Bad guys always have the coolest stuff. That’s just a well known fact. We don’t necessarily want to be them, because, you know, they’re evil and all of that. They’re usually trying to do terrible things, kill lots of people, take over the universe, or just do a bunch of unsavory stuff. But at the same time we root against them, there’s a part of us that always feels a little twinge of jealousy. They get to wear black, all their toys cool and sinister, and, perhaps most importantly, they have the best hideouts. The Bat Cave is, admittedly, pretty sweet, but the Fortress of Solitude? That shit is just cold. This new infographic charts some of the all time great villainous lairs from movies and television.
All told, there are 40 of the most iconic dens, haunts, and hangouts where nefarious evildoers hang their hats. There are some recent additions, like Candyland, the plantation in Django Unchained, as well as classics like the Bates Motel from Psycho. Being that our focus here is on the science fiction side of things, you’ll be happy to note that the genre is well represented. After all, sci-fi villains tend to hang out in spooky, awesome places.
This image, which comes from real estate brokers Movoto, gives you favorites like the Temple of Gozar from Ghostbusters, the Borg Cube from Star Trek, and, of course, the Death Star (and Spaceball One: Mega Maid, which is a nice touch). And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, there are also lairs from Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and so many more. Like I said, there are 40. Options range from deep space to magical realms to the heart of Manhattan.
One of the coolest features of this infographic is that when you hover over the picture of one of these hideouts, a little window appears that provides all manner of pertinent information and fun facts. Not only does it tell you what show or movie the hideout is from if you don’t already know, but you get vital statistics like how big it is, who dwells inside, special features and functions of the hideout, and how they came up with the square footage estimates. This does, after all, come from a real estate blog, they’re into things like square footage. You’ll have to check out the original to access this feature, but it’s worth a trip to learn more about where your favorite scoundrel lays his or her head.
What are you favorite all time villainous lairs? Sound off in the comments section below.