Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Top Ten Tueday (53)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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?


  1. Leck made my skin crawl; he's probably my favorite villain. Dolores is definitely up there for me, too, though. She was so awful.

  2. Keck and Umbridge totally made my list too (yup I did villains also) and I had totally forgotten about that wretched Olaf! great list


    here's my my TTT (villains)

  3. I love that we both listed villains but we only have one villain in common (Leck). There are so many awesome villains to choose from! Count Olaf, Dolores Umbridge, and The Corporation are all fantastic choices.

  4. It's really funny because I'm currently listening to A series of Unfortunate events on audio and Count Olaf- he's just crazy! One of the best written villians of out times, I think.
    And Wicked... they're a tricky one to answer, much harder than UMBRIDGE! URGH! She's so awful! (:

    Wonderful list! Happy top ten!

  5. King Leck was so bad!!! Awesome list :-)

  6. Captain Hook is indeed a very good villain. Huh? You know what I mean! lol. A from Pretty Little Liars! ;)

    J'adore Happy Endings

  7. Captain Hook! :D
    Dolores was such a wicked woman! She really got on my nerves. At least Voldie admits that he is a bad guy.

    What a lovely list! :D

    TTT @thedailyprophecy.

  8. Totally agree with Leck and Umbridge... pure evil!

  9. I read your list and heard "Jim from I.T." cackling in my head. "I gave you my number. I thought you'd call." Gah!

    My TTT: http://shelversanon.blogspot.com/2012/10/top-10-tuesday-rewind-top-ten-bookish.html

  10. YES to Moriarty! (I have not read any Sherlock Holmes books but I really want to! Have seen enough movies and series to know that Moriarty is pure evil!)

    And Umbridge too haha. I really HATED that woman.


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