Top 10 Fictional Characters Who Caused Their Own Downfall

A the saying goes pride comes before the fall, these are the characters who through their own actions resulted in their own demise, the characters who rose to the top only to come crashing down.

The Top Ten

Tony Montana - Scarface Antonio Raimundo "Tony" Montana is a fictional character and the villain protagonist of the 1983 film Scarface.

Tony comes from nothing then rises to the top only to self destruct as his greed, paranoia and reckless behavior begins alienating himself form those around him and after refusing to blow up the journalist's car because his wife and kids were in the car Sosa retaliates by sending his men to kill Tony however Tony doesn't go down without a fight as he goes ballistic and starts mowing down Sosa's man as he's constantly being shot at before finally being brought down by one of Sosa's hit men. - egnomac

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Scar - The Lion King Scar is the main antagonist of Disney's 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He was the second son of Ahadi and Uru — who were, at one time, King and Queen of the Pride Lands — the younger brother of Mufasa, and the uncle of Simba.

We all know the story here Scar along with the Hyenas plan to eliminate not only Mufasa but Simba as well in order to take over as King of pride rock not soon after taking over he ends up running the kingdom into the ground turning it into a wasteland even the hyenas begin questioning Scar's ability as King, eventually Simba returns to confront him and learns that Scar was the one who killed Mufasa Scar attempts to save his own skin by telling Simba that the hyenas were the ones who were really behind everything which would ultimately lead to his own downfall after being thrown down by Simba he is met by the Hyenas who aren't too happy for being thrown under the bus and Scar meets a grim end. - egnomac

Macbeth - Macbeth

After receiving a prophet from the witches that he'll one day become the king of Scotland Macbeth becomes consumed with ambition and after his wife pressures him he murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself and of course becomes incredibly paranoid and fears people will find out about his misdeeds and ends up turning into a tyrannical ruler murdering countless people to protect himself including killing off Macduff's wife and son who and Macduff retaliates by taking his head. - egnomac

Azula - Avatar the Last Airbender Princess Azula is a fictional character and antagonist of Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Azula had always used fear and intimidation to control others until Mai betrayed her by helping Zuko and the others to escape from the Boiling Rock prison, when confronted Mai tells her that she loved Zuko more than she feared her which angered Azula which would lead to Azula to distrust everyone around her, after Ozai declares her to be the next Fire Lord she ends up banishing everyone around her including the Dai Li thinking that they would all eventually betray her and it clearly shows her decent into madness as she sees visions of her mother, she is eventually brought down by Katara

Victor Frankenstein - Frankenstein

Long story short guy creates a monster and monster then destroys his life. - egnomac

Voldemort - Harry Potter Lord Voldemort is a fictional character and the central main antagonist in J. K. Rowling's series of Harry Potter novels. Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was released in 1997.

Voldemort created the Horcruxes in order to extend his life and become immortal he not only made 1 but 6 and without knowing it he created a 7th when a part of his soul attached to Harry of course if he had actually knew of this he wouldn't have killed Harry destroying a part of his own soul which ultimately lead to his defeat.

Charles Foster Kane - Citizen Kane
Jafar - Aladdin

Jafar became consumed with power after stealing the lamp from Aladdin and wished to be the new Sultan then wished to be the most powerful sorcerer in the world Aladdin would take advantage of he's lust for power by tricking him into wishing himself to be an all powerful genie along with all the downsides of being a genie as he's sucked up into the lamp and send to the cave of wonders. - egnomac

Judge Doom - Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Dr. Gero - Dragon Ball Z

After being defeated by Goku back in the original Dragon Ball series Dr. Gero would return this time creating a series of androids to seek revenge against Goku eventually turning himself into an android in the progress after being defeated by the Z warriors he returns to his lab to release Android #17 & #18 and just like in Frankenstein they turn on him. - egnomac

The Contenders

Hans Gruber - Die Hard Hans Gruber is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the 1988 action film Die Hard portrayed by Alan Rickman.
Norman Osborn - Spider-Man Norman Osborn is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
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