Top 10 Fictional Heroes Who Would Be Nothing Without Their Villains

Heroes in fiction are great in all but in actuality a hero is nothing without their villains heck without their villains they wouldn't even be heroes in the first place and without a great antagonist great rivalries don't exists so for this list we will be looking at the greatest fictional heroes who for the most part would not be heroes at all if they didn't have their villains.

The Top Ten Fictional Heroes Who Would Be Nothing Without Their Villains

1 Mario - Super Mario Bros Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros. Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super ...read more.

If Mario didn't have Bowser to kidnap Princess Peach all the time he would probably still be stuck in his day job as a plumber instead of the hero he is today. - egnomac

2 Link - Legend of Zelda Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Link would just be another kid in green tights if he didn't the likes of Ganon to cause trouble in Hyrule. - egnomac

3 Batman - Batman Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27. In film, he has been portrayed by Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael ...read more.

Lets be honest would Batman even be the hero he is today if he didn't have Mr. Freeze, The Penguin, Killer Croc, Two Face, and the most important one of all The Joker. - egnomac

I dunno, I really like his character, but his rogues gallery is one that no superhero can come close to. Even Spider-Man. - iliekpiez

4 Goku - Dragon Ball Z Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He has many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. ...read more.

Goku would not be the strong fighter he is if it wasn't for his battles with the likes of Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and many others. - egnomac

5 Sonic The Hedgehog - Sonic The Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

duh - sonictiger

6 Samurai Jack - Samurai Jack "Jack" (also known as Samurai Jack or simply The Samurai) is the alias taken by a Japanese warrior (with an unknown birth name) who acts as the titular protagonist of the cartoon Samurai Jack. Throughout the series, he is voiced by Phil LaMarr.
7 Lui Kang - Mortal Kombat

He may be earthrealms champion but he would have been if he had not defeated the likes of Shang Tsung, Goro, Motaro and Shao Khan. - egnomac

8 Blossom - Powerpuff Girls Blossom is the leader of The Powerpuff Girls and one of the three main protaganists of the show. She was created in 1992 by Craig McCracken. She has long, red hair up in a ponytail with a giant red bow, pink eyes, pink dress with black belt, and white socks with Mary Jane shoes. She is intelligent, ...read more.

Not just Blossom but all of the girls wouldn't be heroes if it weren't for the likes of Mojo Jojo, Him. The Gang Green Gang, Fuzzy Lumpkins etc. - egnomac

9 Nanoha Takamachi - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
10 Wolverine - X-Men Wolverine is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly associated with the X-Men. His powers and abilities include a healing factor and his signature adamantium claws and adamantium skeleton.

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11 Space Ghost - Space Ghost
12 Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box
13 Banjo - Banjo-Kazooie

As seen in the opening of Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts without Gruntilda to fight with he became horribly out of shape and not much of a hero at all. - egnomac

14 Shana - Shakugan no Shana
15 Godzilla - Godzilla Godzilla is a giant monster originating from a series of tokusatsu films of the same name from Japan.

Godzilla can't just be a monster from his own series. He too is a hero. He defeats a lot of evil Monsters; such as SpaceGodzilla, Gigan, Destoroyah, Mechagodzilla, and most importantly King Ghidorah. He does have allies, like Mothra, Anguirus, and Rodan. But even so, Godzilla is a hero to earth to defeat evil mutated Kaijus or Monsters from outer space. - asantalo

16 Natsu Dragneel - Fairy Tail Natsu Dragneel is a Mage of the Fairy Tail Guild.Natsu is carefree and reckless in nature, and, despite his consistent brawls with the other members of Fairy Tail, he is a fiercely loyal and protective friend. He is willing to go down fighting for his friends, regardless of how futile it might seem. ...read more.
17 Ash Ketchum - Pokémon Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.

He would just be another boring Pokémon trainer if it wasn't for Team Rocket.

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