The old screenwriter rule that the size of the heavy is the size of the hero is the measure of any bad guy. As this list of 10 Movie Villains Whose Actions Were Totally Justified states it, “the bad guy actually has pretty good reasons for doing what he’s doing.”
It’s a fair list though I would have added Co. Hans Landa from Inglourius Bastards. Movie writing of villains is an art because we have to believe that someone’s motives are understandable, even if his or her actions are tragic. Col. Landa even takes the time to explain his motives, one of the best scenes in the film. And the Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman is equally articulate about his reasons for revenge -something that was lost in the sequels when he became just another boring sadist.
The word villain derives from the latin term villanus. Someone who worked on a villa, or farm. Crude farmhands had no couth. So it is curious that the site , Online Degree, specializing in filtering college degree programs online ,should be interested in villains. Unless they are subtly saying that the way to avoid being a rough farmhand for the rest of your life is to earn a degree and be a hero.
Within the “Computers & IT” selections for “Find My Schools” the site lists just about everything except Search Engine Optimization. Since they are engaging in SEO by trolling for links with unrelated novelties like best movie villains, it seems they should boast about it as a speciality. After all, I’m writing about it, so they have succeeded in getting at least one small link that has nothing to do with ¬†college degrees. But don’t they know the best movie makers all dropped out of school?