History’s Villains That Maybe Weren’t So Villainous

History has a long list of infamous villains, but as it turns out some of these bad boys may not have been as evil as they’ve been made out to be.
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From the dawn of time, there has always been an erroneous antagonist just waiting to stumble the wide-eyed hero at any chance.

Each person has their own specific purpose

At least that’s what we’ve been conditioned to believe. From a subjective point of view, everyone has their own moral compass that helps to guide their actions.

Although relative, each person has their own specific purpose and objective that controls their behavior. While some are praised for their heroic actions, others are left to drown in the murk of ill repute. This sensationalized comparison creates a humanistic divide that separates the “bad” from the “good.”

20. The Wizard of Oz

Source: Flickr. The Wicked Witch of the West

In a sense, he could be seen as a cold-hearted villain. However, if you dissect his intentions with understanding, you will find that Heinsenburg wasn’t so bad after all. He was a desperate father and husband seeking to create a substantial future for his family.

Unfortunately, those means were drastically illegal. Another beloved fictional villain was the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz. Sure, she was a bonified, broom riding witch, but all she wanted was to obtain her deceased sisters ruby red slippers.

Maybe her approach to claiming what was hers was faulty, but in the end, she meant no real harm.