A villain (also known as a "black hat" or "bad guy"; the feminine form is villainess) is a stock character, whether based on a historical narrative or one of literary fiction. Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines such a character as "a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel; or a character in a play, novel, or the like, who constitutes an important evil agency in the plot". The antonym of a villain is a hero.

The villain's structural purpose is to serve as the opposition of the hero character and their motives or evil actions drive a plot along. In contrast to the hero, who is defined by feats of ingenuity and bravery and the pursuit of justice and the greater good, a villain is often defined by their acts of selfishness, evilness, arrogance, cruelty, and cunning, displaying immoral behavior that can oppose or pervert justice.


July 28, 2022

‘Creed’ Spinoff ‘Drago' Based on Iconic ‘Rocky’ Villain in the Works

Ahead of the release of 'Creed III,' which is set to hit finally theaters next year, MGM has announced a new spin-off film focused on Ivan Drago.

July 27, 2022

John Krasinski Responds to Wild Theory That Jim Was the Villain of ‘The Office’

In an appearance on the 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,' actor and director John Krasinski addressed a fan theory that he was the villain of 'The Office.'

July 14, 2022

Premiere: eevee & cliffe Reunite On New Lo-Fi Gem “Villain”

Similar in spirit to what they created on their joint album 'Dead End' last year, the new single adds some acoustic elements to their mellow sound.

June 13, 2022

Actress’ Remix of Carmen Villain Is a Hypnotic Reinvention

The collision of the two artists’ signatures on this rework makes for a spellbinding mind meld.

May 27, 2022

Winnie the Pooh Reimagined as 'Vicious' Villain in Upcoming Horror Flick

Rhys Frake-Waterfield—who directed, co-wrote, and co-produced the flick—said he approached the project with the goal balancing horror and comedy.

March 17, 2022

The Drezo drought is over—stream Omens Records’ opening number, ‘Villain’ featuring Dread MC

Branding himself a “villain to the bass” as he breaks Omens Records ground, Drezo is back, returning in throttling fashion with “Villain.” After a period of quietude, the Drezo drought concludes with the Dread MC feature, with which he not only answers April 2020’s “Sinister,” but also consummates Omens, an action that’s been awaited since... Read More ▸ The post The Drezo drought is over—stream Omens Records’ opening number, ‘Villain’ featuring Dread MC appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

March 16, 2022

Nicolas Cage Wants to Join Possible ‘The Batman’ Sequel With ‘Absolutely Terrifying’ Rendition of This Villain

Speaking with reporters at SXSW, Nicolas Cage revealed he would love to star opposite Robert Pattinson in a potential sequel to Matt Reeves 'The Batman.'

March 2, 2022

BandLab NME Awards 2022: Hero and Villain Of The Year revealed

The BandLab NME Awards return to the O2 Academy Brixton tonight The post BandLab NME Awards 2022: Hero and Villain Of The Year revealed appeared first on NME.

December 8, 2021

Carmen Villain’s Cryptic “Gestures” Finds a Home in Ambiguity

The Norwegian Mexican musician revels in murky physicality on a hypnotic single from her forthcoming album.


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