Ever watched a movie where the villains turns into the protagonist of the film? Either it’s a hero or a villain, the viewers always want someone to root for. The story of redemption has always been a priority of the fans. Audiences love when villains redeem themselves and become good. So here are 9 exciting times in a movie where the villains ended up as heroes.
1. Severus Snape from Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows
J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series has many unforgettable fictional characters, and Professor Severus Snape is one of them. He is known as a negative character throughout the series. However, he saved Draco Malfoy, and it’s been said that he has quietly been a hero behind the scenes.
2. Red from War for the Planet of the Apes,
He is the primary villain in most of the parts of the movie series; however, Caesar’s words slowly began to affect him. And in the final battle, he saved Caesar’s life which in return saved the entire tree.
3. Salim from Slumdog Millionaire
Salim is not portrayed as a caring character, but in the very end, After seeing Latika’s feelings for Jamal, he regretted his mistakes and helped Latika escape.
4. T-800 from Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The severe shifts from the first movie to the second is one of the few reasons why this movie is considered a classic. The murderer developed his character into an opposite polite character in the second movie, Terminator 2.
5. Yondu from Guardian of the Galaxy Vol 2.
He’s more of an antagonist in the first film, but eventually, he swooped in to save his adopted son at the cost of his own life.
6. Batty from Blade Runner
Roy Batty is a complicated character in the cult classic movie ‘Blade Runner.’ But the climax scene is when Roy showed his good intentions and saved Deckard.
7. Vandal Savage in Justice League
The immortal supervillain seemingly never reformed until one good episode. After taking over the world, he realized his lust for power is ultimately pointless. Instead, he led his way by assisting Superman on his way home and saved the world.
8. Gru from Despicable Me
As an ultimate definition of a villain, this animated fictional character has grown into a different character in the Despicable Me franchise. He had a change of heart when he took in three girls to help him steal the moon.
9. Megamind from Megamind
The title of being a villain is what Megamind craved for. After killing the movie’s main hero, he started training another person who could hold the hero tag. However, things took a turn when Hal, who was supposed to be the protagonist character of the movie, changed his actions. Megamind showed his heroism. Moreover, he said that he was never meant to be a villain after all.