It’s Tuesday dear readers, which means it’s time for another TTT! This week’s topic is all about my favorite kind of characters – villains! I think we all love our villains at least a little bit, firstly because they’re not always perfect like the goody two-shoes heroes, and secondly because they are more fun! Some characters on my list are actually antiheroes, because lately not everything is that black and white as it used to be, and others are pure evil but I can’t help but like them!
1. Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
Snape was a villain until the last book, so of course I’m counting him. In my opinion, he didn’t redeem himself by loving Lily, he did so by being loyal to Dumbledore to the very end, whatever it cost. I’m especially fond of him because of Alan Rickman’s brilliant performance.
2. The gentleman with the thistledown hair (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell)
I love Fae, and any normal Fae is evil, soo, the gentleman made quite a ruckus but I still like him because how could you not like a magnificent, magical, mysterious Fae?!
3. Cersei Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Look, Cersei just loves her damn kids, ok? She is a manipulative b***h with a grudge, but imagine living with *that* kind of prophecy over your head your whole life, and then watching it unfold word by word and still staying strong and tall AF. I’m not 100% proud of her in the last season, but I can’t wait to see how far she’ll go.
4. Lord Havelock Vetinari (Discworld series)
Another extravagant manipulator, Vetinari is not a villain per se but he’s the coldest creature that ever walked the Discworld. He’s a tyrant, but you do have to have a certain kind of mindset to keep together a city like Ankh-Morpork from falling apart. I’m freaked out by him, but I like and respect him.
5. Annie Wilkes (Misery)
While I don’t approve of Annie’s actions, I can certainly relate to her fangirling thing over Misery. If I lived in Santa Fe, I think you can guess who I’d stalk and molest, if not exactly kidnap and torture. She’s crazy, I love crazy, there you go. Dirty birdy!
6. Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs)
I have to confess I haven’t yet read the books… But I promise they are on my most urgent TBR! Anyway, if Lecter is as half as convincing, creepy and psychotic in the books, with a dash of gentlemanly charm as Hopkins is – I can’t wait to get that series started. In the movies – you cannot hate this man. Cannot. I love him.
7. Gollum (The Lord of the Rings)
I mean, yes, this guy (creature?) is a total psycho and a disgusting traitor, but how can you not love him? Hooow? Look at him. :3
8. Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
I won’t list Voldemort simply because I don’t love him, he’s pure evil. The only thing I love about him is Ralph Phiennes’s performance in the movies. Now, I don’t love Umbridge either, I hate the woman! But this froggy hag is just the kind of disgusting thing you love to hate, don’t you?
9. Littlefinger (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Well, I don’t love Littlefinger either, he’s sleazy and manipulative and horrible, but you have to give the guy some credit. He’s a great character and one of the greatest background schemers that ever was.
10. Holland (Shades of Magic)
In the end of this series, I did feel for Holland, because he isn’t really evil. He’s just some poor guy that made all the wrong choices and got himself in a right mess. I guess I felt so sad for him that I ended up liking him a lot.
So that’s it! Do you guys love any of these villains or some other ones and why? Do you prefer good guys or the bad guys? Let me know in the comments and have a great reading week! ❤