10 Least Threatening Movie Villains

Murad Krasniqi in 'Taken 2'
Rade Serbedzija, Murad Krasniqi, Taken 2
20th Century Fox Film
You'd think they'd want to muster up a more worthy adversary for Liam Neeson than a 70-year-old, marginally decrepit man.
Justin Hammer in 'Iron Man 2'
Sam Rockwell, Justin Hammer, Iron Man 2
Paramount Pictures
A particularly ineffectual villain, Justin Hammer is undone by his meager frame, geeky exterior, and perpetual second-best status.
Lord Farquaad in 'Shrek'
Lord Farquaad, Shrek
Paramount Pictures
Standing up against a mighty ogre, a shapeshifting martial-arts expert and a fire-breathing dragon, Lord Farquaad doesn't seem to be all that big of an adversary.
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Vizzini in 'The Princess Bride'
Vizzini, The Princess Bride, Wallace Shawn
20th Century Fox Film
He might be a self-proclaimed mastermind, but Wallace Shawn's Vizzini is hardly physically intimidating... nor is he all that great at poison-related mind games.
The Penguin in 'Batman Returns'
The Penguin, Batman Returns, Danny DeVito
Warner Bros. via Everett Collection
When considered against the rest of Batman's nefarious villains — the twisted Joker, clever Riddler, spry Catwoman and dominating Bane — the Penguin falls a bit short (pun extremely intended) in the intimidation department.
Vector in 'Despicable Me'
Vector, Despicable Me
Universal Pictures via Everett Collection
He might almost get away with snatching the moon, but Gru's arch nemesis Vector is just a fish-loving, spindly little fella who couldn't handle a mission of world domination if his track suit collection depended on it.
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Peter Lorre in Anything
Peter Lorre, M
Paramount Pictures via Everett Collection
This actor from Hollywood's Golden Era starred in all the classics: 'Casablanca,' 'M,' 'The Maltese Falcon,' and always as a bad guy. A pathetic, lowly, completely pitiful bad guy.
AUTO in 'Wall-E'
AUTO, Otto, Wall-E
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Dude's a freakin' steering wheel.
Mugatu in 'Zoolander'
Mugatu, Will Ferrell, Zoolander
Paramount Pictures via Everett Collection
Formerly known as Jacob Moogberg, inventor of the piano necktie, Jacobim Mugatu has got to be the most bumbling, unfocused, and highly unprepared supervillain in movie history.
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Elmer Fudd from 'Looney Tunes'
Elmer Fudd, Looney Tunes
Warner Bros. via Everett Collection
Never, in almost a century of hunting wabbits (and the occasional lisping duck), did Elmer Fudd manage to snag himself a victim. Frequently outsmarted, guilt-stricken, and seduced by woodland creatures in drag, this hapless hunter tops the list of least threatening villains in pop culture.