Villains are usually the evil characters in stories. They usually are motivated by something bad, like making lots of money, getting rid of people they don’t like, or taking over the world. A villain, or supervillain if part of a comic book universe, often appears as the nemesis of a hero or superhero in a book or a film. They represent the evil agency in a story and show how people can be swayed from good to evil, and from evil to good. Sometimes stories show that villains are only human, and become villains because they are the victims of unfortunate circumstances. Examples of villains include Voldemort in Harry Potter, Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes, and Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmatians. All are pretty bad.