Most of the movies and shows have a villain in one capacity or another. There are various types of villains and whether the villain is a terrifying individual with some scary evil ambitions or someone who has had a very sad past that makes us feel for them; all these characters play a much important role in the stories as it’s them who shapes and sizes and tests the heroes in every way possible.
Of course there some villains whom we just can’t sympathize with and there are some villains from the animated movies that probably loved more than the protagonist.
These movies area meant to please the kids or the younger audience but come on who can’t fall in love with these characters as their likability is what proves that a movie is more entertaining when the villain is such entertaining.
Here are some villains who irrespective of the fact how evil they are; we can just not hate them entirely!
1. Anton Ego – Ratatouille
Ratatouille movie has several story lines throughout the film and one of them includes pleasing the food critic Anton Ego, a tall and scary man who is extremely picky.
He is very strict and particular about every small detail.
He has only one motive – bringing down Chef Gusteau and his restaurant.
By the end of the movie, as he eats the Ratatouille, he has a flashback which reminds him of his mother. This backstory helps the audience to understand his past and the reason for his attitude.
Of course it changes and the smile on his face is probably the brightest!
2. Tai Lung – Kung Fu Panda
Tai Lung is not only a strong villain but also a unique one from Kung Fu Panda.
He became a villain due to his grievance. Tai Lung spent all his life to train and become the Dragon Warrior and when he was denied the same, he become a villain, vengeance overtook his mind.
We saw be a caring and sympathizing person to be a villain.
3. Yzma and Kronk – Emperor’s New Groove
Emperor’s New Groove is such an underrated Disney movie. While on one hand, Yzma is a clear villain, Kronk is an hilarious guy who is there to help out Yzma whenever needed.
Yzma never changes in the movie and Kronk is not meant to be a villain. They make a really great entertaining team.
4. Gru – Despicable Me
Gru is a pure villain who dreams to steal the moon. He has a very dull personality to begin with; stays in a black house, has a scary vehicle and a killer dog.
But of course there is a change of heart for Gru and that’s all thanks to the three girls he adopted and Gru gives up his villain ways and becomes a hero.
5. Hades – Hercules
Hades is the main villain in the movie Hercules, but he has more fans compared to Hercules.
He has got some charismatic personality with the sense of correct humor! He has got some great lines and he uses his humor for his own benefit and takes no time put others down.
But he always gives second chances to others and is always loyal.
6. Grinch – The Grinch
The Grinch has appeared in many holiday classics inspired by the Dr. Seuss story but the premise always stays the same. Grinch appears to be angry and pessimistic character and comes off as a villain to the entire town and people fear him.
But then he has a change of heart and begins to warm up to the idea of coming together and celebrating.
7. The Beast – Beauty and the Beast
Beast is the male lead of the movie but portrayed as a negative and evil person in the beginning. Everyone in the town has a bad image of him and when Belle meets him, he isn’t a nice character and has a low voice and angry demeanor.
Belle learns more about him and realizes that he is good at heart and was a human who turned into a beast.
This is another example of a villain who had a change of heart and was initially misunderstood just like many villains.
8. Cruella De Vil – 101 Dalmatians
Cruella de Vil is extremely evil and greedy in the movie but there is something more about her character. Her presence is very noticeable considering the way she showcases her black and white hair and the fluffy coats.
She carries herself so well and holds her standards high!
Who kidnaps dogs to use their fur?
9. Lord Farquaad – Shrek
Lord Farquaad just appears in the first Shrek movie but he is probably the most famous Shrek villain. He wants all the fairytale creatures out of his land and even though he is a ruthless villain he is a wonderful comedic and has given us a lot of Shrek memes to use over the years.
And he has such a strong personality and character which such a small body and still is just villainous for the viewers.
10. Bruce – Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo is hands down the best animated movie out there and it’s been around since almost two decades. When Nemo is not to be found anywhere, Merlin and Dory set on a journey to find him and on the way they come across a trio of sharks whose leader is Bruce.
He has a haunting and a very clear bad guy image.
His line “ Fishes are friends and not food” starts off as a comforting one, until he goes crazy once he smells a hint of some fish blood and tries to eat both Merlin and Dory.
And still we can’t really be mad at Bruce as these are supposed to be his natural instincts and he is still willing to try to be friends.