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Top 10 TV Villains Who Had Justifiable Motives

Animated TV Villains Have Their Own List, So Live Action Only.
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    1Mike - Breaking Bad
    Motive - Get Money For His Grandchild And Is Just Loyal To His Employer And Fellow Employees
  • 2Walter White - Breaking Bad suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 3Rumplestilskin/Mr Gold - Once Upon A Time
    Later it was to save his own life after his heart got too dark and a general fear of having no powers to protect himself and his family
    Motive - To Find His Son
  • 4Queen Chrysalis - My Little Pony: Friendship In Magic suggested byMitchell McDowell
    Her motive is relatable.
    She should be on the list
    her motive is that she needs to feed off of love to feed her children, and judging by her appearance, she could have been a regular Pony that could have corrupted by dark magic. hey a mother would do anything for her children.
  • 5The Grounders - The 100
    Motive - They Thought The Protagonists Were Invaders Attacking Their People
  • 6Cage Wallace - The 100
    Motive - To Cure His People Of A Illness That Kept Them From Going Outside
  • 7A.L.I.E - The 100
    Motive - Follow Her Programing Of Making Life Better For Humanity
  • 8The Man In Black - Lost
    Motive - Too Escape His Prison
  • 9Negan - The Walking Dead
    Motive - Too Rebuild Society By Using People As Resources And Keep People In Line Until Then
  • 10Shane - The Walking Dead
    Motive - He Felt That Rick's Way Of Doing Things Would Get Everybody Killed And He Was Jealous When Lori Gets Back Together With Him After It Turned Out He Was Still Alive
  • 11Sheldon J. Plankton - Spongebob Squarepants suggested byMitchell McDowell
  • 12Prometheus - Arrow
    Motive - Oliver Killed His Father And He Wanted Revenge
  • 13The Widow - Into The Badlands
    Motive - To Make The Badlands Equal For Women And Slaves
  • 14Gemma Teller - Sons Of Anarchy
  • 15Klaus Mikaelson - The Vampire Diaries
    Motive - He Wanted More Power To Protect Himself And His Family From His Father
    He is also a sociopath because of his Vampire emotions and being mistreated by his father
  • 16Zelena/The Wicked Witch Of The West - Once Upon A Time
  • 17Wilson Fisk- Daredevil suggested byHenry Patterson
  • 18Aida - Agents Of SHIELD
    She was also following her program and was corrupted by a magical object and when she becomes human she doesn't understand how to control her emotions and could have became a hero if Fitz loved her back
    Motive - She Wanted To Be Human And Have Free Will
  • 19Gus Fring - Breaking Bad
  • 20Drizella/Ivy Belfrey - Once Upon A Time
  • 21Pike - The 100
  • 22Victor Drazen - 24 suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 23Stephen Saunders - 24 suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 24Merritt Rook - Law and Order: SVU suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 25Jeff Hope - Sherlock suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 26James Kendrick - Burn Notice suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 27Boyd - Dollhouse suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 28Mr. Linderman - Heroes suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 29The Avatars - Charmed
  • 30Cole Turner - Charmed
    He later becomes a villain again when he gets possessed by the source and again when he gets rejected by the sisters when he gets New powers and they feared he would become evil again, which he does because of being rejected.
    He was raised evil and was half demon
  • 31The Master - Doctor Who
  • 32Kilgrave - Jessica Jones
    Motive - His Parents Did Painful Experiments On him Resulting In Him Getting The Power To Control People And He Can't Shut It Off.
    Whiterose - Mr.Robot
  • 33Frank Grimes Jr & Sr - The Simpsons suggested bySelim Bradley
  • 34Maximus - Inhumans
    He was mistreated for not getting powers and he was trying to get equal rights for Inhumans whose powers are considered useless.
  • 35The Wildlings - Game Of Thrones
  • 36Diane simmons- Family guy suggested byAlexander Shonjani
  • 37Jiying - Agents Of SHIELD
    Motive - She Wanted To Protect Her People The Inhumans From Humans
  • 38Jaime Lannister - Game of Thrones suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 39James Woods - Family Guy suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 40Snowball - Rick & Morty suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 41Jasmine - Angel suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 42Gideon - Charmed suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
    Motive - To Prevent A Child From Growing Up To Be Evil And Taking Over The World
  • 43Lady Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey - Once Upon A Time
  • 44Malcolm Merilyn - Arrow
  • 45Jace Turner - The Gifted
    Motive - A Mutant Incident Killed His Daughter
  • 46Slade Wilson/Deathstroke - Arrow
    The serum that gives him powers is also driving him insane
  • 47Michael - Stargate Atlantis
    Motive - The Protagonists Did Experiments On Him That Turned Him Human And Erased His Memories Eventually Resulting In Him Becoming A Hybrid And Not Being Able Too Join Back With His People And The Protagonists Mistreated Him When He Was Human.
  • 48Theon - Game Of Thrones
    Loyalty to his father
  • 49Morgana - Merlin
    The King kept the fact he is her father from her and she finds out she is a magic user who are banned from the kingdom under the penalty of death.
  • 50Lex Luthor - Smallville
    Being influenced by his father and doesn't take Clark keeping secrets from him well
  • 51Cayden James - Arrow
  • 52Black Siren - Arrowverse
    On her Earth she lost her father and mostly ended up working for villains who would kill her if she ever turned against them.
  • 53Bushmaster - Luke Cage
  • 54The Governor - The Walking Dead
  • 55Regina Mills/The Evil Queen - Once Upon A Time
    Motive - Her Mother Raised Her To Be Evil And This Included Her Mother Killing The Man She Loved That Was Unintentionally Snow White's Fault.
  • 56The Fall. The wave of emotions you feel for fore that man is insane. Available on Netflix suggested byBarb Lynch

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