Villains Need Love, Too–So This Artist Has Their Hero Pals Give Them Hugs

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):

Villains Need Love, Nacho Diaz

by Nacho Diaz

Awww, Randal, just appreciate the love. Boo loves you:

Villains Need Love, Nacho Diaz

by Nacho Diaz

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.):

Villains Need Love, Nacho Diaz

by Nacho Diaz

Puny god for cuddling! Come on, Loki, this is way better than being smashed into a stone floor:

Villains Need Love, Nacho Diaz

by Nacho Diaz

Kylo doesn’t really deserve hugs at the moment, but Rey is pretty great at taking the high ground either way:

Villains Need Love, Nacho Diaz

by Nacho Diaz

And Deadpool? Well, he just really needs to love himself (and on the upside, he would probably be willing to try):

Villains Need Love, Nacho Diaz

by Nacho Diaz

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.

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