Top Ten Best Villains
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
1. Captain Hook from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Perhaps he's not the most evil villain, but I'll always have a special place in my heart for all things Peter Pan.
2. Dolores Umbridge from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Yes, Voldemort was the true villain, but in Order of the Phoenix, I may have hated her more than You-Know-Who.
3. The Corporation from Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Beauty Queens is such a brilliant satire, and the Corporation was both hysterical... and terrifyingly realistic.
4. Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
It's been a LONG time since I've read these books, but Olaf still stands out in my mind.
5. WICKED from The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner
Are they evil? Are the good? Is there even a clear answer?
6. The Buchanans from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Can Daisy and Tom really be considered villains? I think so. They're racist, shallow, selfish, and all around terrible.
7. Moriarty from the Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Have you seen the adaptation of him in Sherlock on BBC? You need to watch that show.
8. Mr. Harvey from The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
All of the things he does are completely atrocious and yet, I remember that there was a chapter in this book that delved into his past and made me feel extremely reluctant sympathy for the character at the point in his life. Which, considering how utterly HORRENDOUS he is, is incredible.
9. Murtagh from The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
He's kind of a villain, but at the same time, he's not. I loved the emotional struggle and really sympathized with Murtagh throughout the series.
10. King Leck from The Graceling series by Kristin Cashore
There is nothing redeemable about Leck, which usually turns me off when it comes to a villain, but for some reason, Leck is the exception. He's just pure evil.
Who are some of your favorite villains? What topic did you choose this week?