There’s nothing I love more than a good villain. In my opinion, nothing enlivens a story more than the evil guy/gal with an agenda. So I’ve decided to come up with a list of faves-the baddies you love to hate.
1) Lord Voldemort. How could I make a villains roster without including that snake-lovin’, Harry Potter hatin’ magical Master of all Evil?
2) Hannibal Lecter. Nothing says “villain” more than having a dinner party with a guest as the main course.
3) Annie Wilkes. She may be a bit more obscure, but “Misery” readers know who she is. She’s big! She’s bad! She knows how to use a blow torch! And incidentally, she’s the best cure for writer’s block you’ll ever hope not to find.
So spill it. Who are your favorite fictional villains?