ByTrent Tofte, writer at Creators.co
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Most tv shows are all about the adventures of a hero and their efforts to stop the villain. But some shows would be more interesting if we saw them from the villains' perspectives. I think it would be cool if we had a show that instead featured the villain as the main character and showed how every time they tried to do something, they were thwarted by the hero. Here are five (heavily underrated) villains that I think would fit this category nicely.

1) Gorm (Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension)

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Image source: www.hollywood.com

Gorm was one of those villains that I could never quite understand. I mean on the one hand, he often acts like a psychotic and unfeeling monster bent on accomplishing his goals no matter who he has to stomp on or what he has to destroy in order to achieve them, but on the other, he seems to have a soft side that manifests itself on rare occasions, proving that he's not completely and irredeemably sadistic. I think it might have been interesting to see a show centered around Gorm that focused on his internal conflict as he tried to reconcile his duty to do what he thought was best for his nation with the savagery and brutality of his methods.

2) Warp Darkmatter (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command)

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Image source: ask-warpdarkmatter.deviantart.com

Warp Darkmatter was definitely my favorite thing about this show. Sure, Evil Emperor Zurg was the big bad, sure Warp was only his second-rate assassin, and sure Warp never managed to get the better of his old Academy buddy Buzz Lightyear, but the guy has a robotic arm, a German accent, and dialogue that mainly consists of quippy one-liners. What's not to love? I think it would have been interesting to watch Warp try to distance himself from Buzz and Star Command but continually have his conscience prick him for turning his back on his best friend.

3) Hun (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2003 version)

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Image source: turtlepedia.wikia.com

Hun was one of those guys that I was never sure if I should feel sorry for or not. I mean on the one hand, he works for a volatile and unpredictable guy like the Shredder, but on the other hand, he certainly wouldn't be in line to win the Nobel Peace Prize if he didn't work for Shredder. However, the 2003 episode Hun on the Run gave me a new and unexpected insight into Hun's world. The guy is just trying to survive while working for an alien disguised as a human whose mood can change at the drop of a hat. And although Hun's gang connections mean he's not an all-around great guy, I think a show that focused on Hun's struggle with working for someone as brutal to his own men as the Shredder is would've been well worth the watch.

4) Dr. Blowhole (The Penguins of Madagascar tv series)

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Image source: villains.wikia.com

Doctor Francis Blowhole is your classic vengeance-seeking mad scientist bent on world domination. He is referenced fairly frequently in the show, but only appears in about three or four episodes. He's got brains, he's got a rather fuzzy backstory, and he's got an astoundingly awesome singing voice. What about that combination doesn't scream "I deserve a tv show!"?

5) Bane (Batman The Animated Series)

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Image source: villains.wikia.com

This poor guy has a pretty tragic past. From what we know about him, he was born in prison and used as a guinea pig for steroid experiments. That's a terrible starting point for anyone. His only friends were three guys he met in jail that were named after 60's rock groups and his childhood teddy bear, Osito. In the show, Bane is usually only called in by other villains whenever they need a little extra muscle on hand. However, there's more to Bane than bulging muscles and temper tantrums. That's the Hulk's thing. Bane also possesses a keenly strategic mind and I think it was a waste to not have a series showcasing this.

What do you think? Should villains be allowed to have shows too? Or should the heroes get all the glory? Comment below!

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