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Hi, it's me again, here to remind you that The Parent Trap's Meredith Blake has been unfairly maligned for not wanting to spend time with her worthless fiance's bratty and maladjusted children. Her only mistake was for falling for Dennis Quaid, who humanity still refuses to accept as a leading man despite his insistence to the contrary.

After Redditor Vince 6820 asked the online community, "What villain(s) actually kind of had a good reason for doing what they did?" people offered up their own suggestions.


"He's just looking..."

Mr Freeze. He is just looking to find a cure for his wife.

fidelkastro

"For those that don't watch the show..."

Mance Rayder from Game of Thrones. For those that don't watch the show: The protagonist (Jon Snow) and others at Castle Black guard a giant wall/a tunnel in that wall. On one side of the wall there lives a group of people lead by Mance Rayder. They want to force their way through that tunnel because the other side is safer.

Volker_Wiessman

"Imagine having to work with an arrogant person..."

MIRANDA/EMILY FROM THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA. imagine having to work with an arrogant person who practically spits in your face because they think they're too good for something you see as your passion. Miranda gave andy a job that millions of people would die for, only for her to complain about it. Could they have handled it a little better? Yeah, but they were completely valid. in my opinion, the friends/boyfriend should've been labeled as the villains. They got benefits from Andy's job, but the second she needed to do it, they complained and even made fun of her. They were so unsupportive of her because it didn't fit their personal agenda.

andtheywillberoommates

"What comes to mind..."

Squidward. He's not a traditional villain, but I feel for him. He just wanted peace and quiet.

ETA: He isn't the main villain of the overall show, but he is shown to be the main antagonist in many episodes. Many times he does end up becoming a better person by the end of the episodes, which is what makes him a non-traditional villain.

Squidward felt he was better than everyone else and he deserved more recognition than he got. He was dismissive of people and annoyed with them, thinking he had more talent to give than anyone else.

What comes to mind specifically about wanting peace and quiet is the episode where Spongebob and Patrick are playing imagination in the cardboard box.

What Squidward wanted was peace and quiet during that episode. That was his main goal at the beginning of the day. He wanted to enjoy the new TV and have a peaceful day, but he couldn't do that because all he could hear was Spongebob and Patrick playing in the box outside. What makes him the villain here is him constantly interrupting the fun Spongebob and Patrick are creating and being angry with them when they say they're just using their imagination. He's being rude and dismissive of the two friends, but ultimately in the end, does have fun thinking he's driving a race car, but in reality is being driven to the dumpster.

we-out-here-vibing

"In real life..."

Magneto.

In real life, possibly Wojciech Jaruzelski, the last Communist dictator of Poland. He'd been in a Soviet forced labor camp during WW II and was dreadfully afraid of the Soviets intervening in his country if they overthrew the Communist government.

Passing4human

"Wanted to live like the mortals..."

Dracula from Castlevania, the Netflix show. Ignorant god-worshipping men who were afraid of knowledge burned his wife at the stake. Wanted to live like the mortals but instead had the only part of his humanity murdered.

nsfwthrowawaymuses

"It's not their fault..."

The dinosaurs in the initial Jurassic Park movies. It's not their fault they were brought back from extinction and needed some meat to eat/defend themselves. They're just trying to live their "best lives" too...

Justaconversation808

"My man..."

Pain from Naruto.

That dude suffered for his entire life until he put his powers to use and established rule in the Hidden Rain village: A village in which he could see and hear everything.

His belief was that if everybody knows all of the feelings that encompass pain, it would bring about a mutual understanding amongst people, and the worst part is that he isn't entirely wrong, despite how deeply flawed of an outlook it is.

My man was just done really dirty is all.

PeanutButterCrisp

"As an adult..."

The Grinch!

As an adult, I really feel for him. I mean he was bullied and he just hates people and materialism, but ultimately gets sucked in and brainwashed like the rest of us.

pacheckyourself

"No wonder..."

Not really the villain, but Sharpay from High School Musical.

Poor girl had been involved in musicals and drama her WHOLE life, but suddenly, the basketballer she has a crush on and a random nerdy girl take over the main casting? It's ridiculous. No wonder she lashes out all the time, of course she's jealous. Sharpay was the real victim in those movies.

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