So in an attempt to become more proactive with my Mutants and Masterminds stuff, i recently purchased a big portfolio file & transfered all my villains from the many different files they occupied into a single file. Once i had all these villains in a single location it removed all the mental divisions the human brain creates in which it considers 3 different files to be three different entities... So once i had achieved that i decided that it was time to run a villain audit.
It had been a while since i last ran a villain audit, but since i hadn't created any new villains for a while, or removed any villains (at least not for general consumption)... Up until a few months ago that is: A few months ago I ran a bit of an event, in which i ran a "flashback story" to something called "The Avalon Event."
the Avalon Event was my attempt to do images Babewatch story with skill & writing talent (something completly absent from Image at the time of its original publishing). In my case i had a magical character lose one of her fetish powered items during a fight, one that contained a powerful misandric entity called "Avalon."
The entity escaped the gem she was contained within & possessed the body of a 40 year old construction worker, using her magics to reshape the body to her liking, before going on a rampage. When the superheroes arrived she used the same magic to turn them into women & used her natural ability to control the minds of women to use them as her own weapons.
Many villains ended up dying in the resulting chaos... something i used as an excuse to cull out the dull, the tragically jobbered, the lame, the poorly dressed & the stupidly Silver Aged from my roster of villains.
Some characters took a lot of time to agonise over, as i liked them personally but my players did not, or on some level i knew i'd never use the villain again because they were lame from a narrative stand point: Characters like Lady Confederacy... A alternate reality version of Captain America style Super Soldier... Created by the government that won the American Civil War... The Confederacy, in an alternate reality.
So she was moved to the MIA side of the list, removed from the master villian directory & placed in a different file marked "the also rans." Personally i like to think that she used the cover of the Avalon Event to break into some top secret science lab & used its dimensional variance device to send herself back to her home dimension like she always wanted.
Lame villains, i salute you: Without you my players would not appreciate the cool villains, so go in peace.