler Durden

In Fight Club (1999), Tyler Durden drives while the Narrator rides shotgun. After the car crash, Tyler exits the passenger side and pulls the Narrator from the driver’s seat.

Green Goblin

During the Thanksgiving scene in the first Spider-Man movie, Peter Parker is wearing the Green Goblin’s colors, and Norman Osborn is wearing Spider-Man’s colors.

Davy Jones

In Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s end, when Davy Jones comes to parlay, he’s walked onto land using a trail of buckets.

Doc Ock

Doc Ock’s Fate in Spider-Man 2 is based on T.S. Elliot, the author Otto Octavius’ wife tried explaining to him when they first met.

Lex Luthor

In Batman vs. Superman when Lex Luthor is shown in his prisoner uniform, his prisoner ID number contains TK-421. TK-421 is the ID number of the Storm Trooper whose armor was stolen by Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: A New Hope.


In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ultron’s torn chest carries the exact same pattern as Cap’s broken shield from Tony’s vision.

General Zod

Since Zod’s body was used in the creation of Doomsday in Batman v Superman, Doomsday has the same scar that Zod had in Man of Steel.

Calvin Candie

In Django Unchained (2012) Dr. Shultz tells the German story of how Broomhilda is guarded by a dragon. Throughout the movie, Calvin Candie is almost always smoking like a dragon breathing fire representing him being the dragon guarding Django’s wife.

General Grievous

In Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, General Grievous is the only villain who does not have a red lightsaber, since he keeps those of the Jedi he defeated.


Mother Gothel

In Disney’s Tangled, after Mother Gothel says “I love you most” to Rapunzel instead of kissing her forehead Mother Gothel kisses Rapunzel’s hair, which is her source of youth.

Dr. Facilier

In “The Princess and the Frog”, Dr. Facilier’s shadow reveals skulls on the wallpaper in his shop.

White Witch

In “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” the White Queen is wearing the fur of Aslan into battle. In the book, the White Queen shaves Aslan to humiliate him before killing him. However, the book never mentions the White Queen wearing his fur.

Elle Driver

In ‘Kill Bill: Vol 1’, Elle Driver’s codename is “California Mountain Snake”. Elle isn’t able to poison The Bride which is symbolic of her codename since the California Mountain Snake (a.k.a. California Mountain Kingsnake) is non-venomous in real life.

Amy Dunne

The ending shot of Gone Girl shows ultimately how little things have changed. The speed his hand moves away in the last shot is such a great comparison to the first.


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