There are certain villains out there who, while their methods were totally off, may have had a point. In all honesty, some of these villains may have been less evil than we originally thought.
Here are 5 villains who may have been right all along:
Poor Buddy—erm, Incrediboy—erm, Syndrome. All he wanted to do was put his gifts to good use, helping to save people on a daily basis. But then big, bad Mr. Incredible had to come in and shatter his dreams. Should he have been out fighting crime at such a young age? No. But come on, Mr. Incredible could have at least given him some encouragement for wanting to use his gifts in such a manner.
What about after he grows up and becomes bitter against Supers? Even then, he isn’t too bad in his motivations. In particular, take the quote “everyone can be super. And with everybody super, no one will be.” Syndrome wants to level the playing field so that everyone can have the same abilities as the Supers. Sure he wants to turn a profit on it, but the advancements that he could make for humanity cannot be denied.
JJ Abrams has received a bit of flak for the second installment in his new Star Trek Series, Star Trek Into Darkness. In addition to ripping off (or as Abrams supporters call it, “paying homage to”) Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Into Darkness failed in one huge regard: it’s villain really wasn’t THAT villainous.
Sure Khan was a bit harsh and violent in attaining what he wanted, but in the end, the guy just wanted his crew back. Can you blame him? Storing an entire crew of people in weapons is a bit villainous in and of itself. Seems to us like Khan was just a victim that refused to be abused.
He’s a pompous, narcissistic, womanizing jerk. Pretty much anyone would agree with that. But how villainous is Gaston really?
Gaston’s first real villainous act is when he has Maurice committed. Is this a bad thing to do? Yes and no. On one hand, yes, it was a bit hasty to have Maurice committed, and there was a certain agenda there. But if a guy came back and was telling stories about a terrible beast in a hidden castle in the woods that was filled with talking appliances, what would you think? I’d be with Gaston on this one. Lock Maurice up for his own safety.
And what about when he went to kill Beast? Yes, Belle was trying to tell everyone that he was actually kind and gentle, but the first thing she showed them was the Beast roaring. Way to help make a good first impression Belle. On top of that, Gaston heard from Maurice that Beast had kidnapped Belle and that he was a monster. Can you blame him for jumping to conclusions? This is the woman he supposedly loves after all.
Poor Scar. In addition to having perhaps the cruelest name ever bestowed on a character (seriously, how could he be anything BUT a villain?), he had to watch as all of the other animals lived happily while the hyenas scavenged in the elephant graveyard. Sure those things are crazy anyways, but perhaps they were simply a product of their own banishment.
This problem is further explored in the sequel (as bad as it was), when viewers got to see entire families of lions who had been banished to the edges of the kingdom in a wasteland-like place. Banishing hyenas is one thing, but now we’re separating this group of lions (who by the way, all have the same colored fur as Scar). Seems a bit harsh.
If only Scar hadn’t created what may have been one of the most scarring (see what I did there?) moments in all of childhood entertainment by killing Mufasa (*shivers*).
I know, I know. He’s The Dark Lord himself, and clearly wants to take over Middle Earth.
But think about it: do we ever see Sauron do anything that is truly evil? Heck, the worst we even see him do is take out some unwanted guests at his front door. Outside of that, he didn’t do anything too terrible (in the original trilogy).
But you know what he did do? He welcomed the scum of Middle Earth in and promised them that the days in which they were being slaughtered and shunned would be over. Orcs, trolls, goblins, and many more joined Sauron’s army. Why? Because they were the races that were clearly prejudiced against and were in need of a leader.
And on that point, if you look at any other single army in Middle Earth, they are all segregated based on race. The elves are with the elves, the men with the men, and the dwarves with the dwarves. Yes, the Fellowship breaks this trend, but overall, Sauron’s army is the largest mixed race army in all of Middle Earth. Doesn’t sound too bad to me.