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The Realistic Villains

Realistic Villains



Realistic Villains is a TV Tropes-popularized term which refer a villain/antagonist whom decided to either give in, redeemed him/herself, or returned to the good side after learned/inspired by the heroes' reasons to fight. This term mostly found in more serious media. Also, characters whom traits fit to a realistic villains are either Anti-Villains or Anti-Heroes.

Overview

Who are they and what made them different from other Villains

To clarify a Realistic Villain, Realistic Villains are more better, competent, and serious than bumbling, comedic or incompetent villains. In some cases, their personality traits even close to/fit to a Knight of Cerebus (particulary if they proved to have dark personality), but is revealed to have redeeming qualities that led them chooses to either redeem him/herself, decided to accept his/her punishments, or decided to turned for the good side by the end.

Requirements for a villain to be a Realistic Villain

A villain can only considered as a Realistic Villain if he/she fulfilled these requirements:

  • They still have redeeming qualities that led them chooses to redeem due to a hero/heroine's voice of reason or their own conscience.
  • They mainly displayed rather bitter and cynical personality, and thus never displayed performing actual evil laugh.
  • Their villainous actions may just for sake of it or driven by proxy that resulting them evil in the first place through either by circumstance or as a result of the story's unique angle. It means those whom outright evil or wished to be megalomaniac never count.

List of Villains

Western Animation

  • Monster High
    • Lilith Van Hellscream - ????
  • Winx Club
    • Knut - ????
    • Selina - ????
    • Brafilius - ????

Animated Movies

  • The Incredibles
    • Mirage - ????
  • The Lego Movie
    • Lord Business/President Business - ?????
  • Anastasia
    • Bartok - ???

Anime

  • D-Frag
    • Tama Sakai - ???
  • Soul Eater
    • Crona - ???
  • InuYasha
      • Sesshomaru - ???

Comics

  • DC Comics:
    • Carol Ferris/Star Sapphire - ???
    • The Eradicator - ???
    • Maxima - ???
    • Selina Kyle/Catwoman - ???

Videogames

  • StarCraft:
    • Sarah Kerrigan - ???
  • World of Warcraft:
    • Arthas Menethil - ???
    • Jaina Proudmore - ???

Gallery

NOTE: The limit is for 20 pictures only

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