Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Villains


Happy Tuesday!! It’s the first Tuesday of October, and this week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is edging ever closer to the spookiest day of the year. Today I’ll be sharing my Top Ten Favorite Villains, which were surprisingly difficult to name. Some of them were obvious– how could I forget good old Voldy?– but I soon realized that in most books there isn’t a clear divide between good and evil. It’s often hard to pinpoint the exact villain in the story, and it doesn’t help that “villain” feels like a rather strong word to begin with. With that in mind, here are my favorite villains in no particular order:











What are your favorite villains? What do you think of the books and villains I’ve mentioned here? What makes a villain memorable? Let me know in the comments section below!



31 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Villains”

  1. I also had some problems with comping up with villains in books. I never really think about those characters like that and I don’t keep them in my memory labeled as villains. But there were some characters that I remember that enraged me because they were so evil.

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    1. That’s a great point that I completely agree with– I try not to label characters (or people!) as villains. Villains always seem more apparent to me in films, mostly because there’s often a clear good and bad side.


  2. Hi Holly! Have you read the Pendragon series? It is one of my all-time favourites, and Saint Dane tops my list of villains, being highly intelligent, manipulative, unpredictable, remorseless and relentless! He makes my skin crawl 🙂

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    1. I haven’t read the Pendragon series before, but it’s one of those series that I’ve seen on my library shelves so many times and have just never checked out for some reason. I’ll definitely have to check it out– I love a good villain! 🙂

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    1. That’s so true!! Those are the most memorable villains in my eyes, the ones that seem to have a deceiving good side to them. I don’t know if you’ve seen BBC’s Sherlock, but Moriarty is very similar to Humperdinck in that regard.


    1. I almost made this list about movie villains because it was kind of difficult to list so many just from books. For some reason the divide between good and evil often seems to be clearer in films.
      Thanks!! 🙂

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  3. Hi! Loved your list of villains listed.
    who is a villain? How does one define a bad character? by his deeds? by his thoughts? or by how others have judged him? Ohh! I just realised that there is no mention of a female here. Arent women villains? Is there any fiction with female bad characters!!!!

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    1. WHOA I did not even realize that there are no female villains on my list until you just mentioned it! I would definitely say that them majority of villains in fiction that I’ve read are male, which suggests something really interesting about the way we view genders. Now I want to make a list of female villains to see if I can name ten!
      Thanks so much! 🙂


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