Oh, boy. I'm probably gonna get a lot of flack for this. Let me just start off by saying that Chucky is definitely evil and he probably has one of the longest rap sheet I've ever seen out of a horror movie villain. However, I have never considered Chucky to be Pure Evil and have been pretty adamant about it in the past. Here are the two big reasons:
1. Chucky is WAAAAAAY too comedic and goofy to qualify. It's a well-known rule that comedic PE villains only work if the comedy goes hand-in-hand with their evil deeds (the Joker is the best example of this) rather than detracting from it. And while Chucky very often makes jokes at his victims expense, he has also has several moments that INCREDIBLY distract you from his evil nature. It should also be mentioned that a lot of Chucky's murders are treated as jokes and not to be taken seriously. And if you aren't convinced yet, look no further than the infamous masturbation scene from Seed of Chucky (a movie where Chucky basically becomes Peter Griffin if he were a serial killer). There's also "Chucky' s Family Vacation Slide", where Chucky basically becomes a purely comedic, non-threatening villain.
2. Chucky has displayed moments of empathy, the few there are. He is sickened by paparazzi and, more importantly, Dr. Foley raping Nica (outright stating that Foley is "sick"). There is also a brief scene in Seed of Chucky where Chucky tries to genuinely console "Tiffany" after she breaks down over killing Joan.
And that's about it. I guess I'll let you guys deside now.
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