There's always someone in the galaxy looking to exploit others for a little power and wealth.
Sure, sci-fi may give us great things like spaceships and extremely advanced medicine and time travel, but put enough beings of any species together and sooner or later someone's going to start scheming to do something bad. For some of these sci-fi schemers, crime paid enough that they wormed their way to positions of real power. They're mean, they're ruthless, they're cold-blooded, but they're also damn fun to watch.
So, in the latest in our ongoing series of features inspired by Syfy's Defiance, we take a look at nearly a dozen of our favorite galactic godfathers.