Villain facts for kids
A villain is a bad person. The word comes from a Latin word meaning a feudal farm worker or peasant. Villains, or antagonists, are usually found in fiction, such as books and movies. The audience do not usually like the villain and they support the hero or heroine. However, in some cases the villain is more praised by the public than the hero, as the example of Joker in the Batman franchise. In some movies and books (such as the movie Ocean's Eleven), the villain is a good person and the hero/heroine is bad (such as a robber). When used in comic books, they are depicted as supervillains. Supervillains usually hold some kind of unnatural force.
Images for kids
The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an example of a literary villain.
Villain Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.