Most of us love villains. Even if we root against them, deep down we can’t get enough of their nefarious little schemes and their incessant plotting. Done correctly, they can be the most memorable things about superhero/ gangster/ crime/ high school movies. But it’s time we took a step back and realized these sociopaths, murderers, assholes, douche bags, bitches and bloodsuckers don’t act alone. Behind every good villain, there’s a great henchman.
We’ve put together a classic list of some of the coolest and most famous of these right hands. We’ll give you a picture, the name of the movie or television program they appear in and a brief bit of background. You search through your brain to see if you can remember the henchman’s name.
You ready? Then watch out for flying hats and try to avoid hungry crocodiles. This is Cinema Blend’s official movie henchmen quiz!
Most Famous For… The Princess Bride
Takes Orders From… Prince Humperdinck
Strengths: Can suck years off of your life, has extra fingers, cares about posterity, probably knows which fork to use.
Weaknesses: Left sons of his murder victims alive, kind of a coward, has empathy problems, doesn’t remember where the secret knot is.
"Kill the giant and the dark one, leave the third for questioning."
Count Tyrone Rugen
Most Famous For… The Usual Suspects
Takes Orders From… Keyser Soze
Strengths: Extremely calm, good at keeping secrets, knows where all of your family members live.
Weaknesses: Not physically tough, kind of creepy.
"If I see you or any of your friends before then, Miss. Finneran will find herself the victim of a most gruesome violation before she dies."
Most Famous For… Peter Pan
Takes Orders From… Captain Hook
Strengths: Stupidly optimistic, has good form, wants the best for everyone.
Weaknesses: Bumbling, kind of fat, needs a mother.
"This ain't no place for a respectable pirate."
Most Famous For… Get Shorty
Takes Orders From… Bo Catlett
Strengths: Trained as a stuntman, possesses good upper body strength, has experience as a parent.
Weaknesses: Doesn’t always get the bigger picture, doesn’t appreciate fine carpet, kind of a dumbass.
"I think you ought to turn around and head back to Miami."
Most Famous For… Goldfinger
Takes Orders From… Auric Goldfinger
Strengths: Average caddy, above average chauffeur, creative murderer and owner of a steel-rimmed hat designed to kill people.
Weaknesses: Seems to only know 1 word, cheats at golf.
Most Famous For… Batman
Takes Orders From… Jack Napier/ The Joker
Strengths: Is extremely loyal, grows thick blond hair, owns his own hat
Weaknesses: Doesn’t appreciate art, trusts the wrong people.
"Let him go, or I'll do Gordon."
Bob The Goon
Most Famous For… The Shawshank Redemption
Takes Orders From… Warden Norton
Strengths: Great with a club, excellent with a rifle, willing to follow tough orders without asking questions.
Weaknesses: Doesn’t know shit about taxes, lacks a moral code, isn’t pleasant to be around.
"What the Christ is this happy horseshit?"
Byron T Hadley
Most Famous For… Kill Bill
Takes Orders From… O-Ren Ishii
Strengths: Super hot, unquenchable thirst for blood, fond of strange weapons.
Weaknesses: Probably a sociopath, would rather kill you than have sex.
"How about now, big boy? Do you still wish to penetrate me?... Or is it I who has penetrated you?"
Most Famous For… Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Takes Orders From… Adolf Hitler
Strengths: High security clearance with the Gestapo, comfortable with torture, skeptical of magic and anything that seems too good to be true.
Weaknesses: Deformed hand, poor people skills, bad eyesight.
"You Americans, you're all the same. Always overdressing for the wrong occasions."
Major Arnold Toht
Most Famous For… The Departed
Takes Orders From… Frank Costello
Strengths: Great at loan collecting, as loyal as they come, brutally honest.
Weaknesses: Out of shape, doesn’t handle infidelity well.
"Well, I'm the guy that tells you there are guys you can hit and there's guys you can't. Now, that's not quite a guy you can't hit, but it's almost a guy you can't hit."
Most Famous For… Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Takes Orders From… Shredder And Sometimes Krang
Strengths: Animalistic strength, fondness for the color purple
Weaknesses: Full blown stupid, easily the ugliest person who has ever existed
"Our new master finds us amusing, is all."
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