Top Ten Favorite Villains In Literature

As always, Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: All About The Villains. I decided to list my favorite villains because good villains make a book 10 times better. In no particular order:

1.Professor Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes)
Napoleon of Crime. Arch-nemesis of Sherlock Holmes. One of the few  who actually rivaled Sherlock’s intellectual capacity.


2. The White Witch (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe)
She  killed Christmas. She banished all sense of happiness and hope. She turns her enemies into stone.

3. Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
Or ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’. What would Harry Potter be without him.


4. Agatha Trunchbull (Matilda)
Chocolate cake. Chokey.


5. Sauron (Lord of the Rings)


6. Hannibal Lecter (Red Dragon)
Hannibal cannibal. Brrrains.


7. Jorg Ancrath (The Broken Empire)


8. Long John Silver (Treasure Island)


9. Iago (Othello)


10. Dexter Morgan (Darkly Dreaming Dexter)
My favorite serial killer. A polite wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Not my pictures.

Your favorite villains? Happy TTT!

21 thoughts on “Top Ten Favorite Villains In Literature

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  1. I forgot Dexter Morgan! One of the villains that I actually liked. Great list.Glad to see Hannibal Lecter there, he is one of he vilest ones.

  2. We have a lot of the same villains on our list! I really love Moriarty! I think Moriarty really gained his reputation as an awesome villain in the adaptation rather than the original stories. I mean the guy barely had any screen time in the original story.

  3. Ah, what a great list. :) Great selection. :)

    I have hard times to select any villains… I don’t particular like them, I feel mostly with the MC and really despise the villains – like they are created. xDD

    I left this TTT this time out. ;D

  4. I guess, my favorite villain is the White Witch. so much love for her outfit and hairstyle. she’s the villain that you want to hate and love at the same. :)

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