YMMV: The Avengers (1998)
- Complete Monster: Sir August De Wynter is the Big Bad and an immoral businessman using the funds of Wonderland Weather for his own exploits. De Wynter is the head of the Prospero Project, and discusses the matter with some of the world's top scientists. As a test of loyalty, De Wynter tricks two of the scientists working with him into signing off, knifing them to death immediately after. He also murders the scientists who helped him build his Doomsday Device after they serve their purpose. Opposing the Ministry, De Wynter clones Emma Peel and has her clone wreak havoc, murdering agents to frame the real Peel. Previous experiments De Wynter was involved in invoived animal testing, resulting in horrifying mutations on those they were performed on. De Wynter also briefly erases the memory of, and tries to rape, the much-younger Peel. After the Ministry reveals him as the head of the Prospero Project, De Wynter gloats to the world's leaders that if the planet's weather isn't bought from him, he'll use his Weather-Control Machine to ravage the world and kill millions, if not billions, in a variety of horrific ways, such as London freezing to death. A depraved, selfish, Bond-esque mad scientist, De Wynter was a fitting archetype of the demented, shallow villains appearing in Spy Fiction, and would happily destroy the world just to satisfy his own ambition and greed.
- Crowning Music of Awesome: Say what you will about the actual movie, but the main theme is very cool.
- Ham and Cheese: Sean Connery as Sir August de Wynter.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: The Ministry has an Invisible Man, and yet they simply hide him away in the filing room, instead of using him as an infiltration officer. For added WTF-ery, the Invisible Man is voiced by Patrick Macnee, the original John Steed.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The film has Sean Connery and Patrick Macnee, portrayers of famous spies on the silver and small screen respectively, and yet the two never share the screen together.