Protective Villains are the opposite of Failure-Intolerant villains (though many of them qualify for both): they genuinely care for another being, whether it be paternal/maternal, romantic or simply a "matter of principle", these villains will not only tend towards treating their minions well, but often go into a rage when their minion(s) are threatened or harmed.

Note: Pure Evil villains can never qualify since they have absolutely no positive qualities to care for everyone beside themselves.