Home

Browse

GameSkinny


Search

Login

Video Game Villains Who Weren't Actually Bad

1 of 9

Have you ever heard of the saying "so bad it's good?" Usually the motto has something to do with an idea (or a Sharknado) but have you ever considered this could be used for a person? Specifically, a video game villain?

Is it possible to do bad things but with good intentions? Not getting into psychological and socially acceptable debate, it is possible and some of the so-called video game antagonists over the last few years have proved that to be true.

Here's a list of some of the best villains who really had a good heart. 

Published Jun. 19th 2015
  • Durinn McFurren
    Contributor
    I'd say Arishok was pretty evil - not in how he dealt with the city, so much as in the fact that I find the Qun evil.

    Although there's a lot to criticize about the Qun, the part that really sticks out to me is the way that it takes statistical generalities and uses them to make hard and fast tenets. For example, the Qun could have said 'only the best at war can be warriors.' Then, yes, since males tend to be bigger/stronger, you might see more males than females as warriors among them. However, instead the Qun takes this 'males are bigger and stronger' and forbids females from fighting. Similarly, certain tasks are forbidden from males and are only done by females.

    Not that I feel like the racist idiots who were in control of the city were all that much better at times... especially the templars and the guards.

Cached - article_comments_article_24361
Related