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Cigars are often times associated with power, status, wealth, and well, pure evil. It is not uncommon to see some of the shadiest of bad guys (and girls) in television, film, and literature sitting behind a thick cloud of smoke emerging from their lit cigars. Here are a few of our favorite cigar-wielding villains [insert menacing laugh here].
General Thunderbolt Ross: The Marvel Comics villain General Thunderbolt Ross is an arch nemesis of the Hulk. General Ross is constantly hunting the Hulk and is rarely seen without a stogie in his mouth.
Kingpin: Kingpin, also known as Wilson Fisk, rules New York City’s underworld in Daredevil. Kingpin is one of the most slimy and sinister characters in Marvel Comics. This wealthy executive knows a thing or two about organized crime and premium cigars.
Xenia Onatopp: Xenia Onatopp is probably better known as the villainous femme fatale in the James Bond film GoldenEye. She is a former Soviet fighter pilot that enjoys killing, racing fast cars, and lighting up a good cigar.
Baby Face Finster: Baby Face Finster, the pint-sized gangster, dons the disguise of an orphaned baby to rob a bank. This Looney Tunes character may look like a harmless baby, if it wasn’t for the stogie in his mouth and the machine gun in his (tiny) hand.
Who is your favorite (or least favorite) cigar-smoking villain?