John Doe from Seven vs. Hannibal Lector from Silence of the Lambs
The Ultimate Villain Tournament is a bracket style competition that pits movie villain against movie villain. In this match up, two very intelligent but crazy bad guys face off. Which baddie would be able to pull off his/her villainous scheme? Take a look at our character breakdowns and tell us who you think is the bigger threat.


John Doe from Seven

John Doe is a sociopathic serial killer who murders his victims with influence from the seven deadly sins. These aren’t typical serial killer scenarios, they are gruesome puzzles made to drive those investigating the scenes crazy. John Doe revels in this. His victims become center pieces in sadistic works of art with clues and riddles hidden within that need to be researched and obsessed over to solve. This thoughtfulness makes John Doe a very scary person.

Strengths: Extremely intelligent, always a step ahead of authorities, knows what’s in the box

Weaknesses: If ever caught, John Doe would probably not be able to put up much of a fight physically

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Blu-ray Screenshot

Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs

Easily one of the most recognized villains out there, Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a not just a psychopath that eats his victims, but he’s incredibly intelligent and received his doctorates at Johns Hopkins! Though we don’t see him much in Silence of the Lambs, his presence is unsettling from the outset, but we can’t help but be held captive by his charms.

Strengths: Fantastic Artist, Cannibalistic Serial Killer, Incredibly Smart

Weaknesses: Speaks in Quid Pro Quo, Soft spot for younger women



Which would come out on top? Who should move on in the bracket? You decide!

The Ultimate Villain Tournament: John Doe from Seven vs. Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs

  • Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs (71%, 22 Votes)
  • John Doe from Seven (29%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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4 thoughts on “The Ultimate Villain Tournament: John Doe from Seven vs. Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs

  1. I think the obvious choice here is Hannibal, but for me John Doe plans so damn far ahead. Plus, his introduction at the police station, covered in blood, bellowing “DETECTIVE!” gets me every time.

  2. I gotta say , everyone knows Lecter will win this, with Chigur second depending on matchups, I like Cady and Bateman and Landa but most of these villians dont deserve to be here even Norman Bates where is Butcher Bill and Simon Adebesi

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