When Tom Hiddleston isn't appearing on stage at Comic-Con and telling us all to bow down to him, he's still being a cruel despot. Here he is, taunting Sesame Street's Cookie Monster with an unattainable cookie. (Although it has a happy ending.)

Actually, the above clip is a lesson in "delayed gratification" — but the glee with which Hiddleston invites Cookie Monster to smell the cookie that he cannot have is downright sadistic. Hiddleston understands that in order to rule over monsters, you must become a monster yourself. [PBS, via Comic Book Resources]