Favorite Villains

Heroes are usually celebrated by everyone for their heroism (obviously) and overall awesomeness, but where’s the love for the villains? Although they are bad beings, I can’t help but love them. Unless you’re Professor Umbridge. Then you can burn for all I care. I’m also not a big fan of Voldemort, mainly because he (in my opinion) was pretty bland compared to the rest of the characters.

Sometimes I am more interested in the villain than the protagonist in the story. Take, for example, the trickster god Loki (who is on this list). Between Thor and Loki, I’d rather learn more about the “villain”. He just seems much more interesting than Thor (sorry, dude. You’re still really cool). There’s something about a person who doesn’t have many morals that makes them rather intriguing. I’m not saying that they’re good people, but they are interesting to watch/read about.

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A.I.D.A.N. – The Illuminae Files

AIDAN is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) in the Illuminae Files. His full name is Artificial Intelligence Defence Analytics Network, but AIDAN for short. He controls a ship, but soon is damaged from a battle. It makes him slightly insane in a tech-y way. He is anyone’s worst nightmare where an AI goes haywire and starts overpowering everyone and the humans can’t do anything about it because the AI controls EVERYTHING. Despite being artificial, his slightly insane tendencies almost make him endearing and you almost feel sorry for him (it?). Is it just me? Am I crazy for liking AIDAN?

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Severus Snape – Harry Potter series

He’s not your typical villain. I was actually hesitant to put him in this list because I don’t really see him as a villain even though he was part of the Deatheaters. He is generally one of my favorite characters in the Harry Potter series because of his complexity and backstory. He’s not just black and white. He has some gray in between and that’s what makes him not only a great “villain”, but also an amazing character. Plus, Alan Rickman did a fantastic job as Snape. I mean, look at that hair.

Bellatrix – Harry Potter series

There are two types of villains I tend to like: those with a heart of gold and those who are just pure EVIL. Bellatrix falls in the latter category. She’s just crazy. If I had to compare her to a comic book villain, she would be the Harley Quinn of Harry Potter. She’s just mad, and it’s great. Of course, she’s done some unforgivable things, but I still like her as a villain.

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Deadpool – Marvel

Deadpool is technically an anti-hero and not a villain but I’m still going to include him in this list. I never read his comics, but I did watch his movie when it came out last year and it was hilarious. I like him for his crass humor. It’s refreshing to see a character that isn’t always so serious and positive in the Marvel universe.

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 Ursula – The Little Mermaid

Ursula is just a poor, unfortunate soul. Ah? See what I did there? Yeah, I’m not proud of myself either. Anywho, she’s a kickass female, despite being the villain in the Little Mermaid. She has this unshakable confidence that I can’t help but admire.

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Loki – Marvel

I don’t think I need to explain myself here. Loki is just an amazing character.

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Moriarty – Sherlock

Oh, Jim from I.T. How you broke the internet when you made your first appearance in Sherlock. Moriarty is the definition of insane, and he’s purely evil. But there’s this certain aura that he radiates that makes him so lovable. I don’t know a single Sherlock fan that doesn’t like Moriarty.

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Indeed you should.

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You’re welcome.

If you haven’t watched the Sherlock TV show, I highly recommend it to literally EVERYONE!

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Do you agree with my list? Disagree?

Who are some of your favorite villains?

If you could have tea/coffee with a certain villain, who would it be?

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Until next time….

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23 thoughts on “Favorite Villains

  1. Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books 08/21/2017 / 8:36 am

    I loved this post! AIDAN was one of my favourite characters in Illuminae! I was so intrigued by him!

    Snape and Ursula are to of my favourite villains as well! I have a soft spot for them!

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    • Jessica 08/21/2017 / 8:53 am

      AIDAN was pretty fascinating in a slightly morbid way.
      Snape and Ursula are just great characters in general. I love them so much since they were a big part of my childhood 😀

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  2. Lauren Busser 08/21/2017 / 9:15 am

    Bellatrix and Severus are two of my favorite villains. Of course, I don’t really see Severus as a villain, because he was a double agent…but he was a part of the Deatheaters and did kill Dumbledore. 😦 Bellatrix is just crazy! I do love her character though.

    Other villains I like: Queen Elara from The Red Queen Series and I love Regina from Once Upon a Time.

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    • Jessica 08/21/2017 / 9:34 am

      Haven’t really read the Red Queen series but I watched a couple episodes of OUAT and Regina seems like a villain with a secret heart of gold.

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      • Lauren Busser 08/21/2017 / 9:48 am

        She is! Really her heart of gold comes out in regards to her son…but for several seasons she’s an evil queen!

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  3. Lauren 08/21/2017 / 9:58 am

    10000% agree with your Moriarty choice. I love him. I’m happiest when he’s his most manic self.

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  4. Melissa Gibbs 08/21/2017 / 10:25 am

    This is awesome and I totally agree with Snape! He was the perfectly written villain in my opinion! Not just evil for the sake of being evil but with an actual painful, well written back story. (and really, is he that evil though?)

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    • Jessica 08/21/2017 / 10:39 am

      Snape will forever have a special place in my fan girl heart. Even though he’s done some questionable things, I don’t see him as evil because he was doing it for good.

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  5. Lauren @ BAOTB 08/21/2017 / 12:41 pm

    I enjoyed AIDAN more than I did the actual protagonists in the story. I loved his descent into madness, and the way it ended. I could not STAND the main protagonist, Kady, for the majority of the book. The guy was okay. (I’ve already forgotten his name; that’s how much I remember about the protagonists.) I also really enjoyed the way AIDAN’s sections of the book were illustrated (is that the right word? Maybe it should be presented instead?).

    My favorite villain? Hm. That’s really a hard one. I like Captain Hook from the Peter & the Starcatchers series, of course, because who doesn’t like Hook? Then there’s the persistent Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events. This is so hard!

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    • Jessica 08/21/2017 / 1:22 pm

      AIDAN was definitely a stand-out character in Illuminae. His madness made him all the more great. And the illustrations and just the format of the whole entire book added to the experience.
      Captain Hook and Count Olaf are classic villains. Love them both!
      Have you watched the Series of Unfortunate Events TV show?

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      • Lauren @ BAOTB 08/21/2017 / 6:41 pm

        I’ve watched the first four episodes. Started watching the fifth, the one with The Wide Window, and couldn’t finish it because I didn’t like the way the actress portrayed Aunt Josephine. Maybe because she couldn’t live up to Meryl Streep’s performance. Plus, her library was TOO SMALL AND THE WINDOW WASN’T EVEN WIDE.

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  6. Lauren 08/22/2017 / 2:29 am

    Snape is definitely one of the best ‘villains’ I’ve ever read. Bellaxtrix was great too, though she wasn’t as memorable in the books as in the movies

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    • Jessica 08/22/2017 / 8:01 am

      I agree. Bellatrix was definitely more of a stand-out in the movies.

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  7. Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek 08/23/2017 / 10:13 am

    You definitely are not crazy for loving AIDAN, I agree that during some parts of the book he really was endearing! He honestly was my favorite character in Illuminae.
    I also love Bellatrix, Deadpool, Loki, and Moriarty as well! 🙂

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    • Jessica 08/23/2017 / 10:32 am

      AIDAN definitely was the star of the whole book, in my opinion. His character was more complex than some of the protagonists. It was creepy yet almost endearing when he kept on asking if he was not being merciful to the people on the ship.

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  8. Amber Glow 09/07/2017 / 9:45 am

    I love love love Severus! He’s a perfect combination of black and white and… Well, Alan Rickman. Nothing much more to say. 😊😍

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    • Jessica 09/07/2017 / 9:53 am

      Hahaha I agree. I love Snape so much ❤️

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  9. Daedalus Lex 11/25/2017 / 4:11 pm

    Yes to the love of villains! This goes way back in the human psyche. They say that in the morality plays of pre-Shakespearean theatre, with “Everyman” tugged between characters representing good and evil, the audience was always really waiting for the appearance of the magnificent, gaudy “Vice” figure to appear. Same with “Paradise Lost” — Milton’s Satan stole the show despite Milton’s more or less orthodox Protestant intent.

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