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Alternatively, Insecure Villains act in a homicidal way due to severe pain suffered by some tragedy. Sometimes, some of them are victims of bullying or severe abuse by someone even more evil than themselves.
Usually, these villains just need a friend or loved one, other times they need acceptance, yet it is also common for an Insecure Villain to simply be too far gone and absorbed in his or her own troubles to accept or want help.
Ironically, many insecure villains can also qualify as an Arrogant or Egotist. These villains suffer from what is called a "Superiority Complex" where they feign arrogance, egomania and narcissism to hide their flaws from others and, more often than not, themselves. A perfect example of this is Lord Hater.
A Pure Evil villain can never be part of this category, because Pure Evils never seek love or acceptance to make up for their eventual insecurities. This is however an alternative category for villains who committed great-scaled and/or unforgivable crime(s) due to mere excuses which are far too petty be be considered tragedy.
- Napoleon Complex at the The Evil wiki, for further information about short-height villains with high temperaments.