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The Most Disappointing Final Battles in All Science Fiction and Fantasy

It's all been leading up to this. Hundreds of pages, or hours, of buildup, leading up to the final confrontation between the forces of excellent and the forces of not-excellent. And then... it's kind of a bust. The bad guys kind of fold. Or the fight lasts 30 seconds. Or it's just thumb-wrestling. Here are the most…

10 Evil Schemes that Could Have Been Stopped by Taking Out a Minion

The universe is full of evil masterminds, whose schemes seem too brilliant to defeat — until, of course, they're defeated. But often, those schemes depend on one lowly minion, and if you just took out that henchperson, the masterplan would never have gotten off the ground. Here are 10 evil schemes that depended on an…

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