Why does Snape count as a villain? He might have been a jerk to Harry, but everything he did was to protect him!Riot\AU 16:34, August 9, 2011 (UTC)
He was definetly not evil as revealed in Deathly Hallows but he was an antagonist and he could have been on either side until his true motives were revealed in the end. He is a good example of a neutral character, as not all his acts were purely good.
Snape is not a villain, even if he has been cruel before. I do not think he belongs on this wiki.
The final book he fully redeemed himself but originally before the series he was a Death Eater that who told Voldemort about the prophecy only to regret it when he found out it was Lily's kid thus putting her in danger. He then ask both Voldemort and later Dumbledore to spare/save Lily. He wasn't much of a villain in present of the books but portrayed as an antagonist till this is said. While he fully redeemed himself officially in the last book it doesn't erase the fact he told Voldemort of this prophecy knowing Voldemort was probably going to kill the child only regretting it once it involved Lily. Jester of chaos (talk) 17:45, March 16, 2016 (UTC)
- He was once a villain, he joined the Death Eaters but later became a double-agent after Lily's death.
- Just like Hector Barbossa, Snape belongs in both the heroes wiki AND the villains wiki. Snape's villany may have been long before the series start but it's honestly no excuse to delete him from this wiki. He spent his Hogwarts career abusing students. That's not heroism!
Spinosaurus75]] Dinosaur Fan 01:23, May 2, 2016 (UTC)
Does he really deserve to be categorized as a fallen hero? He revealed himself to Harry as the half-blooded prince but his motives remained a mystery until after his death.--844996 21:04, January 9, 2019 (UTC)
He should not be on this wiki. Snape regardless if you feel he is a good or bad person just isn't a villain. He works with the good guys to defeat the bad guys.... Yes he does bad things throughout the story but overall he is in the forces for good. Yes he was a Death Eater before the story began but that's before the story began. During the actual story itself he is a hero.
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The fact his previous villainy and arguably crossed lines with his approach with students is enough. If it were just the present I'd agree with said deletion but he was willing to have a family killed before and only asked Voldemort to spare Lily, his acts during the present is more an act of redemption as well as revenge. The past makes it just enough to stay. Jester of chaos (talk) 14:25, March 23, 2020 (UTC)
I don't believe he is responsible for murder because Dumbeldore allowed himself to be killed by Snape.