The human face is the most fascinating part of the body. It allows a wide range of expression, of individuality, of personality. You can really connect to a person by looking them in the eye. Then again, that’s probably not something you always want to happen.
Anonymity is important in this world. And sometimes, when you’re a superhero or a super-villain, you don’t want people to see you as a simple human, you want to become something larger than life. Something that has more imagery and theatrics attached to it. So you get yourself one of those fancy masks kids are talking about. And sometimes, those masks can be iconic as hell, either inspiring or frightening depending on who looks at them.
Let’s take a look at some iconic masks that we’ve seen on the silver screen.
He has a face like a ghost. The knife is real, though
It does make you look a bit sexier.
8. Jason Voorhees
It may look like a regular hockey mask, but it hides a face only a mother could love.
The legendary Guy Fawkes mask. Again, the knives are real.
6. Hannibal Lecter
He can’t eat your face off. That’s why…
5. Iron Man
The one thing that’s remained pretty consistent through Tony Stark’s many suits, is the mask.
4. Phantom of the Opera
It’s so you don’t see the horribly deformed part of his face.
Don’t forget Homecoming is coming up next year. Go watch it.
Fun fact: Benny Ben used black make-up around his eyes. You can kind of see it.
1. Darth Vader
Dun dun dun du du-dun, du du-dun! If you need me, I’ll be watching Rogue One for the next six months.