Villains are not all the same. They come from different backgrounds, have their own personalities and motivations that shape how they act. Some of them have a desire for power, money or revenge while others just want to see the world in chaos. There is no one type of villain that exists in every storybook; there are many types with varying degrees of success and notoriety. This blog post will discuss some common villains found in the form of Disney Villains as an example on how to deconstruct and resist these villains through their personality traits, background, motivation etc…
-Cruella De Vil: Her motivation is power, she has an obsession with fur coats and wants to make them herself. She gets this from her background which was a middle class family in England before their fortune went down the drain.
-Maleficent: Maleficent’s motivation is revenge for her wings being cut off by humans because they were jealous of how beautiful she was.
She had a happy life as a child until one day when three human Princesses came up on the mountain where she lived and suddenly everything changed. In addition, it seems like there are some key aspects that tie into personality including magic use (background) and whether or not you’re based in reality versus fantasy (motivation). They all have a lot of similarities as well, which is interesting to explore.
– Cruella de Vil: She’s motivated by her hatred for dogs and puppies in particular because she was teased when she was young about being born with fur instead of hair. One day at school, the teacher asked each student what they would do if they had one wish granted; Cruella fantasized that all the dalmations were dead and then said “I’d like to see every puppy dead in the world”. In addition, it seems like there are some key aspects that tie into personality including magic use (background) and whether or not you’re based in reality versus fantasy (motivation). They all have a lot of similarities as well, which is interesting to explore.
– George Hogg: He’s motivated by the desire to create a new world order that would be ruled by an enlightened and educated elite, who would use their power only for good. This ties into both background (he was bullied in high school) as well as motivation (power). There are some key aspects which tie into personality including how he feels about guns/weapons versus what his actual skillset might be (“I don’t like firearms at all”) and whether or not you’re based in reality versus fantasy (motivation again).
In conclusion, it seems like villains have more similarities than we give them credit for – with motivations moving from wanting to destroy everything around them because of deep-se ated anger to wanting power.
Reviewing these examples and their psychology led me to the following conclusions about how they’re motivated by a need for greater control over themselves as well as society in general. I think this is one reason that some people are drawn into villainy while others choose not too…or maybe its just scarier? It’s clear that there is no single type of person who