6 Villains Who Saved the World By Accident

Published A year ago by Jane Douglas

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Villains come in all shapes and sizes (mostly big) but if they have one thing in common, it's their ambition to not accidentally help the good guy save the world. Yet this happens more often than these so-called bad guys would care to admit. Just think of the occasions on which these antagonists saved the day with embarrassing self-sabotage.

In Batman: Arkham Origins, Gotham's most triangular billionaire is being hunted by eight assassins, all out to win a 50 million dollar bounty placed on his head by unhinged baddie Black Mask.

But what with there being eight of them, they can't all be winners. That's how we end up with Lester Buchinsky, also known as the Electrocutioner: a "super"villain whose chief power appears to be that he owns a car battery and some jumper cables.

He's electrified his knuckle-dusting boxing gloves so he can do electric punches, sure, but these do him next to no good against the might of Batman.

Also, the electromagnetic signal in his gloves is what allows Batman to track the villains to their hideout. Also, it's these gloves that again save the day when Batman needs to revive Bane by defibrillating him with an electric punch.

Basically, if it weren't for The Electrocutioner, things would be a lot worse for Gotham's hunkiest goth. Cheers, Lester!

Previously on Outside Xbox: 7 Nobodies Who Were the Real Hero

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Jane Douglas
Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.

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