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Beata Maria, you know I am a righteous man. Of my virtue I am justly proud!
~ Claude Frollo, during the song "Hellfire".

Delusional Villains are the opposite of outright villains: They are so deluded that they actually believe themselves to be good people and that what they do is right. This makes them similar to vigilantes and anti-villains, but unlike them, a delusional villain's cause is sometimes nothing close to noble. No matter how horrible an act a delusional villain does, they will always see it as a noble act and thus, even though they see themselves as good, many delusional villains can be complete monsters.

These villains also believe that whoever opposes them is a bad person. Therefore, they are very paranoiac and pay little to no attention to the others' opinion. These villains may be greedy or hypocritical, but cannot even see it. Worse, some of them tends to blame someone else for destruction they cause (especially those who oppose them) while in reality, it was their fault.

The scope of these villains' delusion can range from being a relatively minor trait (usually just simply believing they are doing good and not fanatical about it) to dangerously extreme to the point of mental illness (such as villains who are extremely outspoken that what they are doing is right and there is absolutely no chance to convince them otherwise).

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