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    Here's Why The Villains Are Actually The Relatable Heroes Of Disney Movies

    "Being young and beautiful isn't a crime, you know."

    If you're like me, you probably were raised on Disney movies (and if you're a '90s kid, you might even still be able to smell the VHS tapes). Growing up, we all wanted to be like the princes and princesses — to live in a shiny castle and to have a happy ending.

    But we're adults now, and reality has set in. Taxes, the 9-to-5 grinds, a million "We should grab coffee sometime..." conversations — life is frickin' HARD. And you know what? Those happily ever afters don't seem so relatable anymore. In fact, it's actually the VILLAINS we should have been aspiring to be all along.

    These are the villains that, upon further examination, made me go, "Wait a second, that's me as hell":

    1. Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty

    2. Yzma from The Emperor's New Groove

    3. Meredith Blake from The Parent Trap

    4. Hades from Hercules

    5. Ursula from The Little Mermaid

    6. Mother Gothel from Tangled

    7. The Evil Queen from Sleeping Beauty

    8. Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmations

    9. Chernabog from Fantasia

    So thank you, Disney Villains, for being relatable as heck. And to close things out here's a GIF of Yzma which is basically a MOOD and a half: