Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Top 10 Favorite Fictional Villains

Top Ten Favorite Fictional Villains
(Feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

This only took me a whole day (and two helpers) to put together.  I'm off my game...and I LOVE villains...so I'm not sure why I had so much trouble.  The topic was on villains in general, so my selection includes book, movie, and TV characters.  And to make things more interesting, I went ahead and separated them out by villains I'm a little bit in love with, and villains that terrify me.

Villains I Love

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1) Raymond Reddington in Blacklist
He would likely kill you in cold blood, but there is something so deliciously charming about this character.  Maybe it's the hat and suit...or just the fact that it's James Spader.

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2) The Darkling in Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Seriously, this character was SO much better than Mal.  He might have been borderline insane, but he was borderline insane in the most seductive, dangerous, wonderful way.

3) Loki in Thor and Avengers
The dude is Tom Hiddleston.  And the dude has some of the best one-liners.

4) Moriarty in Sherlock
The perfect villain to Sherlock's own villainy.  And played with such brilliance by Andrew Scott.

5) "Captain Hook" in Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell, and Once Upon a Time
and The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy
Dustin Hoffman also makes an excellent Hook, but I'm not really even a little bit in love with him.  But this guy. This guy pictured above.  This guy is the only reason I'm still watching Once.

Villains that Terrify Me

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6) Peter Pan in Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
This telling specifically.  The character was crazy pants.
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7) Luca in Shutter by Courtney Alameda
It was a character I wanted the protagonist to run from screaming...but she wouldn't.

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8) Bane in The Dark Knight Rises
His voice gave me goosebumps, and I almost crawled underneath the theater seat to get away from him walking around holding his leather vest thingy.

9) Nurse Ratched in Once Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
I was not emotionally prepared for this movie.  I'm still not emotionally prepared for this movie.
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10) Immortan Joe in Mad Max: Fury Road
He just creeps me out.  Completely.

And for those times when your hero is kind of a bad guy.
Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders
Because I haven't gotten to talk about Peaky Blinders in awhile.  And because I love Tommy Shelby.

Who is on your list?

Happy reading!
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