Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Or Thursday, if you want to just pretend this whole made up holiday doesn’t exist. I’m sure there will be lots of posts about everyone’s favorite book couples today. I believe I did one last year. This year I’m mixing it up a little and doing something a little less cliche.
Forget romance. Today we’re talking about villains. *evil laugh*
Moriarty – What has always made Moriarty such an interesting villain is that he could just as easily have been the protagonist of the Sherlock story. He’s every bit as clever and cunning as his counterpart. Sometimes I wonder what could have happened if Sherlock and Moriarty teamed up instead of becoming enemies.
Cersei Lannister – Just try to name a more ruthless female villain. I dare you.
Eli Ever and Victor Vale – I suppose you could argue that both Victor and Eli are the villains of Schwab’s series. Both are fabulously complex characters. At times, I found myself sympathizing rather than hating them, because despite their abnormal abilities, at the end of the day they’re still human like the rest of us.
The Master – Similar to Sherlock and Moriarty, The Master is the evil counterpart to the Doctor’s character. I love the dynamic between the two, especially the latest version (aka Missy).
Dorothy Gale (from the Dorothy Must Die series) – Dorothy is not the lost little girl from Kansas in this story. She’s been in Oz a long time and rules the place, like the straight up bitch that she is. This iteration of her character is definitely one of the more unique ones. There’s just something I love about an overdressed villain in rhinestone heels.
Who are some of your all-time favorite villains?