We can all agree that the days of the black and white characters are long gone. For a pretty long time now, all the moviegoers have seen and enjoyed complex creatures and beings on the silver screen. More often than not, it is the ‘villainous’ characters that the fans find more relatable and also empathise with them. Here are 7 villains that the fans loved:
1. Erik Killmonger (Black Panther)
Killmonger is the best villain MCU right until Thanos had made an appearance. He had been of Wakandan royal family, but he had suffered a lot of racism while growing up in America. Erik had tried his best to kill T’Challa. However, his cause was really just-the liberation of black people across the world.
2. Ser Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones)
Jaime has done a lot of terrible things but, the character has done many heroic acts. In the world of GoT, this character will be remembered as the Kingslayer. The fans had hated Jaime in the beginning, but then, we had all found out that the biggest mistake of his life had been that he murdered a king who wanted to burn the city.
3. Loki (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Many fans had cried when Thanos had choked the life out of this character in the movie, Infinity War and yes, Loki had done a lot of terrible things, but the fans loved him.
4. Pablo Escobar (Narcos)
Escobar was surely a horrible person, and even the series’ adaptation of the character shows him doing a lot of terrible things, and the fans were not even supposed to like him. But this show told us the story of a self-made man who had come from nothing and loved his family.
5. Darth Vader/ Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars)
Darth Vader is easily the best villain in history. He had won a lot of battles for the Jedis and had been shunned every time. He had been ruled by heart and not by reason like his Jedi brethren, which had led to his ultimate fall.
6. Erik Lensherr/ Magneto (X-Men)
Lensherr had forced to watch his mother die during a Nazi concentration camp, and he had also watched his mutant brothers and sisters face a lot of persecution and discrimination. In the world of X-Men universe, these mutants had been the next stage of human evolution, and Magneto understood this.
Yes, he had killed half of the universe, but he was not wrong. He had said that ‘the universe is finite, and its resources were finite, so this makes sense.