Today the world discovered that the 45th President of the United States would be billionaire businessman and reality TV star, Donald Trump. Though many are scared about what his leadership will bring to the country of America, we've decided to lighten the mood a little by looking at five TV villains even scarier than Trump himself (though perhaps not as scary as future Vice President Mike Pence…)
Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), The Fall
Though Paul Spector's journey has now come to an end, he's one villain that's going to remain firmly rooted in the psyche of viewers for quite some time. Paul was a scary villain in that he was played by the incredibly handsome Jamie Dornan. It's not often we see such good looking serial killers on British television. Through both his looks, his charm and his wit, he managed to bring many females' lives to an end and evade capture for quite some time. Watching him operate was one heck of a ride.
Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), Game of Thrones
There's not a single redeeming quality about Joffrey Baratheon. Not one. He's a nasty, treacherous little boy who has zero regard for the people around him, craves power and thinks the world owes him a favour simply because of the family he was born into. Enjoying the rich life, he chops heads off left, right and centre during his reign as king. Luckily for fans of the show, his reign came to an end when a master plan by Littlefinger and the Queen of Thorns saw him poisoned at his wedding to Margaery Tyrell. Dastardly indeed, but absolutely worthwhile.
Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), The Walking Dead
A tyrant who's willing to cave in the skull of anyone who would dare cross him. Not only that, but somebody who punishes those who refuse to follow him in a very random way, with major violence and chaos. Negan is one heck of an addition to The Walking Dead's world and looks to be the reset button the series needed to completely reinvent itself. Though he seems to be quite the charmer, that shouldn't go ahead in fooling anybody. He's as evil as they come.
Kilgrave (David Tennant), Jessica Jones
Though the Donald is obviously good at influencing people, he doesn't have a superpower which allows him to do exactly that, and even exploit it to the point of telling people exactly what to do whenever he likes. Topical in that Kilgrave ruins our antihero Jessica Jones' life through mental abuse, the story is something many can relate to who may have been in similar situations. Kilgrave is a man who's obsessed with a woman he says he loves, but one he's willing to put in danger if he isn't the answer to all of her questions and own desires.
Vern Schillinger (J.K. Simmons), Oz
Vern Schillinger is one of the most dangerous characters to ever grace the small screen, as the character enjoyed raping his fellow inmates and was a proud member of the Aryan society behind bars. Eager to inflict pain on anyone who didn't have white skin colour, or who was weak enough to get on side for his sexual or torturous desires, he was a man everybody hated when they really got into the HBO series.