Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Top Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Villains

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Hey'a, everyone! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is Top Ten Tuesday REWIND! That means that you can pick any topic that you want to redo or you missed. I was really excited when I saw the theme, since a lot of topics that I think sounded really fun were done before I started doing Top Ten Tuesdays. Unfortunately, I also became paralyzed by indecision while trying to pick which topic to do! (Thus why this post is so late.) Finally (at the advice of my sister), I decided on Favorite Book Villains.
  1. The Dragon (Tales of Goldstone Wood series). Also known as Death-in-Life and the Destroyer of Dreams. That should give you an idea of what kind of villain he is: terrifyingly evil. He'll crush a person's dreams to dust, make them wish for the end- and then makes their life a living death.  
  2. Smaug (The Hobbit). Smaug says it best himself: “My armor is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!” Also, his conversation with Bilbo is one of my favorite scenes in the book. Do I need more reasons?   
  3. Bartholomew Thorne (Wayne Thomas Batson's pirate books). Ruthless, chilling, calculating, and just the slightest bit insane. Plus, he's a pirate, and his bleeding stick is a pretty impressive weapon.      
  4. Tamiel (Children of the Bard series). Tamiel is on this list for various reasons, most of which are rather spoilery. (As a note, I'm very glad that The Seventh Door is coming out soon.) What I can say is that as much as I hate him for what he does, you kind of have to admire his deviousness and his plotting.  
  5. The Dragonwitch (Tales of Goldstone Wood series). One has to feel a bit sorry for the Dragonwitch. She's evil, eaten up by hatred and a desire for revenge, but when you think about what she went through . . . It doesn't make her right, but it makes her a bit more understandable.  
  6. Keeper (Entwined). I'll admit: I thought at first that Keeper was a good (albeit rather creepy) guy. That's part of why I like him: he had me tricked. But then evidence stacked up, and when I found out who he really was for the first time, I was as freaked out as Azalea. I also like how he was more restrained than a lot of villains, though. Somehow, it makes him doubly creepy.
  7. The Duke (The Thirteen Clocks). This quote says it all: "We all have flaws. Mine is being wicked." He is, quite literally, one of the coldest villains out there. 
  8. Cythraul (The Dark Sea Annals). Cythraul is a bit mad-scientist-y in certain ways, and he has pretty amazing fighting skills. Also, he (spoiler) can't die. Literally. (End spoiler) And his backstory is pretty impressive too.     
  9. Raudrim-Quevara (The Dark Sea Annals). Raudrim-Quevara reminds me a bit of the Dragonwitch (or vice-versa, as Raudrim-Quevara technically came first). However, Raudrim-Quevara is more calculating and more interested in generally killing anyone who stands in her way, while the Dragonwitch is a bit less controlled but also more focused on certain goals.
  10. Deeb Rauber and The Warlord of Dar (The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle). Ok. These two are mostly on here because they make me laugh. You've got Deeb Rauber, the eleven-year-old Bandit King. He's an immature, spoiled brat, and yet he's actually pretty devious. And then you have the Warlord of Dar, who's so evil and villainous that he's funny.
 Well, there you have it! My top ten favorite villains! What about you? What villains do you like best? Please tell me in the comments!
-Sarah (Leilani Sunblade)  

4 comments:

  1. I agree with many of your villains! Any time there is a mythical-queen type figure: "Chronicles of Narnia", "Fire and Hemlock" (Diana Wynne Jones), "The Dark is Rising"... I'm pretty much sold. : )

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    1. Thanks! And yes, mythical-queen-type villains are cool.

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