What do I consider napoleon, a hero or a villain. Napoleon was a France commander who has fought lots of battles and spreading French Revolution. Napoleon took the crown for himself I think out of greed or just being inpatient, can't lie not every commander is perfect and does not make any bad decisions but napoleon has done more good than bad. Yhea he took away the freedom of speech and the equal mans of rights but he also brought success to France and expanded the government and increased new law codes that incorporated some of the freedoms gained by the people of France during the French Revolution. He had guided all of he men through wars that ended up in victory and it took 7 coalitions to defeat him. Napoleon had granted constitutions, abolished feudalism, and created efficient governments. Although his means to power and control is inhuman, to achieve power sacrifices must be made. No one has ever gained power without paying a certain price. Taking this into account Napoleon Bonaparte is in fact a hero, and will continue to be a hero. He caused France to gain power, become untied and even start a ruling system with legacies continuing through Modern day.