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    • CommentAuthorSamael
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2007
    Another list:

    Ten Sympathetic Villains/Monsters (as always, in no particular order)
    1. Magneto
    2. Frankenstein's Monster
    3. The Invisible Man
    4. Lady Eboshi
    5. Solomon Grundy
    6. The Incredible Hulk
    7. The Creature From the Black Lagoon
    8. Dracula
    9. Medusa
    10. Judas

    Honorable Mentions: Gollum, Beloved, The Thing, Quasimodo, King Kong, The Phantom.
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2007
    I wrote a post a long time ago about brits being cast as villains, and used Magneto as one of my main points.

    You have a pretty good list, and it seems to me that good genres for this type of thing appear to be comic books and mythology...

    • CommentAuthorSamael
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2007
    And classic horror movies (most of which are pulled from classic horror novels). Yeah, I noticed that Mythology is absolutely riddled with sympathetic villains, too. People who are cursed by the gods into monsters, and who lash out as a result, but who aren't necessarily evil.