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6 Fictional Villains Who Actually Had a Good Point

In the TV show of my life, I’m probably the villain. I wear a lot of black and red, I monologue unnecessarily, and my laugh is really more of a cackle. Of course I’m the villain. (I also say things like “We’re the same, you and I!” and “You just don’t get it, do you?” along with the occasional “And there’s nothing you or anyone else can do to stop me!”)

As a result, I have a certain affinity for villains. I know some of them are irredeemably evil and just plain rude, sure, but others? Well, I think others were making good points and we were just too caught up in our false dichotomies to listen.