Community·Updated on Apr 20, 20225 Surprisingly Relatable Movie Villains That Honestly Deserved Just A Smidge More Sympathy Than They ReceivedThis is for all the villains that kept it real!by rabitearCommunity ContributorApproved and edited by BuzzFeed Community TeamFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Big Bad Thanos Marvel Studios In my humble opinion, this big purple alien man was just trying to save the universe. Sure, he may have gone a bit overboard with the whole "blipping millions of people thing," but you can see that his heart was in the right place. And, let's be honest, without Thanos' laser focus on destroying the Avengers, Earth would have been annihilated a lot sooner. 2. Maleficent Walt Disney Pictures Can we really be angry at this beautiful Fae goddess? She was bamboozled and hoodwinked by a filthy boy that wanted to be king. She had every right to be angry at her betrayal. I understand that cursing the child for the sins of the father is not good, but it wouldn't be Maleficent without the dramatics. 3. Magneto 20th Century Fox Magneto had a horrific childhood, but joined the Professor in an attempt to be the good guy. Now, yes, it all went south when he realized that people weren't going to accept mutants as equals, but how can we get mad at a guy for standing up for himself and others?! Granted, he chose to stand up by using violence, but that's beside the point! 4. Nero Paramount Pictures The anger in this guy was hella relatable as his whole planet was destroyed senselessly. And, while in his rage, he sought vengeance. Plus, I have to admit he's not hard to look at. 5. And finally, Miranda Priestly 20th Century Fox So maybe you'll never have a fashion empire, but this woman's ruthlessness is something to be admired! I have a theory that, behind that stony perfection, she was really struggling with her emotions. Seeing her go through a rough time in her marriage gave us a peek past that heartless b*tch facade and I really appreciated. She's one of the baddest baddies through and through. Which villains do you secretly have sympathy for? Let us know in the comments!