Skulls (sometimes known as Death's Heads) are a very common symbol in villainy and are found in all kinds of media - due to many society's both respecting and fearing death the image of a human skull is very disturbing and has long been used as a symbol of piracy, often as the infamous Skull and Crossbones.
Many villains in fiction utilize skulls either in their name, their power or their general philosophies - in stark contrast very few heroes utilize skull designs.
Villains With Skull Motives
- Red Skull (Marvel) - Nazi supervillain and arguably one of the most iconic of the "skull motive" villains.
- Atomic Skull (DC) - ?
- Sepulchure - An incredibly powerful DoomKnight who wears a horned dragon's skull for a helmet.
- Taskmaster - ?
- The Caretaker - Tall man with a skull-like face who is an icon for Halloween Horror Nights.
Villainous Organizations With Skull Motives
- Invasion Force - Specifically the "Skull Hunter" cyborgs, who wear masks resembling human skulls.
- Kremling Krew - ?
- Omega Hunters - The skull motive is prominent in their "new" design and was also seen in their early designs.
- Skulls (City of Heroes) - ?
- Shadowscythe - Uses a demonic horned skull as its symbol.