While villains are the most antagonist part of a movie, these 10 characters managed to get turned into a heroic zone.


It becomes pretty unconventional when a movie does not have any villain in it. Fans always love to see a negative character that the hero fights. However, a redemption story is what true movie junkies would love to experience.

It is always mesmerizing to see a villain getting rightly fit into a protagonist role in a movie. This transition of a villain into a heroic zone took place in many movies. Putting this transition into action is perhaps considered a unique approach by the filmmakers. From Darth Vader in Star Wars to Loki in Thor Ragnarok, here is a list of 10 villains who ultimately showed up as a ‘hero.’

Star Wars Episode VI

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Darth Vader is one of the most famous villains of all time in the film industry. However, he transformed his character during his last moments in Star Wars Episode VI. The quick jump from Villain to hero when Darth tells Luke to leave was perhaps an astonishing act of heroism.

The Grinch

2 11

All the great versions of The Grinch hold the same premise of being a villain. But, when he sees everyone celebrating together despite all the circumstances, he decides to fix his wrongdoings. As a result, he showed up as a beloved hero by the end of the movie.


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Megamind, aka Evil Overlord, was a proud villain. He craved to become a destructor over anything in Megamind. But, in the end, he develops a sense of responsibility that transforms his image into an unintentional hero.

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows

4 10

Throughout the Harry Potter series, Severus Snape is known for his villain-kind-of character. However, in Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Snape kills Dumbledore only to save Draco Malfroy. While he pretended to act as a villain in the movie series, he was a true hero behind the scenes.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

5 10

The character of T-800 drastically changed from the first to the second sequel of Terminator. While the first Terminator was a murderer, in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, he played a character who tries to protect John. This was perhaps a classic shift of a villain into a heroism zone.

Despicable Me

6 9

At the beginning of Despicable Me, Gru was given the title of a villain. However, as the movie proceeds, he learns the act of selflessness and sensitivity at the same time. Even the audience loved this transformation of his change while still enjoying his funny personality.

A Christmas Carol

7 9

In A Christmas Carol, Scrooge is an old man who is selfish and hurts others. The transformation of a villain into a hero takes place when he meets 3 different ghosts. It shows him how his actions have affected others.

X-Men: Days of Future Past


8 9

In the X-Men trilogy, Mystique was presented as the deadliest Villain who is not so friendly. But the scenario changed when the prequels of the series showed up. In the prequels, she became a completely different personality, and the audience got to see a significant transformation from Villain to hero.

Spiderman 2

9 8

Doctor Octopus played the role of the main Villain in Spiderman 2. While he has persuaded many unconventional things, he ends up saving New York from death. This transformation was an exceptional one where no one expected him to play a hero at the end.

Thor: Ragnarok

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Out of all MCU villains, Loki is deeply loved by his fans. Playing the role of the younger brother to Thor, he finally turns to fight alongside the good guys. This transformation made MCU fans go really crazy.

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