25 villains disguised as good guys

Benevolent movie characters that are actually evil all along

Elijah Price in Unbreakable

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Samuel Jackson’s Elijah Price of the 2000 superhero thriller Unbreakable is one of the perfect examples of movie villains disguised as good guys. Introduced as an unfortunate comic book geek diagnosed with a condition called osteogenesis imperfecta, Elijah appeared pretty harmless at the beginning of the M. Night Shyamalan film. A respectable member of society, the highly intelligent Elijah was anxious to see the world improved by the presence of a superhero, even serving as a mentor of sorts to the film’s protagonist David Dunn (Bruce Willis).

But in the latter part of the film, it was revealed that Elijah’s obsessions were far more dangerous and violent than his initial actions suggested. Suffering from an intense inferiority complex due to his disability, Elijah vowed to find his heroic antithesis by any means necessary, believing it to be the only means of justifying his existence. In the end, Elijah made no apologies for his actions, nor did he ever believe that his crimes were anything but justified.

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.”