by Wendy Conte
***This badge may be earned multiple times, once for each villain studied.***
Preschool: complete 3 requirements including the two starred
Level 1: complete 4 requirements including the two starred
Level 2: complete 5 requirements including the two starred
Level 3: complete 6 requirements including the two starred
Level 4: complete 7 requirements including the two starred
Level 5: complete 9 requirements including the two starred
_____ 1.* What is a villain? Choose a villain to focus on as you complete this badge and be able to recognize him/her. Discover how and why he/she became a villain. What was his/her life like before becoming a villain? Why are they considered a villain?
_____ 2.* What special powers or gadgets does your villain have? Be able to identify 1 of the main heroes that your villain battles.
_____ 3. Learn who the original author is of your villain – who created him/her; did he/she appear in comics, television shows, or movies; when was he/she created? Share your findings with your family or troop. Watch at least one movie/TV show or read at least one comic about your character.
_____ 4. Research how your villain has changed from his/her earliest years to the present day. What changes have been made to the personality, costume, abilities, affiliations, and story of your character?
_____ 5. Dress up like your chosen villain and perform a skit or short movie in which you are using the character’s powers.
_____ 6. Create a piece of art with your villain’s logo.
_____ 7. Create your own villain. Include his/her name, costume, powers, and whatever else you would like. Draw a picture of your villain and/or create a short comic starring him/her.
_____ 8. If your villain has a theme song, learn the words to it and sing it. If you play an instrument you may learn to play it instead.
_____ 9. Learn about the heroes that fight your villain. How did these characters become superheroes? Did they have a previous relationship with your villain before he/she turned evil? How does this affect your villain?
_____ 10. Does your character have a sidekick or does he/she work alone? Learn about your character’s sidekick(s). Do they have any special powers? What is their relationship with your villain? If your character does not have a sidekick, create one. Draw a picture of their sidekick or the one you created.
_____ 11. Learn about where your character lives or about his/her secret base. What makes his/her home/base unique? Create a map of the layout. What special features has your character added to make the place more useful?
_____ 12. Write your own comic about your villain. Include existing characters within the story or create your own.
_____ 13. What merchandise/fan apparel is available on the market for your villain? Make a list of at least 5 items you can purchase with your villain’s logo.
_____ 14. What toys are available for your villain? Make a list of at least 5 toys that can be purchased involving your villain.
_____ 15. Learn about careers involving writing and publishing comics or making movies with villains. What kind of pay could you expect, and is any schooling/special training required?
_____ 16. Make up a game about your villain and play it with some friends or play a villain themed board game or video game in which your superhero makes an appearance.
_____ 17. What can you learn about good vs. evil or right vs. wrong from your villain? What character traits make your villain evil?