Getting into 'the best of the best' evil characters in Pop Culture - this week; spots 4-2!
MAGNETO (MARVEL COMICS) Marvel's Master of Magnetism may go to polar extremes in fighting for the rights of his people, but as far as villains go none attract more sympathy to their plight, from fans or heroes, than Magneto.
THE JOKER (DC COMICS) Not only does the Joker work on visual alone, the twisted schemes, humour and methods of the Clown Prince of Crime prove the character would work, even if he was outside of the Batman franchise.
EMPEROR PALPATINE / DARTH SIDIOUS (STAR WARS) Darth Vader was bad, but he was still an apprentice to a higher level of evil. Emperor Palpatine, manipulated himself into power as the authoritarian head of the Galactic Empire, and unlike Vader, stayed unrepentant and evil to the core, right up to his death.
NEXT SATURDAY: The last day of 'October's Evil' reveals the number one villain in all of pop culture. Need to check and see if your guess hasn't already been featured in previous instalments - then click here!