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Why Villains Are Better Than Heroes (And You Know It)

One of the best parts about reading the sequel to The Young Elites, The Rose Society, is getting back into heroine-turning-villain Adelina’s head. Will she be redeemed?? Will she slide further down the slope of darkness?? Whatever the case, we’re officially on team evil. Read on for our top 6 reasons villains are better than heroes:


1. They’re complex.

Don’t you get tired of the shiny, golden, all-around good guy hero trope? How can anyone be that perfect? Our favorite villains have a back story as to why they’re evil, and it’s soooo much more interesting watching the decisions they make because of it.


2. Their outfits are better.

How many heads are you going to turn at your Halloween party in a basic Superman costume? Zero. That’s how many. Supervillains have way more edge when it comes to fashion choices.


3. They’re unpredictable.

As we learned from Adelina, villains can change their mind in an instant – which makes things way more exciting. Instead of being predictable like superheroes, supervillains keep you on your toes.


4. Their monologues are the best.

Every good villain has an anger-filled, chills-inducing, ultimately awesome speech prepared for the moment they finally come face-to-face with a superhero, and we think they’re often Oscar-worthy.


5. They’re way more creative.

A superhero has pretty much one job: go stop the villain from doing whatever they’re doing by using your strength/power/overwhelming goodwill. Villains, on the other hand, NEVER cease to amaze us with their intricate, mind-bending plots. Sure, you know their ENDGOAL is always earthly destruction, but HOW are they going to get there??


6. Nobody’s perfect…

At the end of the day, perfection can be boring. It’s the antagonist that pushes the boundaries of a story and what’s even more awesome is when the main character is also a villain, like in The Young Elites and The Rose Society.



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