13 Fictional Villains That Weren’t Actually The Bad Guys
Even fictional characters are usually loosely based on real people; however, the more bizarre a person is, the more difficult it will be to imagine they have had any real-world origins. Even graphic novel protagonists, as well as cartoon characters, can be derived from real-life villains, and real-life villains have been known to transfer their unique type of evil to the domain of make-believe.
Truth is best depicted in shades of gray rather than black and white, but it's not uncommon to come across historical or contemporary characters who match the standards of a supervillain. Some of these people need to be substantially altered before they're prepared to shock the silver screen, while others need to be tamed down to avoid appearing truly fantastical.
A villain is improved when they are not one-dimensional, have pathos, and are at least a little sympathetic. In Thor 2, you can't cheer for the Dark Elves because all they wanted to accomplish was... ok, it's been a while, but it was something like "take the sun" or something. As cool as it would be to destroy the cosmos, we already have everything we need, so no thanks. Instead, let's take a look at some well-known villains who, when you think about it, weren't even the bad guy in their movie.