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Supervillains Who Have An Insanely Bad Rap But In Reality Are Just Trying To Survive Society

Supervillains Who Have An Insanely Bad Rap But In Reality Are Just Trying To Survive Society

These supervillains are just trying to survive the world. And try to do some good in the process. but it is society that keeps dragging their name through the mud, giving them such a bad reputation. These villains may be bad but society makes them sound worse. Their intentions are as noble as one of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table.

Marvel & DC Villains

Lex Luthor Is Just Trying To Save The Earth From A Potential Alien Threat

Lex Luthor

When you think about it, even you would agree. Luthor is only being rational about his fear of Superman. This is a guy from a faraway planet in a distant corner of the universe. He can move mountains and blow away houses with a single breath. He is immune to the greatest weapons ever made by humanity. If he wanted to, Superman could easily destroy the world and there’s nothing we could do about it.

All Luthor wants is for his planet and his people to be ready for a threat only he sees coming. There’s no shame in being prepared for the inevitable.

Poison Ivy Wants To Save Nature & She Uses Extreme Methods Because Mankind Responds To Nothing Else

Poison Ivy

Ivy is termed as an eco-terrorist by many. Eco-terrorists are fanatics who would even kill to save plant and animal life. Ivy has been using her powers to get back at humanity because she wants her greener brethren to have a chance at life just like humanity does.

From a distance, her actions may look like she’s being an extremist. But in closer inspection, you realize that the woman is resorting to violence because peaceful negotiations never save rainforests.

Catwoman Is Not Just A Cat-Burglar But Also Robin Hood To The Gotham Masses

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Selina Kyle had a rough childhood. Growing up in the rugged streets of Gotham made a woman out of a girl sooner than it should have. Selina taught herself everything. Now she uses her skills to steal from the rich. but not everything she steals she encashes into her bank accounts. Had she done that, Catwoman need not steal anymore.

Selina is later revealed to have helped the underprivileged of Gotham in ways not even Batman has. She tends to her neighborhood and even redistributes her score, taking from the rich and giving them to the poor.

Magneto Only Wants Equal Mutant Rights & Actively Works Against Mutant Discrimination

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His methods may look hyper militaristic and borderline megalomaniacal at times. Magneto has done far too many war crimes to escape the long arm of justice. But there’s a reason he still has scores of readers that support him.

Magneto saw firsthand what discrimination looks like. He was a POW in a Nazi concentration camp where he saw his loved ones being mercilessly killed. All he wants is none of his other mutant brothers and sisters to go through the same level of brutality.

Doctor Doom Is Merely Trying To Save The World From Itself

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Doctor Doom

Victor Von Doom knows what every villain before him has known. The world cannot be left to its own devices. It needs a steady guiding hand otherwise it will implode. He’s not wrong. Global warming, so many political crises, wars, and the rampart destruction and exploitation of life and property proves Doom’s theory right – humanity will doom itself if not controlled.

There is indeed an issue in Marvel Comics where doom won and conquered the world. It was a total utopia where crime didn’t exist and peace and harmony were the only religion you needed. Had Doom had his way, the world would’ve been a better place to live in.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.