5 Surprisingly Helpful Life Lessons You Could Learn From Disney Villains

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Disney villains are bad, but they’re not ALL bad. Yes, even the most evil of foes for our Disney friends have moments where they actually can dish out some worthwhile advice that can help you with everyday life.

Don’t believe us? We rounded up five times that Disney villains were actually kind of insightful, so see below to find out which moments (and villains!) we’re talking about!

1. Scar from The Lion King: There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.

Scar wanted to be king – and though his actions to get what he wanted were rather extreme – he didn’t stop until he got what he wanted.


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2. Gaston from Beauty and the Beast: Being active and eating healthy are both very important.

Gaston OBVIOUSLY works out – just look at those muscles! – but in Beauty and the Beast, he sings “When I was a lad I ate four dozen eggs Ev’ry morning to help me get large And now that I’m grown I eat five dozen eggs So I’m roughly the size of a barge!” Eggs are an excellent source of protein!


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3. Jafar from Aladdin: Be careful what you wish for.

Jafar uses a wish from the Genie to become the most powerful sorcerer in the world, but it basically backfires on him and he eventually becomes locked inside the Genie’s lamp for 10,000 years.


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4. Ursula from The Little Mermaid: Always lend a hand to a friend in need.

As evil as Ursula is, she really helps people get what they want out of life – like giving Ariel legs so she could woo Prince Eric! Sure, it’s not the most legitimate operation, but Ursula means well (um, we guess).



5. Cruella DeVil from 101 Dalmatians: Fashion is a great way to express yourself.

You shouldn’t want to skin a bunch of puppies to make said fashion statement, but it’s important to remember that your style say something about your personality. It’s the perfect way to express yourself without saying a word.



This post written in partnership with Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie, in theatres May 30 and is part of Teen’s Ultimate Villainess Week.