Top 5 Favorite Villains

Top 5 Wednesday.png! Happy Hump Day! Today’s topic is favorite villains. If you’d like to participate in T5W, you can do so here!



The AI from I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

This short story is slightly terrifying. If you want something short and sweet to read for October, check this one out.

The Masquerade from The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade, #1)

Two words: Social Hygiene.

Kennit from Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

Ship of Magic (Liveship Traders, #1)

The reason I love this character so much is because I hate him so much. He’s just. pure. asshole. He commits all sorts of acts that are unforgivable, but he sees himself as someone with a good end goal. His motivations I think make him so complex. But holy cow do I hate him.

The Darkling from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Verse, #1)

Hey, shocker. I bet this guy will be on a lot of people’s lists. I don’t know what it is about him, he’s just morbidly fascinating to me, man.

Shigaraki Tomura from My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi

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Is he the most matured, well-put-together villain? No. He has temper tantrums and is inexperienced. He’s not an all-powerful grade-A villain. But that’s what makes him so interesting to me. I feel like as the series progresses, we’ll get to see him develop into a great villain the way the hero characters are improving into their own titles.

And that’s it! Making this list made me realize I don’t read many villains with a true hero/villain dynamic. Most of the time, the antagonist is more of a gray character than the archetype ‘villain’. Good or bad, who knows.

Happy reading!

12 thoughts on “Top 5 Favorite Villains

    1. It’s so weird. Subjectively, Kennit does much worse things to other people than Kyle does, but I agree that I dislike Kyle more. I think he’s just… annoying in a way, while Kennit is really just evil.

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  1. Gosh, yes! I’m only about 28% into ‘The Traitor Baru Cormorant’ but ‘Social Hygiene’ makes me so mad

    Kennit is one of my all-time favourite villains! I loved to read about his way of thinking

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