History's Baddest Villains

The inspiration for this week's challenge comes from Krakenstein's comment a week ago, which references some completely off-the-wall thing that a producer for The Conduit 2 told Stephen Totilo.

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"I like to think of John Adams as a Triceratops," High Voltage's David Pellas said. And so Krakenstein made that a reality for us. But if we can dinosaurify the second president of the United States, what other ridiculous evil nemesis can we come up with?

I like to think of Wilford Brimley as Dr. Wily, for example. Or Mike Huckabee as Asshole Dog. Or New Jersey Nets head coach Avery Johnson as the Fertility Idol from Raiders of the Lost Ark.

So that's where you folks come in. Find someone who isn't anyone's idea of a threatening villain or video game boss (preferably game-related, but I'll cut some slack here) and turn him or her into one.

This is your no-frills step-by-step procedure to participate.

1. Create your 'Shop.
2. Upload it to a free image hosting service. I suggest imgur. It's stupid simple. No account is necessary.
3. This is very important: You must use the URL of the image itself. In imgur, this is the second URL it gives you after you upload the image. It's under "Direct Link (email & IM)"
4. At the beginning of the comments roll, click "Start a New Thread"
5. To the right of your name, select "Image."
6. Paste the imgur URL in the image URL field. It's the field that says "Image URL."
7. You can add editorial commentary if you want, but you can hit submit and your 'Shop entry will be uploaded to the comments.

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You know the rules: The 20 best will get rounded up and published at the end of next Saturday. Meantime, I and the rest of the starred commentariat will approve and promote as many as we can so folks can see them and pass judgment.

As an added inducement, I want to let you know I do star commenters who send in worthy/funny submissions - whether or not they're chosen for the final 20. This may not happen immediately. I usually start rounding up a gallery by the middle of the week. This is my subjective call, but I do want to recognize as many contributors as possible, and show gratitude for making this such a popular feature on weekends.

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Happy 'Shopping!

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