Monday, March 31, 2014

Making Up for Monday: Favorite Fictional Villain

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This Week's Question

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

My Answer:
Just one, eh. Now that's just crazy. Like handing me a bowl of ice cream and saying "just one bite." I've been reading for so long that I could never narrow it down to just one villain from a book, or even just one villain in a book series.

This is not a ranked list; I think that would be impossible for me to do. Also, the villans listed below are just those that came to mind while I was writing this post. If I took a few weeks, than maybe just maybe I could write down each one and every one:
  • Queen Mab, Gentleman Johnny Marcone, Nicodemus, Lara Raith, the Merlin, Lash and Santa Claus from Jim Butcher's "The Dresden Files" series -- Having read all 15 books in the series this far, I've racked up quite the list. Butcher has a knack for writing badass villains with awesome personalities that you just have to like. Oh yeah, I cannot forget to include Harry's sense of chivalry. That characteristic always seems to kick him in the arse. 
  • Ming Labon, Santano Enrique, Shoshanna & Henry Scott and Silence from Nalini Singh's "Psy/Changeling" series -- such a complex world with so many evil baddies. Singh is a master world builder and storyteller. I love this series so much.
  • Professor Snape from J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series -- Even after all the horrible things he did, I still love him.
  • Mab Monroe from Jennifer Estep's "Elemental Assassin" series -- She's one of those who is just so cool and level headed. 
  • Cersei Lannister from George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire"series -- I just love to love her. In a world run by men, Cersei is gets a bad rap. I completely sympathize with her, though she is in fact quite the bitch.
  • President Snow from Suzanne Collin's "Hunger Game" series -- I completely HATED this guy!!!
  • The Edison Group from Kelley Armstrong's The Darkest Powers" series -- Derek Souza's enemy is my enemy, lol.
  • Warner from Tahereh Mafi's "Shatter Me" series -- This guy. Swoon...
  • The Grand Witch from Roald Dahl's The Witches -- Dahl was one of my favorite authors growing up and definitely helped further my desire to read. 
  • Ms. Trunchbull from Roald Dahl's Matilda -- Matilda was so awesome,. 
  • The Snowman from R.L. Stine's "Point Horror"series -- This is an important one for me, because this was the first book I read as a young teen and learned that villains can be sexy. 
  • Vicious from Hajime Yatate's "Cowboy Bebop" manga series -- I'm cheating with this one because I haven't actually read the manga series, I just saw the anime. But I was so in love with this guy...

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