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  • You'd never guess it from the way they look on screen, but some of Marvel's most dastardly

  • villains are actually pretty good looking - once you get underneath all the makeup,

  • CGI and prosthetics, that is.

  • Here are some of the Marvel movie villains who are gorgeous in real life.

  • Korath

  • Djimon Hounsou is probably best known for his work in films like Amistad, Gladiator,

  • In America and Blood Diamond - two of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best

  • Supporting Actor.

  • Before he became such a renowned actor, though, he got his start as an international model

  • after being discovered in Paris by the fashion house Thierry Mugler.

  • Soon after making a splash on the runway, Hounsou moved to America and started landing

  • screen roles that capitalized on his staggering good looks and considerable thespian talents.

  • For his appearance as Korath the Pursuer in Guardians of the Galaxy, however, contact

  • lenses, a prosthetic headpiece and some armored costumery took much of the focus away from

  • his looks.

  • Guardians hasn't been the only movie to do this, either.

  • For DC's Aquaman, Hounsou has been given a reptilian exterior as the Fisherman King

  • that bears virtually no resemblance to his real-life appearance.

  • Algrim/Kurse

  • Lost fans will no doubt recognize Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as the drug kingpin who survived

  • in the tail section of Flight 815, only to succumb to the show's terrifying smoke monster.

  • In Thor: The Dark World, however, the actor was very hard to make out beneath both of

  • the costumes he wore throughout the film.

  • His first look, as Algrim, had him wearing a bleached wig and white eyebrows while sporting

  • bright blue contact lenses.

  • Once he transformed into the monster Kurse, his appearance was completely concealed beneath

  • a hulking spiky bodice and bony headpiece.

  • The Dark World wasn't the last comic-based movie to cover him up entirely, either; he

  • was just as difficult to make out underneath all the costuming and makeup needed for his

  • turn as Killer Croc in Suicide Squad.

  • The Other

  • Another actor whose appearance was completely obscured in the MCU is Alexis Denisof, who

  • portrayed The Other in The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.

  • To fully become the grotesque servant of Thanos, Denisof was plastered with a blue and purple

  • make-up regime, covered with a wiry face mask and then dressed in a hooded cloak.

  • Lower your tone!”

  • In real life, though, Denisof is a real looker.

  • With dishwater blonde hair, piercing blue eyes and a pearly white smile, the recent

  • Emmy nominee could just as easily have landed a role as Captain America's long lost brother.

  • Ebony Maw

  • You'd have a hard time picking Ebony Maw's actor out of a line-up if you didn't already

  • know who he was.

  • As Maw, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor sported a broad expanse in place of a nose, along with speckled

  • grey skin and wispy white hair.

  • You are trespassing in this city and on this planet.”

  • That means get lost ,Squidward!”

  • He exhausts me.”

  • In reality, though, Vaughan-Lawlor has brown hair, fair skin, and - of course - an actual

  • nose.

  • The actor has made appearances on the small screen in shows such as Peaky Blinders, Love/Hate

  • and The Secret Agent.

  • For Infinity War, Vaughan-Lawlor, who claims to have dressed up as Maw while auditioning

  • for the film, filmed his scenes using a CGI mocap suit.

  • He has also admitted that his son in particular enjoyed the results of his on-screen transformation,

  • telling The Independent that:

  • "He thinks [it] is funny because I look so ugly."

  • Azazel

  • It may go without saying, but X-Men: First Class actor Jason Flemyng doesn't actually

  • have the same fiery red skin, greasy black mane, sharp-spaded tail or teleportation skills

  • of his on-screen alter ego Azazel.

  • Instead, the actor has reddish blonde hair, blue eyes and caucasian skin.

  • Luckily for him, his eyebrows don't rise to a menacing point either - nor does he bear

  • the same facial scars as the character.

  • Unfortunately, that meant that he had to endure a daily makeup regimen to get into character.

  • When he found out he wouldn't be involved in the film's sequel, Days of Future Past,

  • Flemyng was somewhat comforted that he wouldn't have to submit to the intense makeover process

  • again.

  • He told MovieWeb:

  • "Initially I was gutted, but then, I remembered I had to get up at two in the morning, I had

  • to be painted red and be slightly out of focus and posed a lot, and that was sort of it.

  • Now I don't have to do that."

  • Nebula

  • Nowadays, Nebula is fighting for the good guys after making peace with her sister Gamora

  • in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

  • She did start out as a villain, though.

  • You were going to kill my father?”

  • You dare to oppose me?”

  • You see what he has turned me into.

  • You kill him, I will help you destroy a thousand planets.”

  • And although you wouldn't know it by looking at her, the actress portraying her is actually

  • quite striking in real life.

  • To get into character as Thanos' least favorite daughter, Karen Gillan donned metallic and

  • blue makeup, shaved off her hair, blacked out her eyes and had a few android body parts

  • added for good measure.

  • She told ScreenRant:

  • "It's really intense going through this makeup in the morning, but it's amazing!

  • I think it takes about four and a half hours now.

  • [...] But also it's so worth it, because I see bits of footage that we've shot and it's

  • just so amazing, it's so worth it."

  • Juggernaut

  • Ryan Reynolds' ruggedly handsome looks were covered up quite a bit for his leading role

  • as Wade Wilson in Deadpool - first with severe burn marks and then with his red and black

  • head-to-toe costuming - but he became truly unrecognizable as the villainous Juggernaut

  • in Deadpool 2.

  • The character was digitally rendered with CGI, but Reynolds also donned some mocap gear

  • to act out Juggernaut's facial expressions.

  • Director Tim Miller justified Reynolds' double duty as a matter of sheer convenience for

  • everyone.

  • He told CinemaBlend:

  • "It'd be like, 'Okay, let's just switch into Juggernaut mode, try this.'

  • As opposed to 'Let's bring in somebody, wait for them, call time,' all this.

  • It was a tight unit."

  • So even though Reynolds bears no resemblance to the hulking and helmeted muscleman, fans

  • might be able to notice a familiar expression or two buried beneath all that might and metal

  • - if they look closely enough.

  • Electro

  • Even before that tank of electric eels turns him lightning blue from head to toe, Jamie

  • Foxx's good looks are pretty well concealed in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

  • In the early stages of the film, he's shown as Max Dillon: a balding, buck-toothed and

  • bespectacled electrical engineer.

  • Foxx's usual charisma, head full of hair and otherwise handsome features are nowhere in

  • sight.

  • When he transforms into Electro, Foxx becomes hidden beneath luminescent skin and glowing

  • eyes.

  • To create the look, the actor was drenched in veiny prosthetics and blue makeup that

  • was later enhanced with digital effects.

  • Foxx has credited the makeover with informing his performance.

  • “I would just look in the mirror for hours, just looking.

  • With the blue contacts and everything, and then finally honing in with my manager Jamie

  • King, she's like 'Go, keep trying to find it, keep trying to find it,' and we found

  • it.”

  • Toad

  • In 2000's X-Men, Ray Park disappears beneath a lime skin tone, a bright green spike hairdo

  • and a truly slimy smile.

  • But in reality, Park has dark blonde hair, grayish blue eyes and a bright white set of

  • teeth.

  • And although the amphibious bad guy with the perilous tongue was a significant transformation

  • to make, it was hardly Park's most image-obscuring role.

  • The year before he joined the X-Men universe, he starred as Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode

  • I: The Phantom Menace - although it might be tough to make him out beneath all those

  • horns and red and black demonic makeup.

  • He was even less visible in G.I.

  • Joe: Retaliation as the mute and helmeted ninja Snake Eyes.

  • All in all, X-Men actually turned out to be one of his more recognizable franchise roles.

  • Malekith

  • If you didn't care much for Malekith the Accursed in Thor: The Dark World, don't worry - the

  • actor playing him didn't either.

  • Christopher Eccleston has since admitted that he took the role as a paycheck gig, but that

  • the sheer amount of time he spent in the makeup chair ruined the experience for him.

  • He told The Express:

  • "The first couple of days it was about seven hours, eight hours [in make-up].

  • I think we got it down to six and a half.

  • [...] Marvel were dishonest to me.

  • Because they never, ever let me know that there'd be that amount of make-up."

  • Indeed, you'd be hard-pressed to recognize the renowned movie and T.V. star beneath all

  • the layers of prosthetics, headgear and shining, icy eyes.

  • In real life, he's got a far more muted eye color and short, salt-and-pepper hair.

  • Dormammu

  • It isn't exactly MCU tradition for a titular hero to face off against himself, but that's

  • what happened in Doctor Strange.

  • Dormammu, I've come to bargain.”

  • Benedict Cumberbatch played both the time-warping wizard and the Dark Dimensional uber-bad Dormammu,

  • via voice acting and some facial capture work.

  • Cumberbatch has claimed it was his idea to voice the villain in the movie.

  • He told CinemaBlend:

  • "I went, 'Look, if this is going to work, rather than being a big ghoulish monster,

  • if it's some kind of reflection of him - if it's something that he's giving that's coming

  • back at him in a really horrific way, that would be fun!”

  • Although Cumberbatch may be tall, that's about where the comparisons between his appearance

  • and Dormammu's end.

You'd never guess it from the way they look on screen, but some of Marvel's most dastardly

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