A villain is only as good as their backstory, right? Oh, wait. . . isn’t a “good villain” an oxy-moron? After all, isn’t the point of the villain to be bad? Well, in my opinion, the most intriguing villains are ones with backstories. You know, the ones you hate—until you get to know them.
3. Maleficent: The Disney version of Maleficent in the movie Sleeping Beauty was the one most likely to give me nightmares. She was mean for no reason, had a sinister laugh, and had the ability to turn into an evil dragon. In short, she terrified me. However, in the 2014 movie Maleficent, we see her fluttering around with birds and butterflies in a beautiful wood, and befriending an innocent peasant boy. The rest of the movie tells the story of how a funny, bright, trusting fairy turns into a villain to be feared. Watch the movie, if you haven’t already!
2. Severus Snape: We’ve all had terrible teachers, but have any of them been as awful as Snape? Not only did he hate Harry from the moment he laid eyes on him, he was Harry’s teacher for seven years! Most of us, at least in the States, haven’t had to endure dreadful teaching for that long! To make matters worse, Harry, Ron and Hermione had ample evidence suggesting Snape was a Death-Eater on the side of Voldemort. So why did Hagrid and Dumbledore persist in defending Snape? As any of you who have read the Harry Potter series know, these questions and more aren’t answered until Book 7. As Harry learns more about Snape’s past, we start to be empathetic and realize there are reasons Snape acts the way he does.
1.Darth Vader: Like Elizabeth, my all-time favorite villain is from Star Wars. However, mine is definitely Darth Vader. Just hearing the theme music with him breathing in the background sends chills down my spine. I’m older than a lot of you, but I think he was the first true “bad guy” I had ever seen in a movie. With all the extra movies (Episodes I-III), we understand a lot of his motivations. Darth Vader is a complicated character, and I can’t help liking him.
Who do you like best? Leave a comment and let me know!
Severus Snape: http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Images_of_Severus_Snape
Darth Vader: http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Vader/Gallery