Re: Basis for Rygel in Farscape?
The most infamous thing like this is probably Contad Veidt's character in the 1928 film "The Man Who Laughs". The imagery is said to have inspired Batman's Joker; and the artistic similarities are a bit uncanny.
I'd never heard about that before.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites