Favorite Literary villains?

Who are your favorite literary villains?
Here’s some of mine:
Visser Three (Animorphs)
Frollo (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Tigerstar (Warrior Cats)
Voldemort (Harry Potter)
The White Witch (Chronicles of Narnia)
The Emerald Witch (Chronicles of Narnia)
Wicked Witch of the West (Wizard of Oz)
The Nome King (later Oz books)
Saruman (Lord of the Rings)
Sauron (Lord of the Rings)
Jack Torrance (The Shining)
William Wharton (The Green Mile)
Mr. Murdstone (David Copperfield)
Inspector Javert (Les Miserables)
Mustapha Mond (Brave New World)
Professor Moriarity (Sherlock Holmes)
Judge Wargrave (And Then There Were None, aka Ten Little Indians)

i have to say mine woud be dr. lector a.k.a hannibal the cannibal. he does what he does with such intelligence, and i say sid out of toy story, hes a bad un to the core

Some of my favorite villians :eek: (in no particular order):

Shere Khan (Jungle Book).
The men in (Tess of the d’Urbervilles’) life.
The shark (Jaws).
Annie Wilkes (Misery).
Captain Wolf Larson (Sea Wolf).
Iago (Othello).
Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd, Demon Barber of Fleet Street.)
The Witch (Snow White).
Darth Vader (Star Wars).
Rev. Harry Powell (Night of the Hunter).

oooo i forgot one, and hes sooooooooo gorgeous, professor snape re: harry potter:thumbsup:
proper harry potter lover,

Jaws isn’t a villain. He was just hungry.:smiley:
And as for Snape, I prefer to think of him as an anti-villain.

oo no snape turns back to a death eater in the next harry potter, if im not wrong???

theres a woman who works in the chippy near where i live who looks scarily the same as annie out of misery, SPITTING IMAGE:D

Cathy Trask - East of Eden
Sauron - LOTR
Saruman - LOTR
Melkor - Silmarillion (nerd alert! 3 Tolkien bad guys in a row)
The lieutenant - The Power and the Glory
Anton Chigurh - No Country for Old Men
Professor Moriarty - Sherlock Holmes books
Grendel’s Mother - Beowulf
Patrick Batemen - American Psycho
Dexter Morgan - Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Satan - Paradie Lost (naturally)
Bill Sikes - Oliver Twist

more I’m sure I can’t recall at the moment.

Ahhhhhh, but, aren’t ALL villains hungry???
Some for power, some for money, some for position, some for control, some for lust??

The shark in Jaws isn’t a conventional “villain,” nor is he considered “evil”, he is just being what he is. But then, aren’t all the villains just being who they are too?? Many times they are more animal in their thinking than human. So because I sure do react to the shark in the same way I do any villain in a story, I will consider him a villain for my list.

Bad Horse, the Thoroughbred of Sin
(okay, Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog may not be exactly literary, but the first post had some non-written examples, so I am going to squeeze this in. :stuck_out_tongue: )

As Stephen King said, Dolores Umbridge is the “greatest make-believe villain to come along since Hannibal Lecter.”

I vote for Professor Moriarity in the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Also Count Dracula.

You are wrong. Sorry! :slight_smile: In the last book it turns out that Snape was double dealing the death eaters all a long and really working for Dumbledore.

Ahriman the Sorcerer - Warhammer 40,000
Kharn the Betrayer - Warhammer 40,000
Lucius the Eternal - Warhammer 40,000
Kasagi Yabu - Shogun
The hotel - The Shining

Okay, this one is literary:

Nurse Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)

Professer Moriarty from sherlock holmes. Mr Scrooge,-charles dickens, Queen of hearts form Alice in wonderland, the villainess from the story of snow white and the seven dwarves, can’t remember her title or name. :smiley:

Miss Muriel Garnder, Francie Nolan’s teacher in “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”. I know I should feel sorry for her at the end when Francie graduates, but I can’t.

Elkanah Bent in John Jakes’ Civil War trilogy, “North and South”.

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