Heroes aren't always the most interesting characters in a story.

in fact, a piece of the recipe that makes an interesting overall story is a villain that isn't completely horrible. There's something about them that draws you to them.

Sometimes, you even end up liking these villains better.


u/benami7777 asked:

Which villain did you secretly hope would win?

Here were some of those answers.

LazyTown Ain't So Lazy

My name is Robby Rotten. I'm 43 years old. My house is in the northeast section of lazy town, where all the villas are, and I am not married. I work as an employee for the villian villain department stores, and I get home every day by 8 PM at the latest. I don't smoke, but I occasionally drink. I'm in bed by 11 PM, and make sure I get eight hours of sleep, no matter what. After having a glass of warm milk and doing about twenty minutes of stretches before going to bed, I usually have no problems sleeping until morning.

Just like a baby, I wake up without any fatigue or stress in the morning. I was told there were no issues at my last check-up. I'm trying to explain that I'm a person who wishes to live a very quiet life. I take care not to trouble myself with any enemies, like winning and losing, that would cause me to lose sleep at night. That is how I deal with society, and I know that is what brings me happiness. Although, if I were to fight I wouldn't lose to anyone.

john1rb

To Protect The World From Devastation

Team Rocket. They deserve something for being so dedicated. They've been chasing after the same Pikachu for over 20 years!

solinfant

*Mutley Laugh*

Dick Dastardly from the wacky races. The only time he actually won a race he was disqualified because of slow motion footage showing him extending the nose of his vehicle to do so, which is greatly unfair because when the lumberjack did something similar in a previous episode (by stretching his neck to put himself in front) he wasn't disqualified for doing so.

Clovenstone-Blue

For Helen

Hector was the actual hero in The Iliad. He fought Achilles knowing he was fighting basically a demi-god so there was no chance to win. But he did it anyway to protect his (complete idiot) little brother and his home.

Achilles was given literal cheat codes to fighting and was still vain, arrogant and selfish.

Fudelan

The Time Ahead

Roy in Blade Runner.

The replicants are literally just trying to survive - every act of violence by them is defensive except the for deaths of Tyrell and Sebastian. And even those killings are somewhat warranted given the two of them are deeply responsible for creating a literal slave undercaste.

TLDR: Blade runner portrays a failed slave uprising.

OneCatch

Keep This Park Open

Jurassic Park. I'm not sure if they were the bad guys, I wanted the park to win and keep the dinosaurs contained. I just wanted a movie where the plot just followed people around the park and park employees said things like "Looks like we've had a power failure in the dino electric fence! Oh good the emergency power kicked in. Send maintenance down to check it out". Turns out it was just a bad sensor that needed to be replaced.

chaospatterns

Okay, I GET It

General Hummel, from "The Rock"

Dude's actions were extreme, but he was doing it for the right reasons. He and his men did clandestine operations for the US military, and when his men did their job, fought, died for their country, the country then turned their back and didn't provide the benefits for the men and their families.

I wish the government would have just paid what they owed, and fixed the situation from the jump.

daithisfw

Yeah, We Did Too

I didn't really root for him, but I sympathized with Erik Killmonger in Black Panther. That "the child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth" image kinda got to me.

bettertogether_

Elementary, My Dear Watson

Moriarty from the Sherlock TV show. Why did he just suicide himself? Utter waste of a great character. I hoped he would succeed at his plan.

oximaCentauri

Poor Old Man

The Ice King in Adventure Time. Yeah, he's up there with Bowser on being a princess kidnapper, but if the episode Princess Monster Wife was anything to go by, he's just a sweet old man who wants companionship.

bubbztea

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