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  • As in the books, Ernst Stavro Blofeld/SPECTRE Number One was the archenemy of James Bond for most of the Sean Connery era films and George Lazenby's sole film. The endless legal disputes over the ownership of Thunderball, SPECTRE and Blofeld prevented the EON Productions film series from using Blofeld for over 40 years after Diamonds Are Forever, so Bond only confronted one-shot villains in that timespan. The legal feud was definitely solved in 2013, and Blofeld returned as Bond's overarching nemesis in Spectre in 2015.
  • Dr. Evil is the Arch Enemy of Austin Powers and his Evil Twin.
  • Indiana Jones has Rene Belloq, a rival archaeologist willing to steal from Jones and collaborate with the Nazis to get the glory of discovery without doing the work.
  • Star Wars
    • Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's Arch Enemy; meanwhile, Vader probably counted Obi-Wan as his.
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    • Palpatine to Yoda. By The Empire Strikes Back he also considers Luke Skywalker to be his biggest threat. As the Chosen One, Luke's father, Anakin Skywalker is destined to defeat Palpatine and bring balance to the force, and he eventually succeeds.
    • Han Solo and Chewbacca have Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt. Jabba put a large bounty on Han and Chewbacca's heads for dumping valuable cargo that belonged to Jabba, and Han lived in fear of Jabba's wrath for many years. Boba Fett turned Solo's friends over to the Empire and personally delivered Solo to Jabba as a prisoner.
    • Count Dooku was this for Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi throughout the Clone Wars. Dooku battled the duo many times, came close to killing them on multiple occasions, and once even severed Anakin's arm. He is also this to his former master, Yoda.
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    • Darth Maul became a personal foe for Obi-Wan Kenobi after he killed Obi-Wan's master, Qui-Gon Jinn. After Obi-Wan bisected Maul in retaliation, the feeling between them was mutual. Before he died Qui-Gon Jinn himself was determined to confront Maul so he could prove to the Jedi Council that the Sith still existed.
    • General Grievous considered himself to be this for Obi-Wan Kenobi, who was ultimately the one who killed him.
    • Viceroy Nute Gunray and Padme Amidala.
    • Kylo Ren had many bitter enemies. He is trying to become The Corrupter for Rey, has a grudge against Finn for betraying the First Order, is the Antagonistic Offspring of Han and Leia, and is the Evil Nephew of Luke.
    • Director Orson Krennic to Galen Erso in Rogue One, because Galen used to think they were friends back when both were working for the Empire as scientists, before Galen realised that the Empire was evil and that his research was being used to build the Death Star; Krennic ultimately was indirectly responsible for Galens wife dying after he forced Galen to come back, and held the life of his missing daughter Jyn Erso over his head to keep him in line, culminating in Galen sabotaging the Death Star by making it easier to blow up- evidence of his treachery also leads to Krennic ordering all of Galens scientist colleagues executed and accidentally leads to Galens death, though not before Krennic rubs it in his face that the Death Star has been used on a city. Ultimately, Jyn Erso avenges her parents by getting the Death Star plans to the Rebellion, but otherwise the two barely interact and Krennic doesn't even recognise her, so Galen is a better fit as arch-enemy since It's Personal between the two and Jyn was following Galens direction anyway.
      • Tarkin and Krennic are also this, having a rivalry that eventually ends with Tarkin killing Krennic.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean:
    • Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa. Once both men have died at least once, the conflict between them becomes more of a friendly rivalry.
    • Commodore Norrington might also want to put himself in for consideration as Jack's Arch Enemy, though Jack seems to regard him as more of an obstacle and sometimes pawn.
    • Cutler Beckett may qualify, as he has been the source of much/most of Jack's problems in his life. When using Jack's compass, it points him towards Jack, and Jack guesses that what Beckett wants most in the world is to see Jack dead.
    • Davy Jones definitely qualifies, since he's hellbent on claiming Jack's soul. He could also count as one for Will Turner, whose father is one of the many cursed souls forced to work on Davy Jones' ship for hundreds of years.
  • David Allen Griffin to Joel Campbell in The Watcher.
  • In The Prestige, Alfred Borden and Robert Angier start as friendly rivals, but the two become arch-enemies when one loses a wife. By the end, one has lost his wife and his life, the other reaches a Pyrrhic Victory in besting his enemy but losing his brother and wife as well.
  • In The Matrix, Agent Smith to Neo.
  • Castor Troy for Sean Archerin Face/Off.
  • Harmonica and Frank in Once Upon a Time in the West. The former has been hunting the latter for decades to put an end to his horrible crimes and to avenge the death of his brother. Frank also has Cheyenne and Jill McBain, because Frank murdered Jill's new family and framed Cheyenne for their murders.
  • Since Bruce Willis's character, David Dunn, turns out to be a comic book superhero in Unbreakable, it only stands to reason that he'd have an arch-enemy. Elijah Price, who is right under his nose.
  • Mystery Team: Old Man McGinty
  • In the Film of the Book of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Humma Kavula is this to Zaphod.
  • Godzilla is the Arch Enemy of the Japanese Self-Defence Force as a whole during the films where he's the villain (or not). He also has his own recurring nemesis in King Ghidorah, who has battled him across eight films and four continuities, and whose gleeful malevolence provides a stark contrast with the Big G's more mindless rage. One could also make a case for Mechagodzilla, Godzilla's only enemy to rival Ghidorah for number of appearances (save for Mothra) and ability to hurt Godzilla (the Heisei version of Mechagodzilla in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II is even stated to have been based on the recovered remains of Mecha-King Ghidorah from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, essentially making it a combination of Godzilla's two arch-enemies).
    • As far as Mothra goes, her arch-enemy is Ghidorah as well; she tolerates Godzilla's existence as long as he's not misbehaving too much, but when Ghidorah gets involved, she knows fully well that the whole planet she has sworn to protect is in danger. Epitomized by the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy, the first and third of which featured either Ghidorah or a close relative as the antagonist.
      • Godzilla: Final Wars made Gigan her arch-enemy instead so that the single coolest redesigned monster in the film could fight her during the climax while Godzilla dealt with the more plot-relevant antagonist—who was again, eventually revealed to be Ghidorah (this time in Kaiser form).
  • King Kong has Carl Denham.
  • In A Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy Krueger had Nancy Thompson.
  • In Halloween. no matter where Michael Myers goes, his psychiatrist Dr. Samuel Loomis will always be there to stop him. However, Michael's personal targets throughout the series are Laurie Strode and her daughter Jamie Lloyd.
  • In Friday the 13th, Jason Voorhees to Tommy Jarvis, the only person who killed Jason twice. His first encounter with Jason left him so traumatized that he was forced to spend several years in a mental institution. Tommy becomes so consumed with hatred against Jason that he digs up Jason's grave just so he can destroy Jason's corpse once and for all. Unfortunately, this results in Jason being resurrected as a NighInvulnerable zombie.
  • Ghostface to Sidney Prescott in Scream.
    • The first Ghostface, Billy Loomis, murdered Sydney's mother, Maureen, after she slept with Billy's father, ruining Billys' parents' marriage. Even after he gets his revenge on Maureen, Billy extends his vendetta to Sidney herself.
    • The second Ghostface, Debbie Salt, wants revenge against Sidney for killed her son, the aforementioned Billy Loomis.
    • The third Ghostface, Roman Bridger, is Sidney's half-brother, who hates Sydney because he was rejected by their shared mother. To escalate thing, Roman was The Man Behind the Man for Billy and Stu.
    • The fourth Ghostface Jill Roberts, is Sydney's younger cousion, who wants to kill Sidney because she is envious of Sidney's fame.
  • Leatherface and his family to Sally Hardesty and Lieutenant "Lefty" Enright in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  • In Hellraiser, Pinhead makes repeated attempts to claim the soul of Kirsty Cotton. Kirsty also has her uncle, Frank Cotton, her stepmother Julia Cotton, and her husband Trevor Goodchild.
  • In Child's Play, Chucky is this to Andy Barclay and his family since he repeatedly harasses them. Cemented in Curse of Chucky when his next target, after the woman who put him away and her daughter, is Andy.
  • John "Jigsaw" Kramer from Saw had Eric Matthews and Jeff Denlon. Eric Matthews hates Jigsaw for kidnapping his son. Jeff Denlon hates Jigsaw for kidnapping his wife, and later allowing his subordinate, Amanda Young, to kill her.
  • X-Men Film Series
  • In The Hobbit trilogy, Azog is the main enemy of Thorin. whose grandfather Thror was killed by him in battle, where Thorin also cut off his hand. Following Thorin throughout the films and leading the Orcs to take Erebor at the Battle of the Five Armies, it is revealed that Azog is working for Sauron, but he is pursuing Thorin on his own incentive. They end up performing a Mutual Kill.
  • In It's a Wonderful Life, George Bailey has Mister Henry F. Potter. Potter is a Morally Bankrupt Banker who controls most of the town of Bedford Falls, with the exception of "Bulding & Loan", which which run by George Bailey. George Bailey is the only person preventing Potter from seizing total control over Bedford Falls, and when Bailey resists Potter's bribes, Potter tries to ruin him by framing him for embezzlement.
  • In Fatal Attraction, Dan Gallagher has Alex Forrest. Alex Forrest once had a brief affair with Dan, but she refused to accept the fact that Dan had a family to return her. As a result, Alex constantly stalks Dan, tries to entrap him in a permanent relationship with her, murders his family's pet rabbit, kidnaps his daughter Beth, and finally tries to murder Dan's wife, Beth.
  • Pazazu to Father Lankester Merrin, Father Damien Karras, and Regan Theresa MacNeil in The Exorcist.
  • SkyNet to John Connor in Terminator. Every instalment has it sending a Killer Robot into the past (T-800, T-1000, T-X, and the T-RIP T-800) to kill John before he can grow up and lead the human race in the war against the machines.
  • Gordon Gekko to Bud Fox in Wall Street. Bud Fox was Gekko's former protege, until Gekko manipulates Fox into helping him bankrupt his father's company.
  • Max Cady to Sam Bowden in both versions of Cape Fear. In both versions, Max Cady seeks revenge against Bowden for getting him sent to prison by trying to harm Bowden's family.
  • Reverend Harry Powell to John and Pearl Harper in The Night of the Hunter. Powell murdered the kids' mother, and spend the rest of the film trying to kill John and Pearl themselves.
  • In Marathon Man Thomas "Babe" Levy develops a grudge against Dr. Christian Szell for torturing him to gain information that Babe new nothing about.
  • Colonel Hans Landa to Lieutenant Aldo Raine, Shosanna Dreyfus, and the Basterds in Inglourious Basterds.
  • Marsellus Wallace to Butch Coolidge in Pulp Fiction.
  • In Gangs of New York, Amsterdam Vallon spent fifteen years plotting for revenge against Bill "The Butcher" Cutting for murdering his father during a gang war.
  • Demolition Man: John Spartan has Simon Phoenix, a chaotic criminal who framed him for killing hostages and was then let out of cryofreeze to take him down for good.
  • In Commando, John Matrix had Bennet and Arius. Bennett was Matrix's unhinged former military subordinate until Matrix fired him, and Arius was a former dictator that Matrix deposed of in the past. The two of them teamed up to get revenge on Matrix by kidnapping Matrix's daughter, which sends Matrix on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against them.
  • Schindler's List: Oskar Schindler has Amon Goeth, the local Nazi concentration camp commander.
  • Khan Noonien Singh to James T. Kirk and Spock in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek Into Darkness.
  • Maximus Decimus Meridius had Emperor Commodus in Gladiator. They used to be friends until Commodus assassinated his own father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who was Maximus' father figure, declared Maximus a traitor, murdering Maximus' family, and forced Maximus to fight in the arena as a slave. Commodus in turn hated Maximus because his own family loved Maximus more than him, and because Maximus refused to acknowledge Commodus as Emperor.
  • Dark Helmet to Lone Starr in Spaceballs in Spaceballs.
  • Colonel Walter E. Kurtz to Captain Benjamin L. Willard in Apocalypse Now.
  • Travis Bickle spends much of the film preparing to assassinate Senator Charles Palantine in Taxi Driver.
  • Officer Jake Hoyt and Detective Alonzo Harris gradually become enemies throughout the progression of Training Day.
  • Beatrix Kiddo from Kill Bill Bill, Elle Driver, O-Ren-Ishii, Budd, and Vernita Green. All five of them ended up on her hit list after they massacred her friends, murdered her fiance, and put her in a four-year coma as payback for deserting them. Beatrix also blames them for the death of her unborn child until she discovers she is still alive at the end of the second film.
    • Bill is more of her archenemy than any of the others though, both because he was The Leader and because his betrayal seems to have hurt her the most, hence the films' titles.
  • Rocky Balboa has Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, and Ivan Drago through the progression of the Rocky franchise.
  • Sheriff Will Teasle, Lieutenant Colonel Podovsky, Colonel Alexei Zaysen, and Major Pa Tee Tint to John Rambo in Rambo.
  • Alien: Ellen Ripley has the entire Xenomorph race, which she has vowed to destroy so they can't kill any more people.
  • The Predator to Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer in Predator.
  • Jack Wilson and Rufus Ryker to Shane and Joe Starrett in Shane.
  • Angel Eyes, Ramon Rojo, and El Indio to the Man With No Name.
    • Colonel Mortimer is a better candidate for El Indio's nemesis, since Mortimer is on a revenge quest against El Indio, and the Man With No Name is only after him for money.
  • Scorpio to Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry.
  • Hans Gruber to John McClane in Die Hard. Nakatomi Plaza is his defining moment, and Hans' brother Simon Gruber even appears seeking revenge. Colonel Stuart, Thomas Gabriel, Yuri Komarov, and Irina Komarov are this to a lesser extent.
  • Jason Bourne from The Bourne Series had Robert Dewey.
  • The Shark to Sheriff Brody, Quint, and Matt Hooper in Jaws.
  • Jerry Lundegaard, Carl Showalter, and Gaear Grimsrud to Marge Gunderson and Wade Gustafson in Fargo.
  • Biff Tannen to Marty McFly Dr. Emmett Brown, George McFly, and Lorraine McFly in Back to the Future.
  • Colonel Miles Quaritch to Jake Sully and Neytiri in Avatar.
  • Virgil Sollozzo and Emilio Barzini to Vito and Michael Corleone in The Godfather.
    • In Part II, Michael has Hyman Roth, and Vito has Francesco Ciccio.
  • The Shawshank Redemption: Andy Dufresne has Warden Samuel Norton, who systematically ruins his life after he tries to expose the prison's corruption.
  • Casablanca: Victor Laszlo has Major Heinrich Strasser, the Nazi official tasked with capturing him for his resistance activities.
  • General George Allenby, the Turkish Bey, and Mr. Dryden to T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia.
  • Crassus to Spartacus in Spartacus.
  • Harry Lime and Marv Merchants to Kevin McCallister in Home Alone.
  • Jim Taylor and Senator Joseph Paine to Jefferson Smith in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
  • In In the Heat of the Night, Ralph Henshaw turns out to be the killer Virgil Tibbs spends the entire film looking for.
  • Although they do not appear in the film, Joe Lefors and E.H. Harriman are the archenemies of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
  • Juror #3 and Juror #10 to Juror #8 in 12 Angry Men.
  • The Captain to Luke Jackson in Cool Hand Luke.
  • Alain Charnier to Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle in The French Connection.
  • Evil Dead: Ash Williams has the Deadites, a horde of demonic zombies who spend the entire trilogy tormenting him and trying to destroy everything he loves.
  • Lucky Ned Pepper to Rooster Cogburn, and Tom Chaney to Mattie Ross in True Grit.
  • Chief Cicatriz to Ethan Edwards and Martin Pawley in The Searchers.
  • Nathan Burdette and Joe Burdette to Sheriff John T. Chance, Dude, Colorado Ryan, and Stumpy in Rio Bravo.
  • ED-209, Clarence Boddicker, Dick Jones, Cain, Paul Mc Daggett, and Otomo to RoboCop in RoboCop.
  • Mister Joshua, Pieter Vorstedt, Jack Travis, Wah Sing Ku, Arjen Rudd, and General Peter McAllister to Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh in Lethal Weapon.
  • Colonel Willaim Tavington to Benjamin Martin and Gabriel Martin in The Patriot.
  • Mad Max
    • Max Rockatansky has the Toecutter, a criminal biker who killed his family.
    • Imperator Furiosa has Immortan Joe, the tyrant who kept her as a Sex Slave.
  • Rameses II to Moses in The Ten Commandments. Or is it GOD to Rameses?
  • Boris the Animal to Agent J and Agent K in Men in Black 3.
  • Sam Gerard and Fredrick Sykes to Dr. Richard Kimble in The Fugitive.
  • Norman Stansfield to Léon and Mathilda in The Professional.
  • Mr. Han to Lee in Enter the Dragon.
  • Tyler Durden is this and the Enemy Within to the Fight Club Narrator.
  • The Big Lebowski, Jesus Quintana, and Jackie Treehorn to the Jeffrey "the Dude" Lebowski and Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski.
  • Principal Edward Rooney to Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
  • Alejandro Sosa to Tony Montana in Scarface (1983).
  • Alex DeLarge to Frank Alexander in A Clockwork Orange.
  • Abigail Williams to John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible.
  • Jean Vilain, James Munroe, and Conrad Stonebanks to Barney Ross in The Expendables.
  • Jim and Esmeralda to Edward Scissorhands.
  • Lieutenant Dan Taylor has a grudge against Forrest Gump for saving his life, which has robbed him of his chance to die in battle like his ancestors, and has forced him to live as a cripple. Taylor eventually forgives Forrest after gaining a new found appreciation of life, and the two become friends.
  • General Dyer to Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi.
  • Noah Cross to Jake Gittes and Evelyn Mulwray in Chinatown.
  • Jim Phelps, Sean Ambrose, Owen Davian, Kurt Hendricks, Solomon Lane, and August Walker to Ethan Hunt and Luther Stickell in Mission: Impossible.
  • Stephen to Django, and Calvin Candie to Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained.
  • Wes Mantooth to Ron Burgundy in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
  • Johnny Ringo and Curly Bill to Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday in Tombstone.
  • Steamboat Willie to Captain John H. Miller in Saving Private Ryan.
  • Brick Top to Mickey O'Neil in Snatch..
  • Colonel Nathan R. Jessep to Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee and Lieutenant Commander Jo Anne Galloway in A Few Good Men.
  • John Doe to William Somerset and David Mills in Se7en.
  • Mr. Blonde, Mr. White, Nice Guy Eddie Cabot, Mr. Pink, Joe Cabot, Mr. Blue, and Mr. Brown to Mr. Orange in Reservoir Dogs.
  • Little Bill Daggett to William Munny in Unforgiven.
  • Ivan Korshunov to President James Marshall in Air Force One.
  • Rogelio Torrez and Luther Voz to Machete Cortez in Machete.
  • John Kreese, Johnny Lawrence, Chozen, Sato, Terry Silver, and Mike Barnes to Daniel LaRusso and Mr. Kesuke Miyagi in The Karate Kid.
  • Ordell Robbie to Jackie Brown.
  • Shooter McGavin to Happy Gilmore.
  • Frank Costello and Colin Sullivan to Billy Costigan in The Departed.
  • Margaret White, Billy Nolan, and Chris Hargensen to Carrie White in Carrie (1976).
  • Norman Bates to Lila Crane and Sam Loomis in Psycho.
  • Eve Harrington to Margo Channing and Addison DeWitt in All About Eve.
  • Baby Jane Hudson to Blanche Hudson in Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?.
  • Daniel Plainview to H.W. Plainview and Eli Sunday in There Will Be Blood.
  • Al Capone to Eliot Ness in The Untouchables.
  • Spider to Walt Kowalski, Thao Vang Lor, and Sue Lor in Gran Torino.
  • Tom Keough, Captain McClain, and Commissioner Delaney to Frank Serpico in Serpico.
  • Joseph McCarthy to Edward R. Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck..
  • Walter Chalmers and Johnny Ross to Frank Bullitt in Bullitt.
  • David and Pete to Shaun and Ed in Shaun of the Dead.
  • Richard Nixon and Donald Segretti to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in All the President's Men.
  • Jim Taylor and Senator Paine to Jefferson Smith in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
  • Eddie Mars to Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep.
  • Neil Mc Cauley to Lt. Vincent Hanna in Heat.
    • Waingro to Neil. Waingro, a member of Neil's crew, turned an armed robbery into a triple homicide. With the help of Roger Van Zant and Van Zant's dragon Hugh Benny, Waingro forces another one of Neil's crew, Trejo, to rat Neil out to the cops, resulting in a deadly shootout between Neil's crew and Vincent and his subordinates. Waingro also raped and murdered Trejo's wife while beating Trejo to a pulp, leaving him in such a condition when Neil finds him, he is begging for death. After giving a Mercy Kill to Trejo (after Trejo tells him everything), Neil is hell—bent on killing Waingro, resulting in his own demise.
  • Sean Miller to Jack Ryan in Patriot Games.
  • Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin to Major Bennett Marco and Raymond Shaw in The Manchurian Candidate.
  • Captain Dudley Smith to Detective Jack Vincennes, Bud White, and Ed Exley in L.A. Confidential.
  • Jamal Malik to Salim Malik in Slumdog Millionaire.
  • Simon Skinner to Nicholas Angel in Hot Fuzz.
  • Marko, Murad, Stuart St. John, and Oleg Malankov to Brian Mills in the Taken series.
  • Frank Lucas to Detective Richie Roberts in American Gangster.
  • Martin Vanger to Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
  • The Wicked Witch of the West to Dorothy Gale, the Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and Glinda in The Wizard of Oz.
  • Sheriff Frank Hamer has Bonnie and Clyde, a couple of bank robbers who humiliated him and whom he vows to capture or kill.
  • Jack Torrance to Wendy Torrance, Danny Torrance, and Dick Hallorann in The Shining.
  • Betelgeuse to Adam Maitland, Barbara Maitland, Lydia Deetz, and Juno in Beetlejuice.
  • Tommy DeVito and Jimmy Conway to Billy Batts in Goodfellas. And later, Henry Hill to Jimmy and Paul Cicero when Henry turns state evidence against his old crew and goes into Witness Protection.
  • Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg to Korben Dallas, Father Vito Cornelius, and Leeloo in The Fifth Element.
  • Gunnery Sergeant Hartman to James T. "Joker" Davis and Private Leonard 'Gomer Pyle' Lawrence in Full Metal Jacket.
  • John Milton to Kevin Lomax in The Devil's Advocate.
  • High Priest Imhotep to Richard 'Rick' O'Connell, Evelyn 'Evy' Carnahan/O'Connell, Jonathan Carnahan, Ardeth Bay, and Alex O'Connell in The Mummy Trilogy.
  • Doctor Frank N'Furtur, Riff Raff, and Magenta to Janet Weiss, Brad Majors, and Rocky Horror in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • The Kurgan to Connor Mac Leod and Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez in Highlander.
  • Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes to Sergeant Elias and Chris Taylor in Platoon.
  • Catherine Tramell to Detective Nick Curran in Basic Instinct.
  • Frank Booth to Dorothy Vallens and Jeffrey Beaumont in Blue Velvet.
  • Vincent to Max Durocher in Collateral.
  • Dr. Zaius to Colonel George Taylor, Cornelius, and Zira in Planet of the Apes (1968).
  • Police Captain Hank Quinlan to Mike Vargas, Susan Vargas, and Police Sergeant Pete Menzies in Touch of Evil.
  • Drexl Spivey, Vincenzo Coccotti, and Virgil to Clarence Worley and Alabama Whitman in True Romance.
  • Mama Fratellli, Francis Fratelli, and Jake Fratelli to Michael "Mikey" Walsh, Brandon "Brand" Walsh, Lawrence "Chunk" Cohen, Clark "Mouth" Devereaux, Andrea "Andy" Carmichael, Stephanie "Stef" Steinbrenner, Richard "Data" Wang, and Lotney "Sloth" Fratelli in The Goonies.
  • Tony Wendice to Margot Mary Wendice, Mark Halliday, and Chief Inspector Hubbard in Dial M for Murder.
  • Roy Batty to Rick Deckard in Blade Runner.
  • Samara Morgan to Rachel Keller, Noah Clay, and Aidan Keller in The Ring.
  • Caledon Hockley to Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic (1997).
  • Leslie Chow to Phil Wenneck, Stuart "Stu" Price, Alan Garner, and Doug Billings in The Hangover.
  • Liberty Valance to Tom Doniphon and Ransom Stoddard in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
  • Captain Vidal to Ofelia, Mercedes, Dr. Ferreiro, and Pedro in Pan's Labyrinth.
    • The Pale Man to Princess Moanna and the Faun.
  • King Edward I to William Wallace in Braveheart.
  • Johnny Friendly to Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront.
  • Cody Jarrett to Hank Fallon in White Heat.
  • Lars Thorwald to L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies in Rear Window.
  • Caesar Enrico Bandello to Sergeant Flaherty in Little Caesar.
  • Jurassic Park:
    • Rexy to Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ian Malcolm, Tim Murphy, and Lex Murphy.
    • Dennis Nedry and Lewis Dodgson to John Hammond.
    • The Big One to Robert Muldoon.
  • Cyrus Grissom to Cameron Poe in Con Air.
  • Scut Farkus to Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story.
  • Lori Quaid, Vilos Cohaagen, Richter, and Benny, to Douglas Quaid and Melina in Total Recall (1990).
  • Agent C.M. Kruger to Max Da Costa in Elysium.
  • Kenneth "Red" Parker, Jr. to John Hancock in Hancock.
  • Mal Cobb to Dom Cobb in Inception.
  • The Duke to Snake Plissken in Escape from New York and Cuervo Jones in Escape from L.A..
  • Victor Maitland to Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop.
  • Ricky Tan, Juntao, and Kenji to Inspector Lee and Detective Carter in Rush Hour.
  • Lo-Pan to Jack Buron in Big Trouble in Little China.
  • Satan to Jericho Cane in End OF Days.
  • Deckard Shaw, Owen Shaw, Hernan Reyes, Johnny Tran, and Arturo Braga to Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Conner in The Fast and the Furious.
  • The Zec and Charlie to Jack Reacher.
  • Howard Payne to Jack Traven and Annie Porter in Speed.
  • Benedict and Tony Vivaldi to Jack Slater in Last Action Hero.
  • General Francis X. Hummel to John Patrick Mason and Stanley Goodspeed in The Rock.
  • Nicolai Itchenko and Vladimir Pushkin to Robert Mc Call in The Equalizer.
  • Damien Thorn and Mrs. Baylock to Robert Thorn and Father Brennen in The Omen.
  • Louis Bloom to Detective Fronteiri and Detective Lieberman in Nightcrawler.
  • Archibald Cunningham to Rob Roy.
  • Colonel Bagley and Omura to Moritsugu Katsumoto and Nathan Algren in The Last Samurai.
  • The Thing to R.J. MacReady in The Thing (1982).
  • Koobus Venter and Piet Smith to Wikus van de Merwe and Christopher Johnson in District 9.
  • Hjalmar Poelzig to Dr. Vitus Werdegast in The Black Cat.
  • Vincent Ludwig to Lieutenant Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun.
  • Judy Barton and Gavin Elster to John "Scottie" Ferguson in Vertigo.
  • Harry Lime to Holly Martins in The Third Man.
  • Dean Vernon Wormer, Doug Neidermeyer, and Greg Marmalard to John "Bluto" Blutarsky, Eric "Otter" Stratton, Robert Hoover, Larry "Pinto" Kroger, Kent "Flounder" Dorfman, and Daniel "D-Day" Simpson Day, and Donald "Boon" Schoenstein in Animal House.
  • Lee Woo-jin to Oh Dae-su in Oldboy (2003), as he's the one responsible for him being locked up.
  • Walter Parks Thatcher and Jim W. Gettys to Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane.
  • Brigid O'Shaughnessy, Joel Cairo, Kasper Gutman, and Wilmer Cook to Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon.
  • Phillip Vandamm to Roger O. Thornhill and Eve Kendall in North by Northwest.
  • Poltergeist: Carole Anne Freeling has Reverend Henry Kane, a spectral cult leader obsessed with using her as a conduit to return to Earth.
  • Viktor to Selene, Michael Corvin, and Lucian in Underworld.
  • Wild Bill Wharton and Percy Wetmore to John Coffey and Paul Edgecomb in The Green Mile.
  • Hans Beckert and Der Schränker to Inspector Karl Lohmann in M.
  • Captain Terrell to Josey Wales in The Outlaw Josey Wales.
  • Stanley Kowalksi to Blanche DuBois and Stella Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire.
  • Captain Esteban Pasquale to Zorro in the 1940 version The Mark of Zorro. Don Rafael Montero to Don Diego de la Vega and Captain Harrison Love to Alejandro Murrieta in The Mask of Zorro.
  • Ricky Verona and El Huron to Chev Chelios in Crank
  • Field Marshal Erwin Rommel to General George S. Patton Jr. and Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery in Patton.
  • Frank and Jim Cunningham to Donnie Darko
  • Ray Finkle to Ace Ventura in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
  • Uncle Rico Dynamite to Napoleon Dynamite.
    • Summer Wheatley to Pedro Sanchez.
  • Keys to E.T. and Elliott in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
  • Grocer to Martin Q. Blank in Grosse Pointe Blank.
  • The Eccentric Millionaire to the Tramp in City Lights.
  • Billie "The Blue Bear" Osterman to Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby.
  • Juan Trippe to Howard Hughes in The Aviator.
  • Frank Abagnale Jr. to Carl Hanratty in Catch Me If You Can.
  • Jake LaMotta to Vikki LaMotta, Joey LaMotta, and Sugar Ray Robinson in Raging Bull.
  • Don Logan to Gary "Gal" Dove, DeeDee Dove, Aitch, and Jackie in Sexy Beast.
  • Tran to Kirk Lazarus and Tugg Speedman in Tropic Thunder.
  • Salim Abu Aziz to Harry Trasker in True Lies.
  • Tony Camonte to Inspector Ben Guarino in Scarface (1932).
  • India Wilkes to Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler, Ashley Wilkes, and Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind.
  • Detective Hal Slocumb to Louise Elizabeth Sawyer and Thelma Yvonne Dickinson in Thelma & Louise.
  • Eddie Kim to Neville Flynn and Sean Jones in Snakes on a Plane.
  • El Mairachi has Moco in Film/El Mariachi, Bucho in Desperado, and General Emiliano Marquez in Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
    • Armando Barillo to Armando Barillo and Jorge Ramírez.
  • Gianni Chellini, Johnson, and Wall Street to Frank Martin in The Transporter.
  • The Princess Bride:
    • Westley has Prince Humperdinck, an entitled noble who wants to force his beloved Princess Buttercup to marry him.
    • Inigo Montoya has Count Rogen, the sadistic torturer who murdered his father.
  • Jade Fox to Li Mu Bai, Yu Shu Lien, and Jen Yu in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
  • Rawley Wilkes to J.J. McQuade in Lone Wolf McQuade.
  • Kindergarten Cop: Detective John Kimble has Cullen Crisp, a drug kingpin who he's been tracking for years and who eventually leads him to being a kindergarten teacher.
  • Sheriff Buford T. Justice to the Bandit in Smokey and the Bandit.
  • John Fain to Jacob Mc Candles in Big Jake.
  • Conan the Barbarian has Thulsa Doom in Conan the Barbarian (1982), and Khalar Zym in Conan the Barbarian (2011).
  • Timothy to Samantha Caine in The Long Kiss Goodnight.
  • Colonel Bishop to Captain Peter Blood in Captain Blood.
  • Jareth to Sarah Williams in Labyrinth.
  • Richard Mason to Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee and Sue Charlton in Crocodile Dundee.
  • Mick Taylor to Liz Hunter, Kristy Earl, and Men Mitchell in Wolf Creek.
  • Von Luger to "Cooler King" Hilts in The Great Escape.
  • Captain Spaulding, Otis B. Driftwood, and Baby to Sheriff Wydell in The Devil's Rejects.
  • Damon Killian to Ben Richards to The Running Man.
  • Zero Wolf to Jaguar Pawn in Apocalypto.
  • David and Max to Michael Emerson in The Lost Boys.
  • Zé Pequeno, Sandro Cenoura, and Knockout Ned to Buscapé in City of God.
  • Jordon Belfort to P Atrick Denham in The Wolf of Wall Street.
  • Johnny Rocco to Frank McCloud in Key Largo.
  • Herbert Mac Caulay to Nick Charles and Nora Charles in The Thin Man.
  • Mr. Trask to Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade and Charlie Simms in Scent of a Woman.
  • Candyman to Helen Lyle.
  • Kang Yeonsak to Mike Banning and President Benjamin Asher in Olympus Has Fallen.
  • Wong Hoi to Ah Jong, Inspector Li Ying, and Wong Dung-Yu in The Killer.
  • V.I.K.I to Detective Del Spooner, Susan Calvin, and Sonny in I, Robot.
  • William Stranix and Commander Krill to Casey Ryback in Under Siege.
  • Idi Amin Dada to Nicholas Garrigan in The Last King of Scotland.
  • Colonel Frank Fitts to Lester Burnham in American Beauty.
  • Tommy Udo to Nick Bianco, Assistant District Attorney Louis D'Angelo, and Nettie in Kiss of Death.
  • Asami Yamazaki to Shigeharu Aoyama in Audition.
  • The Wolf Man to Sir John Talbot, Dr. Lloyd, Colonel Paul Montford, and Maleva to The Wolf Man (1941).
  • Marco and Don Luis Sandoval to Cataleya Restrepo in Colombiana.
  • Carnegie to Eli in The Book of Eli.
  • Darkness to Jack o' the Green in Legend (1985).
  • Judge Henry T. Fleming to Arthur Kirkland in ...And Justice for All.
  • Audrey II and Orin Scrivello to Seymour Krelborn and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors.
  • Hedley Lamarr to Sheriff Bart and the Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles.
  • Janine Cody and Andrew Cody to Joshua Cody in Animal Kingdom.
  • Ted Winter and Vasily Orlov to Evelyn Salt in Salt.
  • Giuseppi "Papa Joe" Yakavetta to Connor Mac Manus, Murphy Mac Manus, and Il Duce in The Boondock Saints.
  • Magua to Hawkeye, Chingachgook, Uncas, Cora Munro, Alice Munro, Col. Edmund Munro, and Major Duncan Heyward in Last of the Mohicans. Magua has sworn vengeance against the Munro family for the death of his own family and Hawkeye, Chingachgook, Uncas and Major Heyward are protecting the women. Magua has sworn to cut out Col. Munro's heart and is as good as his word. The verdict at a debate in a Huron village leads to Magua taking Alice prisoner while Cora is to be burned at the stake, prompting Heyward's Heroic Sacrifice. Uncas, who loves Alice, impulsively pursues Magua, leading to his death as Magua cuts him down. Uncas's death prompts Chingachgook to kill Magua to avenge his son.
  • Mocata to the Duc de Richleau in The Devil Rides Out.
  • Louis Roulet to Mickey Haller and Maggie McPherson in The Lincoln Lawyer.
  • Louis Cyphre to Harry Angel in Angel Heart.
  • Grant Frost to Danny Roman and Chris Sabian in The Negotiator.
  • Randolph Duke and Mortimer Duke to Louis Winthorpe III and Billy Ray Valentine in Trading Places.
  • Mr. Jang to Lucy, Professor Samuel Norman, and Pierre del Rio in Lucy.
  • Emil Stenz, Eli Raphelson, and Martin Walker to James Cale, James William Sawyer, and Carol Finnerty in White House Down.
  • Charles Wheeler to Andrew Beckett and Joe Miller in Philadelphia.
  • Mikhail Rostov to Matt Hunter in Invasion U.S.A. (1985).
  • John Wick has Iosif Tarasov, who murdered his puppy for no reason.
  • In Without a Clue, Professor Moriarty and... wait for it... Dr. Watson. Moriarty is the only one smart enough to have figured out that the man called "Sherlock Holmes" is just a front for Watson, who's the real Great Detective.
  • The Punisher (2004): Frank Castle has Howard Saint, the mob boss who killed his entire family.
  • Masked Avengers: Lin Yung Chi and Gao Yi, his former Number Two who eventually left the organization because of his boss's crimes. Unlike most arch enemies, Gao prefers to lay low and doesn't directly oppose Lin until the end of the film.
  • In the Marvel Cinematic Universe , on the Movie Side of things, we have:
    • Iron Man has the Mandarin and Thanos as his archenemies. The former is mostly just related to Iron Man's origin by way of the terrorist organisation he commands and most of Tony's battles with said group happen off-screen after Iron Man 1, with the real Mandarin and Iron Man in the end never meeting. Iron Man's war with Thanos, and the effect the latter has on his psyche, are on the other hand one of the fundamental aspects of the MCU and drive much of the plot in Phases 2 and 3.
      • Thanos also qualifies as the nemesis of the Guardians of The Galaxy , being responsible for the deaths of Drax's family, half of Gamora's homeworld, and being a monstrously abusive father to Nebula. As mentoined below, Thor also has major beef with him. Being the overall Big Bad of the franchise will do that for you.
      • For Star-Lord, however, his own evil father Ego is the bigger qualifier, having killed Quill's mother.
    • Captain America has the Red Skull, as in the comics. While Steve has went on to face a great many foes afterwards, his fights and ideological conflict with the Red Skull remain the stuff of In-Universe legends. The Red Skull is also responsible for Cap getting frozen and waking up in modern times, which is something Steve struggled with for years before giving it closure.
      • There's also a good argument to be made that Captain America's nemesis is HYDRA itself. Even after the Red Skull's Death, HYDRA continues to plague Steve. In particular through their capture and brainwashing of the Winter Soldier, their infiltration of SHIELD, their attempts to create Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver and their murder of Howard Stark (who was not only a friend of Steve but also the father of Tony Stark), HYDRA in some capacity has been responsible for much of the conflict in all of Cap's movies. Captain America's feud with HYDRA, on top of philosophical differences, is deeply personal in a way that Cap's fight against Red Skull rarely was.
    • Thor, as in the comics, initially had his adopted brother Loki as his enemy, as they once were close brothers but Loki grew to hate and betray his family over time. They were able to work this out later on and became close brothers again (just in time for Loki to brutally die in Infinity War]], with Hela (Thor's evil older sister who forced him to destroy his homeland) or the aforementoined Thanos (who killed Loki and caused Thor to suffer crippling depression after killing half the universe-and reminding Thor it was his failure) being the closest claimants to the title.
    • Hulk, aside from being His Own Worst Enemy for most of the franchise, has Abomination as his nemesis...mostly because the latter is an Evil Counterpart who was the only real villain Hulk got to fight before Universal Studios unwillingness to produce more solo Hulk movies forced Hulk to exclusively be explored as a member of the Avengers.
    • The Vision and Scarlet Witch have Ultron as their nemesis; as the latter is responsible for the death of Wanda's brother Pietro and is also indirectly the creator of Vision, and a representation of everything wrong Vision could be.
    • Spider-Man has Mysterio, who deceived him and took advantage of Peter's grieving emotional state to acquire an arsenal of attack drones Tony left him. He then tortured Peter with a series of grueling illusions, nearly killed Peter, and forced him to step up his game to stop him. Both in the scale of his criminal activities and the degree to which it affected Peter on a personal level, this villain surpasses all the other villains Spidey had to face by himself, and even when Peter stops his scheme he gets the last laugh by revealing Spidey's secret identity to the world from the grave, all but screwing over Peter's life. And unless Sony and Disney work out an extension of their deal, Spidey is not gonna get around to fighting Doc Ock, Green Goblin, or Venom, his primary nemeses in the source material.
  • American Justice: Jack Justice has Sheriff Payden, a racist Dirty Cop who framed him for a murder one of his men committed.
  • Harakiri: Hanshiro Tsugomo has the Iyi clan, who forced his son-in-law to commit suicide.
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension: Buckaroo Banzai has Hanoi Xan, the criminal mastermind who killed his wife. Oddly enough for such a personal foe, he never appears in the film proper.
  • Teenagers from Outer Space: Derek has Thor, a fellow alien whom he butted heads with long before he got to Earth, and who is sent to capture him when he goes rogue.
  • Savaged:
    • Zoe has Trey, leader of the gang of rednecks who raped and murdered her.
    • The Apache chief has Trey's grandfather, who killed him and his entire tribe a long time ago.
  • Elfie Hopkins: Cannibal Hunter has the Gammon family, a Cannibal Clan who live next door to her and end up killing her family.
  • Oblivion (1994): Zack Stone and Butou have Redeye, a reptilian outlaw who killed their father and entire family, respectively.
  • He Knows You're Alone: Leo Gamble has Ray Carlton, who killed his fiance on their wedding day and has been pursued by him ever since.
  • In the James Bond franchise, while the titular character has faced many evil villains over the years, the biggest one who is this to him is Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Not only is he the most recurring villain that Bond has faced, having faced off against each other in 7 films, but he's also Bond's most personal enemy, being responsible for killing his wife Tracy on their honeymoon in the original (pre - Daniel Craig era) continuity and being "the architect" of all his pain in the reboot.
  • Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo: Sandy has the Wendigo, an Ancient Evil she is destined to defeat.
  • Cold Sweat: Joe Martin has Katanga. They hated each other before Joe sold out his fellow prison escapees, and the only word Joe can use to describe Katanga is "virus."
  • The Pumpkin Karver: Jonathan has Alec, whom he mistakenly killed in life and who torments him as a ghost.
  • Cure: Kenichi Takabe has Kunihiko Mamiya, a hypnotist who makes people murder their loved ones and loves playing mind games with him.
  • 22 Bullets: Charly Mattei has Tony Zacchia, his Evil Former Friend who wants him killed so he can't get in the way of his drug business.
  • Youth of the Beast: Jo Mizuno has Nomoto Testuo, the yakuza boss who killed his partner.
  • Wolfman: The Glasgow family has Reverend Leonard, a Satanist priest sent to torment them after a member reneges on a Deal with the Devil.
  • Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe has Secundus, his former partner who went evil to gain ultimate power.
  • Grave of the Vampire: James Hollander has Charles Croydon, the vampire who raped his mother.
  • The Sanderson Sisters to Max Dennison,Alison,Dani Dennison,Thackery Binx,and Billy Butcherson in Hocus Pocus.
  • Van Pelt as well as the titular game itself to Alan Parrish in Jumanji.
  • Django has Major Jackson, the Confederate guerrilla who killed his wife.
  • Darkman has Robert G. Durant, the thug who disfigured him.
  • Tokyo Gore Police: Ruka has the Chief of Police, who killed her father to privatize the police force.
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka: Jack Spade has Mr. Big, the crime boss responsible for his brother's gold chain overdose.
  • Don't Open Till Christmas: Chief Inspector Ian Harris has his insane brother Giles Harrison, who starts killing men dressed as Santa Claus to give his brother a challenging case.
  • Trancers: Jack Deth has Martin Whistler, a mind-controlling criminal whom he regularly thwarted in the past, giving them a mutual hatred.
  • Ran: Hidetora Ichimonji has Lady Kaede, whose parents he killed and who manipulates an entire war to bring him down.
  • The Candy Tangerine Man: The Black Baron has a pair of unnamed cops who will commit any crime to bring him down.
  • The Last Witch Hunter: Kaulder has the Witch Queen, who killed his family and made him immortal.
  • The Virgin Spring: Tore has the two shepherds who raped and murdered his daughter.
  • The Last House on the Left: The Cunninghams have Krug Stillo, the gang leader who raped and murdered their daughter and her best friend.
  • The Hitcher: Jim Halsey has John Ryder, a homicidal hitchhiker who makes a game out of stalking him.
  • Sin City series:
    • Marv has Kevin, a Serial Killer who murdered a hooker he loved.
    • John Hartigan has Roark Junior, whom he mutilated for raping children and eventually escapes from prison to take down for good.
    • Dwight Mc Carthy has Ava Lord, his ex-girlfriend who tries to make him murder her husband.
    • Nancy Callahan has Senator Roark, who ruined her hero John Hartigan's life and drove him to suicide.
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves has Sheriff George of Nottingham as usual, but with the added touch of the latter killing the former's father.
  • The Crow: Eric Draven has Top Dollar, the crime boss who had him and his fiance murdered.
  • Hercules (2014): Hercules has King Eurystheus, who drove him insane via poison and made him murder his own family.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus Finch has Bob Ewell, who framed his innocent client for beating his daughter, and decides to kill his children after Finch makes him look like a fool in open court.
  • Enemy Mine: Willis Davidge has Stubbs, an illegal mine owner who enslaved his adopted alien child.
  • Hawk the Slayer has Vultan, his villainous brother who killed their father.
  • The Toxic Avenger has Bozo, the violent thug who dunked him in the waste in the first place.
  • Mulan: Rise of a Warrior: Mulan has Mengdu, The Evil Prince leading the armies against China.
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood: Robin Hood has Sir Guy of Gisburne, the thuggish knight who enforces Prince John's tyranny on Nottingham.
  • Excalibur: King Arthur has Morgana le Fey, whose father was killed by his father and who intends to destroy Arthur's kingdom due to that.
  • Scary or Die:
    • Emmett has the unnamed were-clown who gave him his monstrous curse.
    • Connie has Romeo, her abusive boyfriend who eventually murdered her.
  • The Beastmaster has Maax, the Evil Sorcerer who mistakenly gave him animal powers while trying to kill him in infancy.
  • La Colonia: Lena has Paul Schaefer, the cult leader who's holding her boyfriend captive.
  • Conquest: Illias and Mace have Ocron, a mad queen who believes they're destined to kill her.
  • Mean Girls: Janis Ian has Regina George, the Alpha Bitch who made her an outcast.
  • 48 Hrs.: Reggie Hammond has Albert Ganz, whom he had sold out to the authorities for a robbery they both committed.
  • Skin Trade: Nick Cassidy has Viktor Dragovic, the human trafficker who killed his wife and sold his daughter.
  • The Gingerdead Man: Sarah Leigh has Millard Findlemeyer, a Serial Killer she testified against who came back as a gingerbread man for revenge.
  • Versus: Prisoner KSC 2-303 has "The Man," a necromancer he's destined to battle each time he reincarnates.
  • The Man from Nowhere: Cha Tae-sik has the Seok brothers, a duo of organ traffickers who abducted his only friend.
  • Fire with Fire: Jeremy Coleman has David Hagan, a neo-Nazi gang leader who spends the film pursuing him as a witness.
  • Keoma has the other Shannon brothers, who have abused him his whole life out of sheer racism.
  • Jack Frost (1997): Sam Tiler has Jack Frost, a Serial Killer he captured who returned as a snowman for revenge.
  • Collateral Damage: Gordon Brewer has Claudio "El Lobo" Perrini, the terrorist leader who killed his family.
  • Ninja (2009): Casey Bowman has Masazuka, his Rival Turned Evil from his student days, who killed their master and wants to take over their ninja clan.
  • The Black 6 have Thor, who murdered their leader's brother for dating a white girl.
  • Blood of Beasts: Freya has Sven, a warrior of her tribe who left her father to die and wants to make her marry him to rule the tribe.
  • Shotgun Jones has Fletcher Rivington, the Amoral Attorney who killed his sister.
  • Zombie Cop: Robert Gill has Dr. Death, the voodoo priest who zombified him.
  • The Witches Hammer: Rebecca has Madeline Renoir, who ordered everybody else in her Creature-Hunter Organization massacred.
  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown: Captain JD Ramirez has the Phantom Killer, a Serial Killer he was called into Texarkana to stop, and whose escape from capture haunts him for the rest of his life.
  • Quigley Down Under: Matthew Quigley has Elliot Marston, who got him to Australia under false pretenses and left him for dead when he protested his genocide campaign.
  • Gutterballs: Sarah has Steve, a rival bowling team leader who lead his team in gang-raping her. By extension, Steve is also the nemesis of the Bowling Ball Killer, who is her vengeful father.
  • The Kelly family as a whole has Jack-O, a demon sent by an Evil Sorcerer to avenge his execution by one of their own a century ago.
  • Alice in Murderland: Alice Lewis has the Jabberwocky, AKA Kat Glass, whose mom murdered her mom and has pretended to be her best friend to continue the tradition.
  • The Barbarians: Kulchek and Gor have Kadar, the Evil Overlord who enslaved their entire tribe.
  • Black Belt Jones has Don Steffano, a crime boss who killed his master and wants to buy out his childhood dojo.
  • 2020 Texas Gladiators: The Rangers have Catch Dog, a former member who was expelled for Attempted Rape and immediately joined the side of villainy, eventually killing a member who retired in good standing.
  • Doll from Hell: Erika has the unnamed leader of a gang of Japanese Delinquents, who murdered her for witnessing one of their crimes, an act she tries to avenge from beyond the grave.
  • Kung Fury has Adolf Hitler, the Kung Fuhrer, who slaughtered his police station and seeks to steal his powers.
  • Black Dynamite has Fiendish Dr. Wu, a Yellow Peril Diabolical Mastermind whom he's clashed with several times before the film, and turns out to be the one who killed his brother.
  • The Brotherhood of Death have Harold Turner, the Grand Cyclops of the local KKK, who uses his position as County Attorney to let his fellow Klansman terrorize the black community they banded together to protect.
  • Innocent Blood: Maria has Sal the Shark, a Mafia don she accidentally turned into a vampire.
  • Black Butler: Shiori Genpo has her aunt, Lady Hanae Wakatsuki, who killed her parents and is currently plotting a terrorist attack on Japan.
  • I Come in Peace: Jack Caine has Victor Manning, the crime boss who killed his partner.

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