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List Rules The greatest, baddest, and most memorable villains in martial arts movies

Even though a martial arts film can have a thin plot, and bad dialogue, that doesn't have to be a bad thing. What can lift a movie of this genre out of the basement is a great villain who fights real dirty, has quotable lines, and delivers an over the top performance. Often, the more dishonorable the better. If it can be said of these bad guys as Williams once exclaimed in Enter the Dragon, 'Man, you come right out of a comic book', then the chances are that they belong on this list.
Sho'nuff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Notorious Martial Arts Movie Villains
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Sho'nuff


The Last Dragon

Film: The Last Dragon

Actor: Julius J. Carry III

174 38
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Chong Li is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Notorious Martial Arts Movie Villains
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Chong Li


Bloodsport

Film: Bloodsport

Actor: Bolo Yeung

100 20
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Bolo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Notorious Martial Arts Movie Villains
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3 98 VOTES

Bolo


Enter the Dragon

Film: Enter the Dragon

Actor: Yang Sze

79 19
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Colt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Notorious Martial Arts Movie Villains
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Colt


Return of the Dragon

Film: Return of the Dragon

Actor: Chuck Norris

65 23
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