Literary Bad Guys

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Literary Bad Guys

Post by ThinkBlue » February 6th, 2010, 4:47 am

Who would you vote as the best villain in literature and why?

For me, it's a tie between Iago from Shakespeare's Othello (because he's a ninja in reverse psychology) and Moby Dick from Melville's Moby Dick (need I say more?).

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Post by Bryan Russell/Ink » February 6th, 2010, 7:50 am

Unless Ahab's the villain...
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Post by christi » February 6th, 2010, 8:52 am

Darth Sidious. Hey, there ARE books, yanno.

Okay, classic literature... I'd go with Sauron.
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Post by beacon22 » February 6th, 2010, 10:35 am

She's not a guy, but Abigail Williams is EVIL! Is it wrong that she's also one of my favorite characters? She is one bad a a** girl!
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Post by Pete » February 6th, 2010, 12:26 pm

Raskolnikov sort of counts, right?
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Post by casnow » February 6th, 2010, 4:54 pm

I think the Judge is Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian is a good one

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Post by Bryan Russell/Ink » February 7th, 2010, 2:55 pm

I'll second casnow... The Judge. Chigurh ain't too shabby either.
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