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Villain Spotlight: The Red Skull
As a member of several self proclaimed evil societies I like to think of myself as a match for most men's evil, but on occasion you come across a true savant. One who understands evil in a way that most of us can only hope and dream. Perhaps one of the best of this lot is the personal friend of Adolph Hitler the Red Skull. The Red Skull has raised being evil to an art form. From world war II genocide to the murder of Peter Parker's parents this is a man who would boil puppies alive just because he was bored. You don't just fall into evil of this caliber though, it is something that must be earned. And The Red Skull has paid his dues. Johann Schmidt began his acts of evil early killing his mother in childbirth an act that also convinced his father to commit suicide. Johann Schmidt was forced onto the streets as an orphan thanks to the evil, yet not fully thought out plan. Yet he did not allow a lack of power or money to limit his evil ambition and he soon murdered the first girl he ever loved. His relationships with women have been rocky ever since. He eventually worked his way up to being a bellhop where we can only assume he soiled people's luggage in unimaginal ways. While there he met Hitler who, in order to prove a point, trained him personally to become his right hand man. As the young Nazi completed his training Adolph gave him the Red Skull mask and put in charge of Nazi terrorism. His acts across Europe at this time were so effective that America was forced to counter by creating Captain America. At the end of World War II the Red Skull was buried and left in suspended animation for decades. Yet his evil could not be contained by simple suspended animation and he terrorized the world with sleeper robots that woke to seek revenge for the Nazi's loss. One might think then that the Red Skull would remain loyal to the Nazi ideals after he woke, but loyalty is not evil enough for this protogy and he betrayed even his own ideals first becomming a communist and eventually an evil capitalist. Eventually he was killed, but even hell itself could not contain the evil of the Red Skull and he escaped. This escape from hell gave him limited reality altering powers which he used to become the USA secretary of defense and used a new experimental biological weapon on Mount Rushmore. He has also been implicated in the assassination of Captain America. A true genius of evil and a role model we can only hope to live up to. A few other Notable moments in the Red Skull's exploits This is how he treats people he likes
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Villain Spotlight #8: The Flag Smasher
Born in Bern Switzerland, The Flag Smasher is the son of a Swiss Banker who's father was trampled to death by Latverians which led him to the understanding that the concept of countries and nationalism is evil. In order achieve his goal of eliminating governments he formed an organization called the Underground Liberated Totally Integrated Mobile Army To Unite Mankind which was not chosen for the acronym ULTIMATUM because who in their right mind would choose a name just so it had a cool acronym. Carrying a mace the Flag Smasher soon discovered that attempting to smash large pieces of cloth with a club wasn't as satisfying as he had envisioned and began to plan more effective plots.  The next of these plots was to capture an American airliner(presumably the most patriotic one) and hold the people hostage demanding the Captain America be handed over for execution in return for the release of the hostages. Perhaps he decided that smashing a flag with someone inside would be more effective. Some time later The Flag Smasher discovered that his organization was being funded by the Red Skull and he turned against his former comrades and he was forced to work with Captain America to stop ULTIMATUM from setting off a pulse which would render all electrically operated machines useless. Among his more notable feats was the defeat of U.S. Agent. He beat the man nearly to death then left him in a half frozen pond to freeze to death.  One might suspect a better plan would have been to shoot him but... well.... it just wouldn't be sporting. Another important point in his career came when he took a everyone in a Captain America press conference hostage. One of his minions began to fire into the crowd. This is typically where you would flog the minion, but instead Captain America got a gun from someplace and shot the minion, the first man who Captain America had killed since World War II. Flag Smasher has yet to attack the leader of Latveria, though they are the ones responsible for the death of his father. Perhaps he understands that unlike Captain America, Dr. Doom would simply kill him or perhaps it is just a case of honor among villains.
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Villain Spotlight: Right-Winger
Do not confuse Right-Winger with Left-Winger. Right-Winger is evil in every conceivable way. He hates  children and puppies but loves war because it kills children and puppies, while left-winger, his partner, loves peace, puppies and children. Right-winger started out as a member of the military industrial complex serving four years but finding peace boring, Jerry Johnson, the Right-winger, join the Power Brokers Strength Augmentation Program. Upon completing this hugely dangerous, expensive and criminal process Right-Winger immediately joined the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation, presumably to help himself train his new found abilities and not because he just liked to wrestle. After gaining some notoriety as a superhuman wrestler he was recruited to join the Bold Urban Commandos, also called the Buckies. This three man teem all wore variations of the Captain America costume and fought in urban areas boldly. But before they could boldly fight urban crime they must get rid of the ultimate enemy. Captain America. They did this not by overwhelming him with the spectacular moves that Right-Winger learned during his wrestling career but by pretending to attack John Walker during talk he was giving against Captain America. This worked and John Walker was named the new Captain America, but John Walker didn't chose the right-winger, or even the loving, kind and nearly perfect Left-winger to become his partner but instead chose Lemar Hoskins because he was the only one of the group willing to be called Bucky. (Later he became unable to withstand the humiliation and changed the name to Battlestar) Feeling betrayed by John Walker the two partners revealed his identity to the public. This dastardly dead committed by Right-winger, and patriotic stance against masked vigilantes committed by Left-winger led to the death of John Walker's Parents and drove John Walker into a near mental breakdown. The two then fought John Walker in an epic battle on an oil tanker which eventually exploded with Right-winger and Left-winger inside.
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