An example of a villain is the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz who wants to harm Dorothy.
Poverty, the villain in the increase of crime.
Origin of villain
- Middle English vilein feudal serf, person of coarse feelings from Old French from Vulgar Latin vīllānus feudal serf from Latin vīlla country house weik-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition