History AdaptationalVillainy / AnimatedFilms

29th Nov '16 9:28:08 AM CJCroen1393
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* ''Disney/TheLionKing''
** Believe it or not, Scar qualifies--with the film being a loose adaptation of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', Scar is obviously meant to be King Claudius (brother of the original king, murders said king to take the throne, etc.). Claudius, however, was shown to be [[AffablyEvil an affable man]] and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure a relatively decent ruler]] who was HappilyMarried to the queen and bore no ill will towards his nephew, the titular Prince Hamlet, even urging him to stay in Denmark to inherit the throne from him and showing genuine concern over [[ObfuscatingInsanity his feigned madness]]. Heck, there are quite a few points wherein Claudius actually shows remorse for killing his brother and this remorse is a huge plot point. Scar on the other hand is an unrepentant and selfish psychopath who reduces the Pridelands to a barren wasteland after taking the throne, implicitly abuses the queen (verbally and physically), tries to get Simba killed along with Mufasa because he knows the heir will be a threat to "his" rule and shows absolutely no remorse for killing his brother whatsoever[[note]]in the film, anyway; in the Broadway version, he does get a slight bit of guilt, but rather than redeeming him, it ends up driving him to insanity and effectively making him more evil[[/note]].
** With ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' being a loose adaptation of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', the Montague family is given a fair amount of this. In the original, the Montagues and Capulets were meant to be NotSoDifferent (bordering on GreyAndGreyMorality), most likely as the Bard's way of saying that the feud between them was pointless. In this version, however, the "Outlanders" (called this because Simba banished them after taking the throne) are depicted as more or less an insane cult that worships Scar, led by Zira (effectively Lord and Lady Montague merged into one), an AxCrazy lunatic who's hopelessly in love with Scar and trains her adoptive son Kovu (our Romeo parallel) to be a TykeBomb against Simba and his family.
30th Oct '16 12:28:18 AM Gess
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* The puppeteer from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' (Mangiafuoco in the book, Stromboli in the film). In the film he was far more cruel and simply wanted to exploit Pinocchio and states that he'll use him as firewood after he can't perform anymore. In the book although he initially does want to use Pinocchio as firewood after the boy accidentally ruins one of his puppet shows, Pinocchio is able to convince him not to do so, and he [[PetTheDog even gives the talking puppet some coins to help Geppetto out]]. This is probably an influence from Alexey N. Tolstoy's book adaptation, ''Buratino'', where the puppeteer, named Carabas Barabas, is the [[BigBad main villain]] and a very ominous person (although, incidentally, the scene mentioned above still happens anyways).

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* The puppeteer from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' (Mangiafuoco in the book, Stromboli in the film). In the film he was far more cruel and simply wanted to exploit Pinocchio and states that he'll use him as firewood after he can't perform anymore. In the book although he initially does want to use Pinocchio as firewood after the boy accidentally ruins one of his puppet shows, Pinocchio is able to convince him not to do so, and he [[PetTheDog even gives the talking puppet some coins to help Geppetto out]]. This is probably an influence from Alexey N. Tolstoy's book adaptation, ''Buratino'', where the puppeteer, named Carabas Barabas, is the [[BigBad main villain]] and a very ominous person (although, incidentally, the scene mentioned above still happens anyways).anyways, but even that he does for a completely selfish reason).
5th Oct '16 7:46:10 AM Raptorslash
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** [[BigBad Shere Khan]] himself is upgraded slightly with each Disney adaptation. In the books he was an antagonist, but represented as somewhat pitiful (he has a bad leg, restricting his ability to hunt), is something of an [[SmugSnake arrogant fool]], and is taken half-heartedly by a lot of residents of the jungle, including Bagheera. The other animals generally see him as a troublemaker and a coward because he attacks humans, and characters like Bagheera and Kaa command a lot more respect and fear. In the original Disney film, he is somewhat [[LaughablyEvil comedic]] and playful, but is genuinely feared and implied to be stronger than many animals put together. In ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', he is given a much more deathly serious and calculating demeanor, but also is rather [[AffablyEvil affable]] and more of an AntiVillain in many of his appearances, with [[EvenEvilHasStandards a moral code]] that restrains his villainy. In the sequel to Disney's ''Jungle Book'' he is an [[KnightOfCerebus out and out dark presence whose only goal is to rip Mowgli to shreds]].

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** [[BigBad Shere Khan]] himself is upgraded slightly with each Disney adaptation. In the books he was an antagonist, but represented as somewhat pitiful (he has a bad leg, restricting his ability to hunt), is something of an [[SmugSnake arrogant fool]], and is taken half-heartedly by a lot of residents of the jungle, including Bagheera. The other animals generally see him as a troublemaker and a coward because he attacks humans, humans (something forbidden under the Law of the Jungle), and characters like Bagheera and Kaa command a lot more respect and fear. In the original Disney film, he is somewhat [[LaughablyEvil comedic]] and playful, but is genuinely feared and implied to be stronger than many animals put together. In ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', he is given a given much more deathly serious and calculating demeanor, but also is rather [[AffablyEvil affable]] and more of an AntiVillain in many of his appearances, appearafnces, with [[EvenEvilHasStandards a moral code]] that restrains his villainy. In the sequel to Disney's ''Jungle Book'' he is an [[KnightOfCerebus out and out dark presence whose only goal is to rip Mowgli to shreds]].



* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', a number of villains get together for a support group, and among them is [[Franchise/StreetFighter Zangief]], who isn't a villain in the games. Though he is often a victim of this trope, being a villain in both the first live-action Street Fighter movie and Street Fighter American cartoon. This makes his comments toward Ralph during his sole scene all the more poignant.

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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', a number of villains get together for a support group, and among them is [[Franchise/StreetFighter Zangief]], who isn't a villain in the games. Though games - though he is often a victim of this trope, being a villain in both the first live-action Street Fighter movie and Street Fighter American cartoon. This makes his comments toward Ralph during his sole scene all the more poignant.
23rd Sep '16 9:36:18 PM nombretomado
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* In the children's book ''TheBraveLittleToaster'', the new appliances in Rob's apartment are friendly and helpful to Toaster and the other older appliances, helping them find a new owner via a radio show, and feel guilty for their role in replacing still useful appliances. In the movie, they are [[{{Jerkass}} arrogant and cruel to them]], even tossing them into a dumpster out of jealousy.

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* In the children's book ''TheBraveLittleToaster'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', the new appliances in Rob's apartment are friendly and helpful to Toaster and the other older appliances, helping them find a new owner via a radio show, and feel guilty for their role in replacing still useful appliances. In the movie, they are [[{{Jerkass}} arrogant and cruel to them]], even tossing them into a dumpster out of jealousy.
23rd Sep '16 1:58:16 PM Raptorslash
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** One of the most famous examples is Kaa the python. In the book, he is a mentor and friend of Mowgli, helping to save him when he is kidnapped by monkeys and offering him advice for battle against the dholes, indeed never harming or threatening him in any way and saving his life more than once. The other animals in the jungle [[TheDreaded respect and fear him]] for his [[OldMaster wisdom]] and powers of hypnosis, which only Mowgli, because he is human, is immune to. In the [[Disney/TheJungleBook Disney movie]] and its sequel, he is an AffablyEvil villain whose only role in the plot is to serve as a minor nuisance. Apparently [[ExecutiveMeddling it was thought by Disney]] that audiences [[SnakesAreSinister wouldn't accept a snake as a heroic character.]] In the sequel Kaa, while still a conniving predator, [[VillainDecay is rather ineffective and pitiful]] rather than the genuinely effective, whilst comedic, villain he originally was (well, he was pretty pathetic from the start, but the sequel takes it up to eleven). [[TropesAreNotBad Although, ironically, this made him, arguably, the most popular character from the film and one of Disney's best recognised villains]]. The live-action movie adaptation portrayed him as a mindless monster who is used as a SharkPool by King Louie against thieves (in the novel, incidentally, Kaa was the only animal that the monkeys were afraid of - that's why Bagheera and Baloo went to him for help); this depiction draws on a ''different'' snake who appeared in ''The Second Jungle Book''. In the [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 2016 adaptation]], Kaa remains a villain but [[GenderFlip her]] serious nature, immense size, and knowledge of the jungle are restored.

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** One of the most famous examples is Kaa the python. In the book, he is a mentor and friend of Mowgli, helping Mowgli as much as Bagheera and Baloo are and helps to save him when he is kidnapped by monkeys monkeys, engages him in friendly wrestling matches, and offering offers him advice for battle against the dholes, indeed never harming or threatening him in any way and saving his life more than once. The other animals in the jungle [[TheDreaded respect and fear him]] for his [[OldMaster wisdom]] and powers of hypnosis, which only Mowgli, because he is human, is immune to. In the [[Disney/TheJungleBook Disney movie]] and its sequel, he is an AffablyEvil villain whose only role in the plot is to serve as a minor nuisance. Apparently [[ExecutiveMeddling it was thought by Disney]] that audiences [[SnakesAreSinister wouldn't accept a snake as a heroic character.]] In the sequel Kaa, while still a conniving predator, [[VillainDecay is rather ineffective and pitiful]] rather than the genuinely effective, whilst comedic, villain he originally was (well, he was pretty pathetic from the start, but the sequel takes it up to eleven). [[TropesAreNotBad Although, ironically, this made him, arguably, the most popular character from the film and one of Disney's best recognised villains]]. The live-action movie adaptation portrayed him as a mindless monster who is used as a SharkPool by King Louie against thieves (in the novel, incidentally, Kaa was the only animal that the monkeys were afraid of - that's why Bagheera and Baloo went to him for help); this depiction draws on a ''different'' snake who appeared in ''The Second Jungle Book''. In the [[Film/TheJungleBook2016 2016 adaptation]], Kaa remains a villain but [[GenderFlip her]] serious nature, immense size, and knowledge of the jungle are restored.
30th Aug '16 5:06:10 AM Raptorslash
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** While he isn't much of a villain in the movie, since he [[spoiler: refuses to kill Nicodemus and ultimately kills Jenner when he tries to murder Justin]], Sullivan is a very minor character who never associated with Jenner in the book.

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** While he isn't much of a villain in the movie, since he [[spoiler: refuses to kill Nicodemus Nicodemus, warns Justin that Mrs. Brisby is being attacked by his boss Jenner, throws Justin his sword during the ensuing fight, and ultimately kills Jenner when he tries to murder Justin]], Sullivan is a very minor character who never associated with Jenner in the book.
29th Aug '16 7:55:39 PM Anicomicgeek
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* In a case of this happening to the hero to a degree, ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite'' actually sees [[spoiler: Superman go through with lobotomizing Manchester Black and depowering the Elite. In the original comics, the Elite retained their powers and Supes merely gave Black a concussion.]]

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* In a case of this happening to the hero to a degree, ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite'' actually sees [[spoiler: Superman go through with lobotomizing Manchester Black and depowering the Elite. In the original comics, the Elite retained their powers and Supes merely gave Black a concussion.]]
29th Aug '16 7:55:24 PM Anicomicgeek
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* In a case of this happening to the hero to a degree, ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite'' actually sees [[spoiler: Superman go through with lobotomizing Manchester Black and depowering the Elite. In the original comics, the Elite retained their powers and Supes merely gave Black a concussion.]]
25th Aug '16 10:02:43 AM Doug86
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* In the Disney movie ''{{Disney/Bambi}}'', Ronno the deer is a jealous [[TheBully bully]] who spends much of his time antagonizing Bambi, culminating in their battle over Faline. In the original book, Ronno and Bambi were actually good friends instead of enemies, although this does change as they grow older and see each other as competition for does.

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* In the Disney movie ''{{Disney/Bambi}}'', ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'', Ronno the deer is a jealous [[TheBully bully]] who spends much of his time antagonizing Bambi, culminating in their battle over Faline. In the original book, Ronno and Bambi were actually good friends instead of enemies, although this does change as they grow older and see each other as competition for does.



** Hades is a {{Satan}}-like villain ([[EverybodyHatesHades again]]), intent on overthrowing Zeus and taking over Mount Olympus. In Myth/GreekMythology, he was a [[LawfulNeutral neutral]] but just ruler of the dead and no worse than the [[JerkassGods other Greek gods]]. Hades had no antagonism towards Heracles, only meeting the hero when Heracles asked to borrow Cerberus for one of his twelve labors. Heracles's original divine enemy was Hera, his stepmother and Zeus's wife. As for overthrowing Zeus, Hades never tried that in the myths. While Hades ''did'' kidnap Persephone ([[JerkassGods with Zeus's permission]]), he was nowhere near as bad a husband as his brothers [[AnythingThatMoves Zeus and Poseidon]]. In fact, Hades is probably the least antagonistic god Hercules ever met in the original myth; the entire obstacle Hercules has in borrowing Cerberus is that Hades politely asks Hercules to ''bring it back when he's done''.

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** Hades is a {{Satan}}-like villain ([[EverybodyHatesHades again]]), intent on overthrowing Zeus and taking over Mount Olympus. In Myth/GreekMythology, Myth/ClassicalMythology, he was a [[LawfulNeutral neutral]] but just ruler of the dead and no worse than the [[JerkassGods other Greek gods]]. Hades had no antagonism towards Heracles, only meeting the hero when Heracles asked to borrow Cerberus for one of his twelve labors. Heracles's original divine enemy was Hera, his stepmother and Zeus's wife. As for overthrowing Zeus, Hades never tried that in the myths. While Hades ''did'' kidnap Persephone ([[JerkassGods with Zeus's permission]]), he was nowhere near as bad a husband as his brothers [[AnythingThatMoves Zeus and Poseidon]]. In fact, Hades is probably the least antagonistic god Hercules ever met in the original myth; the entire obstacle Hercules has in borrowing Cerberus is that Hades politely asks Hercules to ''bring it back when he's done''.
15th Aug '16 2:31:30 PM Raptorslash
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** Jenner in the Creator/DonBluth film ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'', what with [[spoiler: destroying Mrs. Brisby's home and killing Nicodemus.]] However, in [[Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNIMH the book the film is based on]], he is not nearly as villainous, but is a slightly more sympathetic and much less malicious CommanderContrarian who only appears through flashbacks [[spoiler: and [[DoomedContrarian dies]] offstage.]] He disagrees with Nicodemus about leaving for Thorn Valley, but he doesn't resort to violence like his film counterpart.

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** Jenner in the Creator/DonBluth film ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'', what with [[spoiler: destroying Mrs. Brisby's home and killing Nicodemus.]] However, in [[Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNIMH the book the film is based on]], he is not nearly as villainous, but is a slightly more sympathetic and much less malicious CommanderContrarian who only appears through flashbacks [[spoiler: and [[DoomedContrarian dies]] offstage.]] He disagrees with Nicodemus about leaving for Thorn Valley, but he doesn't resort to violence like his film counterpart.counterpart - in the book, he was actually one of Nicodemus's closest friends (even before they were both captured by NIMH) despite their ideological differences, helped mastermind the rats' escape from NIMH in the first place, and is a GrumpyBear at worst.
** While he isn't much of a villain in the movie, since he [[spoiler: refuses to kill Nicodemus and ultimately kills Jenner when he tries to murder Justin]], Sullivan is a very minor character who never associated with Jenner in the book.
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