When we think of book characters we often think about the main characters, the heroes of the story. We often talk about them and how great they are. But what about the villains of the story? Those that we love to hate. Some villains are more memorable than others. sometimes even more than the heroes. Here are some of mine.
This prompt was offered to us for the weekly top ten tuesday by The Broke and the Bookish as always.
- Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)
I don’t think I am the only one that will have this one on their list. What sticks and what is so deplorable about Umbridge is that I think we have all known a person (though hopefully not a teacher) who was like this.
- Joffrey Baratheon (A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin)
Someone we all love to hate is this youngster that let the power get to his head. He was just such a terrible person we all loved it when Tyrion made jokes at his expense and I don’t think anyone is sad about how his story line ended up as.
- Darkling (The Grisha by Leigh Bardugo)
Oh the Darkling. Such an appealing villain. There were plenty of us that swooned a bit when he came into focus in the first book, Shadow and Bone. He isn’t a good person, but his connection with Alina was interesting. And so was our little crush as readers on him.
- Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)
Of course this mad hatter can’t be missed from this list, though I have to say that the movies did help with that. She is so twisted, you can’t forget about her. She won’t let you.
- Levana (The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer)
Levana is a character that you remember because of how she became the villain as told in Fairest, the bigger novella book. It made me understand her without feeling sorry for her which is always admirable.
What are some of the villains that you remember most?