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Animated movies have always focused on the main characters and their struggle to conquer happiness. These characters are often designed with emotionally original stories that can easily inspire everyone. However, it’s not just the main characters who have stories that bring tears to our eyes, the backstories of antagonists can also sometimes make us can’t help but sympathize with.

Since making its debut in the animation world in 1995 with the classic movie “Toy Story”, Pixar has achieved many amazing feats and successfully built its loyal and die-hard fanbase. The characters in this studio’s films, whether they are the main or the supporting ones, protagonists or antagonists, all have their own origins that keep audiences thinking. Therefore, it’s always exciting to discover the backgrounds of our Pixar villains and from those stories, we can sympathize with them for their non-standard actions in some aspects.

All the items below are 11 sad backgrounds of Pixar villains that are waiting for you to discover. And don’t forget to let us know who is the evil you sympathize with the most!

#1 Chick Hicks from “Cars”

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Chick Hicks is a car with real talent and effort. However, he has always been the second-best in his entire career. Chick Hicks’ biggest desire is to finally win a race no matter what and we think that’s the reason why he chooses to become a cheating jerk.

#2 Henry J. Waternoose from “Monsters, Inc.”

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Mr. Waternoose just tries his best to save the monster world from being destroyed by the human world and ensure there is enough energy for this monster world. Although the solution that Mr. Waternoose brought is a bit extreme, we can somehow sympathize with him, don’t you think?

#3 Terry from “Soul”

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You might think that everything Terry does is so cruel and she deserves to be the main antagonist of “Soul”. However, if you take a second look, you can see that Terry is just doing her job. Terry is an accountant whose job is to count the souls who are supposed to enter “The Great Beyond”, so in our opinion, there’s nothing wrong with Terry trying to bring Joe Gardner and 22 to The Great Beyond.

#4 Sid Phillips from “Toy Story”

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The way Sid treats the toys is totally sadistic and unacceptable. However, we should know that Sid is just a child who has a mental illness and needs therapy. Therefore, he doesn’t deserve to be treated like what happened in the movie.

#5 Charles Muntz from “Up”

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Charles Muntz was once a famous explorer and an inspiration for many young people. However, after he returned from Paradise Falls, South America with the skeleton of a giant bird, which he dubs “The Monster of Paradise Falls”, things gradually changed. Charles was considered a liar by scientists as they said that what he said about this creature was a fabrication. Charles Muntz decided to spend the rest of his life finding this strange creature and this obsession governed his actions, making him a villain.

#6 Randall Boggs from “Monsters, Inc.”

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Randall first appeared in the movie as a nice guy and a true friend of Mike Wazowski. However, after he was accepted by Roar Omega Roar, Randall slowly changed from a shy college introvert to a textbook evildoer. Perhaps finding a place that belongs to him is so difficult for Randall that he accepted to change his good nature just to be recognized by his community.

#7 Syndrome from “The Incredibles”

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Buddy was an enthusiastic kid who just wanted to follow and help his idol. However, the boy was cruelly told by his superhero that he lacked superpowers. It was this disappointment and the feeling of being unappreciated by his idol that caused Syndrome to change his attitude and ended up being a villain. If it were you, could you not be disappointed and angry?

#8 Stinky Pete from “Toy Story 2”

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Stinky Pete is a total creep, but just look at his back story and you will sympathize with him. Stinky Pete had spent most of his life stuck inside a box on a dime-store shelf, waiting to be bought and loved by a kid. However, his dream never came true after he was bought by adult collector Al, another villain. Can you imagine this heartbreak and helplessness of Stinky?

#9 Evelyn Deavor in “Incredibles 2”

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Evelyn Deavor was once a little girl with absolute faith in superheroes. When Evelyn was a child, her house was once broken into by burglars. Evelyn’s dad decided to call superheroes Gazerbeam and Fironic for help, however, those superheroes never showed up and her dad was fatally shot. For this reason, Evelyn began to hate superheroes.

#10 Anton Ego from “Ratatouille”

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The appearance of this food critic at the beginning of the movie really makes the audience feel angry because of his fierceness and ruthlessness in evaluating restaurants. However, Anton is truly a dedicated food critic and has a great love for good cooking. Thanks to the changes in his attitude, especially his saying “Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere”, Anton gradually receive the love of the audience.

#11 Lotso from “Toy Story 3”

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Lotso’s ending in “Toy Story 3” truly satisfies the audiences after what he did with our beloved toys. However, Lotso is also a character with a sad origin that makes people mourn. He loved his original owner – Daisy very deeply. As he tried to find his way home after being accidentally left behind on a picnic, Lotso discovered that Daisy had replaced him with another Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear. It was the betrayal of his original owner that caused Lotso to change and become a villain.

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