They say you can't keep a good man down. In this case, here are 10 villains who find it very difficult to stay away from their evil doer designs.
Sometimes, a villain is easily vanquished. Their master plan is thwarted, their defenses undermined and their offenses tried and convicted. They are then locked away in asylums, frozen in ice, left to die on a desert planet or simply shown the door to the great hereafter. Of course, those who don't die know no end. They seem to play the proverbial bad penny, turning up whenever our hero and his or her half-baked R&R appear ripe for unrest. It's in these moment, in these time where our terror gets a second chance at thwarting the protagonist that his or her true mantle is shown. Sometimes, all they manage is another miserable defeat. In other instances, the rewards are swift and satisfying... if again, only temporary.
It's with this in mind (and with the release of Despicable Me 2 on Blu-ray and DVD) that we decide to look over the 10 Greatest Returning Villains of All Time. The parameters for this particular category are fairly loose, but we did decided on a few creative caveats. First, we would only focus on more family oriented fare. Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers never seem to give up, or the ghost, but their evil is always accented with gallons of blood and clots of gore. We also tried to avoid scenarios where the comeback is a mere pre-conclusion con. Just because a menace manages to survive being shot into the sun doesn't validate a last minute reappearance before vaporization. Finally, we have fiddled a bit with the overall idea. In most of these cases, the return was mandated by a sequel. In some however, a single film holds their origins as well as their new need for some repugnant recompense.