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When You Think About It From These Disney Villains' POV, Can You Really Blame Them?

They were bad, but they were also badass.

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1. Yzma, from The Emperor's New Groove

Just imagine that you spend your life preparing for your dream job. You study hard, become a scientist, dabble in politics, but you never make it. Why? Because a clueless, entitled rich boy gets it. You could argue that Yzma deserved to be emperor waaaaay more than Kuzco.
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Just imagine that you spend your life preparing for your dream job. You study hard, become a scientist, dabble in politics, but you never make it. Why? Because a clueless, entitled rich boy gets it. You could argue that Yzma deserved to be emperor waaaaay more than Kuzco.

2. Madame Mim, from The Sword in the Stone

Madame Mim has the power to become whatever she wants, I mean, she could be Beyoncé. But does she choose to be Beyoncé? NO. Madame Mim is the most authentic of all Disney villains: She knows that she's not the most beautiful, or the most attractive, but she doesn't care. She's so confident in herself that she makes a song about how incredible she is. Like, we can respect that!
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Madame Mim has the power to become whatever she wants, I mean, she could be Beyoncé. But does she choose to be Beyoncé? NO. Madame Mim is the most authentic of all Disney villains: She knows that she's not the most beautiful, or the most attractive, but she doesn't care. She's so confident in herself that she makes a song about how incredible she is. Like, we can respect that!

3. Zira, from The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

She gets banished from her home and turned out by her family, so can you really blame homegirl for fighting back? Plus, at the end of the film (spoiler alert), she chooses to die rather than betray her ideals. In all of The Lion King movies, no character is more committed to a cause than Zira.
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She gets banished from her home and turned out by her family, so can you really blame homegirl for fighting back? Plus, at the end of the film (spoiler alert), she chooses to die rather than betray her ideals. In all of The Lion King movies, no character is more committed to a cause than Zira.

4. The Queen of Hearts, from Alice in Wonderland

Okay, yes, she has a temper, but she's also a ~woman in charge~ as the ruler of Wonderland and has no issue speaking up??
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Okay, yes, she has a temper, but she's also a ~woman in charge~ as the ruler of Wonderland and has no issue speaking up??

5. Te Kā, from Moana

A guy stole her heart, and what does she do? She becomes a lava goddess with enough power to destroy the world. Who among us hasn't wished we could do that??
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A guy stole her heart, and what does she do? She becomes a lava goddess with enough power to destroy the world. Who among us hasn't wished we could do that??

6. Shenzi, from The Lion King

Being the leader of a pack is no easy task, but Shenzi makes it seem like a walk in the park. The hyenas' territory is a tough neighborhood, where Shenzi is the queen who's not afraid of standing up to anyone for the sake of survival. Even in the end, she's not afraid of facing Scar and enacting her own form of revenge.
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Being the leader of a pack is no easy task, but Shenzi makes it seem like a walk in the park. The hyenas' territory is a tough neighborhood, where Shenzi is the queen who's not afraid of standing up to anyone for the sake of survival. Even in the end, she's not afraid of facing Scar and enacting her own form of revenge.

7. Queen Narissa, from Enchanted

Another case of a queen with power who was threatened by a clueless handsome guy. Ugh. Andalasia was prospering under her rule, but then a silly technicality in the form of her step-son's wedding was going to take that all away from her. We'd be pissed too.
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Another case of a queen with power who was threatened by a clueless handsome guy. Ugh. Andalasia was prospering under her rule, but then a silly technicality in the form of her step-son's wedding was going to take that all away from her. We'd be pissed too.

8. Cruella de Vil, from 101 Dalmations

She's no animal lover, but let's also remember Cruella ran her own fashion empire and was possibly the first Disney character ever to question marriage as an institution?
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She's no animal lover, but let's also remember Cruella ran her own fashion empire and was possibly the first Disney character ever to question marriage as an institution?

9. Ursula, from The Little Mermaid

What was Ursula's downfall? Ambition. Some might say she took advantage of people who came to her for help, others might say homegirl knew her worth and was quick to take advantage of available ~opportunities~...
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What was Ursula's downfall? Ambition. Some might say she took advantage of people who came to her for help, others might say homegirl knew her worth and was quick to take advantage of available ~opportunities~...

10. Maleficent, from Sleeping Beauty

Just try being chill about being left off the invite to the biggest social event in the kingdom, why don't you??
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Just try being chill about being left off the invite to the biggest social event in the kingdom, why don't you??

This post was translated from Spanish.

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