I’ve seen quite a few videos on youtube from writing vloggers and whatnot about “WAS (such-and-such villain) ACTUALLY RIGHT ALL ALONG?!?” Usually focusing on the villains in the Incredibles movies. The subject itself is becoming clickbait.
Plenty of villains are “right” in their worldview. There are probably a hundred examples I could list, from the grievances of the Incredibles villains being legit, to Magneto being right that humans aren’t ready to accept mutants as equals.
These vloggers and bloggers are missing the point. Villains aren’t defined by having the wrong worldview. They’re defined by how they go about solving the problem.
Magneto is in the right, as far as the “humans treat mutants unfairly, and will probably always fear them” thing. Syndrome is right to think that supers make regular folks feel inadequate. Both try to solve their problems by being callous assholes who don’t care how many people they hurt. THAT makes them the bad guy.
Stop acting like the sympathetic villain is a profound, unheard of thing.