Not only does Disney have many animated villains, but it has many live action ones too that die in a little bit more grittier deaths. I'm taking villains from all of the live action Disney movies I've seen. (I've seen a lot apparently. Discovered that while making this list.) I'm not including Star Wars and Marvel villains because number one I already did a Marvel villain post (and a Star Wars post will come in the near future) and number two I still see Star Wars and Marvel as separate from Disney even though Disney owns them. I'm also not doing movies that came out before the 80's because then this post would be monstrous. Moving on. I'm really curious if you guys have seen a lot of these more obscure Disney live action films, so if you have give them a shout out in the comments. Without further ado, let's get to it!
Warning: Spoilers for all of the villains in those movies.
Villains that Lived
Arrested - Even in Disney live action getting caught by the law is a prime way to get rid of your villains. Ian Howe (National Treasure), Cruella (101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians), Beauty Smith (White Fang), Lord Kelvin (Around the World in 80 Days), and Claw (Inspector Gadget) all befell this fate of probably 20+ years in prison.
Leaves - After Meredith Blake (The Parent Trap) was tormented by the twins and Long John Silver (Muppet Treasure Island) realized he was beaten by Jim Hawkins, these two decided to leave on their own, accepting their defeat instead of dealing with consequences. Therefore distance became the thing that kept these villains from further damaging the protagonists. Also Long John Silver is one of my favorite Disney live action villains. ^ ^ Tim Curry for the win. Moving on ........
|Thank you, Long John.|
Villains that Died
Absorbed into the Creator - Clu (Tron Legacy) isn't human, thus this immediately opens up a lot of creative deaths. Clu was made as a copy of Flynn, thus it was fitting that he death was to be absorbed back into Flynn, rejoining his creator. This has to be one of my favorite deaths because Flynn never meant for Clu to become this way, but Clu misunderstood his creator's purpose for him. He took what Flynn wanted it and twisted it with his own ideals.
Buried Alive - This was an ironic death Stiles (Tall Tale) was buried alive in a cave in inside tunnels built for his own train. Never underestimate the power of ironic deaths.
Stabbed - Davy Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: World's End) and Nizam (Prince of Persia: Sands of Time) are stabbed by blades. Davy Jones also had a moving death because he could have had such a different life hadn't he chose the path he did.
As you can see, in Disney Live Action they lean toward more physical deaths as opposed to others.
Conclusion - What do these stats mean to you? Do they change your perspective on the commonalities of villain defeats and deaths? I hope this inspired and informed you!
Which of these villains is your favorite? Which of these deaths or defeats is your favorite? Have you defeated your villains in your stories in similar ways to these?
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