Villains That Were Thinly-Veiled Versions of Real People

There is probably no greater revenge on a teacher that you hated then becoming one of the world’s most successful authors and using them as the basis for your epic villain. Although fighting them to the death with magic would be cool too.
For those of you who've ever dreamed of turning your childhood enemies into objects of ridicule and hatred, with a side of jackass to boot, this list is for you. These iconic fictional characters were based on real-life people, and their creators couldn't give the least bit of a damn who knew it.


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Dolores Umbridge was evil because she was wearing the necklace with the Horcrux in it. Most of the time Snape was just being a Jerk because of a grudge against a guy who married the woman he loved and bullied him as a kid.
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Really like Harry Potter, do not have this good man looking very dark background, Harry Potter would not be so successful.
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Snape is NOT a Villain! To me Dolores Umbridge is a greater and more...relateable villain than even Lord Voldemort.

But Severus Snape was not a villain. And screw you Cracked for saying it!
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