16 Nov 2010

Top Ten Tuesday: Criminals, Villains and other Degenerates!

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This Tuesday are dedicated to Top Ten Villains! We all know that sometimes it is the villain that makes a story so here is a post celebrating those baddies and nastiest in literature!

10. Mr. Wickham from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". Because he is a nasty golddigger with no shame what-so-ever. He really deserves getting married to Lydia, talk about a match made in hell...

9. Zenia from Margaret Atwood's "The Robber Bride". In Denmark there is a saying that goes "Women are woman's worst enemy" and that is exactly Zenia. She enters the lives of three women and wreaks havoc. What a b-tch!

8. Humbert Humbert from "Lolita" by Nabokov. Because he is outright creepy and disgusting!

7.Captain Hook from "Peter Pan" by J. M. Barrie. The man wants to kill children. Honestly. He may not seem bad in the Disney movie but he is a nasty piece of work.

6. Marquise de Merteuil from "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Again a woman who will stop at nothing to get her will, you definitely do not want to cross her...

5. The three witches from Neil Gaiman's "Stardust" who are plotting to kill an innocent, young fallen star and cut out her heart to recapture youth and beauty.

4.William Hamleigh from "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett. This guy will do anything to destroy his personal enemies and he sure knows how to hold a grudge. The characteristics of his personality seem to be brutish, violent and evil.

3. The totalitarian regime in "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margeret Atwood. I can't describe the horror of this regime that has turned women into caste-divided creatures that only live to serve men. The scariest book ever.

2. Voldemort fra the Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling, don't think I have to mention that...). Need I say more? Voldemort is evil, really evil.

1. Milady de Winther from "The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas. I have always been really scared by Milady de Winther - she is a chilling character. Evil to the bone but able to conceal it behind a mask that alernates between worldly beauty, damsel in distress and pious scapegoat. She is a villain if there ever was one!

Do you want more villains? Then check out this link http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/3560987/50-greatest-villains-in-literature.html

Who are your fave villains?


  1. I like that you have Mr. Wickham on your list! He certainly falls into the degenerate category. Nasty guy

  2. Some interesting choices - funny how many times Voldemort comes up. He must be in the top 10 of all time villians.

  3. Oooh, the regime from The Handmaid's Tale! I had forgotten about that one. Good choice!

  4. Hamleigh, he was so awful! Just when thigns were going well for someone, you could count on him to arrive and burn their town down.

  5. Oh Zenia is a fabulous choice! She is just so conniving and destructive.

    And yay for seeing Wickham on this list! You're right, he really has no shame.

  6. We all have it in for Wickham, don't we? :-)

    Yeah Voldemort are getting a lot of PR on these list but then again, he does deserve if you ask me.

    And for those of you who haven't met Zenia yet, I urge you to read The Robber Bride. She really is mean.

  7. How could I have forgotten the witches from Stardust?! That's one of my top five favorite books!!

    I chose Willoughby from Sense and Sensibility over Wickham--I think Willoughby did more harm to himself than Wickham (however annoying Lydia might be) because he really hurt himself since he genuinely loved Marianne.

  8. Yeah I was having trouble deciding between Willoughby and Wickham as well... They are both scoundrels!

  9. I like that you put Wickham on your list. I don't think I would have thought of him, but now that you mention it, I completely agree. He and Lydia really do deserve one another.

  10. They do :-) I would love to read a book of the further adventures of Wickham and Lydia

  11. I put Milady de Winter on my list. She seemed so cold. That's probably what scares me the most about bad people. The coldness.

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  13. I've never heard of Top Ten Tuesday... I might need to check it out! I absolutely loved your choice of the 3 witches from Stardust. I LOVED that movie (I need to read the book still). I might actually watch it now. lol. :) Great list!

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