25 villains disguised as good guys

Benevolent movie characters that are actually evil all along

Ernesto de la Cruz in Coco

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One of the popular villains disguised as good guys in the realm of animation is Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) from the 2017 movie Coco. A famous singer and musician who dazzled audiences with his good looks and charm, Ernesto presented himself as a suave, friendly, and sensible individual who encouraged others to follow their dreams no matter what.

Though considered as a positive role model by many, including the film’s protagonist Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), Ernesto was later revealed to be the one responsible for the death of Héctor Rivera (Gael García Bernal), whom he had murdered so he could take the credit for his music and be a famous musician. Héctor was Miguel’s true great-great-grandfather.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”