All About Villains!
Top 5 Most Vile Villains in Books
Darrien in Winter Queen by Amber Argyle - I still shudder thinking about this guy. So repulsive.
Commandant & Marcus in An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - Creepy times two! I only just read this book yesterday, so unfortunately these two are fresh in my mind.
Astrid & Athos Dane in A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab - So pretty and so very chilling. I was desperate for them to meet their end!
The Regent in the Captive Prince trilogy by C.S. Pacat - The Regent is a pedophile and gets away with it because he's powerful. Characters even offer their sons to him for power. It's disgusting and I hate, hate, hate him.
Professor Umbridge in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling - The villains I've listed enjoy causing pain and Umbridge is no different. She's creepier though because of the whole smiling, pink wearing, cat loving spiel. *shudders*
Top 5 Villains I Can't Help But Love in TV & Film
Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Yeah, I don't think I'm in the minority here. I kind of both want him to win but love to see him lose, you know?
Ward in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - This one is more because I adore Brett Dalton, who played Ward. I didn't want to see Ward leave the show, but on the other hand, he was so freaking creepy, I wanted him taken down. I really enjoyed Ward's story arcs on the show.
Oswald/Penguin in Gotham - So I've only watched one season of Gotham. Too many shows, too little time! I really like Robin Taylor Lord as Oswald. I know I shouldn't but I can't help liking his villain.
Jareth in Labyrinth - Who hates Jareth, really?
Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Okay, so he might not exactly count as he doesn't technically remain a villain - but even when he was, I loved him.
I feel like it's not right to not have a female villain in that last list. But all I can think of is Ursula from The Little Mermaid!!
Which villains, whether in books or TV/film, are your favourites?