Staff Who lives in The Chum Bucket under the sea? That’d be Plankton, the sole proprietor of the direct competitor of the Krusty Krab. His sworn mission is to get the recipe for The Krabby Patty, and he’s willing to go to some pretty extreme lengths to get his hands on it. Buffalo Bill’s house is just a house on the outside. Nothing conspicuous or remarkable about it: the perfect lair for a psychotic, twisted killer. Perhaps nothing strikes fear in the heart of a toy faster than the thought of winding up at Sid’s House. Here, the sadistic problem child mutates some toys into freaks and takes great delight in sending others to their fiery demise. Ok, so maybe it’s not a lair, but it’s the hideout and cover for Gustavo Fring and his vast meth-slinging operation. It’s where the cold, calculated drug lord derided by the Cartel as  “The Chicken Man”   inconspicuously spends his time serving up fried chicken. If you made it through the pod bay doors of the Discovery One, congratulations. You’ve just walked into the domain of a sentient killer computer named HAL. Candyland may appear on the outside like a quaint, southern manor, but on the inside, it’s the most brutal slave plantation in the South. And Calvin Candie, the brash, young plantation owner, is the leader of this hell. Club Cleopatra is the club in the manor where slaves fight to the death for the entertainment of their masters. And if you misbehave, you’ll want to avoid getting sent to “The Hot Box.” Ursula’s hideout is more than just a simple cave. Instead, this wicked sea witch lives inside the carcass of a giant sea serpent. Inside she waits to steal the poor, unfortunate souls of merfolk foolish enough to seek out her magical powers. There’s no doubt that Jadis is a cold-hearted woman. She did exterminate her entire race with one spell, after all. But she takes it to a literal form when she freezes over Narnia in a hostile takeover and makes a castle of ice her home. Yzma’s secret lab is one of The Emperor’s New Groove’s long-running gags. It’s meant to be secret, but everyone knows it exists. It’s got trap levers that always leave characters questioning their purpose. And, of course, it’s home to the mislabeled potions that always foil Yzma’s plans. Yzma’s secret lab is one of The Emperor’s New Groove’s long-running gags. It’s meant to be secret, but everyone knows it exists. It’s got trap levers that always leave characters questioning their purpose. And, of course, it’s home to the mislabeled potions that always foil Yzma’s plans. If you stop in at the Bates Motel for the night, you might want to skip the shower (and maybe asking the proprietor, Norman Bates, about his mother). This unassuming motel in a remote area in Arizona has become one of the most enduring locations in the horror genre and has been the titular feature of television shows and movies alike. Dracula may be the creation of Irish writer Bram Stoker, but his castle is very real – or at least Bran Castle’s marketing team wants you to think so. Set in Romania, Bran Castle serves as the lair for the world’s most infamous vampire. If you’re brave enough to enter pirate terrority in Neverland, you can visit Skull Rock or Captain Hook’s home base, The Jolly Roger, where he plots to find Peter Pan and hides from his greatest fear, the crocodile that ate his hand. There are mansions that represent the height of villainous excess, and then there’s Burns Manor. It’s not built in a volcano, but it’s protected like it was. On the inside, it’s filled with the kinds of rarities and oddities that only insane amounts of money can buy. Where our idea of the perfect ending might seem to coincide with the term “fairy tale,” that’s exactly what Lord Farquaad purged to make his perfect kingdom, Duloc. Duloc Castle is Farquaad’s lair, where the villainous, prejudiced king resides. Originally a monastery, the monks that occupied the building worked out an arrangement with a pair of miscreant tenants. First the crime lord Alkhara, then Jabba the Hutt, who seized the property in a hostile takeover. Both let the monks do their religious business while they ran their criminal enterprises from the building. Originally, the Dutchman was supposed to ferry the souls of those claimed by the sea into the next world. But brokenhearted Davy Jones turned the ship into a machine of war, terrorizing ships at sea and becoming a sight more fearsome to sailors than even The Black Pearl. Ghosts from murders past abound in the House on Haunted Hill. Here, Dr. Vannacutt and his staff of doctors haunt the premises, trapping any who are foolish enough to try to go in. Ghosts from murders past abound in the House on Haunted Hill. Here, Dr. Vannacutt and his staff of doctors haunt the premises, trapping any who are foolish enough to try to go in. Much to the chagrin of the Malfoy family, He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named and his band of Death Eaters took up residence in this home and used it as their base of operations. By book 7, the Dark Lord called it home. Norman Osborn’s mansion may have been a blend of two iconic properties in New York and Los Angeles, but what happens when you look behind the mirror? That’s when you find this luxurious property hides a dangerous secret: the lair of The Green Goblin. Without Blofeld, there is no Dr. Evil. He is the original bald, white-cat-stroking super villain. His appearance and mannerisms are the blueprint for many a diabolical schemer to follow, and it’s safe to say his volcano lair has long been an influence on TV and cinema alike. This large lair has the benefit of mobility, and it’s been seen everywhere from the Grand Canyon to a mall parking lot. This large, yellowish vehicle is the base for The Monarch, The Fluttering Horde, and Dr. Girlfriend. Which Batman villain was portrayed by Jim Carrey and lived on a place called Claw Island? That would be The Riddler, who used this island as his base of operations for his plan to steal brainwaves from the City of Gotham. Maleficent lives in a location fit for her evil persona – a creepy castle in a mysterious mountain region. She dwells there with her pet raven, Diablo, while plotting how to use dark magic to take down Princess Aurora. Doubling as a lair and portal, the Temple of Gozer is where Gozer lies in wait, ready to unleash havoc on the City of New York. Doubling as a lair and portal, the Temple of Gozer is where Gozer lies in wait, ready to unleash havoc on the City of New York. Dr. Doofenshmirtz deemed it appropriate to have a gigantic building in order to plot his relatively modest plan of taking over the tri-state area. While he sometimes uses other buildings around town (like Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated Annex Building-K or an abandoned cake factory), his main headquarters is located right in the middle of Danville. Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland was the first to give us a look at Salazen Grum, the Underland city that is the home of the Red Queen. Here, she rules over her oppressed subjects with an iron fist from the castle Crims. Many have died trying to even reach it, as the path there is filled with malicious creatures. Not too often do you see a villain’s lair smack dab in the middle of a city with no attempt to be hidden, but that’s exactly what Mojo Jojo’s Observatory is. Here, he has his lab where he plots ways to take down the Powerpuff Girls and take over the world. When you’re a mean, green, Christmas-stealing, spider-brained, termite-smiled, “nasty wasty skunk,” there really aren’t many living options in a place like Whoville. Instead, the Grinch is forced to make his lair on the heights of Mt. Crumpit, where he takes everyone’s stuff to dump it. The Technodrome may not have always been active. In fact, it was more often than not inoperable, but there’s a reason the Turtles kept trying to ban this death machine to Dimension X. When it was working, this war machine was capable of unleashing some serious carnage. Not every villain can have a volcano-based lair, but Dr. Evil managed to pull it off and then some — the volcano even has his faced carved into the side. Not every villain can have a volcano-based lair, but Dr. Evil managed to pull it off and then some — the volcano even has his faced carved into the side. One does not simply walk in. If evil was born somewhere, it would be Mordor. This vast nation, dominated by the evil lord Sauron, can be seen for miles as his fiery floating eye sends chills down the spines of all who come into its sights. It’s also surrounded on three sides by mountains, making assaulting this territory difficult. Once Saruman turned evil, his tower at Isengard became a fortress of evil second only to Mordor. From Isengard, Saruman manufactured legions of orcs to fight humanity and its struggle to destroy the Ring of Power. What would a super-advanced evil race of robots from another planet be without their evil spaceship? If the Autobots have Ark, the Decepticons have Nemesis, which they use to pursue Optimus Prime and co. across the galaxy. There’s a reason there’s an entire book about taking down this big, bad dragon. He’s been there so long that the pile of gold he sleeps on has started assimilating into his body and becoming a part of his protective armor. Never mind that gold is one of the weakest metals known to man. That’s another debate for another day. The Borg Cube isn’t necessarily a unique lair to the Borg Queen herself, but she’s been known to use them to get around. These fearsome machines aren’t capable of disintegrating planets in a single spectacular explosion, but they are capable of eliminating all life on a planet in 24 hours. The Borg Cube isn’t necessarily a unique lair to the Borg Queen herself, but she’s been known to use them to get around. These fearsome machines aren’t capable of disintegrating planets in a single spectacular explosion, but they are capable of eliminating all life on a planet in 24 hours. Located in the southern Pacific Ocean, Syndrome has made Nomanisan Island (get it?) one tough place to go. While his Omnibots litter the land with the corpses of fallen superheroes, the dastardly engineer waits with even more mechanical surprises for the heroes that have become his prey. Located in the southern Pacific Ocean, Syndrome has made Nomanisan Island (get it?) one tough place to go. While his Omnibots litter the land with the corpses of fallen superheroes, the dastardly engineer waits with even more mechanical surprises for the heroes that have become his prey. While this space station already looks inimidating enough, it also housed a device that well suits the Dalek chant of   “EXTERMINATE”: the reality bomb. The bomb was capable of eliminating the whole universe aside from the Crucible itself. That’s no moon. The menacing  Death Star I remains one of the most iconic spaceships in film history. It also serves as the lair for one of cinema’s most iconic villains. It’s part Death Star, part USS Enterprise and part Discovery One, with the added bonus of being able to reach Ludicrous Speed. It’s Spaceball One, the villainous lair for Dark Helmet, Col. Sanders, and later President Spaceball.