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Villains in any form of entertainment are important. The hero needs obstacles, and someone who is directly opposed to the hero's goals is a great device. So, who are your favorite movie villains?
1. Mother Gothel from Tangled
I love how, although we all know what a villain she is, there are also little clues hinting at her true intentions (like how she treats Rapunzel's hair more important than the girl herself) and how she uses the thug brothers to achieve her goals.
2. Gaston from Beauty and the Beast
The fact that he has such sexist views and has terrible possessive and jealous streaks makes him a great villain. I'm glad he got his just desserts.
This next one is a bit spoiler-ific if you haven't seen Frozen, just fyi.
3. Hans from Frozen
Best villain decision Disney has ever made. NO ONE was expecting that. Everyone in the theater gasped when his true intentions were revealed. In retrospect, there were moments where his status was hinted at, but I didn't see it coming.
4. Loki from Thor, Thor 2, and The Avengers
Now don't get me wrong: there are some people who are in love with Loki and think he's clearly just misunderstood. I am not one of those. I think he's a terrific villain, and I hate him for that (but also like him for it). Tom Hiddleston is an amazing actor, and I think he's part of what makes Loki so great.
5. Kahmunrah from Night at the Museum 2
I can quote his whole introductory speech, and he's so crazy that he's awesome.
6. Randall from Monsters Inc. and Monsters University
Randall is one of my favorite villains solely because he amuses me.