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Pop Culture Villains Who Might’ve Had A Point –

 

To be feared is to be misunderstood, even if your intentions turn out to be as villainous as something out of a Saturday morning cartoon. There are plenty of villains throughout pop culture who operated in shades of grey as opposed to stark black and white, and some Redditors took it upon themselves to detail some of the best.

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What lengths would you go to to avenge your family? (via BloodBride)

Netflix/Castlevania

Dracula in the Netflix Castlevania series.

The series starts and he is seemingly peaceful.
Village kills his wife for practicing science and he gives them a year to leave… pretty generous given the circumstances.
Then a year later everyone is shocked when the evil vampire kills them. Shocked Pikachu face.
Like dude was polite about it. No sympathy.

2

I hope I’m never EVER this pessimistic when I grow up (via melissaxo3)

Nickelodeon/Spongebob Squarepants

I used to be against him as a child but I realized squidward has a point and spongebob is just annoying.

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Free healthcare probably would’ve made Kelso’s life a lot easier (via rmillhousnixon)

NBC/Scrubs

Bob Kelso from Scrubs. Yeah, he’s an ass, but he was doing his best to run what was implied to be a failing hospital in a messed up healthcare system

4

Underrated take. Whoville is full of assholes (via Not_That_Tall)

Universal/The Grinch (2018)

The Grinch. Those Whos from Whoville could have been more welcoming.

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So who’s *really* the cat and who’s *really* the mouse? (via Victorblimpmuscle)

Hanna-Barbera/Tom & Jerry

Tom of Tom and Jerry – there’s a mouse in the house, and he’s a cat just doing what a cat should do: try to get the mouse.
Actually, a good case can be made that Jerry is the villain, in which case he has a good point too: the cat protecting the house is easy to fuck with and defeat, so why not?

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Megatron: Champion Of the Proletariat isn’t a sentence I was prepared to write today (via LordSaltious)

Megatron. The great war started, in the IDW continuity, because of the growing apartheid on Cybertron and the emphasis on function over individuality.
Megatron himself was born a miner, with a mining alt-mode. He could only be a miner no matter how much he wanted to be a poet, so he began discreetly protesting the system by writing poetry and having it smuggled into circulation in the corpses of dead miners (Yes, really!).
When the government found out, they were going to have him basically lobotomized and turned into a mindless worker. Later on he had been arrested for being caught up in a barfight and brought in, spending one night in the jail and being beaten up by a rogue cop who is important later.
This taught him peacefully attempting to change the system the government operated by achieved nothing, as it was designed against the people. The Decepticons get their name from their slogan “You are being Deceived!”.

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This kid really just wanted to play baseball… (via yourpetgoldfish)

Disney/Meet The Robinsons

Goob from Meet The Robinsons.
A lot of misfortune really was Lewis’s fault. When I was younger it just seemed kind of funny to pin it on small petty things but not too long ago I watched it and it’s actually pretty sad.
Goob has also been there since he was little. He wanted to get adopted just like Lewis. He played baseball, a hobby he had to work at, just like Lewis. He wanted to impress families, just like Lewis.
But Lewis is actually wildly inconsiderate in a lot of scenes. Goob was always telling him about that major game coming up but Lewis didn’t care and he invented all night, keeping Goob up.
Or his PBJ machine. The wife tries to stop him, SEVERAL times, before he explodes peanut butter, a very common allergy, all over the husband. Uh dude, you could have KILLED that man but Lewis was so self absorbed he didn’t even let her get a word in.
But yeah, as long as you make the distinction of Doris = world domination, Goob = revenge on Lewis, I think he has every right to be upset about falling asleep at the baseball game.

8

Heinz really was the better of the two, all things considered (via Skermiggleflops)

Disney/Phineas & Ferb

Dr. Doofenshmirtz would’ve ruled the Tri State Area better than his stupid brother, Roger.

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Boy, was he ever (via HollowWiener)

Marvel/X-Men

Magneto was right.

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This is the poetic equivalent of a teardrop (via traveler120224)

“My country lay within a vast desert. When the sun rose into the sky, a burning wind punished my lands, searing the world. And when the moon climbed into the dark of night, a frigid gale pierced our homes. No matter when it came, the wind carried the same thing… Death. But the winds that blew across the green fields of Hyrule brought something other than suffering and ruin. I coveted that wind, I suppose.”
-Ganondorf, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

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