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TTT: Most Compelling Villains


This week's TTT topic: All About the Villains

I'm going with Most Compelling Villains. The ones I love to hate.


 Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling 
(I would not be surprised to find she's the most featured character on these posts today.)


Lo Melkhiin from A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
(Or rather the demon who possessed him, killed 300 girls, and terrorized a country.)


IT from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L' Engle
(This book was so formative in my life. And IT is still one of my biggest fears for the world.)


(Sadistic, controlling terrors who have no compassion.)


The Medes from The Queen's Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner
(Seriously. You have enough land and wealth. Let our heroes live happily ever after. Go home.)


A complacent, apathetic society controlled by the government from The Giver by Lois Lowry
(I....think this is self explanatory.)


The man from Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
(I'm pretty sure he doesn't have a name and that's kind of the point. A man who repeatedly ignores a woman saying no because he knows what she really wants is the scariest to me.)


Madame Therese Defarge from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
(She knits the names of her enemies while sitting ankle deep in their spilled blood. I mean, come on.)

Who are some villains you love to hate?

Comments

Katy K. said…
Ooh, good villains! One that kept me up nights as a child was the old gypsy lady from The Children of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston- making your own garden turn against you? Don't know how I'd do with the stereotypes these days, though.
CG @ Paper Fury said…
Ugh yes to the villain of Bone Gap. He was terrifying. And YESSS TO IT!! I kind of forget about IT because it's been so long since I read that book, but that was totally one of the most terrifying villains I read as a small human. Gah. And Umbridge is, without doubt, one of the Absolute Worsts of Ever. XD
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