Affably Evil / Animated Films


  • A Bug's Life: Molt is very cheerful and friendly, unlike the rest of the grasshoppers. He never really does anything bad in the film, and ultimately makes a Heel–Face Turn.
  • King Llort from A Troll in Central Park. Unlike his wife Gnorga, he's more interested in good publicity than being bad for the sake of being bad and favours exile over the death penalty.
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West: Cat R. Waul is a cultured, well mannered "gentlecat" who lures New York mice out west in order to turn them all into "mouseburgers", because simply chasing and eating them is an "unnecessary expenditure of calories".
  • Captain Boomerang from Batman: Assault on Arkham might be a callous murderous jerk, but he's also clearly a ton of fun to be around when he's "off the clock". After gearing up at the Iceburg Lounge he's seen having a pint with some of Penguin's minions, all of whom are laughing hysterically and toasting one another. It's this and Deadshot's Consummate Professional nature that makes them mortal enemies over the course of the movie.
  • Despicable Me:
    • Gru is gradually softened into this over the course of the story.
    • El Macho from the sequel counts too. It's pretty clear he's incredibly nice, even after he's revealed himself to be Not Quite Dead.
  • Frozen: Duke Weselton is this. He will kill to have his way (to secure trade advantages) but shows care and concern for his soldiers as well as the people of Arendelle.
  • Lilo & Stitch: Jumba Jookiba may constantly boast over his status as an evil genius, and he may have created over 600 artificial life-forms which range from mischievous to downright destructive, but he's a pretty decent and sociable guy overall. He even gets a Heel–Face Turn near the end of the movie.
  • Anastasia: Bartok is very much this, being loyal to Rasputin but at the same time, more interested in partying and having fun and even tries to inspire his master to abandon his vendetta against the Romanov dynasty and "get a life". He is not very realistic...
  • Megamind may be a Card-Carrying Villain, but he's fairly laid-back and does villainous deeds not out of malice, but to get some attention. When he accidentally kills his arch-nemesis and takes over Metro City he tells the citizens that they should "Have fun with this", then does little more than throw some wild parties with a body count of 0.
  • Monsters, Inc.: Waternoose is genuinely friendly with Sully, and is sincerely regretful when his plans require trapping him in the human world. He even tells off one of his Mooks for not being half the monster Sully is.
  • The Sword in the Stone: Madam Mim is cheerful, amiable, and actually pretty friendly when Arthur blunders into her house, and while he can tell she's unpleasant, he doesn't even realize she's dangerous until she tells him she has to kill him which she says with about as much fanfare as someone saying it's suddenly started raining. Thought she's more a mix of this and Faux Affably Evil, sometimes her true nature slips out to show just how crazy she really is before she pulls herself together.
  • Stinky Pete from Toy Story 2. He's a folksy, almost grandfatherly fellow who legitimately believes he has Woody's best interests at heart. However, it can't be ignored that he forces his beliefs onto other toys and manipulates them to his own ends.
  • Captain Kiddie from Tom and Jerry: The Movie was a genuinely Nice Guy who treated Robyn very well and came across as a fun loving guy... until he found out about the million dollar reward for her return.
    Robyn: I thought you were a nice man.
    Captain Kiddie: But I AM, my dear!
    Squawk: He'll be even nicer...with a million smackaroo!
  • The Jungle Book: King Louie has a friendly appearance, is jolly, likes to party, has a cool taste in music - and kidnaps Mowgli because he wants the boy to give him the secret of fire, which is like the ultimate weapon for the jungle animals.


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