Best Characters The Most Notorious Martial Arts Movie Villains  

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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

188 45
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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

123 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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3 118 VOTES

Bolo

Enter the Dragon

Film: Enter the Dragon

Actor: Yang Sze

96 22
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Han is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Notorious Martial Arts Movie Villains
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4 117 VOTES

Han

Enter the Dragon

Film: Enter the Dragon

Actor: Kien Shih

86 31
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