In almost every story, show and movie there is the protagonist who almost always comes into conflict due to a villainous character. Although audiences are meant to be rooting for the “good” guy there have been a few times where we wondered if maybe the villain really wasn’t so bad. Sure they did some things that weren’t in the best interest of everybody, but then again selfishness doesn’t make everyone a villain and they kind of had a reason for doing it. Instead of being a downright bad guy, these villains just happened to be judged too quickly, or for the most part just severely misunderstood. A lot of these so-called villains do some horrible things but in the end they could have really just benefited from some professional help.
7. Maleficent – Sleeping Beauty
Sure in the Disney film you wouldn’t have her as your first option as babysitter but in the 2014 film based on the character, we find out that she had a very good reason to be “evil.” Although she still curses Aurora, she does it out of anger after having her idyllic life turned upside down not to mention her heart broken and her wings violently ripped out by someone she thought loved her. Although this film specifically positions Maleficent as both the protagonist and antagonist in alternating situations, getting her full story means she never intended or wanted to be dark and evil but was driven that way by the supposed “good” guys.