A good movie villain is generally defined by a how he or she challenges the hero of the piece mentally, physically, or some combination of the two. While villains are meant to stand in opposition to the hero, that doesn’t mean that their actions are always evil or “wrong”; they just don’t line up with the hero’s system of beliefs. Some villains are even sympathetic or behave in a manner that makes total logical sense. The following 10 bad guys are all examples of villains that we may have initially misjudges, as they might actually be more in the right than the heroes trying to stop them.
10. Jonas – Twister
Sure, the main villain of Twister is arguably the tornadoes themselves, since they cause the film’s heroes so much grief. Since an inanimate force of nature can’t really be labelled a proper villain though, that designation has to go to Twister‘s worst human character, Dr. Jonas Miller (Cary Elwes). If you stop and think about it though, other than being kind of an obnoxious, second-rate tornado chaser, there’s no reason Jonas deserves to be called a proper antagonist. His only “crime” is using corporate funding to finance his scientific work, but his motivations (trying to develop a better early warning system for tornadoes to save human lives) are identical to that of the film’s heroes Jo (Helen Hunt) and Bill (Bill Paxton). Just because Jonas doesn’t operate from a place of purity doesn’t mean he deserves to die in a fiery explosion.