We just finished up a fun session in my Thrifty Author Meetup group about villains. Everyone had fun talking about who their favorites were and why, and then we hashed out how to create good villains in our own writing.
In no particular order, here are some of the villains who hit our Top Villains list:
Darth Vader (before Episodes I – III)
Dolores Umbridge (everyone agreed she out-eviled Voldemort)
Good ol’ Voldy
Syndrome (from The Incredibles)
Randall Flagg (from The Stand)
The Joker (voted best nemesis of Batman’s)
Angelique (from the original Dark Shadows)
Dracula (the Bram Stoker version)
Satan (as portrayed in Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality series)
I know we mentioned more, so if you were at the meeting and you know which ones I’ve missed, or you just want to nominate some of your own, please add to the list!