This week’s topic is: Favorite Villains
According to Goodreads: “It’s been a little while since we’ve done the villain topic, and this one will definitely be a recurring one in the group as there are always new villains to talk about.”
It goes on to say that they HIGHLY encourage participants to avoid putting Voldemort or Umbridge or anyone Harry Potter related because it’s such a go-to choice. Luckily, I haven’t read HP, so I’ve got other picks for ya!
The Commandant | An Ember in the Ashes Series
I was trying to decide between Marcus or The Commandant but then I thought of how The Commandant doesn’t really have any remorse for her heinous actions, so she’s definitely the winner. This woman is EEEEVVVVILLLL. She has no qualms about beating, burning, or killing anyone who gets in her way. She’s even got a vendetta against her own son! The Commandant has got to be one of the most messed up literary villains I’ve read in a while. She scares me and I’m legitimately afraid of what she’ll do next in the third installment.
The Darkling | Grisha Trilogy
To be honest, I’m just smitten with The Darkling. He’s so malevolent, yet so charming. Make no mistake. This guy’s an a**hole. But a very charismatic a**hole. I know I should probably hate him, but I disliked Mal so much that no matter his dark intentions, the Darkling seemed like a golden match for Alina.
Queen Amarantha | A Court of Thorns and Roses
I know we’re all in love with Rhys and the perfection that was ACOMAF, but let’s not forget the horrible witch that brought on both Tamlin and Feyre’s PTSD. Amarantha is one of the worst villains out there, not only because she terrorized an entire land as a queen, but also because she traumatized the other characters through mental, physical, verbal, and sexual abuse. She was a horrible villainess who got her just desserts in the end, but she unfortunately left her mark on our protagonists, even after she was gone.
Saint Dane | Pendragon Series
The Pendragon series was my substitute for Harry Potter when I was younger, but Saint Dane was basically the Voldemort of Pendragon. Dane is a shape-shifting demon that doesn’t just focus his attentions on Earth, but on several different worlds/inter-dimensional territories. His goal? To bring about self-destruction on each territory through various techniques like cultural homogenization, totalitarianism, discrimination, and social inequality. Sounds like a wonderful guy, huh?
Adelina Amouteru | The Young Elites
This choice is a bit different in that Adelina is a sympathetic character. It’s hard to understand the motivations or mindsets of the previous villains I have chosen, but Adelina’s story is different in that we actually get to know her story. I feel so sorry for her and I feel myself championing her on as she becomes angrier and more vengeful with each passing chapter. I haven’t read the Midnight Star just yet, so I’m not sure how villainous Adelina becomes, but I’m looking forward to see how her evil yet tragic story ends.
Hope you enjoyed the post! Do you agree with my picks? Got some of your own?? Let me know your thoughts! 😀
See y’all soon!