Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “All About The Villains.”
I’ve written a post about favorite villains before, so I’m going to give you a few more, plus some antiheroes, and some characters that *may* be villains:
*****WARNING – SPOILERS AHEAD*****
- Miss Trunchbull – Matilda by Roald Dahl. She’s just a huge bully!
- Sauron – The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. He’s the disembodiment of pure evil.
- Ames – Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. Ames is a creepy, creepy, creepster. His interactions with Sydney were terrifyingly familiar, and a reminder to teach my daughter how to deal with unwanted male attention.
- Scarlett O’Hara – Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Scarlett is the epitome of an antiheroine – she’s a ruthless, calculating, survivor.
- The Beast – Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. The written version of the fairy tale dates back to 1740, making the Beast the original antihero.
- Severus Snape – Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. Snape’s status in the books is ever changing, is he a villain, a hero, or a tragic anti hero?
- Mogget – Abhorsen series by Garth Nix. Nix writes wonderfully complex characters, and Mogget is one of my favorites, even if I have no idea what he is or which side he’s on.
- Count Fosco – The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. A villain so charming, you’ll love him in spite of yourself.
- Mrs. Danvers – Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Usually it’s the husband who gaslights his wife, but in this case, it’s the housekeeper.
- The Grafters – Chequey Files series by Daniel O’Malley. When the villain is an entire organization, you know that some members will be truly villainous, while others are simply misguided.