Mel’s only not considered a villain by people who are not into psychotic racism and antisemitism. Seriously, check the ‘stache, and it’s obvious.
Bill and Mel might actually have a lot to talk about. This nativist villain of Gangs of New York sports the bushy moustache common among the Know Nothing Party set of the 1850s. You can see his influence in contemporary fashion on just about every hipster tooling around on a fixed-gear bike. Unsurprisingly, the real-life Bill the Butcher had little in common with the character in Gangs of New York. He died in 1855, a full five years before America began its plunge into civil war.
Not sure what this guy is up to since the end of the Cold War, but dang if we didn’t love him back in the day. Hailing from the totally real country of Pottsylvania, Boris was always trying to put a cramp in Bullywinkle and Rocky’s style. One of his favorite causes was attempting to eliminate all television from the United States. Big surprise – we’re opposed to that.