You know, even before Stellaris: Nemesis I’ve had my fair share of writing about bad guys. Good guys, sure. And some antiheroes, here and then. But somehow I feel, that the baddies are the most fun to write about. Indeed, they’re the most layered and interesting. And their arcs are usually the most intriguing. Most recently about Johnny Lawrence. The iconic 80’s villain turned protagonist in Cobra Kai.
Stellaris: Nemessis And Some Cool Villains
But Stellaris: Nemesis offers a unique opportunity (for me at least) to name a few of my favorite villains/baddies. All in one place. Sure, there are plenty more to add here, but I was hoping you’ll fill me in on that. Which are some of your favorite baddies? Let me know in the comment section. I’d love to know all about them. However, before I could go on with this article, I believe we need a good reminder of what Stellaris: Nemesis is.
What’s Stellaris: Nemesis All About?
Developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive, Nemesis is an expansion to Stellaris. And in it, the player will be able to determine the fate of a destabilizing galaxy. Adding espionage tools, a path to power as the Galactic Custodian to combat endgame crises. Or the Menace option to BECOME the endgame crisis. Indeed, Nemesis gives you the most powerful tools ever available in Stellaris.
Ultimately you will have to choose between chaos or control. To take charge of a galaxy spiraling into crisis. Will you find a way to take power through diplomacy or subterfug. Or will you watch the stars go out one by one?
And what does the Steam community think about Stellaris: Nemesis?
– The game in this state is probably my favorite, says MooFishies in his comment. While Bird says… Overall, Nemesis adds quite a lot but its implementation is rough around the edges. I’m glad I bought it.
And if you’d like to buy it as well, then go for it here. It’s currently on sale here at IndieGala and it’s awesome.
But what goes well with Stellaris: Nemesis? Well, bad guys of course. And we’ve selected 5 incredible villains just for you on this list. Hope you’ll like them (or not, since that , and we also hope you’ll give us a list of your favorite baddies. Oh, and before I forget, there’s a mix of TV and movie baddies here. And yeah. Most of them are males here. I’ll save some of the cool female baddies for the next article. So… Let’s start, shall we?
Gul Dukat From Deep Space Nine
I had to start with Gul Dukat. Probably my all-time favorite villain from the Star Trek Universe. And of course my all-time favorite baddie from Deep Space Nine. I believe I mentioned my love for DS9 on several occasions before, but I’ll do it again. I adore DS9, and yeah. Gul Dukat belongs on this list. He’s a complicated man with an even more complicated past. To say the least anyway. But a fascinating one nonetheless. Why? Because he can be charming and considerate as he can be ruthless. He’s a mix of contradictions, and the fine performance from Marc Alaimo makes him even that more complex. If you haven’t seen DS9, then I beg of you. Watch it and let me know your opinion of Gul Dukat. Tha bloody Kardassian you just love to hate.
Scorpius From Farscape
Oh here’s another good villain. A Sebacean/Scarran hybrid who speaks softly in a calm rational manner. And with a very posh British accent. You just might think that It’s a posh Belgravia dandy that I’m describing, but no. Scorpius is, cold, very brutal, ruthless and calculating villain. With an incredible arch in Sarscape to match the fantastic characters that are already there. Sure underneath that cold and menacing exterior he cans how a bit of emotion from time to time. Especially towards Sikozu and Braca. But he will not think twice to lie, cheat, steal or kill in cold blood if the situation calls for it. But as I said, his development in Farscape is so good, that it almost makes you want to root for him. Almost.
Zod From Superman
Whether you’re a fan of Terence Stamp’s portrayal of Zod or Michael Shannon’s you’re in for a treat. Or Callum Blue in Smallville. Hey, no judgment. I liked that TV show as well. All of them are fantastic actors, and yeah. General Zod is in good hands, despite the obvious changes in the 2013 movie. But Zod is a fascinating character regardless of who’s playing him. And in the very essence of Zod is pure evil. Not to mention raw power for ruthless megalomaniac dominance. He’s also my all-time favorite Superman villain, and yeah. I like him even more than Lex Luthor. There I’ve said it. Kneel before Zod!
Palpatine From Star Wars
Sheev Palpatine or simply Palpatine is as iconic as the franchise he belongs to. Star Wars of course. And he’s present in all of the Star Wars trilogies too. But at the same time, he’s the emperor of the Galactic Empire and the master of Darth Vader. But there’s no denying that he’s become a symbol of evil in popular culture. Oh and since the prequel films, also a symbol of subversion of democracy. But if you break down his evil ways, you’ll notice that he’s a master manipulator. In fact, according to George Lucas, several people serve as the influence in the making of the character. From the former US president Richard Nixon to the first Roman emperor Augustus. He’s a fantastic villain and yes, he deserves to be on this list.
Cylons from Battlestar Galactica
Let’s end this post on a different note, shall we? And by different, I mean not an individual villain, like the previous gentlemen on this list. No, I’ll end this article with the Cylons. The enemy of Battlestar Galactica, and yes. Fantastic villains too. They’re robots and they’re in a constant fight with the 12 Colonies. But yeah. I’m adding the Cylons solely because of my love for Battlestar Galactica. The show is in my top 5 favorite series of all time, and yeah. Number Six is probably one of the well-known (and sexy to boot) Cylon of them all. But yeah. The Cylons deserve to be here on this list too.
Stellaris: Nemesis And Some of Your Favorite Baddies
Are you a fan of Stellaris: Nemesis? What’s your favorite thing about it? And how about the villains we included in this article? Which ones would you add here? Let us know in the comment section. We’d love to know all about them.