The Marvel Universe is an online of tales that stretches again throughout 80 years. Its open-ended nature can pose an issue for creators. What number of instances can the X-Males defeat Magneto earlier than it will get stale? What number of instances can Physician Doom attempt to conquer the world earlier than readers really feel like they’ve seen it earlier than? How do you craft a extremely satisfying character arc if stated character arc can’t ever actually finish?
That’s one rationalization for an attention-grabbing phenomenon: Given sufficient years, and sufficient appearances, virtually each main Marvel villain has develop into — or a minimum of tried his or her hand at — being a Marvel hero. Whereas just a few Marvel baddies have remained unredeemed (up to now), most of the firm’s high antagonists have, over time, develop into its greatest protagonists. Some finally returned to their nefarious methods, however others have remained heroes, headlining comics and even a pair motion pictures and TV reveals. (You wouldn’t have a Black Widow movie or a Hawkeye TV present with out this phenomenon.)
See the record of 20 examples under for a small pattern of what we imply. And this record is simply certain to develop because of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the way in which its interpretations of traditional Marvel characters are likely to develop into dominant over time. (See: Nick Fury trying like Samuel L. Jackson, or Hawkeye preferring tactical gear over purple and blue Spandex.) It’s good to be dangerous, however at Marvel it’s usually higher (a minimum of for gross sales) to be good.
Marvel Villains Who Grew to become Heroes
These characters had been launched in Marvel Comics as villains. However that didn’t final.