Underrated MCU Villain Quotes That Actually Make A Good Point

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Vote up the villainous quotes that actually make a good point.

Have you ever sat down to watch an MCU film and thought that the villains had a good point? That's not just your penchant for villainy; those movies had some pretty good dialogue, and a lot of it was spoken by the bad guys. Granted, not every villain in the MCU said the best thing every time they opened their mouths, but when they did say something truly compelling, it made an impact.

This list looks at some of the underrated MCU villain quotes that actually make a good point from the first three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Take a look at them below, and be sure to vote up the ones that made you think, "That bad guy had a really good point..."


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    112 VOTES

    Helmut Zemo Knows What Brings Down An Empire

    When you think about the history of civilization, Zemo has a good point. After all, Rome fell largely due to its own entropy, which saw it crumble from within. Whenever an outside force invaded, it survived, but when it got too fat and lazy to protect itself, Rome finally fell.

  • 2
    66 VOTES

    Helmut Zemo Knows His Strengths And His Weaknesses

    Helmut Zemo's motivations are laid out clearly when he explains how he blamed the Avengers for his family's death. When he finishes his story, he says this quote, which shows just how much he understands his strengths and weaknesses. He knows he can't destroy the Avengers, but he also knows that he can orchestrate events to make them destroy themselves, and in that, he could achieve victory (and vengeance).

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    82 VOTES

    Loki Isn't Shy About His Opinion Of Mankind

    Shortly after using the energy of the Tesseract to get to Earth, Loki explains calmly that "an ant has no quarrel with a boot.” He's not shy about comparing himself (the boot) to humanity (the ant).

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    73 VOTES

    Mysterio's Understanding Of People Helps Him Do What He Does Best

    Mysterio's whole shtick is fooling people into seeing what he wants them to see, and his words are straight to that point. He's not wrong either, and it's one of the reasons people love watching magicians. People love to be fooled, but that's especially true when they're already fooling themselves.

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    72 VOTES

    Ultron Sees The World From A Different Perspective

    It didn't hurt that Ultron was voiced by James Spader, as the man can deliver a phrase in a manner that conveys far more than just words. In this scene, Ultron explains why he's able to see the world differently, pointing out that "You want to protect the world, but you don't want to change." He continues, explaining that it's not possible for humanity to fix its problems from within, saying, "How is humanity saved if it is not allowed to evolve? Look at these, these puppets. There is only one path to peace... the Avengers' extinction."

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    63 VOTES

    Vutlure Knows His Place In The World And He's Not Happy About It

    The Vulture is a sympathetic character, as he was royally screwed when the government kicked him out of a lucrative contract. With little else to do, he used the salvage he'd already recovered to make some money for himself and his crew. Ultimately, he became corrupted by this, and turned into a villain, but his quote shows how he felt about his place in the world, and he's not wrong.