Heartbreaking Small Details Fans Noticed About Disney Villains

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Vote up the most heart-wrenching details.

In order for beloved Disney heroes like Aladdin, Belle, and Simba to have a happily ever after, there has to be a villain standing in their way. Oftentimes we think of villains like Ursula from The Little Mermaid or Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame as pure evil, but the truth is there are a lot of heartbreaking details about them, which empathetic fans online have shown. For example, in Tangled, Mother Gothel gives Rapunzel a kiss early on in the movie, but it's not quite what it seems. She actually kisses Rapunzel's hair only, telling it, "I love you most." Sometimes there's some tragic irony involved. In Beauty and the Beast, Gaston takes great pride in the fact that "every last inch of me's covered in hair," whereas on the other side of the spectrum it's a great source of shame for the Beast. There are even details that are downright tragic. In Pinocchio, the titular hero might not be the only child turned into a donkey. The Coachmaster he's captured by seems to have a bunch of them!

Check out this list of heartbreaking details fans spotted about Disney villains, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


  • 1
    9 VOTES

    Mother Gothel Tells Rapunzel's Hair She Loves It in 'Tangled'

    From Redditor u/TheCutestOfBeans:

    In Disney’s Tangled, after Mother Gothel says 'I love you most' to Rapunzel instead of kissing her forehead Mother Gothel kisses Rapunzel’s hair, which is her source of youth.

    9 votes
  • 2
    12 VOTES

    Dr. Facilier Is So Evil His Shadow Casts Skulls In 'The Princess And The Frog'

    From Redditor u/SiriOusly:

    The Princess and the Frog, Dr. Facilier's shadow reveals skulls on the wallpaper in his shop.

    12 votes
  • 3
    10 VOTES

    Scar Looks Just Like Mufasa When He Dies In 'The Lion King'

    From Redditor u/FormerFruit:

    In The Lion King, before Scar dies he has the exact same expression and looks just like Mufasa did before the latter died.

    10 votes
  • 4
    10 VOTES

    Gaston Takes Pride In The Thing That Plagues The Prince In 'Beauty And The Beast'

    From Redditor u/OttoDocOck08:

    In Beauty and the Beast, Gaston says 'and every last inch of me is covered with hair' which is something he’s proud of while his rival the Beast is ashamed of that very thing.

    10 votes
  • 5
    5 VOTES

    The Coachman In 'Pinocchio' Has Many Donkey-Children

    From Redditor u/TheGreenSteak:

    In Pinocchio, the coach taking the kids to the Isle is pulled by donkeys who were probably also children brought there. This would explain the constant wipping from the coachman as well.

    5 votes
  • 6
    4 VOTES

    Maleficent's Weakness To Aurora Is Shown Through Her Powers

    From Redditor u/IntrospectiveGibbon:

    In Maleficent, her powers go from green to yellow depending on her emotional state. When Aurora is around her powers are always yellow, showing her vulnerability to her.

    4 votes