10 Interesting Inspirations Behind Famous Comic Book Villains

What is the connection between The Penguin and cigarettes? What about Doctor Doom and the Man in the Iron Mask? You just might be surprised by what you don't know about your favorite comic book villains and the inspiration that led to their inception. 

This cool TopTenz article explores the history of ten popular villains, with characters from the X-Men, The Fantastic Four and the Ninja Turtles. My personal favorite is Shredder, who was inspired by something as innocent as a cheese grater. 

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