Was Col. Stuart in some ways a tougher villain than Hans Gruber?
Col. Stuart unlike Hans, struck me as a guy who could legitimately kick your ass in a fight on his own. I don't know how formable Hans could be without his gang. Like in the first one, when Hans realizes that the gun that he's trying to shoot John McClane with is out of bullets, Hans doesn't sweat because he knows that his henchman, Karl is looming in the background. Hans felt more like a villain who was more of a calm master manipulator than somebody was a born and bred solider like Stuart.share