This meme is hosted by Shanah from Bionic Book Worm and this week’s topic is ‘Top 5 Villains more interesting than the Hero’. There are countless amazing villains out there and true, I love most of them. But I can’t seem to come up with five villains who are more interesting than the heroes or protagonists. So I’m just gonna list five of the most interesting Villains I love. I’ll share why I find them interesting and since we’re talking about villains here, I’m sure not all of us would have the same opinions about them but it’s okay. 🙂
So without further ado….
♥Top 5 Interesting Characters I Love♥
1.) The Darkling [Grisha Trilogy] by Leigh Bardugo
One thing you must know about The Darkling aka Aleksander Morozova: he’s one power hungry, manipulative young-looking man. Okay, technically, those were three things and those three things are what make him an interesting villain (especially the last one. hehe) It really amazed me how far he can go to get what he wants. And when you learn about his history, he became even more interesting. The ending of Grisha trilogy made me a little sad because of him. I really wish Bardugo give him a redeeming plot and have his own book. Anyway, since I love him so much, I also wished that he left a part of him in Nikolai Lantsov. Because why not? 🙂
2.) Levana Blackburn [The Lunar Chronicles] by Marissa Meyer
One thing you should know about Levana: she’s truly evil. She’s So bad but does it so well. She’s one of my favorite villains. And strangely, I loved her more when I read Fairest (Lunar Chronicles 3.5), it tells her story. Ah the things she did for power and beauty. And really, her story is one hell of a heartbreak.
I still mourn for Evret, by the way. He’s Levana’s late husband. Read her story, you won’t regret it.
3.) Professor Severus Snape [ Harry Potter ] by J.K. Rowling
One thing you must know about Snape, he’s not really that evil. Sure he spent the whole HP series being bad, antagonizing Harry, but behind the scenes, he was… how do I put it… Let’s just say, he’s astonishingly good all because of an unrequited love to a woman who died so long ago.
ALWAYS is my favorite word. No kidding.
4.) Cersei Lannister [Game of Thrones] by G.R.R Martin
One thing you must know about Cersei? She is a great mother. No really. This quality is what really makes her one of the most interesting characters of all time. Not just as a villain. The things she does for her children. Truly remarkable. And of course, the things she does to win the game of thrones.
I actually don’t mind if she wins at the end. Oh well, I know she wouldn’t. hehe..
5.) Humbert Humbert [ Lolita ] by Vladimir Nabokov
One IMPORTANT thing you must know about Humbert Humbert: he’s disgusting but charming which makes him truly interesting. Nabokov did a great job making him the narrator. His narration was very compelling making us somehow care for his story. I read Lolita long ago and I remember being truly invested in the story mainly because I enjoy the narration.
There you have it guys, my personal list of interesting villains. What do you think of them? have you read the books they’re in? Do you find them interesting too? Or do you hate them?