Okay, so there has been a lot of debate between people who prefer one of our villains over the other. People have said that the villain that they prefer is not really evil, or that the other villain is more evil, etc. Well, I wanted to write this article to say why I think the debate is pointless.
Before I begin I just want to say that I like both villains, so I do not mean to insult either one, or to insult the fans who like them. This is just my opinion, so I ask people not to get mad.
One reason why I think the debate is pointless is because I believe that both villains are evil.
Now, fans of Regina may say that she is not evil. She is doing what she does because her mother treated her cruelly and she lost the love of her life. Now, Emma is trying to take the child that Regina raised.
Those things did happen, and I actually understand some of her actions. However, just because actions are understandable does not make them justified. Regina has hurt and killed people. She even killed her father, who she loved. She may eventually redeem herself, but her actions, no matter how much she herself has been hurt, have been evil.
Then there is Rumplestiltskin. People may say that he is not evil because he loves Belle and Bael. However, like Regina, he has killed and hurt many people. Also, let us not forget that he is the one who created the curse that Regina cast.
Also like Regina, Rumple even hurt the people . he loves. He let Bael go alone through a portal, and, in the finale, he even chose power over getting Bael back. As for Belle, he kept her captive. People can say that she went by her own free will, but she only went so that he would help her kingdom. If she was not a captive, then she would have been allowed to leave the castle before the time when she met Regina.
That is why I think it is pointless to claim that either character is not evil. I also think it is pointless to argue which character is more evil because there is so much that we dont know yet. We dont know what will happen, and, because of the format of the show, we have yet to see everything that has already happened to these characters, so we cant know everything that they have done, or fully understand their motives, We also dont know if either one will redeem themselves.
To end, let me say again that I like both villians. This article is not to insult either character or their fans. If you think that one character is not evil, or is less evil than the other, that is fine. In fact, at this point, I myself have one that I would say is more evil than the other. As I said, though, there is just so much that we dont know, so nothing is written in stone.