|“||We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still change the world.||„|
|~ Evey Hammond describing V.|
Symbolic Villains are evildoers representing an entirely larger concept than themselves. For example, Madame Defarge of Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities is symbolic of the French lower-class hatred of aristocracy as well as the bloodlust driving the French Revolution. Additionally, every major villain in Captain Planet and the Planeteers symbolized a certain ecological disaster.
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