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    Updated on Apr 25, 2020. Posted on Apr 22, 2020

    19 TV And Movie Villains That Honestly Deserved Better

    Justice for Sharpay Evans.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV and movie villains they think are more relatable than their protagonist counterparts. Here are the results:

    1. Loki in Thor

    Marvel Studios

    Odin used Loki as a pawn, and he had to constantly live in his brother's shadow. He was lied to his whole life and considered himself a monster.

    sebastiansbae

    2. Cersei in Game of Thrones

    HBO

    Cersei was not only a woman with a point to prove, but a person with the desire to be loved and happy. The horrible treatment she received throughout her life caused her to become so cold.

    isaacbuse

    3. Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    In the beginning, Draco is definitely kind of a jerk, but toward the end of the series he is clearly being pressured into evil even though it isn't what he really wants to be. I mean, this boy can’t even produce a Patronus charm!

    bookwormforlife

    4. Sharpay Evans in High School Musical

    Disney

    As someone who worked my butt off in the ensemble for four years, I absolutely can't stand that Troy and Gabriella put zero effort into the show and got the lead roles, whereas it was Sharpay and Ryan's life.

    squish37

    5. Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada

    20th Century Fox

    Miranda wasn’t friendly, but she found her way to the top and had an enviable career. There’s nothing wrong with being a career woman. She takes herself seriously and cares more about being respected than being liked.

    aj7

    6. Sue Sylvester in Glee

    20th Century Fox

    Like Sue, I, too, wanted to punch Will Schuester in the face. Sue may have done some questionable things, but she wasn't pretending to be a good person, so she wasn't nearly as bad as Will, who should’ve gone to jail.

    human_being1757

    7. Morgana Pendragon in Merlin

    BBC One

    Morgana was the only one who stood up for what was right. If it weren't for her, Arthur, Gwen, and Merlin would all have died in Season 1.

    fionaconner19

    8. Zaheer in The Legend of Korra

    Nickelodeon / CBS Television Distribution

    I love the protagonists, but Zaheer had a real purpose for what he was doing: He supported a cause, but was vilified for his beliefs. He's very relatable, especially these days amid the rise in hate crimes.

    toomanykatsu

    9. Rowena MacLeod in Supernatural

    Warner Bros. Television Distribution / The CW

    Instead of constantly struggling to hunt and fight for justice like the Winchester brothers, she struggled with more relatable issues including parenthood, abandonment, identity, and social hierarchies.

    hollyt40c4d384c

    10. Hank Voight in Chicago Fire

    NBC

    Everything Hank did — however wrong — was to try and protect his child, and I think most parents would agree they'd move heaven and earth to do that.

    sgtvoight

    11. Wilhelmina Slater in Ugly Betty

    ABC

    Wilhelmina worked her ass off, only to get fucked over by nepotism. She was passed over for a partying playboy with zero experience who had to be babysat by his assistant.

    surfingrockets

    12. Yzma in The Emperor's New Groove

    Walt Disney Pictures

    Yzma was just fed up with her bratty boss who fired her, which is very relatable. She was also hilarious.

    laurenarevalog

    13. Thomas Barrow in Downton Abbey

    ITV

    Thomas is a seriously underrated character. I feel his pain and think that his struggles are a lot more relatable than the protagonists.

    ansooo

    14. Hades in Percy Jackson

    20th Century Fox

    Hades was totally dissed by his brothers, and it's so relatable that someone's personality would change if their family treated them like that!

    aught

    15. Rasputin in Anastasia

    20th Century Fox

    I’ve always hated feeling bad for Rasputin, but I can't help it. Plus in real life, before Anastasia’s family betrayed him, he did help a lot of people.

    spaceinjector

    16. Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Nickelodeon / CBS

    Zuko grew up being told he was weak and then was burned and banished by his father at a young age for speaking out during a war meeting. Literally all he wanted was to be accepted by his family and regain his honor.

    purplepancakes897

    17. Hela in Thor: Ragnarok

    Marvel Studios

    Odin spent centuries raising her to be his executioner, used her powers to destroy civilizations, and then turned around and banished her. She really just wanted to continue her own legacy and do what she had always done.

    321missmaximoff

    18. Klaus Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries

    The CW / Warner Bros. Television Distribution

    Klaus did bad things because he was playing the role his father and most of his siblings gave him. They treated him so poorly and never believed in him, so he lived up to those expectations.

    celeste4

    19. And Erik Killmonger in Black Panther

    Marvel Studios

    Erik's father was killed, he was abandoned by his family, and he had to work for everything he had. He had a good point about sharing Wakanda's technology with the world.

    manningl428

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