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40 Infamous Villain Hideouts You Wish Were Real

Dr. Evil's Lair? The Technodrome from Ninja Turtles? The Death Star? Which villain's lair is the biggest and best?

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Name Of HideoutVillain or OrganizationSizing ExplanationHeightWidth
The Chum BucketPlanktonWe approximated the size at 3.75 feet based on its proportional appearance on the TV show.3.75 feet tall11.91" dia.
Buffalo Bill's HouseBuffalo BillWe used the average size of a one-story suburban home.
Sid's HouseSidWe used the measurements of an average two-story suburban home.22 ft tall35 ft wide
Los Pollos HermanosGusThe size measurements are based off the real-life filming location of Twisters in Albuquerque, New Mexico.19 ft tall40 ft wide
Discovery OneHAL 9000The overall size is 140.1 m long, 16.7 m wide, and 17 m high. The command module diameter is 16.5 m. The reactor module length is 32.2 m. The reactor module draft is 8.8m. The mass is 5,400 tonnes.16.7 m17 m
CandylandCalvin CandieCandyland is based on the real-life Evergreen Plantation in New Orleans.50 Ft65 Ft
Ursula's GrottoUrsulaThe grotto is described as whale-size, so we used the average size of a whale as our approximation.70 Ft58 Ft
Snowy Lair of Jadis,The White Witch of NarniaWe used the movie and photos to estimate proportions and determine a general size of the structure.82 ft tall98 ft wide
Secret LabYzmaThe roller coaster is estimated to be at least 100 feet tall. The train intersects with the roller coaster, which suggests the cavern that contains the lab is much larger. We used the entrance to help represent the size because there are no detailed drawings of the inside.100+ ft tall50+ ft wide
Bates HotelNorman BatesUsing images from the movie, we determined it is seven rooms long and one story tall. The Bates house is a two-story structure behind the motel.7 rooms long. One story tall (11 ft tall). Two story house (22 ft tall
Dracula’s Castle (Romania)DraculaThe measurements are based on the real Bran Castle in Romania.12595
The Jolly RogerCaptain HookWe used images from the movie and the average size of replica ships built to estimate an average size.113 ft (Tallest mast)145 ft length
Burns Manor (Springfield)Montgomerey BurnsThere are no public measurements, but based on photos, it is a three-floor mansion with137 rooms on the inside.87 ft tall (base to top of dome)150 ft wide
Duloc CastleLord FarquaadUsing images from the first movie, we estimated the size of the tallest tower and then determined the size of main walls based on the two-story houses enclosed inside.The main area (houses, and maybe the wall) are around 22 ft tall but the towers are around 150 ft tall.
Jabba's PalaceJabba The HuttUsing images and the movie, we were able to estimate the average size of the tower and the structures around it.102 ft (tallest point)154 ft wide
The Flying DutchmanDavy JonesUsing the dimensions of the prop ship, we were able to determine the size of the movie ship.170ft long
Vannacutt Psychiatric Institute for the Criminally InsaneDr. VannacuttBecause there is no exact measurement, we estimated the size based on the images shown in the movie and descriptions of the rooms the characters visit.7 stories tall (75 ft) from the edge of the cliff, then 9 stories down (98 ft).
Malfoy ManorLord Voldemort and the Death EatersMalfoy Manor is based on Hardwick Hall.84 Ft280 Ft
The Green Goblin’s MansionGreen Goblin The mansion is a mashup of two buildings. The building is located in New York City, while the interior is based on the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.300 Ft
Volcano LairBlofeldUsing the dimensions of the real-life set, we estimated the size of the hideout.126 feet300 feet
The Floating CocoonThe MonarchUsing images from the show, we were able to estimate the average size of the structure.315 ft tall250 ft wide
The Riddler’s Base (Claw Island)The RiddlerWe used the movie to estimate proportions and determine a general size of the structure.345 ft tall
Forbidden MountainMaleficentUsing photos and the movie we were able to estimate the size of the castle.350 ft tall190 ft wide
Temple of GozerGozerIt is an exact replica of a Seboullian temple on top of an exaggerated version of the Shandor Building in NYC. Using the number of windows, we estimated the new size of the building.450 ft tall
Arecibo ObservatoryAlec TrevelyanThe size measurements are on the real-world Arecibo Observatory.1,000 feet in diameter
Salazen GrumThe Red QueenWe estimated the size of the castle using photos from the movie and descriptions from the book.1,736 ft (tallest tower)Around 1,650ft wide
Mojo Jojo's ObservatoryMojo JojoUsing images from the show, we determined the lair itself is not that large, but its height rivals that of most of the skyscrapers in Townsville because it is built on an active volcano.1,800 ft (from mountain base to top of telescope)410 wide at base
Mt. CrumpitThe GrinchMt. Crumpit is 3,000 feet tall and houses the Grinch's lair, a large, open chamber roughly the size of a department store.3,000 ft tall (moutain portion)
The TechnodromeKrangThere are few versions of the Technodrome, but this is based off the early seasons of TNMT. It contains about 972 rooms, which is mentioned in the episode "The Missing Map."975 Ft3,550 FT (circumference)
Barad-dûr (Mordor)SauronThe area covered is roughly 162,000 square miles but the tower itself is 1,400M tall.1,400 M
Isengard (Angrenost)SarumanAt its peak, the tower reached a height of more than 500 feet.500ft tall
Zorg HQMr. ZorgZorg has one of the tallest buildings in the city. Based on the script, we learned that most buildings reach up to 600 stories. We used that information to determine the size of his tower.6,496 ft tall (600 stories)
NemesisDecepticonsWe estimated the length at 2.5 miles, the estimated wingspan of 1.5 miles, and a height of 1.25 miles.1.25 miles1.5 miles (wingspan)
Lonely MountainSmaugWe estimated this to be 3,000 meters in height, based on artist renderings of Ereborn compared to the Matterhorn in Switzerland.3,000m9842 ft.
Borg CubeBorg QueenThe cube measures 28 cubic kilometers in volume.28 cubic kilometers in volume28 cubic kilometers in volume
Syndrome’s Volcanic Hideout (Nomanisan Island)Syndrome (aka Incredi-boy)Nomanisan Island is located on a GPS indicator on a map in the movie where Easter Island is supposed to be. The size of Easter Island is 63.2 square miles.63.2 square miles
diameter = 2*(63.2/Pi)^.5
=47289 ft.
CrucibleDaleksThe Crucible resembles the Death Star from Star Wars in size and shape and Unicron (planet mode) from Transformers in design.Similar to the size of the deathstar
Death Star ILord VaderWe used the book "Star Wars: Incredible Cross-Sections" by David West Reynolds to determine the size.160 km in diameter
524934 ft
160 km in diameter
Spaceballs 1 (Mega Maid)Dark HelmetThe size of Spaceball 1 is estimated to match the size of the Death Star 1.
Death Star IIDarth VaderThe measurements are taken from the book "Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy" by Curtis Saxon.900km diameter
Dark CastleEvil QueenStandard evil castle size
Dr. No’s Hideout (Crab Key Island, Jamaica)Dr. No50 square miles – OVERVIEW:

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posted on: January 29, 2014
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  1. Somethingsomething

    Why is a single Borg cube classified as a “hideout”, instead of the Borg Unicomplex? A single Borg cube is just another ship among God knows how many ships, but there’s only one Unicomplex, where their Queen likes to hang out and be bitchy.

  2. Patrick Bright

    One slight correction about the entry on the Lonely Mountain. What made Smaug so formidable was not that his hide was coated in gold, but that his otherwise unarmored underbelly was embedded with a great many diamonds that he had been sleeping on for many years. “A diamond waistcoat” as Bilbo put it. Offered perfect protection except for one bare patch on his chest.

  3. Hugz

    I want Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated to be real!

  4. Charlobrine

    I’m with Hugz, I wish it was real.

  5. PrezGAR

    Sauruman’s tower is located in Isengard, but it’s name is Orthanc.

    And no love for Mumm-Ra’s black pyramid or Cobra Island?

  6. Chris P.

    These are great! But there are so many I’d want to add – Arcade’s Murderworld from X-Men, the Hall of Doom from Super Friends, Galactus’ ship, Apokolips, Cavendish Hall from Hellboy…. for a comic nerd, the list is virtually endless. But totally cool nonetheless!

  7. RMR

    What about Wily E. Coyote’s cave?

  8. Fliyntiger

    Nope, not the cave, after all, it’s “Wily E. Coyote, SUPERGENIUS”……

  9. Todd Clifford

    The Death Star wasn’t Darth Vader’s ship. If anything it was the Emperor’s ship. Vader’s ship was the Super Star Destroyer Executor.

  10. Adam

    Ummmm, all I count is 39? :/?


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