It is sometimes said that, “What makes the hero, a hero is the presence of a villain.” They remain important parts of all movies and escalate the film to greatness. There have been so many iconic villains that have given us nightmares for decades. The greatest of villains are polished to perfection but they all come from the same set of moulds. Here is the list the most common types of villains in movies:
1. Just-doing-his-job villain
This mainly comprises of the various kinds of characters who were just doing their jobs, even though their job isn’t a good one. This kind of villain doesn’t have any personal beef against the hero and most probably doesn’t know a lot about his target. This kind includes hit men like Anton Chigurh from ‘No country for old men’ and Donald Pierce from ‘Logan’ and T-800 in ‘The Terminator’. They were paid to kill a person who just happened to be the protagonist. Javert in ‘Les Miserables’ was just chasing a criminal in the eyes of the law. Even the Dean of students in ‘Ferris Bueller’s day off’ was just trying to put an end to his students bunking school.
2. Circumstantial villain