Thursday, July 14, 2011

Everyone Loves A Good Villain

There cannot be light without the cannot have good without the balance of evil. And oh, how I love the evil that oozes out of my favorite Harry Potter villains. So many love to hate characters made it almost impossible to choose my favorites. Almost. But, I managed to narrow it down to my top five. Though in the end some turned out to be good in their own right, they earned their status with past deeds.

So without further deliberation I give you my top five villains:

#5 Draco Malfoy
From the moment they arrive at Hogwarts and Harry turns down his friendship, Draco becomes a bane in Harry's existence. Eager to please his father, Draco is vile and cruel to all muggles and anyone associated with them. The apple didn't fall far from this tree my friends.

#4 Lucias Malfoy
Rich, powerful and utterly full of himself, Lucias Malfoy is any dark lord's dream come true. Why? Because he will do anything to stay close to those in power and step on anyone who gets in his way.

#3 Bellatrix Lestrange
Proud member of the noble house of Black, Bellatrix has a heart to match her family name. Devoted to Voldemort through and through, Bellatrix kills her own family member Sirius Black when he comes to Harry's aide.

#2 Severus Snape
From the moment of his arrival at Hogwarts, Snape has been a thorn in Harry Potter's side. Whether it be ten point from Gryffindor or Occlumency lessons, Snape never passes up the chance to torment The Boy Who Lived.

#1 Voldemort
Can you possibly be surprised? Since Harry was just a baby, this dark lord has been vying to kill him. Voldemort has single handedly raised an army wiping out those Harry loves with the flick of a wand. Yes, Voldemort is my number one villain.

So who's your favorite? Go ahead and know you have one!

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Laurel Garver said...

I would rate Umbridge as my #1. She's the kind of villain you're most likely to meet in real life. I'm not convinced that Draco or Snape prove themselves to be true villains in the end.

Bellatrix, though. SHUDDER. She is one super-scary chick!

Colene Murphy said...

I love the complexities of all the villains. None of them are just evil just because. They all have something that drives them to be that way. Well, we donno about Bellatrix really, I guess. She's just plain evil and I actually love that about her too!

Catherine Denton said...

Lucius and Umbridge would be among my favorites. But Greyback is pretty vile too. I agree with Colene, I love the complexities of them all.

LTM said...

LOL! I was just posting on Laurel's site how I love a well-drawn, complex villain! Although in the movies, I have to confess a partiality to Bellatrix. It's only because of HB-C~ :D <3 can't wait!

Natalie Aguirre said...

All are great choices. I agree Umbridge is a nasty villian too.

Abby Minard said...

It's hard for me to call Snape a villain because even though he hated Harry and made his life at school hell, he was really a good guy and protected Harry till the end. I always knew he was good :) I'd say my favorite would be Umbridge. Ugh, I HATED her. Her type of personality and her agenda is just the kind that gets under my skin. The kind that wants everything "pure". She reminds me a lot of Hitler. But more sickly sweet and sugary.