10 Movie Villains Who Fascinate Us More Than The Heros

Bellatrix Lestrange, Hannibal Lecter, Maleficent or Harley Quinn, are among the most appreciated movie villains.
They certainly have dirty characters, but looking closely, they have other impressive character traits, such as courage, determination, fidelity and honesty. You will find in this article, a list of villains of movies and series that are not entirely bad and on which we can partly take an example.

Who are the villains of the movies and series that many people love? You will find below some of them and by reading this article, you will find that indeed, these characters have good character traits with which we can identify and that we can even learn to develop.

1. Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter saga


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She is spoken of as a mental unbalanced, because she finds pleasure in doing harm. But both in the book and in the film, Bellatrix Lestrange is intelligent and she was one of the pillars of Voldemort's team. If there are other good things to draw from his character traits, it is his strength and fidelity.

She is strong, since she came out alive from Azkaban. She is also faithful to herself, at first, because she fully assumes her character. And she is faithful in friendship, since the Lord of Darkness was able to count on her until the end.

  • I love Bellatrix, partly because I love Helena Bonham Carter, but also because Bellatrix knows exactly what she is, and she doesn't claim the opposite. She is devoted to Voldemort and does not hide it (unlike Lucius). © Tiff Dawson / Quora

2. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs


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Like all of us, Hannibal Lecter has good and less good character traits, except that at home, his dark side is really scary: he eats those he considers to be bad. We love this character and hate him at the same time. The character traits that many appreciate in him are: his intelligence, rationality, resourcefulness and calm. We would so much like to be able to manage our difficult times perfectly like him... Of course, without having to eat people!

  • I trust him. Hannibal is someone I can rely on when there is nothing else. He always knows exactly what to do, and he is always calm and serene. © Kai Ariola / Quora
  • I believe that many people admire Hannibal Lecter because he is always able to dominate those he does not respect. This may be something that most of us can identify with - the idea of ridding the world of those who, in our opinion, defile it, the idea of winning. © Melissa Roberts / Quora

3. Loki in Thor and Avengers


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God of malice, discord and illusions, Loki is naturally deceitful. In Marvel films, he is jealous of his brother Thor and wants by all means to seize Odin's throne in Ásgard. However, many like him, not only because of Tom Hiddleston's beautiful performance, but also because they can identify with the character: Loki is injured, but not entirely broken. He is holding up despite everything he has experienced.

  • Loki is friendly in many ways; we have all felt the same thing at one time in our lives. This feeling that we are never good enough, unloved and that we try anything to prove that we are good enough for someone else. © Kiryain Bane / Quora
  • We have sympathy for him. His father was cold, he was always in the shadow of his perfect older brother, we can all understand him deep down. © Moleed Mire / Quora

4. Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad


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A character first appeared in the "Batman" comic book of the 90s, Harley Quinn has become a real reference for young women. Apart from her somewhat crazy side (which she totally assumes), due to her love for the Joker, she is an inspiring and intelligent character. The other particularity that strengthens its notoriety is its ability to smile in all situations: it is positive in nature. How not to admire it?

  • Well, when compared to other superhero movie characters, for example with Batman and Joker, she is much cooler and stronger than them. Harley Quinn is very special and precious. Because she is rebellious, even crazier than Joker, she has her own attitude, but on the other hand, she is also a warm and empathetic person who would help people in some cases. © Pinky the Cat / Quora

5. Drago Malefoy in the Harry Potter saga


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Are you also one of those who appreciate Drago Malefoy? Beyond Tom Felton's performance, what convinces fans is the experience of the character. In fact, Drago is not bad in itself, he is just faithful to what has been instilled in him and we cannot blame him. Moreover, as he grows up, he realizes the bad choices of his parents and then begins in him an inner battle between good and evil. Many can find themselves in him.

  • There are two kinds of people in this world: people decide to judge others only on what they see and what they hear, and then there are people, like me, who can read between the lines and see how this person really is. To understand Drago Malefoy, you have to be in the second category... Drago also had a vulnerability. He was not as mean as the rest of his family. © Aurora Grants / Quora

6. Nancy Downs in Dangerous alliance


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Is she naturally mean or just a victim? Even today, this question arises for those who have watched the film The Craft - The New Witches with Nancy Downs. The character is not the most endearing, since he is somehow possessed. On the other hand, by going a little deeper into his personality, we can find excuses and understand his situation.

Nancy was the leader of her group of friends before Sarah's arrival. Overnight, the latter wants to put herself at the head of the Coven and Nancy saw this with a bad eye. What would you have done in his place? Would you have accepted that we would replace you without flinching? It is quite understandable that she is admired by those who want to assert themselves and who advocate the acceptance of others in their differences. This is also one of the main messages conveyed by the film: "Do not comply with expectations".

7. Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries


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Women love Damon Salvatore, because he is played by the handsome Ian Somerhalder, but also because the character has his bad boy, sadistic and brutally honest side. It is well known that humans are attracted to what is inaccessible to them. Despite all the negative traits that fall on him, Damon has good in him and he has evolved a lot over the course of history. It is in a way proof that everyone can change, even the most sadistic of people. In fact, it is the archetype of the good guy, which most women dream of.

  • Damon is both sweet and salty, which keeps changing depending on the situation. It cannot be classified in any category. It can be good or bad. © Vineeta Gurnani / Quora
  • He represented the emotions of a true and real person (his role was not only that of a hero who never does anything wrong). After all, everyone can go through a dirty time and you know it well, no matter what happens, in the end, we always choose what is good for us. © Kajal Chauhan / Quora

8. Niklaus Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals


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Just like Damon Salavatore, Niklaus Mikaelson is a bad boy full of charm, and many believe that this is the main reason why he is so admired: Joseph Morgan is so brilliant in his role! But in reality, he is much more than that: he is an exceptional being (hybrid half-vampire half-wolf-garou) who has gone through many torments and this has not destroyed him. On the contrary, he came out stronger.

Klaus never lets anyone mistreat him. Then, in The Originals, he is a loving father who fights to offer a healthy life to his atypical child. Just for that, mean or not, he deserves all the attention paid to him.