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Movie Villains That Made Us Say 'Forget The Hero, I'm With The Bad Guy'

November 2, 2020 6.9k votes 830 voters 19.4k views25 items

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In most movies, there is a clear cut distinction between good and evil characters. But sometimes, as the story unfolds, the lines blur on who's good or bad and we end up hoping the villain overtakes the hero. Here are some of the most popular movie villains and the reasons that made people jump teams and head to the dark side. 

  • Photo: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest / Buena Vista Pictures

    From Redditor /u/Rine-smyth:

    I'd have to go with Davy Jones. A good man turned into a cruel monster out of betrayal by the one he loved.

    In the third movie, it gets you wanting Davy to reclaim his heart.

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    Francis Hummel In 'The Rock'

    From Redditor /u/the_planes_walker:

    Brigadier General Francis Hummel in The Rock. Seriously, the government absolutely screws the members of his unit and their families.

    He just wanted them to be acknowledged and paid what was due.

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  • From Redditor /u/whereegosdare84:

    Roy Batty in Blade Runner.

    Batty wanted to gain his freedom and lead the other Nexus-6 models to safety. Instead, his dwindling ranks were hunted like rats. Although the Nexus-6 Replicants had a pretty bad reputation, Batty never gave any clues that he meant harm to the human race.

    There may have been blood on his hands, but Batty only went for those directly involved with the Replicants or that were pursuing him. At the end of the day, he was just looking for answers from his creator.

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  • From Redditor /u/TheRed6889:

    Anakin straight up got screwed by everyone who was supposed to be helping him. The most powerful Jedi the world had ever seen and it was unbalanced from the get go. Straight up senses that his mother is dying and everyone tells him to stop being a little b*tch about it. He is afraid and the most intellectual Jedi Master, Yoda, just says "you gotta stop being afraid, bro." Like that advice has ever helped anyone.

    He was stronger than any of the Jedi Masters and they lord over him from their chairs and tell him he cannot be their equal... But he can sit there and watch the adults make all the decisions for him. Honestly when he turned to the dark side he really did bring balance to the force. Those guys had too much control with less raw power and Anakin saw right through it. And Padme got what she deserved trying to groom him all those years.

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