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I thought this Jaguar advert was only going to air in the US, but i recently saw it pop up over here, too.
I guess if you're going to hire the likes of Sir Ben F**king Kingsley (full name) and company to peddle your products; you want to go multi-region to get your money's worth.

Theatrics aside, it made me ponder on why Britain has this villainous reputation, and I started to compile a list:

The British Empire was the biggest drug-dealing organisation in history and made a fortune selling opium to China. In the mid 19th century, when the Chinese Emperor tried to stop them, they sent in The Nemesis – basically the Death Star of the era – which proceeded to decimate the entire Chinese fleet. Then they stole Hong Kong.

In an emergency, such as a disaster or terror attack, an intelligence committee is convened. Its codename is “COBRA”.

The British military’s communication network is called “Skynet”.

The UK got screwed over with the Manhattan Project ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_A… ) so they made something worse: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vx_gas

They accidentally build giant, solar weapons - www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23…

Pretty much every territorial dispute across the Middle East and Indian subcontinent is down to the Brits drawing lines on a map at some point over the past 200 years.

................how the hell are we still here? The island is quite clearly populated by Super Villains. Why has no one glassed this rock?!
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:iconwolfbecca:
wolfbecca Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, I laughed too hard at that last line. Kudos to the UK!
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:iconkinggigasmon:
Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't feel bad. We had a hostile takeover of your empire YEARS ago. It's our villainy now. You guys are classic villains, we're modern ones. You guys are mad scientist Lex Luthor, we're evil businessman Luthor.
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yamiblade Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Okay.  I blame the UK if Judgement Day Happens
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:iconthehappy3:
TheHappy3 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just came here for the Hiddles :I #shameless
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:icon2ndmercwithamouth:
2ndMercWithAMouth Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
If we did not have you guys, life would be boring.
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:iconnegativedarkangel:
negativedarkangel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
...oh lord.

........well it's not much better here, USA may not be super villains but we're clearly a country of liars and cheats, that or the criminally stupid and criminally ignorant. which admittedly I likely fall into the latter of the two.
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Kurotorasempai Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Best journal I've ever read. Thank you. Really, that was great. *laughing*
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somercet Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
"Britain. They make us look good." -- U.S. Dept of Propaganda
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:iconcamoduck:
Camoduck Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
(This may have been said before) Also Britain has been an 'uninvited guest/invader of 90% of all countries in the world at some point in history
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quentinlars Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LMAO... hmmm I could ask the same question about the US....  how have we survived the outrage of every single living being that we've ground down beneath the boot heels of our own Imperial tread????
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:iconthesunglasskid:
TheSUNGlassKid Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
"And we all drive Jags."
...
Now.
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:iconashmoore:
Ashmoore Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Because the world loves a good villian JJ. And you lot give us the best.
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:iconthewilywildcat:
TheWilyWildcat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Hahaha gosh I never heard about the drug dealing bit...jeepers...the advert is more truthful than I realized...:o (Eek) 
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:iconmavrick755:
mavrick755 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Because no-one wants to mess with Sir Ben F**king Kingsley! HA
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:icondeepvision:
deepvision Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Because, in my opinion, the British have always had an exquisitely developed sense of what I prefer to call 'political ecology'.
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:iconbadmillennial:
BadMillennial Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
What kind of tea is he drinking?
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:iconcrossforge:
Crossforge Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Well, we wouldd take you all seriously as super villains if you could design a car that would actually start.  :P
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:iconkanyiko:
kanyiko Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... You're forgetting about GCHQ spying on all of the rest of Europe in name of the CIA.  I'm surprised that hasn't created as big a shitstorm in the UK as I thought it would... <.<;
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DariusSummuns Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
See this is why I love Great Britain, it is and forever will be a corner stone in subculture. Here we see it as a prime example of super villain tropes, but it also spawned what would lead into steampunk, gothic noir, and many many other building blocks of popular fiction^^ I love that lil island nation so damn bad.
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evoluzione Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"So tell me what you want, what you really really want, 
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really really really wanna zigazig ha." 

:noes:
:noes::noes::noes::noes::noes::noes::noes::noes::noes::noes:

We are afraid you might send them back over.  There is no way were messing with you.  


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:iconagedi:
Agedi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Because the United Kingdom is affably evil?
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:iconplasticfrogcg:
PlasticFrogCG Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Didn't you answer your own question? We love our Super Villains. :D
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:iconvm893:
VM893 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
once again, apologies for my irrational behavior. I realize it was childish and immature of me to freak out over such silly little things. That being said, I hope we can move past the ugliness that I brought up with my little tantrum. 
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:iconthelostdigger:
thelostdigger Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
And this is why I love that little island.

Shine on, you crazy blood diamonds. Shine on.
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:iconshylilme-0013:
shylilme-0013 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Artist
I think every country has its own "evil" side. It's all in the matter of perspective.

Also, don't you think they portray villains quite well? It's most probably the accent.

And their somewhat expressive faces.

And basically everything about them.

Darn.

Personally, I'd like to be able to act as a villain myself, seems far more interesting than playing the hero.
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PainfulElegy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, I would say it's because villains being 'prim and proper' in appearance creates this real dichotomy, and then it eventually stuck with the public mind.
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ConnorCat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Wow that is remarkably interesting. Of course when you first asked the question, I immediately thought of Brian Cox's interview on Top Gear when Jeremy Clarkson asked him "Why do Americans portray so many villains as British?" and Brian Cox paused a moment and said "I think they mistrust intelligence." My sides hurt after the comment.
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:iconmethusulacomics:
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
in response to your last line,perhaps  they just enjoy watching others scurry about like Americans might watch a sit com. a badly written but funny sitcom.
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:iconthesleepywolf:
Thesleepywolf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
That list is just a thimble's worth of water in the ocean of all the stuff that we've done. We're a warrior race, we were a seafaring nation, Henry Morgan, Blackbeard, Edward Lowe being a small percentage of legendary pirates, what the hell happened to us? Look at us now and then look back to what we were and it does make you think, we have fallen a tad from what we used to be. And I think the reason we're usually classed as villainous, especially in the Yank's eyes, is because of our accents and because the Yank's fear intelligence.
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:iconmethusulacomics:
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I happen to be one of those yanks you speak of. ( yes i can take satire. so im really not offended here)
however I do not fear intelligence. I prefer wisdom :)
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Thesleepywolf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
A bit of wisdom is always fun to have knocking about, right? You guys make fun of us for being tea drinking, bucktoothed, posh sounding twats who are afraid of sex, and we in return say you're beer swilling, gun totting, obnoxious twonks. It's a sweet and loving relationship we have.
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:iconmethusulacomics:
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
HA! XD
true, true.
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
"Warrior race"?
I think "a nation of pirates and opportunists" is more apt :D
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:iconthesleepywolf:
Thesleepywolf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Well, I think we were warriors for a bit before turning into opportunistic pirates. We liked fighting, or we sure as shit go into a lot of battles, I think in one way or another England has invaded nearly every country on this blue marble. The question is, what the hell do we call ourselves now?
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
"Retired - Extremely Dangerous"
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:iconmethusulacomics:
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Badasses :iconbadassplz:
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:iconvm893:
VM893 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
no wonder your views towards movies like Thor, Frozen, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are so nasty mean...it's because you're evil
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:iconvm893:
VM893 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ok actually you're not evil, you're just a big douche...not as big a douche as Alan Moore, though.
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GothDicax Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Because good villains have good pr skills. It's why no one ever questions the suspicious skull and military base- shaped island.
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:iconford-w-maverick:
Ford-W-Maverick Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I'm not sure if I'm happy or sad that our leaders here in America are too greedy and stupid to be supervillains...
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Toonvault Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
I know! Let's set the next Super hero Comic book series in Merry Ol' England! 

Since you got all the super villains over there, why not have Captain Britian come in and whup some jolly good arse!

Pip pip cheerio and other such English colloquialisms...(ow! F#%!ing bit my tongue trying to say colloquialisms IRL! LOL)
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burmundy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Question: Why has no one glassed this rock?!

Answer: Premier League.
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:iconjamesbaker1987:
jamesbaker1987 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't you know David Cameron was The Commander? Also Alex Salmond is Destro. 
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
That's giving them way too much credit.
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:iconbadmillennial:
BadMillennial Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
"Raise your hand if you like the French; hands up if you are French."
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:icondeepdark00-0:
DeepDark00-0 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I rather liked following that logic string.  That's an impressive pedigree.
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:iconmattaui:
mattaui Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clearly it's why we like you guys so much.
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:iconheiryuu:
Heiryuu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
because we like to hear your accents.
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TibbyDarkewulf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let us not forget that the British Empire was the most extreme case of a Napoleon Complex in history. One tiny island ended up controlling half of the entire world.


...makes me proud to be of British descent.
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jollyjack Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
"The British Empire had a Napoleon Complex"
I hope you're not oblivious to the irony of your comment :D
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