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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.

  • 5Sheldon J. Plankton - Spongebob Squarepants suggested byMitchell McDowell

  • 6The Grounders - The 100
    Motive - They Thought The Protagonists Were Invaders Attacking Their People

  • 7Cage Wallace - The 100
    Motive - To Cure His People Of A Illness That Kept Them From Going Outside

  • 8A.L.I.E - The 100
    Motive - Follow Her Programing Of Making Life Better For Humanity

  • 9The Man In Black - Lost
    Motive - Too Escape His Prison

  • 10Negan - The Walking Dead
    Motive - Too Rebuild Society By Using People As Resources And Keep People In Line Until Then

  • 11Gemma Teller - Sons Of Anarchy

  • 12Prometheus - Arrow
    Motive - Oliver Killed His Father And He Wanted Revenge

  • 13Shane - 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

  • 14Klaus 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

  • 15Victor Drazen - 24 suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 16Stephen Saunders - 24 suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 17Merritt Rook - Law and Order: SVU suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 18Jeff Hope - Sherlock suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 19James Kendrick - Burn Notice suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 20Boyd - Dollhouse suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 21Mr. Linderman - Heroes suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 22The Avatars - Charmed

  • 23The Widow - Into The Badlands
    Motive - To Make The Badlands Equal For Women And Slaves

  • 24Cole 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

  • 25The Master - Doctor Who

  • 26Zelena/The Wicked Witch Of The West - Once Upon A Time

  • 27Wilson Fisk- Daredevil suggested byHenry Patterson

  • 28Kilgrave - 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

  • 29Frank Grimes Jr & Sr - The Simpsons suggested bySelim Bradley

  • 30Maximus - Inhumans
    He was mistreated for not getting powers and he was trying to get equal rights for Inhumans whose powers are considered useless.

  • 31The Wildlings - Game Of Thrones

  • 32Diane simmons- Family guy suggested byAlexander Shonjani

  • 33Morgana - 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.

  • 34Lex Luthor - Smallville
    Being influenced by his father and doesn't take Clark keeping secrets from him well

  • 35Cayden James - Arrow

  • 36Black 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.

  • 37Bushmaster - Luke Cage

  • 38Aida - 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

  • 39Jiying - Agents Of SHIELD
    Motive - She Wanted To Protect Her People The Inhumans From Humans

  • 40Jaime Lannister - Game of Thrones suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 41James Woods - Family Guy suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 42Snowball - Rick & Morty suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 43Jasmine - Angel suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2

  • 44Gideon - Charmed suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
    Motive - To Prevent A Child From Growing Up To Be Evil And Taking Over The World

  • 45Gus Fring - Breaking Bad

  • 46Lady Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey - Once Upon A Time

  • 47Drizella/Ivy Belfrey - Once Upon A Time

  • 48Malcolm Merilyn - Arrow

  • 49Pike - The 100

  • 50Jace Turner - The Gifted
    Motive - A Mutant Incident Killed His Daughter

  • 51Slade Wilson/Deathstroke - Arrow
    The serum that gives him powers is also driving him insane

  • 52Michael - 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.

  • 53Theon - Game Of Thrones
    Loyalty to his father

  • 54The Fall. The wave of emotions you feel for fore that man is insane. Available on Netflix suggested byBarb Lynch

  • 55The Governor - The Walking Dead

  • 56Regina 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.

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