Megamind – ‘Bad Guy’ vs ‘Nice Guy’

Seriously, if you haven’t see this movie, you really, really should. There are so many great things about Megamind: anti-bullying, great female character, funny jokes, touching scenes, very detailed animation, super awesome music… The gif set above is probably my favourite thing, however: Nice Guy is the bad guy.

Yeah I’ve kinda wanted to talk about this a lot.

Megamind is the villain, the “bad guy”. She makes it clear that she doesn’t want him. He respects it and walks off. It comes up a few more times but it’s more of an “are you sure?” or “thats how it is” than any sort of demand.

Hal is the new “hero”. His crush on Roxanne turns into an immediate “You love me now because I’m a superhero!” and when she makes it clear that she doesn’t want him, his reaction is to tantrum, then destroy the city, inevitably killing people, and attempting to kill both Roxanne and Megamind.

Hal’s legitimately scary because women have to deal with behavior like his on a constant basis. Don’t be a Hal. Be a Megamind. RESPECT THE “NO”.

Unrelated, but my other favorite thing, besides the whole “villain is a Nice Guy”, is that Minion cross-dresses and Megamind is completely serious when he says “you look fantastic”. Megamind is totally cool about his best friend cross-dressing and encourages it. That’s very important.

Roxanne also is the only character that moves the story along. All the other characters are having an existential crisis. Roxanne throws things and steps up first and is just a fucking queen.

Also I am like 200% convinced Megamind is bi. BUT THATS ME NOT OFFICIAL CANON although Dreamworks has like abandoned Megamind entirely so fandom says he’s bi THE END fandom-canon is now canon fight me on this

Sometimes I think this movie came out a few years too early. Tumblr would have loved the shit out of this. This movie fucks with stereotyped gender roles and Nice Guy thinking and just augh Dreamworks why did you let go of this why why why that was the worst decision ever why

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Sums up perfectly why I love this movie. (Aside from the all the other good reasons.) ❤

!! @samserve


I first posted this about 84 years ago on my old account and I try not to bring things up from that account, but I still think it’s one of my favorite observations. It sparked some interesting discussions, like how both of these guys react to their dissatisfaction over being the villain in different yet effective ways:

Ralph doesn’t enjoy being treated like scum in his game and tries to become a hero through proving himself (getting a medal), but he ultimately realizes that his role as the bad guy is important to his game’s success. He does, however, prove that he not a “bad guy” and the citizens of Fix-it Felix, Jr. start treating him better.

Megamind, on the other hand, struggles to live up to what he thinks he is destined for: evil. He tries to be the baddest guy possible, despite being an actual goober attitude-wise, going as far as to make a new hero to battle once he “destroys” Metro Man. Through his new-found feelings for Roxanne, he decides that he really doesn’t like being openly hated by literally everyone. In the end, he proves himself a changed person and slowly begins to overcome his past actions and become the new hero of Metro City.

Both characters declare, at some point in their journey, that they don’t want to be the bad guy. Both characters, in very different ways, successfully overcome that struggle and end up more or less happier than they where. Neither one is more right or wrong; their choices of solving the problem are just different.

Also on a less analytical note, someone pointed out that Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly were both in Step Brothers so:



Could you please make Loki gifs with this quote? “I’m the bad guy. I don’t save the day, I don’t fly off into the sunset and I don’t get the girl”. It’s from Megamind and I think it fits Loki asked by an anon

A looooot about the Megamind movie fits Loki </3