10 Movie Villains Killed By Characters Nobody Expected

Who saw any of this coming?

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Most audiences quite reasonably expect to see the hero triumph over the villain at the end of a movie, usually killing them by their own hand in satisfying fashion.

But sometimes filmmakers have other ideas, to toy with expectations and give the baddie-busting honour to another character entirely - or in rare cases, just leave the villain to their own devices until they take themselves out.

These 10 movies all featured villains who audiences just couldn't wait for the protagonist to vanquish, yet as it turned out, another totally unexpected character stepped up to do the job instead.

Perhaps they were comic relief with little battle readiness, a sidekick nobody took particularly seriously, or maybe even another villain waiting in the wings to take up their mantle.

Whatever the outcome, these unforgettable movie villain deaths all deviated from the predictable, to ends either gloriously satisfying or unmistakably divisive.

Regardless of your own opinion on how these anticipated death scenes played out, it sure wasn't what anyone was expecting to happen...


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