Sizing Up 40 Iconic Villain Hideouts

Any villain who’s ever had a plan has had a lair—but not all lairs are built to the same standards. Some, like the Chum Bucket (headquarters of the nefarious Sheldon J. Plankton) are miniscule, while others, like the Death Star (and the similar-sized Mega Maid) are massive moon-sized monstrosities.

This fun infographic from Movato Real Estate presents a diverse list of 40 hidden hideouts, luxurious lairs, and humble homes, ranked by size.

While it’s in no way a complete list (nor does it claim to be), it does cover a broad range of villain hideouts, including such iconic locations as Ursula’s Grotto, Jabbas’s Palace, Malfoy Manor, Blofeld’s Volcano Lair, Mt. Crumpit (where the Grinch hangs his hat), the Borg Cube, Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated, and even the Monarch’s Floating Cocoon.

40 Infamous Villain Hideouts

Visit the Movato Blog for more details on each lair, including size, description, features & functions, and, most importantly, the explanation about how the size was determined.

The Monarch's Floating Cocoon

Tom Fassbender recently completed a year-long trip around the world with his wife and two daughters. When he's not scouring the Internet for weird stuff, reading a book, or leading a group of 8th graders through a game of Pathfinder, he's riding a plane, train, boat, or automobile somewhere in the world. He writes about adventure and coffee at Fordsbasement and is also the author of the retro-noir mystery By the Balls: The Complete Collection.