|“|| Mr. Freeze: Tonight, I mean to pay back the man who ruined my life... our lives.|
Batman: Even if you have to kill everyone in the building to do it?
Mr. Freeze: Think of it, Batman. To never again walk on a summer's day with a hot wind in your face, and a warm hand to hold. Oh yes, I'd kill for that.
|~ Mr. Freeze and Batman.|
Villains who (although acting for primarily evil or selfish goals) have understandable reasons for their motives, due to suffering, and hence the reader/viewer can sympathize with them. Most of these villains are not in full control of their actions/emotions, due to them not being evil by choice, but rather by them being (for the most part) a victim of circumstance. These villains are often suffering from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), and can develop into Delusional villains or Megalomaniacs because their experiences develop their beliefs into obsessions, twisting them to insanity.
- There are several ways to declare a Tragic Villain:
- A villain, with a backstory, that has caused them anger and depression, shaping them into destructive, and hateful beings. However, the broken heart is what is causing their evil actions. They're rather forced upon a path of darkness, and their past has caused them to become distrustful, and mislead. Such as: Shadow the Hedgehog, Darth Vader, Davy Jones, Loki Laufeyson, Mewtwo, Indominus rex, Kabuto Yakushi, Tai Lung, Douglas Davenport, Godzilla, Razer, Jin Kazama, Frank Miller's Batman, Yokai, Atrocitus, Kratos, and the corrupt Superman of the alternate universe.
- This one overlaps with Anti-Villain and Protective Villains. They commit crime, and murder to protect the ones they care about. They are only looking out for whoever they love or care for, but cause extreme measures to do so. Due to this, they are stopped by the heroes, making it even more difficult, to save them. Such as: Mr. Freeze, Hro Talak, Johnny Klebitz, Doctor Doom, Walter White and Jax Teller.
- Brainwashed/Possessed characters, who are ether controlled or corrupted by some kind of evil aura. Therefore, they are not willingly evil, but are manipulated by the power that is controlling them. Such as: Sasuke Uchiha, Lord Garmadon, Green Goblin, Skeleton King, Jack-Aku, Majin Vegeta, Savage Opress.
NOTE: Do NOT add Complete Monsters to this category. Even if they are given a reason for doing what they are doing that involves a traumatic experience in their lives, they are far past tragedy due to their horrendous actions, as seeing in the case of Lord Voldemort, Koba, Lotso, Freddy Krueger, Dandy Mott, many versions of the Joker, the mainstream Norman Osborn, Huntsman, Kilgrave, Black Doom, Ellen, Archibald Snatcher, Superior Saturday, Darth Krayt, The Governor, The main universe of William Stryker, Isaac Ray Peram Westcott, Takeo Saeki, Selina Pereira-Matias, Kefka Palazzo, The Manga Version of Light Yagami, Peter Pan, Darth Zannah, Hades Izanami, Michio Yuki, Swan, Drago Bludvist, Piper Shaw, Superboy-Prime, and Diana Walter. Either their "tragedy" would be extremely pity to be realistic, or they'd simply use it as an excuse to justify themselves and nothing more. Some CMs' excuse was just what they deserved (e.g. Mason Verger and Max Cady) and some even fake at least one "tragedy" occurred on them. This category is for villains whose tragedy is not only legitimate, but still holds up even after they've crossed the Moral Event Horizon.
Also, do NOT add characters who committed great scale of crimes only due to a mere excuse which is far too petty to count as tragedy, even if they are not Complete Monsters (e.g. Broly, Eric Cartman, Derek Clifford Simmons, Nigel, King Stefan, The Anime Version of Light Yagami, and Madara Uchiha).
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