Compare And Contrast Anti Hero And Villain

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When you think about the anti-hero in anything you 've read or watched, you noticed most of them have a backstory that is required to give the reader/watcher sympathy. Despite the character on the tv screen being a terrible human being and lacking any heroic traits, there 's something about their struggle that leads them to where they are that makes you feel sorry for them, in a sense. Depending on the genre you are watching, the anti-hero can be differently created--but, that often brings up the question what is the difference between the anti-hero and the villain? If there is one. Have they found a line where they are blatantly two different characters? Most anti-hero 's are considered villains for the most part and vice versa. Television …show more content…
Black Widow would be a very good example, as well as Catwoman. Black Widow is an anti-hero because she 's, of course, an avenger, but she 's also still someone who was a villain first. She kills and fights to get what she wants and most of the time those people are innocent that she kills and fights. Catwoman is mostly a good anti-hero, but she is also a thief and a burglar and fights Batman on many occasions. She also sides with him as well so, that makes her sort of that line we make. Both of these examples have very good backstories as to why they have gone from a villain to an anti-hero, so when we see them go back to their old ways we feel sympathy because we know what they 've been through. Deadpool is considered an anti-hero as well because Wade Wilson is selfish and he uses most of the good he does for his own benefit; but, when he does do good things that aren 't for his benefit he can be a good guy. When he teams up with Spider-Man or Hawkeye you see that quite a bit, he can be a genuinely decent person; but, that 's only 48% of the time and that 's being …show more content…
You have 50% that probably say Walter White was the best character on TV and the other 50% that say, he deserves what is given to him every time he gets it. Watchers love when fictional characters are flawed, it makes them seem somewhat human to us because we as humans are flawed. Most hero fictional characters are not flawed, they don 't have a flaw that makes them seem like they are human and if they do they are most likely an anti-hero instead of a hero. That 's where that borderline comes in when it comes to heroes and anti-heroes. Fans love anti-hero, still to this day and television is only getting darker from here on out. The fad is not going to stop, if anything it might start getting even more popular because of that

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