The Villains' Insecurities

Villains' Insecurities

Jekyll: Its over now I know inside, No one will ever know...The sorry tale of Edward Hyde, And those who died...No one must ever know...They'd only see the tragedy, They'd not see my intent, The shadow of Hyde's evil...Would forever kill the good that I had meant...Am I a good man? Am I a mad man? Its such a fine line between a good man and a...(Hyde: Do you really think That I would ever let you go? Do you think I'd ever set you free? If you do I'm sad to say, It simply isn't so. You will never get away from me!)
~ Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Edward in the song "Confrontation".

Many heroes and former villains may have insecurities, for heroes because of things like his/her friends may not trust or he/she is not good enough or for former villains that he/she will never be good and he/she will always be evil because of past events.


  • Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde: No doubt the most famous example. Ever since Dr. Henry Jekyll turned into his dark side Edward Hyde, he kept getting constant anxieties, because of all of the terrible things Hyde had done (which ironically Jekyll had done) and Hyde wants him to keep taking the potion.
  • Tim Drake: Similar to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on the account of the Joker.

Heroes becoming villains


  • Anakin Skywalker: ?.

Video Games

  • Arthas Menethil: ?.
  • Illidan Stormrage: ?.


  • Terra: The fact that Terra had been trained by Slade gets to the best of her when Slade comes to have her work for him, it becomes even worse when Beast Boy finds out and turn her back on her.


  • Dolf: He's only half crow because his mother was a blackbird, so he paints his orange beak with bitumen to look like a purebred crow. That's because he insists on the racial purity, to compensate his inferiority complex. A clear reference to character which he is based, Adolf Hitler, who is suspected that had jewish blood.


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Former Villains


  • Sunset Shimmer: As if feeling terrible for had what she done in the first film was bad enough, the Dazzlings rubbed it in to her.
  • Twilight Sparkle: Her insecurities, as well as her research on magic that unexpectedly drained the others' magic and pressured by Principal Cinch to release the magic turned out resulting the freak accident that turned her into Midnight Sparkle.


  • Rue: Rue was unconfidant to be Siegfied's Princess, since she was raised by the Raven and had some of his blood.


Sunset Shimmer: You're never gonna get away with this. Adagio Dazzle: Why? Because you didn't? Oh, we know all about you, Sunset Shimmer. You've got quite the reputation at Canterlot High. Sunset Shimmer: I've changed! I'm in a much better place now! Aria Blaze: Waiting in the wings while your friends have all the fun? Adagio Dazzle: Oh, yes, you girls are so tight. And yet... they didn't ask you to be in the band. Aria Blaze: Probably afraid no one would want to see them play if she was in the group. Sonata Dusk: Too bad! So sad! Adagio Dazzle: If it's any consolation, no one is going to remember you at all by the time we're done.
~ The Dazzlings intimidating Sunset Shimmer.
(The Equestria Girls: Midnight Sparkle?! Twilight Sparkle: How is this possible? Sunset Shimmer helped me defeat you at the Friendship Games!) Midnight Sparkle: You and your friends can never truly defeat me! [maniacal laughter] (Applejack, Rarity and Rainbow Dash: [scream] Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie: [scream] Spike and Sunset Shimmer: [scream]) Midnight Sparkle: Midnight Sparkle's a part of you! I'll always be there waiting in the darkest shadows of your mind! I'll be back, Twilight! And this time, I won't stop 'til I have all the magic! Twilight Sparkle: No!
~ Midnight Sparkle telling Sci-Twi that she will never get rid of the Midnight Sparkle part of her.
(Edward Hyde: Yes, Henry. Look, but don't touch. That's your way.) Dr. Henry Jekyll: Just shut up. I won't be tricked again. (Edward Hyde: Tricked? You've known what I was about each time you drank the formula.) Dr. Henry Jekyll: Liar. I am a good man. (Edward Hyde: Who's lying now? You want it, even more than you want her.) Dr. Henry Jekyll: No. (Edward Hyde: You can't shut me out forever. Drink the elixir.) Dr. Henry Jekyll: No. (Edward Hyde: She barely even looks at you...) Dr. Henry Jekyll: Be quiet. (Edward Hyde: SHE LOOKED AT ME.)
~ Mr. Hyde mocking Dr Jekyll to drink the elixer in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
(Prince Siegfried: Rue.) Rue: Yes? (Prince Siegfried: I want you to come with me into the story as my princess.) Rue: But I...I have the Raven's blood inside of me. (Prince Siegfried: Raven's blood. I wonder if it's still running inside my veins as well. Fakir: Prince... Prince Siegfried: Fakir, according to the story, I'm supposed to love everyone, but...but right now I...right now, I simply want to love Rue the most out of anyone.) Rue starts crying (Prince Siegfried: Rue...? Fakir: Hey, what's wrong with that? Duck: I'm so glad.)
~ Rue feeling unsure about being Siegfried's princess with the blood of the Raven still flowing in her veins.
Fun and games. Boy wonder playing hero. Fighting off bad guys and no one ever gets... oh, God. I killed him. I didn't mean to. I tried so hard to forget. But I still hear the shot. Still see the dead smile. Every night the dreams get stronger... he's there when I sleep. Whispering! Laughing! Telling me that I'm as bad as he is! We're both the same!
~ Tim Drake over his anxiety on the Joker.


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