6 Stories Where the Villains Are Actually Entirely 100% Right

Typically, the villains in movies, television series, books, and other media sources are nasty individuals in the wrong, and they’re evil for the sake of it. However, in some cases, the characters presented as the antagonists are in the right.

Someone asked, “What’s a story where the “bad guys” are completely right, to the point where it’s weird the story keeps calling them the bad guys?” These were some of the best answers.

A cinema fan suggested Police Academy’s antagonist was a good guy. Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris was put in charge of the recruits in the 1984 film and was hard on them to the point that he was presented as the movie’s villain, but the poster elaborated on why that wasn’t the case.

Police Academy (Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris)

Another lover of comedy movies answered Stu Dunmeyer from 1993’s Mrs. Doubtfire. He was the man that Daniel Hillard’s ex-wife was dating, and the poster suggested he was a lovely and lonely individual who wanted a family.

Mrs. Doubtfire (Stu Dunmeyer)

Of course, the godly Gozer is the main villain in 1984’s Ghostbusters, but human antagonist Walter Peck is a close second. He’s the Environmental Protection Agency guy who wants to shut the eponymous team down for using unlicensed nuclear equipment.

Ghostbusters (Walter Peck)

This answer was surprisingly far down in the thread, but one movie fan eventually mentioned Johnny Lawrence from 1984’s The Karate Kid. He was right to dislike the eponymous Daniel LaRusso, as Daniel was a troublemaker.

The Karate Kid (Johnny Lawrence)

Mr. Gerald Belding was the principal of the fictional Bayside High School in the popular television sitcom Saved by the Bell. He was portrayed as the stereotypical authoritarian disliked by students, but one user posited that he was a good guy.

Saved by the Bell (Mr. Belding)

Dennis the Menace is a comic strip turned into a live-action movie in 1993. It’s about a mischievous young boy who wreaks havoc on his neighbor, Mr. Wilson, who is presented as the stereotypical nasty and grumpy older man.

Dennis the Menace (Mr. Wilson)

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