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Sugou Nobuyuki even lampshades it in the Fairy Dance arc: Kayaba was a genius, but he was also a fool. All he wanted to use his technology for was his game.
The Trope Namer Lex Luthor. Pre-Crisis, this was pretty much played straight. In fact, the specific scene that named the trope featured a Mad Scientist Lex Luthor being brought in to consult with some government officials who wanted to wipe out the Swamp Thing.
Luthor was introduced as an expert, "charging one million dollars for a ten-minute consultancy". After Crisis on Infinite Earths , Lex Luthor was retooled into an amoral billionaire industrialist, subverting this trope by showing that he was still a brilliant scientist and engineer, but had used his inventions to become fabulously wealthy.
Maggin beautifully subverts this trope in his Pre-Crisis novel Last Son of Krypton , which asserts that Lex regularly maintains multiple false identities as prominent scientists, businessmen, and even artists; and that they are how he is always able to raise the money necessary for the equipment and hired minions his world-conquering and Superman-busting schemes require.
He only views the money thus earned as a means to an end — that end being conquest of the world and the destruction of Superman, two things polite society frowns upon.
Editorial considered this too big a departure for Luthor and nixed the idea, so Wolfman rewrote the script with Vandal Savage as the villain in question.
In post-Crisis continuity, it is established that Lex Luthor became a corporate tycoon through his invention of the Lex Wing, a military airplane that Lex claimed made him an aeronautical revolutionary on the scale of John Glenn, or Neil Armstrong.
In the series, he has both built the Science Spire, a giant skyscraper-research lab-tribute to human ingenuity and bankrolled Hope, a new superhero who is actually an elaborate artificial human.
In several stories, this is shown to part of why Superman cares so much about Luthor, and at times, pities him. Luthor, on the other hand, is a scientist, and therefore capable of helping people on a completely different level.
If he put his mind to it, he could probably cure every disease, eliminate hunger and poverty, and bring humanity to the stars. Instead, he takes time off from extortion and corporate skulduggery to stuff space rocks into robots and hold orphanages hostage.
Prometheus turns him down, though, because he also happens to be a Blood Knight who only sees his technology as a means to an end destroying institutions of justice and, like Bronze Age Lex detailed above, sees the idea of making money legitimately as beneath him.
Subverted with Doctor Sivana of Captain Marvel fame. He started in his youth as an idealistic scientist brimming with ideas to change the world for the better with superscience even Luthor would gape at.
Then he met the corporate world. The Riddler is almost the patron-saint of this trope. At which point the Riddler came to the realization that he really is insane and needed treatment.
Doom could have probably taken over the world financially in far less time, with less effort and without any legal opposition if he just incorporated rather than maintaining his feudal Ruritania and venting his Complexity Addiction.
Especially since people in the Marvel Universe are constantly shown to value security over freedom. This is mirrored by his heroic counterpart, Trope Namer Reed Richards , who seemingly makes more money patenting and then not selling his inventions, and thus not overly-disrupting the similarities between Marvel Earth and Real Life.
You would think he could make millions as a running back in American Football, even as he is today. Justified, since his powers come from a God of Evil named Cyttorak that wants him to wreak havoc.
If Juggy ever did go legit or try to be a less mindlessly destructive villain, Cyttorak would depower him. Eventually subverted by the first Icicle, Joar Mahkent.
He went into villainy partly for the thrills, but he used his time in jail to work on his inventions and made a legitimate fortune once he reformed, half of which he left to The Flash.
Averted with the Marvel Comics character Taskmaster. Once it became known he was a mercenary, not merely a dedicated villain, legitimate governments and law enforcement started hiring him to teach their people on how to take down superpowered threats.
To the extent that, in his first appearance, he concludes that if he stayed and fought, he could probably defeat the entire Avengers team and one of their more powerful line-ups at that.
However, he sees no profit in it or point to fighting superheroes, and runs away instead. Subverted by the villain Purple Man, who has pheromone-based mind-control powers.
He lived the high life without doing anything to attract super-hero attention — only to get caught by Doctor Doom and used as a component in a world-conquest gizmo.
He journeyed back to Wisconsin, and used his futuristic technology to start a company as the aptly named Victor Timely.
Discussed with Manhunter series, Kate Spencer version in which the titular character tells her technical support and former supervillain weapons designer, Dylan Battles, to imagine what would happen if he focused his talents on curing cancer.
In the Flash Forward at the end of the series, it is revealed that Dylan has become extremely wealthy, because the government is willing to pay big money to keep weapons patents off the market.
But he still did so - simply because it was fun. In a Tom Strong storyline showing the alternate reality of Tom Stone, Tom Stone manages to convince would-be science villain Paul Saveen to use his genius for good by pointing out that while his plan to hold the city for ransom with his recent discovery phlogisten could get him thousands, selling phlogisten as a cheap heating source would make him a millionaire.
His employer treated him as disposable, and drastically underestimated the importance of the reveal. Also literally inverted later in the same series when the same group of villains who hired the Floronic Man hire Lex Luthor as a consultant to help take out Swamp Thing because, as one of them puts it, "He has a certain amount of experience in fighting invincible enemies.
Morrow beats Luthor having built multiple fully sapient androids and working tesseracts, and fellow Mad Scientist Professor Ivo is similar, having created Amazo, an android with "adaptive cells" capable of duplicating superpowers.
Upheld in Demon 0 Garth Ennis series, , where the human host, Jason Blood, as an unscrupulous World War I arms merchant, wishes to use the titular character to bring about an earlier Allied victory.
However, the Demon likes all the bloodshed, and human depravity brought on by the war, and goes against Mr. Spider-man points out he could cure cancer with the technology he uses to turn people into dinosaurs.
Mammoth Mogul decided to pull this. She even engineers a tournament for a Chaos Emerald for the sole purpose of more money and fame.
Daredevil arch-enemy Bullseye has the ability to throw any object with perfect accuracy with enough force to kill someone. Before becoming a super-villain according to one of his many origin stories , he was a major league baseball player whose skill meant he always pitched a no-hitter.
The only reason he charges anything is just to see how much people are willing to offer for his services. Played with in an issue of Marvel Adventures: Mysterio has apparently gone straight, and starts a very profitable Broadway special effects show.
However, the show is actually just a distraction so that Mysterio can go out and rob nearby hotels and businesses. When called out on his seemingly boneheaded move, Mysterio says it was never about the money, but the challenge and the thrill of deception.
They started out wanting to be legit entrepreneurs and inventors but after being victimized by unscrupulous Corrupt Corporate Executive types they turn to crime.
Instead, he winds up quite believably sliding down the Slippery Slope before becoming a full-on supervillain, who gets thrashed by Spidey, arrested, and because of his criminal record, forced to be a henchmen for several years.
Finally, he runs into Spider-Man again, who promptly offers him a job at Parker Industries on the condition that he leaves his Clash shenanigans behind.
Just think about the money he could make adapting the machine to help organ transplant patients! Luthor Level, maybe even Apokolips. Batman has a recurring minor "villain" named Jenna Duffy.
Originally a pickpocket and con artist, she became a mook working for Tweedledum and Tweedledee and took up the mantle of The Carpenter. Her gimmick was carpentry.
After a few run ins with Batman she decided to actually learn how to build stuff and became a proper carpenter, making a pretty tidy amount of money.
Though she mostly does civilian work now, she occasionally does work for supers on both sides of the law due to her skill in building and disarming deathtraps.
Teen Titans had in one Christmas story a villain who took in shipments of junk, then used a ray to turn it into new, high-quality goods.
Huge profit potential, right? Except he was actually removing a disguise field on the items, one put in place at least a full day before.
The military and espionage applications for the disguise field and its counter, and thus the potential for vast profits, should be fairly obvious.
He and his partners used it as a way of evading tariffs and duties on high-end goods. Shaggy suggests Bernie could have sold the robots in Hollywood.
Bernie likes the idea. In an alternate universe without metahumans, his counterpart just makes meme-tastic websites and sells them for millions of dollars.
The Revenant has managed to "convince" a number of villains that it is better for them to find a more practical way to use their abilities.
Godwin , visually a Captain Ersatz of Red Skull , now steals money from willing people through his casino.
Tim is flabbergasted when he fights Trickster during Batman: War Games because "If you own shoes that let you walk on air, why rent yourself as a cheap hood?
This is a major plotpoint in With This Ring. Bad Future Crusaders has two: Sweetie Belle setting up such a deal with the diamond dogs by, in her own words, showing them some of the nice things those gemstones can buy.
In the process she ultimately ended up turning them into a peaceful society that co-exists with ponies.
Harry points this out to Voldemort in The Conversation. You were handsome, smart, and stupidly powerful. You found the freaking Chamber of Secrets, something that scholars had been seeking for centuries; you were the heir of Salazar Slytherin.
You would have been celebrated for finding the Chamber alone. You could have changed the world for the better. Averted in The Incredibles. Evil for engaging in high-risk world-threatening schemes when their front companies were already making billions a year, legally and pretty much risk-free.
Ratcheted up in the second movie where Dr. Evil has a time machine and only uses it to thwart Austin Powers and to attempt to hold the world ransom in a decade that has less money to extort.
Why not use your knowledge of the future to play the stock market? We could make trillions. One of the earliest examples has to be the Wicked Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , who has access to a magic mirror who can deliver accurate information on seemingly any topic from anywhere in the world, and deliver unlimited undetectable surveillance to anyone you name.
What does she use it for? Reaffirming her own vanity. The Goliath Corporation in the Thursday Next novels are an absolutely giant monolith who practically own Great Britain; still they insist on harebrained schemes like trying to enter fiction on a wide-scale basis.
On the other hand, we infer that a large part of how they made their money in the first place was on evil schemes The memoirs of one James Crosbie, a moderately notorious armed robber, describe a fairly impressive list of achievements; he held a responsible position at a Kenyan mining company and for a long while was running his own quite successful metalwork business.
And yet despite having earned better money during those times — to say nothing of not being on the run from the law — he claims to have felt a much lesser sense of achievement from this than from robbing banks, despite the much greater failure rate, smaller financial returns and lengthy prison sentences.
A genuine Fire Master which Paul theoretically could become if he actually put some work in could make a fortune in a few years through completely legal means like he did.
Later, Penny sells another invention to a villain for a thousand dollars. Penny directly acknowledges that she could make money legitimately when the Machine digs thousands of dollars of gold out of a landfill, but being a villain is more fun.
On the flipside, we have Bull, a retired villain with money issues. Penny is surprised, since he was one of the most powerful villains for decades, and should have more than enough money for anything he wants.
Her only reliable source of income is looting her victims, but Goodnight a fellow, slightly younger immortal points out that historians would pay through the nose to hear about her experiences.
Cited and strongly averted by Maddox in Tyrannosaur Canyon. Instead of networking in prison to advance his criminal career, he used his contacts to make a dating site called Hard Time for women seeking convicts.
He comments in other places that if he had known how easy it was to make money legitimately, he never would have bothered with crime. In Percy Jackson and the Olympians , the Amazon tribe has become far more successful this way than they were back in the days they were known as savage man-hating warriors, having founded Amazon.
The villains steal the latest mini-nuke from the United States, and plan to use it to destroy all evidence and witnesses after robbing a ship of its cargo of gold.
However given that the mini-nuke is the latest US military technology, he could just hand it over to the Soviets in exchange for them cancelling his debt.
Worm subverts this, as all powers are designed for use in, causing or facilitating conflict, and actively sabotage attempts to use them peacefully or for profit.
Powers that generate matter cannot be used for construction, as the matter generated will gradually or suddenly disappear again, probably at the most inconvenient time.
On top of this, there is an entire body of law specifically dedicated to making it as hard as possible for parahumans to legally use their powers in a productive manner.
The ostensible function of this is to prevent unfair competition, the semi-secret function is to force parahumans into joining the Protectorate , and the real purpose is to force parahumans to use their powers in ways that will cause conflict and suffering, causing new parahumans to trigger to fight Zion.
How do you break into the unbreakable vault? Bribe the man with the key. The TV show Masterminds, though drawn from real life, provides only a few examples of criminals who managed to do this.
Several open or work with security companies and one becomes a legitimate painter instead of a forger. It also has an inversion example in a criminal who built his own climbing rig and went back to stealing because he was in it for the challenge.
Like a lot of superhero stories, Kamen Rider is all over this. Shocker, the villain organization from the original series , had the scientific knowledge to create fully-functioning cyborgs and human-animal hybrids in , but rather than using these technologies to revolutionize medicine, all they want to do is Take Over the World.
The primary justification for this is that Shocker was largely composed of Nazi holdovers who felt that conquering the world was simply their right.
Almost every other Showa-era villain organization falls into the same area. The Heisei era onwards does this more rarely, but there it tends to take the form of corporations that can create their own Kamen Riders — essentially, suits of Powered Armor that can be stored inside a belt and would impress even Tony Stark.
Besides that, all the belts require the user to have Orphnoch DNA except for Delta, but it has addictive side-effects instead. Actually subverted in an artbook that features a mock-up of a Smart Brain catalogue showing civilian-use Rider Gear.
This includes mass-producing the Sengoku Drivers so that humanity can survive the invasion of Helheim. Unfortunately, even a company as wealthy as Yggdrasil can only produce one billion Drivers, which means they can only save a fraction of humanity.
In this Brazilian soap-opera, Roberval earned his fortune by finding diamonds in Angola. In its earliest appearances, Mitsuhama Computer Technologies were depicted as a front for the yakuza.
Eventually, the writers caught on that a billion-nuyen criminal organization is hardly going to use a trillion -nuyen triple-A Mega-Corp as a cover.
A few good business decisions and worldwide political upheavals later, ORO had re-imagined itself as Aztechnology and at the present time of the Shadowrun timeline, own Latin-America.
Novas who desire power , meanwhile, usually gravitate to the mercenary scene and work on becoming dictators of some third-world country while still making the above money off of merchandising in the meantime ; the only real "supervillain" novas either work for organized crime megasyndicates that can pay as well as legitimate work , or are motivated by ideological concerns.
The ultimate example of this is the Eberron setting, which begins with the gods disappearing and leaving the mortals to figure out their own morality and ends up with: Summoning demons and imps to cast illusion spells and paint images inside of tiny boxes, giving them photography and video.
One commonly-circulated conspiracy theory claims that a major automaker, usually Ford or General Motors, is suppressing all knowledge of a "miracle carburettor", which can allow cars to travel miles on a single gallon of petrol.
One obvious fact which people who believe this rumor tend to forget is that Ford and General Motors are car companies, not petrol companies, meaning that if this carburettor actually did exist, they would gain nothing by keeping it under wraps, instead of putting it in all of their cars and earning billions of dollars in new sales.
The Old Republic has Bareesh the Hutt. Formerly a crimelord, he realized he both made more profit and avoided being branded a criminal by doing legit business with the Republic.
G0-T0 was a droid given an impossible directive: After a Zeroth Law Rebellion in which that second clause was discarded, G0-T0 worked his way into becoming a criminal kingpin, but with the express purpose of revitalizing the galactic economy via illicit means.
So all the crime Do not mistake me - I believe it is possible to stabilize the Republic, but there must be action taken without constraints, immediately.
Sometimes people must die. Illegal shipments must be used to bolster planetary economies. And the Hutts must be occupied with me so that the Republic has room to recover.
A Real American Hero. Only about a third of their plots directly incorporated demands of, "Hand over the keys to the entire world, or else!
It eventually gets deconstructed in later seasons as we learn that COBRA cannot possibly exist as anything other than a criminal organization.
The Movie details that Cobra Commander is an exile from a supremacist fictional country called Cobra-la that believes the entirety of the world is its birthright and the citizens should consider themselves lucky if they get to live long enough to be enslaved.
Averted by billionaire David Xanatos. On a normal day he uses his brilliance to run his corporate empire and make himself another fortune or two, only occasionally resorting to extremes like Time Travel for self-enrichment.
Later played straight by Demona. Her company Nightstone is just a front to further her plans to exterminate humanity, so wealth is not her goal but a means to an end.
The Animated Series started out with a very interesting subversion. Lex Luthor was going to use a giant mech, something which was stated to cost millions of dollars to make, to make money illegally.
Superman ruined that scheme. Lex has brought them together with cash, he almost breaks them up when they ask for more money, and in the end, Batman brings the chaos to an end.
This allows the Humanite to achieve his main goal — funding opera on a PBS expy. In an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants , Plankton actually sold all of his evil inventions in order to get enough money to pay everyone in town to sign a petition to bulldoze the Krusty Krab.
He even managed to buy Mr. In one episode Dr. So he decided to "balance it out" by making an -inator that would give people poor vision, forcing them to use the same device and give him even more money.
Doofenshmirtz actually appeared on an episode of Shark Tank , a series where inventors pitch their ideas to a panel of potential investors.
Notably averted in one episode of Dynomutt Dog Wonder. The immensely but not superhumanly strong Superthug has hired an engineer to build a strength-enhancing exo-skeleton.
His plan is not to use it to commit super-crimes, but to mass produce it, and sell the copies to other criminals so they can commit super-crimes and give him a small percentage.
Doomsday — Lex Luthor finds a cure for muscular dystrophy and orders his assistant to turn it into an expensive, lifelong treatment.
He can afford Conspicuous Consumption , cool Gadget Watches , has acquired an Abandoned Warehouse to his real name , and he organizes a Bank Robbery but left all the money in the vault.
A very clever subversion occurs in in "Fear of Victory", where the Scarecrow combines both legal and illegal methods to make money. He bets against famous professional and college athletes, and then secretly dopes them with his fear toxin.
When the athletes lose their competitions, the Scarecrow makes a huge amount of money for betting against the odds. The Scarecrow uses the money to pay for the chemicals and other paraphernalia he uses in his more dangerous schemes, making "Fear of Victory" one of the rare times when we actually see where Offscreen Villain Dark Matter might come from.
In Xiaolin Chronicles Jack Spicer actually uses his tech skills to make money in episode 9 though in more of a Geek Squad way than by using his own inventions.
Especially noticeable since he often makes huge robotics breakthroughs both in this series and the previous one and has never really seemed to consider selling his skills until now.
However, he only started having money troubles recently, so he might not have needed to before in the first series he explicitly has rich parents.
In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "A Dog and Pony Show", the Diamond Dogs could make a lot more money in their mining outfit acting as businesscanines instead of kidnappers.
Carter Pewterschmidt in Family Guy has the cure for cancer, but refuses to sell it on the grounds that it would be a short-term gain, long-term loss, because he also makes money on chemotherapy and pharmaceutical treatments.
Not to mention that not even his original reasoning makes sense. Plus, unless he owns a monopoly on chemotherapy and other cancer pharma, the only people losing money would be his competitors.
An episode of Time Squad had Houdini using his magic to commit a string of robberies. People were so impressed by it that after some prodding by Otto, they set up a fake diamond exhibit that people paid to get in simply to see him steal it.
After learning this, Houdini realizes he can get rich simply by being a performer. At first a gimmicky bank robber with an extraordinary persuasive ability, he realized he could make far more money, and get far fewer hero induced bruises, by turning his talents to honest work.
Thus did he become a life coach. The ending of Gravity Falls has Old Man McGuckett becoming incredibly wealthy upon regaining his sanity and patenting all of his inventions.
Drakken is frequently criticized for being heavily in debt due to spending so much money on every scheme to defeat Kim. Somewhat averted later on in the series, as Drakken would later develop a habit of stealing hyper-advanced technology on top of building doomsday devices himself Frugal Lucre, however, is a deconstruction of this trope, of sorts.
At that point, however, Toomes had finished a fully-functional anti-gravity personalized flight suit. Instead, Toomes took up the identity of the Vulture to assassinate Osborn for trying to take over, which cost him everything.
Staunchly averted in Villainous , as the main characters are in the business of weapons development. Flug, to other villains. Lord Boxman mostly averts this in OK K.
He runs a successful company that produces robotic mooks for other super villains; however, his obsession with the superheroes at the Lakewood Plaza Turbo, and especially his nemesis Mr.
Gar, leads to him neglecting his orders. His investors call him out on it. Dragon Ball Z , Dr. Gero was capable of building machines that have infinite fuel.
Plus being able to make androids capable of defeating Super Sayians, just imagine if he put that kind of technology into construction or space travel.
Too bad he was only interested in getting revenge on Goku. He gets his answer soon enough: Nah, how would you ever bother to kidnap anyone?
With your power it would be much faster to go to a bank and tear down the door of its vault if you wanted money. The exception is K, who only joined the villains so he could quit his job and bum around all day.
The manga constantly reminds us that he is unemployed. Hell is wealthy and intelligent enough to build dozens of gigantic war machines , Doomsday weapons, squads of cyborgs, several HQ, aircrafts , submarines It was kind of justified in one of the different manga continuities when Dr.
However he will not use his talents for legitimate - and less frustration-inducing - gain because he sees himself like The Woobie and wants to make the whole of humankind pay for all humiliations and hurt he suffered in the past.
Hideaki Anno is reported to have asked why Neo-Atlantis in Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water wants to conquer the world instead of just using their superior technology for their own benefit.
Reportedly, he got no answer. Wikipedia reports this, although the actual source seems unfindable. This trope is almost the premise of the series — this is a world where rather than building safer tanks or devices to protect people from chemical weapons, they engineer people who can withstand tank-fire and chemical weapons.
Lampshaded in the interlude where a lab assistant finds a report about the protective fluid that the Flamethrower Troopers use and mentions that they could be used to help burn victims.
Vamp is such a good homemaker that Sunred tells him, "You oughta give up the world domination thing and open a restaurant. In theory, any supervillain who uses expensive, fantastic technology for theft could subvert this: At the end, when he tries to accuse Superman of encouraging Holding Out for a Hero , Superman points out this trope to him: If Lex had truly ever wanted to save the world, he could have done it years ago.
The Present , written by Adam Troy-Castro, Spidey muses on "the guys who spend six million dollars building robot suits so they can rob banks".
He points out that his friend would never last an hour at a straight job. Practically any supervillain or any other character who is subject to No Conservation of Energy could take over the world by offering themselves as a free energy source, which everyone would inevitably end up depending on.
He uses it to commit petty crimes which repeatedly get him sent to jail. This is lampshaded extensively and hilariously in the opening narration of Manhunter 7.
Mirror Master is arguably the greatest inventor in the history of the world. He has created such devices as a matter duplicator, teleportation, and interdimensional portals.
The first Mirror Master used these things to rob banks, the third uses them for mercenary work. If they just sold them they could become obscenely rich and not have to get the crap beaten out of them by a pajama-clad speedster.
The third Mirror Master actually ruminated on this once, that he and most of the people he ran with could become filthy rich beyond anything they could earn in petty crimes if they sold even half their individual tech, and that people had outright pointed this out to him before.
He, however, concluded he LIKED running around being a supervillain far too much to really consider going legit. In another story, a police detective who is forced to team up with Captain Cold calls him out for his criminal tendencies, pointing out how a man who invented a device that could manipulate matter on a molecular level his "Cold Gun" would have had no problem getting rich legitimately.
In the climax of the story, Element Master says he discovered a new element the creatively dubbed "elemento" that is a sort of magnetic light, which he uses to send the Flash to the Moon.
Averted by villain the Chunk, who gave up supervillainy and used his suction powers being able to siphon off material to another universe inside his own body to start a personal removal business.
In the Marvel comic Heroes for Hire , a mercenary named Paladin breaks into a special armory where the props and weapons of various former gimmick villains are stored, seeking valuable weapons to both arm himself with and to sell.
He comes across the "alchemy gun" of the former supervillain Chemistro, and comments amusedly that "This guy invented a gun that could turn lead into gold, and all he could think of was to rob banks with it".
Moments later, he had a lightbulb moment, saying "You know what? He is understandably furious. He presumably was unaware of the fact that any object transmuted by the alchemy gun turns into dust after exposure to heat or after a certain amount of time.
Luke Cage would eventually comment that Chemistro was just one of those guys who had power and wanted to throw it around so people knew he meant business.
If he turned things into gold and made himself rich, no one would be afraid of him or know who was boss. In one issue of Iron Man , Curtis Carr tells Tony Stark that he has in fact tried to create new alchemy guns by attempting to duplicate the radiation field that gave his original gun its powers.
Even if he just had the one gun, there are millions if not billions to be made by hiring yourself out to turn dangerous and unwanted things— think nuclear waste, surplus WMDs, or other Mad Science gadgets— into gold, then letting them disintegrate into harmless powder.
Or he could just turn random objects into gold, sell them for big bucks, then be gone before they disintegrate. Illegal, but not in the high-profile way that tends to attract superhero attention.
All that aside, Curtis Carr was another subversion in that he invented his alchemy gun intending to get rich legally. However, he developed it on company time using resources owned by the company he worked for.
Hundreds were killed and Stark Industries was completely wiped out. Iron Man once defeated a villain called the Living Laser. An alternate universe comic has him simply hiring the certified genius as Tony Stark.
This is arguably the best reason for not cutting Lex a check Gregor Shapanka, the original Blizzard, is another subversion who started out as a legitimate Stark International engineer.
When Stark fired him for theft, Shapanka became the costumed villain Blizzard to get revenge on Stark. In the Tarnished Angel arc, Steeljack interviews the loved ones of supervillains who had recently turned up dead.
He started out as a weapons designer for the military and developed a suit of porcupine-themed armor equipped with a wide variety of different weapons.
Gentry thought that the U. Given how badly his villain career turned out, he probably would have been better off selling it to the military Subverted by the Ultimate version of the Thinker, who turned to crime after he was fired from Roxxon for proposing alternative energy based on Vibranium.
Averted in some Marvel comic or other. Molecule Man chats with another supervillain: Who needs the grief? Funny thing, a guy like [Zemo]. He invented some kind of super-glue or something.
I want to turn people into dinosaurs. I mean, yeah I, the guys at the lab all said I was crazy, they- Superman: You built a jet pack in your garage and your first thought was, "I should use this to commit a crime"?
Well, when you put it that way He once tried to form a one-man corporation, but all he had to show investors was "a dinky little program I wrote for fun.
That, and Jason cares more about making mischief than money. For instance, he sent a computer worm directly to the White House, easily bypassing all security, solely to mess with his older sister which is his most common motivating factor.
Deconstructed to a great extent in issue 16 of Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With the Light , when the Beetle provides a number of rebuttals to the arguments that supervillains should just patent their technology.
Starting your own business is no guarantee of success either, particularly when many businesses fail within their first year of operation.
Lampshaded and discussed in Marry the Knight. Poison Ivy, in an attempt to kill her husband Bruce Wayne, creates a plant whose leaves when consumed act as a much cheaper and superior form of Viagra, but kills the user very quickly.
Barbara Gordon sends a sample to Swamp Thing, who both makes it safe and plans to mass produce it making a fortune. Ivy would do far more good if she used her abilities for niceness instead of evil.
Why invent such a thing only to use as a murder weapon? Why not patent it, sell it for profit, and use the proceeds to simply buy the woodlands she wants preserved?
The first thing he does once he gets the magical book is steal the Krabby Patty recipe so he can make money off of it rather than just make himself rich.
The villain of Up , Charles F. Muntz, wants to get fame and recognition by catching a rare bird. To accomplish this he invents devices that allow dogs to communicate verbally, and fly airplanes.
Even if he wanted fame and renown rather than money, being known as the person who invented the device that lets dogs talk to humans would be far more likely to make him famous than catching a new species of bird.
This is, however, justified and lampshaded to some extent by showing that he has become psychotically obsessed with the bird.
His museum is full of dozens of skeletons of other species, all of them of a bizarre nature and undiscovered to science. Had he brought any of those back instead, he would have made far more of a profit in the scientific realm than the capture of a single colorful ostrich.
He was mostly bitter that the one he brought back as a skeleton was declared a fake and obsessed with clearing his name. Evil is wasting time and resources on evil schemes when, in his absence, Number Two has turned the front company into a corporate entity leagues more successful than it ever was before Dr.
This falls on deaf ears, naturally. In Goldmember , he finally hits upon the brilliant scheme of making the organization a legitimate business with the ethics of an evil organization by turning it into a talent agency.
He inevitably returns to arms dealing, with the change that it is government sponsored. Played both ways in Iron Man 2 with Ivan Vanko.
Vanko retorts that his motives are personal. Octopus is researching a new power source in Spider-Man 2. In order to control it, he invents a system of mechanical arms that interface with his brain, have artificial intelligence , are indestructible , have the strength to throw cars, and never seem to need new batteries.
Every aspect of the things would seem to merit a Nobel Prize, but Octavius and the rest of the world initially only treat them as a simple tool.
In Spider-Man 3 , Sandman needs to raise money for his sick daughter and turns to a life of crime. Instead, he simply robs banks.
Lampshaded in Darkman III: The doctor in charge of making a serum based on the nerve damage suffered by the titular character discusses with herself the fact that she could make way more money selling to pharmaceutical companies.
The problem was, the machine ended up copying things instead of teleporting them. But Angier still used the machine to perform his magic trick, creating copies of himself so that it appeared as though he was teleporting across long distances.
He could also do things like completely end world hunger by copying food and so forth, but his obsession to out-do his magical rival blinds him to all other goals.
In Street Fighter , M. Bison is the dictator of some tiny southeastern Asian country, but somehow has developed both super-soldier biochemical engineering, as well as hover boots, with which he wants to use to conquer the world.
He could probably become the de facto ruler of the world just by marketing those two bits of technology. He could be the wealthiest pharmaceutical supplier in the world without causing the death of millions, and without risking arrest or worse in the process, but then the plot would have nowhere to go.
If not that, he could have just patented the smaller ray immediately, waited for the Nobel, and wondered how many new laws in physics will be named after him.
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