Isn’t it terrifying when someone tells you that dreamy and sweet adorable Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a serial killer? Fans believe that the chocolate enthusiast played by Gene Wilder in 1971 may not have been as innocent as he shows he was. Speculations are, he was probably a homicidal lunatic and a calculated murderer who invited children to his factory only to kill them in the end.
Roald Dahl weaved the character in 1964 as a chocolate factory owner who lets people take a tour of his chocolate factory by selecting them through a lucky draw. The people who win golden tickets are entitled to a complete tour of the factory by Willy Wonka himself.
Although viewers who see a dark twist in his character believe that nothing good could come out of those tours as they were traps set up to lure kids into his crib of death.
Willy Wonka’s frustration owing to the spying from competitors is sighted as the possible reason for his hidden murderous instincts.
The loneliness pushed him over the edge. And that has him building these elaborate traps as a set up to fulfill his heinous intents.
The golden tickets are nothing but tickets to a one way trip to neverland. Once the young children are lured into the trap they are made to suffer all kinds of awful fates. He views these murders as a part of moralistic schemes.
This is also possibly the reason why he is least concerned about the damage done to his property or the accidents that occur on the premises. And why on earth are the Oompa Loompas prepared to face a child’s death?
When he sees himself getting too old and fatigued to carry on the task further, he decides to pass his throne to a poor boy whom he can easily influence. He put all his effort into explaining the fates of the children to Charlie. His ultimate aim to brainwash the kid and make him a part of his evil plans.