Going back a few pages, while I agree the Joker is ENTP, are we saying it is impossible for an INTP to have a non-knowledge based motive? Why would the joker being sadistic and enjoying inflicting pain stop him from being INTP?
And Johnny the homocidal maniac is an INTP villain I think.
And I prefer INTJ villains, but ENTPs can be good too.
I don't know much about him and can't comment. I don't know if it is the only motive, but personal curiosity seems like the most probable motivation for an evil INTP to me.
Alternately, expression of some deeply held belief despite society generally condemning the practice could also be a motive, probably not quite as interested in converting other to their way of thinking as the ENTP baddie may be.
The INTJ villain has, to me, become stereotypical. On the other hand, I love ENTP villains - Jim Moriarty from Sherlock is my favourite villain ever because he does everything on a whim (I sometimes consider him an ENFP gone horribly, horribly wrong, though). The creative and unpredictable ENTP villain who will always pop up and do something weird and totally creepy when you least expect it is something I'll never tire of.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy; Am I or the others crazy?
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.
Reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn't want to live there.
~Owl City (Song: The Real World, album: All Things Bright and Beautiful)
They're practically your staple villains, with a few ENTJ's and other types occasionally thrown into the pot. Probably, apart from their NT, because of the way they often rebel against society in a way that ENTJ's and INTP's don't. Anyway, which do you think is the best at being evil?
Some INTJ villains include:
Darth Sidius (Maybe Vader also)
Some ENTP villains include
John Simms as The Master
Tho joker (Though I have heard a pretty convincing argument he was INTJ)
Uh... hit a mental blank but there are quite a few more. Anyway, which type do you think are more effective and/or more entertaining as villains?
The INTJ, of course. But the ENTP will think he won, and go around telling that to everyone.
Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it. We should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open. -- Raistlin Majere
Hmmm... They're both good villains. Actually watching Palpatine scheme was one of the better parts of the prequel trilogy.
Who would I rather go up against? I suppose the Emperor. I might be able to guess what he's playing at, and do something he wouldn't expect. With the Joker, it doesn't matter what he expects, because Ne would come up with a response anyway. As much as I love Ne, the unpredictablity and difficulty of "systematizing" Ne run amok can be terrifying to a Ti dom.
So, ENTP's make better villains, because they are so inscrutable.
Come to think of it, does anyone know of an ENFP villains?