Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is villains. The best, worst, sexiest, most evilly villainous, lovable, creepiest, etc. So let’s jump right on in.

I’m just going right to one of my absolute favorites, Loki.3862c392c0494b923e7c275c5cb58233

It’s definitely Tom Hiddleston, but Loki is such a fun character. He sometimes does good things if it benefits him, but then he inevitably throws Thor (or whoever else is in his way) under the bus.


Eric Northman. I’m not convinced he really is a villain, but he does some villainy things, I suppose, plus I love me some Eric Northman, so any excuse to add him to a list is a win!


Ed Skrein as Ajax/Francis in Deadpool. Do I need to say more? Okay, one could say that I am turning this into a hottest villains blog. I need to throw some ugly up in here.


Let’s turn to truly scary villains for a bit. Pinhead from Hellraiser always scared the piss out of me. I haven’t watched those movies in ages, and I think there is a reason why. I always thought they were super scary. Not just gross in a slasher horror movie way, but truly frightening.


Hannibal Lecter. It’s not just that his name rhymes with cannibal (which he was), but Anthony Hopkins mastered this role. There was something intriguing as well as scary about this character.


Magneto. He has always been a bad-ass with his massive powers, intelligence, wit, and ability to steal every scene he is in.


Annie Wilkes from Stephen King’s Misery. Kathy Bates nailed it in the movie version!

“I’m your number one fan.”


Yzma from Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove is a personal favorite. She is just hilarious with Kronk as her henchman. I think she might be my favorite Disney villain of all time just because she is so funny and over the top. Everything about that movie is a win. Underrated if you ask me!


Cersei Lannister. I have only read the first book in this series, but I adore the show, even though it’s miserable, everyone dies, and nothing good happens to anyone! LOL. Lena Headey is so brilliant in this part that you can’t help but love to hate her. She’s tortured, a bitch, murderous, deceiving, lost, sad, a contradiction. I don’t think there is any doubt she is way past the point of redemption.

It’s so hard to only list ten. There’s Pennywise, Ursula, Freddy Krueger, pretty much any villain from Marvel or DC. But I think I will close this blog with one of my all-time childhood classics, Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan in Annie.


Even as a child, I could recognize the PURE GENIUS of this portrayal. I would listen to the Annie Soundtrack constantly and always acted out her big song, Little Girls.

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