The Villains we Love to Hate

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I think a movie isn't great if you can't feel bad for the villain. To me, if you can't help but like the villain, then the movie is going to be great. There are some villains that you actually feel bad for and kind of feel sorry for them. In some cases, you can identify with the villain and understand why he or she is the way they are.

An example of a villain that I like is Loki from the Avengers. I felt bad for the guy and could identify with him. That and some of the lines he said I have actually said to people. Another villain I like is Hannibal Lector from Silence of the Lambs, he is very charming in an evil sort of way. I like the Joker in the Dark Knight and the original Batman with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. I couldn't help but like the Joker, and I still want to know who gave him the scars in The Dark Knight: was it him or his father, like he said in the film?

Another example is Freddy Krueger from the 80's Nightmare on Elm Street film series. Throughout each film you get to know Freddy more and in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, what he was doing by walking behind the deaf kid was just mean, but you couldn't help but laugh. In The Dark Knight Rises, Bane scares me, because I know he can easily break me like he did with Batman's back. But when you look into Banes past, you feel sorry for him. Other 'lovable' villains are Doc Oc from Spiderman 2 and the Sandman/Flint Marko from Spiderman 3. Doc Oc saw his wife die in front of his eyes and then the arms kind of took over him, but he later saved Peter and Mary Jane in the end. Flint Marko was just trying to help his sick daughter and any man would do anything for his family.

Who are your favorite villains that you can't help but love?