Every story has a hero and a villain. The lines are pretty much drawn. It’s basic storytelling. You have a journey the hero goes on, he is tested by some obstacles and a villain tries to stop him. At the end of the day, the hero always wins. The hero is the good guy and the villain is the bad guy right? Well, as with most rules, story tropes are also meant to be broken.
We have compiled a list of some animated villains who turned over a new leaf. One of which is of course Gru of the Despicable Me franchise. No it’s not just famous for minions, there is a great story arc involving the protagonist, supervillain Gru. He goes from planning villainous schemes to becoming a father to three adorable orphaned girls.
And how about the iconic Grinch who despises Christmas so much he tries to stop it from arriving? He ends up learning the true meaning of Christmas and gaining friends.
Let’s not forget the adorable, cute, and fluffy experiment 626, also known as Stitch, who was created to destroy everything in his path. He learns the meaning of family, which means that no one gets left behind or forgotten. He finds his sense of belonging and gains a loving family.
How about Mewtwo, the cloned Pokemon in the first Pokemon movie? He was set on destroying humanity but learns that the circumstances of his birth don’t matter, it all comes down to the choices he makes.