Top 5 Interesting Villains [Top 5 Tuesday #7]

Hi Guys,

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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

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One thing you must know about The Darkling aka Aleksander Morozovahe’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

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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.

 

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3.) Professor Severus Snape [ Harry Potterby J.K. Rowling

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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 Thronesby G.R.R Martin

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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 [ Lolitaby Vladimir Nabokov

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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?

Let’s chat.

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31 thoughts on “Top 5 Interesting Villains [Top 5 Tuesday #7]

    • lilisblissfulpages says:

      Yeah,,, The Darkling has more ‘Character’ than most of other characters. 🙂 And I do get why others aren’t sold on Snape’s character. I guess he did so many bad things all throughout the series and it’s not easy to forget them. hehe

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  1. Rylee says:

    I love Snape as a villain, in a very different way than Cersei. Snape has my sympathy; he’s tragic and sad. Cersei is one of those love-to-hate villains. She’s legitimately a devoted mother, but she’s also power-hungry and ruthless. Very different villains, but both amazing choices!!

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    • lilisblissfulpages says:

      Right… I think a book, especially fantasy books, can never be great if the villain is bland and uninteresting. I actually haven’t read GoT books as well, I’m planning to read them once the Tv series ends. Besides the book series is still unfinished. 🙂 I thing the author is focused on the tv series. I don’t know. 🙂

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  2. bookgraphy says:

    Cersei takes too seriously the “I would do anything for my children” and that has given her the title of on of the most interesting villains ever created. I don’t think Snape is a villain, I do think he’s not a great person, but he is not that horrible to be a villain plus Always is also my favorite word 😭💗

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  3. bathandbooks says:

    While I’ve never thought of Snape as a villain, I do agree that it’s annoying he’s forgiven for his bullying of Neville, his general horribleness simply because he loved Lily. It answers questions, but it doesn’t make him a good person…

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  4. Ruqs says:

    Omg these are such good choices, I can’t believe I didn’t remember these for my own post! I 100% agree with you on the Darkling and Levana – they are such intriguing characters! Awesome post!

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    • lilisblissfulpages says:

      Gross.. Yes that’s the perfect term to describe Humber.. I just used disgusting. And same here with Cersei… Like I said I really wouldn’t mind if she wins the thrones because sometimes I think she’s not that eveil. But yeah… we’re always wrong.

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  5. Leslie says:

    I love Levana sooo much!!! Her story is so heartbreaking and I fell in love with her in her novella! It’s a must read!!

    Snaps!! “always” will be one of the most meaningful words to me! I just felt so bad for him!

    Great choices! 🙂

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  6. Stefanie says:

    Professor Snape I consider a semi-villian b/c of all the reasons why he did what he did in the HP series. I really liked Bellatrix even though she was bad witch because she was devoted to who she was and what she stood for. I actually picked her wand to buy at Ollivander’s at Universal Studios, LA.

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    • lilisblissfulpages says:

      Semi-villain is a perfect term to call him. 🙂 And yes, I admire Bellatrix as a charcter and a villain… She’s like the Cersei of HP series only she’s not a mother but like you said, she was devoted. she knew what she’s doing…

      When I’m 30, I’m planning to travel and I’ll visit Universal too. hehe..

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