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14 Mind-Blowing Facts About Disney’s Villains And Their Movie

When watching a Disney movie, it’s impossible not to become attached to the protagonists and root for the other likeable characters, but we often pay little attentio

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When enjoying any Disney movies, we can’t take our eye off protagonists and fall for all good characters but sometimes we ignore antagonists and wish them to disappear. However, a Disney film is not considered “complete” until it has a villain of some sort, whether that villain is comical, like Gaston, or terrifying, like Maleficent.

Some Disney fans find that the Disney films’ more sinister characters are the most interesting. Maybe they are able to look past the nefarious deeds that villains do, or maybe they are simply fascinated by the unadulterated evil that these characters possess. Even though they work against the protagonists in their favorite Disney films, the villains still hold a special place in the audience’s affections.

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Today, we’d like to take a look at some villains and share some shocking information about villains.

#1 In The Little Mermaid, Ursula is the sister of King Triton

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Ursula is the wicked sea witch who causes trouble for Ariel and makes her life difficult. What’s more, she is King Triton’s sister and Arel’s aunt.

#2 Gaston doesn’t exist in the original story: he was inspired by the one in the 1946 film

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Gaston, the conceited and chauvinistic hunter from “Beauty and the Beast,” is the primary villain of the story, and we must not forget him. But many might not know that the character doesn’t exist in the original story, he was inspired by the one.

#3 The wicked evil queen from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937) is the first female villain

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#4 In Disney, green is almost always associated with the villains

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When we pay close attention while watching Disney movies, we can notice that in many scenes involving villains, the color green is frequently associated with the antagonists.

#5 Purple, red, and black are colors that also appear together with the most perverse Disney characters

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Purple is a color that, for the most part, is not found in any natural environments. Some flowers and a few species of birds are covered by purple but on the whole, it’s rare enough to trigger a “that’s unnatural and suspicious reaction in our subconscious brain. Simply giving a bad guy a purple skin tone is a foolproof method for eliciting a hostile response from viewers. There are times when Disney characters with a dark side appear in colors like red and black.

#6 Scar’s real name has a disparaging meaning

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Source: © The Lion King / Walt Disney Pictures and co-producers

Scar’s real name is actually Taka, not Scar as most people know him. This name has a derogatory connotation in Swahili, which translates to “waste.” Meanwhile, Mufasa means “king”.

#7 The youngest Disney villains are Hans from “Frozen” and Gaston from “Beauty and the Beast”

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#8 Until 1991, all Disney princess films had a female villain

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From “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to “The Little Mermaid,” nearly all of Disney’s classic and iconic films feature female antagonists in some capacity.

#9 Sine 1991, Disney movies have had some male villains

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#10 In Tangled, Gothel wears very different clothes than Rapunzel

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#11 King Candy from “Wreck It, Ralph!” is inspired by the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland

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The film Wreck It, Ralph! features a villain by the name of King Candy who is modeled after the Mad Hatter from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. King Candy’s appearance may bring to mind another character.

#12 Bellwether’s glasses turn purple when she shows her true intentions

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In the Disney film Zootopia from 2016, we were first introduced to a lovable little sheep named Bellwether. At first, she seems nice, and her glasses are brown, but when she shows her true intentions, the color of her glasses turns purple and bluish.

#13 Lady Tremaine prefers psychological warfare

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With the exception of Lady Tremaine in Cinderella, the antagonists in Disney movies almost never resort to psychological manipulation in order to accomplish their goals. She has never been seen touching her stepdaughter in any way. Instead, she works to lower her self-esteem and hinder her progress toward the goals she has set for herself.

#14 There is a reunion of all antagonists in “Mickey’s House of Villains”

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Mickey’s House of Villains, a television movie that aired in 2001, brought together the majority of the antagonists from Disney films.

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