Artist Nacho Diaz believes that many villains would be different people if they got some love. And… that’s a pretty fair assessment for most of them. So he decided to have the heroes in their stories give them great big hugs! And the result is adorable.
For real, it’s unbearably cute.
Batman looks so happy to be hugging the Joker! (The Joker is less pleased, of course):
Awww, Randal, just appreciate the love. Boo loves you:
Pretty sure that Ursula would have let Ariel keep her voice if this had happened. (Note: That is 100% incorrect, I do not assume that at all.):
Puny god for cuddling! Come on, Loki, this is way better than being smashed into a stone floor:
Kylo doesn’t really deserve hugs at the moment, but Rey is pretty great at taking the high ground either way:
And Deadpool? Well, he just really needs to love himself (and on the upside, he would probably be willing to try):
Dozens of these illustrations are going to be assembled into an art book titled Villains Need Love! Diaz has already backed the project on Kickstarter, and you can take a look at more of the sketches on Bored Panda.