People Explain Which Villain They Just Can't Bring Themselves To Hate

There is nothing better than a great villain.

They are what makes a great story.

What would be the point of Batman without The Joker or Catwoman?

Who is Luke without Vader?

As an actor, I've always had the best time being the villain.

They're just more in tune with life. Even when they're bats**t crazy.

That's why we never forget them.

RedditorRito_Harem_Kingwanted to discuss the bad "guys" we just can't shake.

So they asked...

"What villain can you just not hate?"

The villain is always just misunderstood. My ultimate has always been Dracula. Love you...

Good Tom

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"Tom from Tom and Jerry. I’ve always rooted for him."


It's the Chemistry

"Yzma. For one, she’s just so crazy that it’s hard to be afraid of her and you end up just liking her. She and Kronk have such great chemistry too."


"I love Eartha Kitt and she absolutely killed it in this role. Hard to see a villain as a villain when I'm grinning ear to ear every time she's on screen!"


"I read this thread last night and forgot how much I loved this movie when it first came out. Today was a shi**y day and I get to watch it with my kid. Thanks for the reminder."



"GLaDOS. She is just so crazy and hilarious you forget she enjoys gassing innocents."


“I have another surprise for you, and not a fake surprise like before. A real surprise, with tragic consequences. And REAL confetti this time! The good stuff! Our last bag!”



"Lego Joker."


"Bruh lego Joker is in the top two best portrayals of the joker imo. I'm a sucker for the goofier silver age villains (why be edgy when you're up against what is often the biggest edgelord in the city?) and he portrays those campy origins of the dc characters so well. I'm obsessed with the dynamic he has with the lego version of Batman."


So Cold

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"The Ice King. It's just a tragic backstory. He's just lonely and desperate for friends."


I'm getting old. I have to look up a few of these. What I see I like though.

J & J


"Jessie and James. Pokemon would not be the same without them."



"Magneto. Was he wrong, in knowing that humans hate and would inevitably attack mutants? According to Days of Future Past, no. Humans have proven that you don't have to be non-human for people to turn on you and kill you."


"A great villain has a realistic motivation to believe they are morally justified, and that's why I love like magneto. His actions are out of revenge and self preservation. He's not evil for the sake of profit or power, he could be portrayed as a hero in the right story."


The best...

"Wiley Coyote. I'm rooting for him to blow the Road Runner up."


"But you know what? He never stays down. He always gets back up and tries something new. Granted, it’s almost always something sold by Acme, but he’s a coyote - it’s a miracle he can even read the catalogue. That’s why if I ever get a tat it’ll be of Wile E Coyote."


Don't choose hate!

"Who can hate Tai Lung? He's such a well developed character and I feel like he's more of a tragic character than a villain. There's so many questions left unanswered. What if Oogway gave him the scroll? Would he still lay waste to the valley? Because he didn't understand the scroll's lesson when he got it from Po?

"What if Shifu did defend Tai Lung? Would Tai Lung feel ashamed that he wasn't good enough for his master? Would it cause him to give up Kung Fu? What if Shifu did teach him Humilty and not fill his head with the idea he was MET to be the dragon warrior?"

"Like UGH, He needs to come back and be redeemed if there's ever a fourth KFP movie. He had his opportunity when he fought against Shifu. But he knew it was too late for an apology."


You're a mean one...

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"The Grinch."


"He wouldn't be so grumpy if there wasn't a dude singing songs, every 5 minutes, about what a piece of sh*t he is."



"The Monarch from Venture Bros (cartoon network). Dude is hilarious."


"'What kind of moron doesn't even lock the doors to his private compound? I'm not even going to flush! LET THEM SEE THE WRATH OF THE MONARCH!!!'"


"Whoa, whoa! He's not a villain! He's an antagonist!"


“Do you fear death?”

"Davy Jones."


"Captain Barbosa in the first too! Great villains all around in the PotC series."


"He’s so extra too. His first scene has him emerging from the water, walking along a line of terrified sailors while smoking from a pipe, stopping in front of one of them and saying 'Do you fear death?' It’s an absolutely amazing way to introduce a character."


such a nice boy'

"James from Team Rocket."


"The only words I can think of to describe him are 'such a nice boy'. All of his Pokémon love him too much and keep trying to hug him."


"I watched one of the older Pokemon movies last night (Lucario and the Mystery of Mew), and the humans are all supposedly about to be killed. As he’s supposedly dying, James lets his Pokemon out of their Pokeballs so they can get away."



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"Hades in the animated Hercules movie. Huge POS, but f**k if he wasn’t entertaining."


"Today, we associate Hades with a somewhat demonic or devilish look, but the Greeks depicted him as a suave and blinged out mofo. Picture Mr. T. Precious metals and gems were his domain, so he was highly adorned."


"He was actually imitating the Hollywood agents he had encountered."



"Les Grossman."


"I will rain down an un-Godly freaking firestorm upon you! You're gonna have to call the freaking United Nations and get a freaking binding resolution to keep me from totally destroying you. I'm talking scorched earth, morons! I will massacre you! I WILL DESTROY YOU UP!"


My Man

"You can’t hate my man bowser. Dude has 8 kids, legit go karts and plays sports with Mario and his kids. He’s looking out for his kids by kidnapping Peach so they can have a mom, lol."


"Miyamoto has stated in the past that the main line Mario games is just a work of fiction in the Mario universe, they're basically plays/movies. All the actors, Bowzer, Mario, Peach, etc are all friends outside of the games. Hence why Bowzer and other enemies get invited to hang out and party."


Humanity sucks...

"Vlad Dracula Tepes in the 2017 Castlevania series. Humanity sucks."


"I love that depiction of Dracula: the scientist; the philosopher; the reluctantly get understandably vengeful. He was more human than the bishops and priests in that series, for sure. This series was fantastic at making the viewer sympathetic with almost everyone's story arc."


The Favorite!

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"He has always been my favorite and always will be. But he was an a**hole to the fullest. All he ever did was talk crap to his minions and bring them down. I used to joke that the reason why he never succeeded was because none of his support team had any self confidence left."


I love them all. Long live the bad guy.

#GrinchForever #SkeletorForever