6. Mr. Incredible – The Incredibles (2004)
Another Superman-esque figure, Mr. Incredible’s status as a secret villain actually doesn’t stem from his superpowers. Instead, it’s his human side that makes him dangerous.
At the start of The Incredibles, Mr. Incredible operates as a lone hero, fighting crime and enjoying some celebrity as a result. One of his adoring fans, Buddy, approaches him to ask about being his sidekick. Mr. Incredible brushes the boy off without even considering his impressive talents. In fact, he doesn’t even try to be polite, he simply tells Buddy that he’s not special, crushing the child’s dream and creating a supervillain all in one fell swoop.
However, after a lawsuit and a massive amount of collateral damage, Supes are retired and given new identities. This is done on the condition that they no longer act as heroes – something which Mr. Incredible decides to ignore.
While his work as a hero is admirable, his choices as a man are certainly not. He’s impatient and even rude to his biggest fan (who happens to be a child), and then he decides to break the law despite it putting his entire family at risk. In fact, the entirety of The Incredibles‘ plot would never have come to pass if Mr. Incredible had been more inclined to follow the rules (or societal niceties).
Even though Villains are right the Hero is NEVER the Villain.
Terms like “hero” and “villain” are generally a matter of perspective, but “8 Movie Heroes With A Major Flaw In Their Reasoning Or Less-Than-Wholesome Ulterior Motive” was a long title!