13 Villains That Were Terrifying Because They Were Right

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Terrifying villains tend to be cookie-cutter Hollywood characters whose devious ways are predictable enough to drive a plot. However, we sometimes see them differently, especially when we understand their philosophy and ideology. 


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In the X-Men universe, Magneto thrives on righteous anger caused by a lifetime of painful experiences. One Redditor remarked, “Every time his motives are brought to light I get that ‘yeah, I kinda get it’ moment.”

Colonel Kurtz

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In the 1979 antiwar film “Apocalypse Now,”Colonel Kurtz was terminated due to practical military necessity, but he spoke the truth about the Vietnam War. Many Redditors agree that “Kurtz from book was right. He was just trying to increase shareholder value.”


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In the “Castlevania” Netflix series based on the video games, Dracula intends to carry out genocide. His fury is prompted by the lynching of his wife at the hands of religious zealots. Some Redditors do not blame him: “He’s driven by emotion, by grief and anger, and it makes him obviously flawed.”


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In the 2015 film “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” a robot managed by an advanced AI construct aims to destroy humanity. One Reddit user explains, “[Ultron] browsed the internet for 30 seconds and decided humanity had to go.” 

Count Dooku

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“He was an idealist that wanted what was best for the galaxy.” This Reddit comment makes perfect sense because Count Dooku was never comfortable with the Dark Side.

Lex Luthor

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Superman’s arch-enemy is also on the list. One Redditor summed up why, “We’re only safe as long as Superman thinks it’s fun to be the hero.”

Agent Smith

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Agent Smith is an autonomous AI construct in the Matrix universe. He made it into this list because he believes humans do not develop a natural equilibrium with their surrounding environment and can only survive by spreading to another area, like a virus. 


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When all characters in a movie are quirky, the villain starts making sense. One Redditor sums it up: “Ken was clearly the most sane character in the entire movie.”


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Despite not being a true villain, Squidward lands on our list because of his relatable predicament. One Redditor explains, “Squidward’s a minimum wage worker in a monotonous day job with a boss who explicitly wants him to earn as little as possible and cuts costs everywhere…His only time of peace and tranquillity stolen from him by a loud, inconvenient neighbor.”


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In the Disney sitcom “The Wizards of Waverly Place,” Stevie is as close as you can get to a villain. Stevie’s “goal was to stop families from giving up their magic to just one person in the family.” Many Reddit users view this as a sustainable effort to keep wizardry alive.

General Hummel

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Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel of the United States Marine Corps had his heart in the right place. As explained by a Redditor, “Objectively, everyone in this movie is a hero, and the U.S. government is the villain.”


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 A sharp Redditor said, “The Hamburglar was just trying to save children from childhood obesity!”

Frankenstein’s Monster

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One Redditor explains, “He only became monstrous after it became clear that Frankenstein would never create another of his kind.”

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