Villain: we usually perceive him as the’ bad guy’ who is the reason behind all sorts of havoc and chaos in the universe. In our growing up years we have been gospelled to believe that the good triumphs over evil . As we grew up and understood the diplomatic way of living, we also came in terms with the fact that noble and evil are relative terms. We are not always the virtuous or the wicked as different people recognize us to be!
All these years, we have read and watched about different heroes and villains. We adored some whilst we loathed few to the core. The quintessential white and black personalities were vital attributes of most of the stories told since times immemorial. The folklores, the mythologies , the legends or plain sordid fables, every story revolved around the righteous hero and its alter-ego – a dramatic Villain.
Why Villains? These days the characterization of villains are done in such a way that they seem more relatable and pragmatic in the modern times. They are not some divine persona dropped by the Gods from heaven to redeem the lesser mortals from suffering but they are self –made mortals who plan to achieve everything they desire. They are probably the ones rejected by the society and declared as black sheep for being different. Also, people are bored with fantasizing an ideal person without flaws always doing things to please the society thereafter they look for something different or someone who would tickle their guilty pleasure . Here is the list of Disney Villains who were the most despised dramatis personae in our childhood and probably the greatest ones created/revised by Walt Disney. The list includes both Disney male villains and Disney female villains. Which Disney villain are you?
12. Captain James Hook (Peter Pan)
We could not possibly think of a list without having a pirate captain as an antagonist. Captain James Hook is more of a comic relief in the list than a detested villain. He a weak character and is stark contrast to rest of the evil ones in the list who are ambitious, fierce and feared. He is designed as a mean and whiny character who can also prove to be murderous. He isn’t dangerous, instead he is an amusing character who is meant for the audience looking for a less dark villain with some comic attributes. He might not have the panache of a typical villain but is definitely a popcorn entertainment to behold on screen.
11. Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)