As much as we hate to admit it, we all love a bad boy. There’s something about their mysterious attitude, confidence and masculinity that make us weak at the knees. Villains have many layers to them and we love finding out what has driven them to their drastic actions. We picked out the top 5 villains from our favourite literature. Do you agree?
The Joker – Batman
Batman’s arch-nemesis! We love this green haired villain; he is always causing problems for Batman and we love to see what he next has in store for his enemy.
Patrick Bateman – American Psycho
The mysterious Pat seems like an elegant gentleman who loves fine dining, couture, Genesis and all things rich. However, if you look a little closer you will see he’s not all that sees the eye. He also loves rape, murder and dismemberment and will go out his way to find it. Follow the tale of Patrick Bateman and discover how his mind works.
Bill Sykes – Oliver Twist
Bill Sykes oozes with evilness; he’s a murderer, child abuser, thief, an animal abuser and many much, much worse! He wants complete control and has to get his way all the time. It seems that Bill Sykes does not have a good bone in his body, he is evil through and through.
Count Dracula – Dracula
Our all-time favourite vampire! Despite him being a murder, often killing women to feed, we can’t help but sympathise with this villain.
Voldemort – Harry Potter
The cruel villain who killed Harry’s parents but couldn’t kill Harry himself; despite the boy only being a baby. He’s strong, vicious and craves for immortality. But can Voldemort truly be immortal and rule the wizard world?
Mr Hyde – Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Mr Hyde – the evil one of Mr Hyde and Dr Jekyll. This is a strange tale of a man battling with his good and evil side. Mr Hyde has power and is very aggressive and violent, even stamping on a young girl at one point.
Pinkie Brown – Brighton Rock
Pinkie is a Catholic 17-year-old who seems like any other teenage boy; however he roams the streets of Brighton with a razor blade and a bottle of vitriol. He’s the leader of an up-and-coming gang and will go to any lengths to terrorise others, including torturing and murdering those who have crossed his path.
Sauron – Lord of the Rings
Sauron is the creator of the ‘One Ring’ and the ‘Dark Lord of Mordor. He is the creator of the story and like any other, craves the power of the ring.
Count Olaf – A Series of Unfortunate Events
Count Olaf will do anything to get his hands on the money of orphans, Violet, Klaus and Sunny’s inheritance after the decease of their parents. Watch him as he hunts the children down, dressing in disguises, trying to fool the children that he is someone else.
The Monster – Frankenstein
Frankenstein is a reject that we can’t help but sympathies with. The monster is intelligent, sensitive and emotional who does not seem to have a place in society.
By Claire Lancaster