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If you love comic books, you’ll love these stylized villains from NBC’s new superhero drama, The Cape. James Frain (Tron: Legacy, True Blood) and Vinnie Jones (Wanted Dead, Chuck) play two of the show’s regular big bads, named Chess and Scales respectively. What’s behind the stylized portraits of these villains? What makes them tick?

Frain (above) broke the show down to its basic elements:

“It’s a superhero show and I play the supervillain. It’s not that big a stretch. No one has any real powers. It’s all about cunning and skill. It’s very serious in its intent. But it’s also light in the way it’s played. It is closer to Batman in that the people don’t have powers.”

[Above: Vinnie Jones]

Vinnie explained his character’s strategic plan for domination:

“Scales is the main boss, trying to take over, and he will »

- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer

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