2. Darth Vader

Hands down the most iconic villain of this or any movie generation. When we first heard that deep breathing, saw that pitch black mask, and long dark cape, when we first experienced the power he possessed, we knew we were witnessing something great. Darth Vader embodied the dark, mysterious, and powerful side of evil. He made us afraid, and yet excited at the same time. We wanted to be him, we wanted to defeat him. He is truly the Dark Side.