25 villains disguised as good guys

Benevolent movie characters that are actually evil all along

Alexander Pierce in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Played by Robert Redford, Alexander Pierce was introduced in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier as a respected high-ranking member of S.H.I.E.L.D. Alexander gained that respect by his decades of fighting for and promoting international stability and worldwide peace, so it was really shocking when it was revealed that he was actually a loyal agent of HYDRA.

Alexander secretly led HYDRA forces within S.H.I.E.L.D. to work on Project Insight, which they planned to use to give HYDRA absolute control over the world. Fortunately, Alexander’s plan was thwarted by Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) during the Battle at the Triskelion, in which Alexander was ultimately killed by his S.H.I.E.L.D. subordinate Fury.