Unpopular opinion: I think that Slytherins make for the most boring villains. I can think of three really great Slytherin villains: Vader, Palpatine, and of course Voldemort himself. My favorite villains personally are the Hufflepuffs, followed by Ravenclaws and then Gryffindors. The Hufflepuffs are the villains who think that they’re the heroes all the way until the very end, and maybe even past it. I’d put Hanzo as a Hufflepuff villain, for example. He “killed” Genji but he was doing it out of loyalty and a sense of justice for his family.
The example that got me started thinking on this path is the Vulture, from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Aside from (guardians vol. 2 spoilers) Ego, he’s my favorite marvel villain so far by a long shot. And that’s because I honestly believe that everything he was doing was out of a love and concern for his daughter and wife. He was, to me, a Hufflepuff through and through.
From here on, I’m just going to sort various villains into what houses that I personally think they belong in. Feel free to PM me if you want to ask why or even if you want to debate it. Reblogs are also good but if you want to start off a conversation I’d prefer a PM so that I don’t have this massively long reblog chain on my blog.
-Miko Miyazaki (from order of the stick, if you don’t know)
-Deathstroke is about 50% this
-idk man there aren’t many gryffindor villains I can think of???
-Most Mafia villains
-Honey Bunny and Pumpkin
-The Joker pre-chemicals, if his failing comedian with a wife story is to be believed
-You could argue that Ragnar Lodbrok is a villain on Vikings
-Superman in Injustice: Gods Among Us
-Heath Ledger’s Joker
-Mad Scientists in General
-Pandora (not really a villain but close enough)
…I’m done now
-Ok so I KNOW that not all Slytherins are just card-carrying villains but it’s true, the nature of the house values does make it more likely to produce villains. As such, I think most villains fit in here and would therefore be boring to put into Slytherin. Instead, I’ll talk about my favorite choice of Slytherin hero: Goku. From what I’ve heard, at least, his primary reason for fighting is just to get himself to be the strongest there can be. It’s gotten to the point where he will simply allow his opponents to power up, even when that could put the world, galaxy, or universe at risk. For him, it’s all about his ambition to get stronger. Goku is the best pick for Slytherin hero in my opinion.