**SPOLER ALERT** > If you have not read A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas yet, You might want to skip this one.
And welcome back to my blog! Today I have been inspired to do this week’s topic for T5W (Top Five Wednesday). To find more about it, click here to go to the Goodreads page for it!
This week’s topic is all-time favorite villains, and I am so excited about it. As a disclaimer, I will not include any Harry Potter villains, however, if you wish to know who my favorite villain from the HP series is, well, obviously dear old Tom Marvolo Riddle, aka Voldemort, but that is not a surprise. So, without further ado, here are my top 5 favorite villains, in no particular order.
- The Lord Ruler, from The Mistborn Trilogy. I love the figure of the Lord Ruler; even though I cannot say much without spoiling the whole plot, if you have not read this series you just need to know that he is not as black and white as you may think. He is a real person, going through real struggles, and with a mind of his own. Yep, he’s great, and he is written so well you feel for him, even though, in the end, he’s a horrible person.
- Jack Randall, from the Outlander series. So, this is a villain I openly loathe. I think this is the only antagonist I genuinely feel no sympathy for, I truly despise and dislike him. When reading scenes in which he appears, it would be really hard for me not to tear the page, snort at him, or yell. One of the most horrible fictional characters I have EVER read about.
- Tamlin, from A Court of Mist and Fury. I know he is only a minor villain, but I really dislike him. He is a controlling and psychologically abusive male who lacks empathy and or sympathy. I really hope Sarah will redeem at least part of him in the last book of the trilogy. I somewhat liked him in ACOTAR, and I am eager to see what is going to happen to him.
- The Red Queen, from the Queen of the Tearling Trilogy. The Red Queen of Mortmesne is the typical villain who is self-absorbed, self-righteous, vain, and scared of both death and old age. She is cold, calculating, and delightfully ruthless. I cannot wait to learn more about her in the last book in the trilogy.
- Heathcliff, from Wuthering Heights. I know, I know, Wuthering Heights again. Well, guess what, Heathcliff is one of the most ambiguous ‘villains’ you will ever read about. He is mistreated in childhood, and the question of nature versus nurture has never been more real.
These are the five villains that popped into my mind when I read this week’s topic. Please comment down below what some of your favorite villains are, I would absolutely love to know!
Until next time,