Awful Battle… Who’s The Badder Bad Guy?

This might not be much of a battle, but it’s certainly about a pair of awful people!  Without further hesitation, allow me to introduce you to:

Thomas Midgley, Jr.

"First the atmosphere, then the world!"

"First the atmosphere, then the world!"

Powers: Mechanical engineer and chemist that attended Cornell

Crimes Against Humanity: Discovered dichlorodifluoromethane (the CFC dubbed Freon) and added tetraethyllead to gasoline (and called it “Ethyl” even though it was essentially “lead”)… We all know what CFC’s did to the ozone and what lead does to people.  According to a unnamed source on Listverse (apparently Wikipedia):

He is considered to be the man that – “had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth’s history.”

Current Whereabouts: The ground.  He died in 1944 after getting tangled in the cords of a contraption… that he designed.

Thomas Leopold


A dose of his own radioactive medicine.

Powers: Radioactive (after being given radioactive iodine, natch)

Crimes Against Humanity: Well… the dude’s a pedophile.  He’s been charged with five accounts of downloading indecent pics of kids since 2006, and 87 prior to that, but the extra crap part is this:

In 1993 he left the banking world to set up The Tutors Group at Blythe Hall School.  It employs more than 600 staff and works with more than 3,000 children, teaching infants to A-level students study skills, essay planning and examination technique.  (via DailyMail UK)

Current Whereabouts: Unknown.  He escaped trial and was almost captured on his way to Ireland from England, but he flashed his radioactive card and they released him.  Let’s see… this happened a long time ago, way, way back in… February.  Of this year.  Yikes!