Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Top Ten Villains Tag

Rebekah from Rebekah's Remarks tagged me awhile back and it's time I catch up on the numerous tags I've been nominated for. So, who do I think of as the top ten villains in fiction? I know I'm going to miss several, but here goes.

  1. I was going to start off with Satan although I know that he has already been done by several people, but I don't know how you can do this post and NOT say Satan. He is the ultimate villain. The real-life villain. The threat to all us Christians. However, because villains are supposed to be fictional, I chose Nicolae Carpathia, the Anti-Christ from the Left Behind series. Yes, I know that the Anti-Christ will be real, but Carpathia isn't and is quite the villain.
  2. Captain Mortimer. He's the other one I can't help but say. You are probably wondering who this guy is, and in answer: he is the villain of my story, A Pirate's Tale. I haven't written too much with him yet, but I have every hope that he will turn out to be a super villain, one worthy of this post. :-)
  3. Again, I know that this character has already been mentioned, but I had to choose one from Star Wars, and the biggest villain there is Darth Sidious. He is so evil. A "wonderful" example of a villain—cunning, cruel, heartless.
  4. Agh, I feel like I am copying Rebekah's post because she mentioned this one too but I cannot leave this villain out of my post. The White Witch from Narnia is basically a representation of Satan. She is developed in both the books and movies as a cold-hearted (she does have a heart, but not much of one) and wicked enemy of the protagonist and Aslan. The stark contrast between Aslan and the White Witch makes her evilness stand out dramatically.
  5. King Respen and the Blades from the series by Tricia Minkerink, The Blades of Acktar. This series is so good, by the way. The Blades are trained killers for the king. Need I say more? They don't question orders and don't hesitate to spill blood.
  6. The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz is quite the "bad guy." Isn't her cackle so creepy?
  7. Don't laugh: Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmations. I mean, killing poor, innocent puppies for their fur? I think she traumatized me when I was little. :)
  8. The Pale Orc from the movie The Hobbit. He seeks only to kill, steal, and destroy. Sound like someone else who was at the top of this list?
  9. Arnold Ernst Toht from the first Indiana Jones movies is another villain high on my list. He stalks the good guys and only wants the treasure.
  10. Merek from The Silent Blade. If the definition of a villain is evil, seeking to kill the protagonists, and wanting to inflict maximum harm wherever he goes, Merek fulfills all three requirements and more.
  11. Yes, I'm going to cheat and add an eleventh villain. Zirtan from the Makilien Trilogy is a well-done villain. Evil describes him well.
  12. And . . .  a twelfth. Captain Francis Kelly from The Pirate Daughter's Promise is a ruthless, cruel, and greedy pirate. Another excellent example of a villain.
I hope that you enjoyed reading my choices of top villains. Do you agree with any of these? Thanks for reading, and thank you, Rebekah for tagging me! My family had fun coming up with some of these!

13 comments:

  1. Oo...you had some good ones. :) I had fun (in a weird, twisted sort of way) reading your post. ;) I mean, really, how can reading or writing about villains REALLY be fun? However. :)
    I didn't feel like you copied my post at all. You had some good ones in addition to the few you shared with me. ^_^

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad that you managed to have some fun reading a post about villains. ;)

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  2. Ooh yes The Antichrist is a good one. *nods* HIS EYES THOUGH. *shivers* Definitely a villain.
    Also, CRUELLA IS A TOTES LEGIT VILLIAN. I mean, who would be so evil as to MURDER PUPPIES. WHAT DID THE PUPPIES DO TO YOU? :P :P
    And yesyesyes King Respen I'm SUPER excited about book three in that series. *nods* :)

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    1. Oh yes, those eyes. Soo creepy. I've read the Left Behind books 1-9 and hope to read 10 and 11 next month. I watched the first Left Behind movie recently and am eager to watch the second. Have you read the books?

      I know, right? She's so wicked.

      Ahh, I read Dare on the first day of April and just finished Deny. I signed up for the Defy blog tour and am SOOOOOOOOO excited! Did you sign up for it? I can't believe how she left off book 2. Oh my goodness can't wait to read Defy. How did you find the series?

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    2. Hmmm no I have not. Are they good? XD Seen all three movies though. :) The third was my favorite. A lot of explosions. XD *nods*

      YES I'M SO EXCITED ALSO. *screeches* I can't wait for book three! I think I signed up for the blog tour? Pretty sure I did, just don't know if the Wi-Fi let the form go through. XD
      Umm... hmmm... *thinks* I guess I just saw them on Amazon and saw that the author was homeschooled and hence decided to read them. :D

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  3. I know 4 of these. The White Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West, Cruella de Vil, and Merek. I had never thought of Cruella... but yep, she'd be a villain, all right. And Merek? He's just creepy sometimes. ;) The White Witch, too. And the Wicked Witch of the West. Okay, they're all creepy. :P Anyway. I agree with Rebekah, I'm enjoying reading everyone's top villains. ;)

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  4. Ooo, good choices. ;)
    King Respen is...gah. So horrible. But not all the Blades are villain-y though...right? xD
    Cruella de Vil, YEEEESSS!! She terrified me as a child. ;) Disney really shouldn't show such awful things to children.
    Arnold Ernst Toht -- I couldn't have told you his name, but I have seen the movie and he's certainly a nasty villain. B-)
    Merek is terrible as well! A favorite story of mine. :P
    I'd forgotten about Captain Francis Kelly!! Yes, absolutely a villain-y creature. He was so awful to Skye and Will and...everyone! XP

    I enjoyed reading this post, Bethany! :D

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    1. Yes, yes, yes, he is simply awful! Don't feel bad about Arnold Ernst Toht...I had to look up his name. ;)

      I'm actually reading book 4 in the Pirates and Faith series. How many have you read? Did you get to read the Makilien Trilogy yet?

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    2. I've still only read the first one, "The Pirate Daughter's Promise". And I haven't read those yet either. ;)

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    3. My favorites of the Pirates and Faith series is numbers 1 and 2. (I finished number 4!) My order of favorites is probably the order of the series.

      You MUST read the trilogy! Soooo goood!

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  5. Oh, you chose some good ones! I totally agree on Nicolae Carpathia, the White Witch, King Respin, and Captain Kelly. I think out of all those, King Respin scares me the most. He's just so cruel! I want him to just die and leave everyone alone. But ... I'm not sure if he will. :P
    Oh, and of course I agree that Merek is an evil villain. ;)
    I loved the post! I'm having fun reading about everyone's favorite villains. :D

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    1. I hope he dies too. That sounds horrible. XD lol But now we can finally find out!

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