Villains who, although acting for primarily evil goals, have understandable reasons for their motives due to suffering; hence, the reader/viewer can sympathize with them. Most of these villains are not in full control of their actions/emotions due to them not being evil by choice, but rather by them being, for the most part, a victim of circumstance. These characters are often suffering from Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and can develop into delusional, insecure, or egotistic villains because their experiences develop their beliefs into obsessions, twisting them to insanity.

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