10 Most Hated Villains Who Only Had Good Intentions

The Top Ten

Magneto (X-Men) Magneto is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men.

His methods are heavy-handed because he feels injustices against his fellow mutants. His creator, Stan Lee, mentioned in an interview that he never considered Magneto to be a bad guy. He just wanted to get back at people who were bigoted and racist. Therefore, Magneto is pretty much a mutant hero who stood up against injustices inflicted by humans.

Magneto tried to do good things and I would be on his side, but he just did things the wrong way, but I'd still be on his side.

He really did mean well

Jafar (Aladdin)

The Sultan obviously sucks at his job. All he does is play with toys and shove crackers down the parrot’s mouth. Agrabah is in a state of extreme poverty. Jafar is the Sultan’s vizier who has to hypnotize the Sultan to do his job right.
He gets frustrated and decides to take matters into his own hands. To do so, he only has two options, to find the magical oil lamp or to decree that the princess finds a suitable suitor then find a way to become the preferred choice.
Plan A backfires and he goes to plan B only Jasmine falls for some prince who is a fraud. How was he supposed to let a clueless guy without any experience with power take over? Seeing that he is the only capable ruler, he finds a way to become Sultan and his wish comes true. His first act is to protect the kingdom by placing it on top of a hill as a stronghold.

Mojo Jojo (The Power Puff Girls) Mojo Jojo is a fictional character from the American animated television series, The Powerpuff Girls, created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network.

Mojo was Professor Utonium’s pet monkey. Chemical X even took an effect on him turning him into a super genius. With the creation of the Powerpuff Girls, Professor Utonium spends less time with Mojo.
Mojo starts to get back at the girls who stole his dad from him. Does that make him a villain? No, just some sibling rivalry. - BreakFastBeast2005

Gaston (Beauty & the Beast) Gaston is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast.

He probably tells himself that Belle is only playing hard to get. To show her how serious he is about her, he plans a grand romantic gesture, a wedding ceremony.
Surely, you did not think Gaston with his alter ego would start proposing with a ring and go down on his knees. The rude awakening is when he finds out that Belle is in love with someone else, a hideous monster that everyone feared. Nothing good would come out of that. He sets off to rescue his ladylove even if it means saving her from herself, and technically beast is still a animal and romantic and human relationships are not cool. - BreakFastBeast2005

Gaston isn't a really a villian, sure a cocky guy that wants to date Belle, but he comes to save Belle from a beast that has been holding her hostage - germshep24

Lotso (Toy Story 3)

When he was a new toy, Lotso belonged to Daisy and he really loved her. This was before she accidentally left him at a rest stop and he gets back home to realize he has been replaced.
Heartbroken and with no therapy, Lotso takes it upon himself to toughen up fellow toys. This is why every new toy must first go to the Caterpillar Room to test how they can endure reckless and destructive kids. He simply does not want any other toy to suffer what he did. It was just tough love. - BreakFastBeast2005

Bad bad bear! - RylinB

Yzma (Emperors New Groove) Yzma is the royal adviser of Emperor Kuzco in 'The Emperor's New Groove'. She is also a mad potions master and after being fired by Kuzco, she tries to use her potions to get rid of him and instate herself as empress.

Yzma stars as the main “villain” in The Emperor’s New Groove. Cuzco is a self-obsessed emperor who has no idea what being an emperor even means. Yzma has raised Cuzco since he was a baby. Now she serves as his advisor but is fired for being ambitious. How would Cuzco be a great ruler when he is capable of throwing an old man from the highest tower simply because he interrupted his theme music?
Yzma is without a doubt the most qualified person for the job. Cuzco is a spoiled kid who only inherited the throne.

Hades (Hercules)

Looking at his situation though, the guy is forced to become ruler of the underworld and he sure hates his job. His brother mighty Zeus is having the time of his life on Mount Olympus while he is stuck taking care of dead souls. He even lets Meg save her boyfriend through a good business deal. - BreakFastBeast2005

Syndrome (The Incredibles) Syndrome (born as Buddy Pine) is the primary antagonist in The Incredibles. He wanted to be super like the others, even though he had no powers. He was Mr. Incredible's #1 fan, and dubbed himself "Incrediboy," but he was rejected by Mr. Incredible. Angered after being refused, he developed an evil plan ...read more.

Syndrome plays the antagonist in The Incredibles. Growing up, Syndrome was the biggest Mr. Incredible fan. All he ever wanted was to be his sidekick in fighting crime. When he finally meets his idol, he is told to go home because he does not have superpowers. How would you feel when your resolve is crushed by your true source of inspiration to help others? All he had to give was his super genius brain but not even his idol could see that. - BreakFastBeast2005

King Triton (Little Mermaid)

Just wanted to protect his daughter - blackflower

He isn't a villian, Ursula is, but you can make an argument that she had good intentions - germshep24

King Triton’s extreme actions to prevent his daughter from having a relationship with Erick has made him to be considered a villain. When he destroys the grotto, he was just being a protective dad. King Triton was not about to let his 16-year-old daughter go to land and become a delicacy over teenage whims.
Erick has never even spoken to the girl. He happens to be in love with a pretty face. What if Aerial goes on land and is heartbroken? Who will she run to? King Triton refused to let his little girl go out into the wicked world unprotected - BreakFastBeast2005

Maui (Moana)

In Moana, granny depicts Maui as a trickster and shapeshifter who stole Te Fiti’s heart to possess the power of creation. Later on, people get to understand his intentions. All the demigod did was for the love of humankind.
He pulled islands from the sea so the Islanders could find them. When the nights got cold, he stole fire to bring them warmth and even stole the sun to stretch their days. He stole Te Fiti’s heart to give it to the people and that was the one plan that backfired. He was not planning to be attacked by the lava monster. Since then, humans started telling stories to their kids about Maui being the bad guy. How ungrateful is that? - BreakFastBeast2005

The Contenders

Ozymandias (Watchmen)
Kagami Mikage (Ayashi no Ceres)
Evelyn Deavor (Incredibles 2)

true - BreakFastBeast2005

I totally disagree! She’s one of the most popular Pixar villains of all time! Many people around the world like this villain.

Cornelia (Code Geass)
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.

Harry Potter is a fraud and Draco is easily superior. He has a slicker hairline, knows girls love him and he has better underground connections. Voldy was only plying for the good cause. A true legend if you ask me.

He just wanted to keep it a secret

He didn't have a good intention

Prince Schneizel (Code Geass)
Kyubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) Kyubey is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

You wanna become a magical girl? Just make a contract with me...

Thanos (Avengers) Thanos is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Jim Starlin and Mike Friedrich. The character first appeared in Iron Man #55 and has been portrayed by actors Damion Poitier and Josh Brolin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He has great intentions, just maybe doesn't do it correctly - Meg21

Randall Boggs (Monster's Inc) Randall Boggs is a Pixar villain from both Monsters Inc and its prequel, Monsters University. He is voiced by Steve Buscemi, and has a reptilian appearance, with purple and blue scales and green eyes.
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.
Charles Muntz (Up)
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