Advice for Villains

Why do villains lose?  Is it because the heroes are more clever, daring, and resourceful?  Or could it be the villains are careless or even stupid?

Several online essays offer much-needed advice to the Oil Can Harrys of the world.  Here they are:

Open Memorandum to Future Disney Villains.   Discussion in ‘Animated Flicks‘ started by Ernest_Rister, Apr 1, 2001.

The Evil Overlord List by Jack Butler.

The Top 100 Things I’d Do If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord by  Peter Anspach.