Evil or not?
Some villains that may/may not be as bad as you think
Some villains that may/may not be as bad as you think.
The name brings about the worst of the worst, the most hated and cursed characters of video games, cartoons, anime, and movies.
But are they really as bad as bad could be?
Let's see what you think.
Adrian Toomes aka Vulture
Yes I am referring to the one in Spider-man: Homecoming.
Right from the beginning of the movie you know he's going to be a villain. But he did not go this route because he wanted to.
Damage Control together with Stark Enterprises and the US government took over his salvage operation following the Battle of New York in The Avengers, thus driving his salvage company out of business.
Angry at this and worried about his family's future, he kept certain technology for himself and thus created Vulture hardware that he uses throughout the movie, while stealing tech from Tony Stark
The Colonel (Hokuto No Ken)
I know it's hard to believe that you could be sympathetic to a guy whose led the so-called "God's Army" and had a bunch of people killed because they were considered weak. But before the bombs dropped and created the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Hokuto No Ken series, he was a good soldier.
Problem was a bunch of war-profiteers and armchair general types didn't take him and his Red Berets seriously as soldiers. It was then that he realized that his Red Berets were nothing but pawns to the very people who created the world of Hokuto No ken.
Dex-starr was just your typical everyday orphan kitten, then he was adopted by a loving woman and gave him a home.
However, his owner was killed by a stranger and while at the crime scene some scumbag cop kicked him. He was left homeless. Eventually a a group of dirtbags tried to throw poor Dex-Starr off a bridge.
Fortunately, at this same time, a Red Lantern ring found him and he got his revenge against the scum who threw him off the bridge. Since then, he has been a loyal Red Lantern and pet to Atrocitus.
Born Max Eisenhardt in the 1920's from a middle-class Jewish family, the future leader of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants witnessed his family executed by the Nazis and other atrocities committed by them while working in the death camp of Auschwitz.
While he worked briefly with Charles Xavier, they both discovered each other's abilities, but their views on the non-mutant humans in the world differed and Magneto parted ways with him.
Having been a victim of the Holocaust and seeing humanity's contempt for mutants, he feared that what he endured during the Nazi regime would happen again. That is why he hates humans.
I am talking about the movie one yes.
For those of you had seen the movie, you are aware of how much of a disappointment he was seen as by his father and was bullied by his older brother.
Like Billy Batson later in the movie, he was chosen by the wizard Shazam (Djimon Honsou) but unlike Billy, Thaddeus was rejected.
Poor guy has known nothing but rejection his entire life and contempt from his family. Even though that does not justify his desire for power and wanting to take away Billy Batson's abilites as Shazam so he could rule as a bitter tyrant.
While he is the main antagonist in Ip Man and the Japanese General in charge of overseeing Foshan, he is not as much as villain as his subordinate Colonel Sato.
While he does submit the people of Foshan to back-breaking labor with little access to food, he gets his subordinates to gather local martial artists to spar against his trainees for sacks of rice.
He did challenge three experts to a duel and promised them bags of rice if they were defeated. They were of course defeated, but when a friend of Ip Man is killed for refusing to admit defeat, Miura kills him
Granted he did kill a man in the duel, but later when Colonel Sato shot Master Liu after another duel, Miura was furious with his subordinate's action.
He may stand trial for war crimes like any other Japanese officer during World War 2, if he hasn't committed seppuku, but at least he wasn't the worst human being compared to most.
But that's just my opinion.
What are your opinions?