Top 5 Wednesday #27: Favorite Villains

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and now managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. For more information on this meme, visit the Goodreads group.

This week’s topic:

Favorite Villains

I am so excited for this topic! I like quite a few of villains; here are the ones that immediately came to mind:


Oh man! 😀 Thanos is one of my favorite villains and one of my favorite characters from the Avengers movie. I just love the tenderness and vulnerability we see in his character alongside the cruelty and violence. He’s such a complex character and I LOVE how he eases into the story. His presence is felt before he physically enters the story, which makes him seem even more magnificent, influential, and powerful. And, SPOILERS! highlight to see >> I love that he wins! We never get a superhero movie where that happens; well, I can’t recall any.

My favorite part of Infinity War, other than the part where Thor gets major character development and made me tear up, is the end when we see Thanos sitting and staring off into the distance seemingly content and peaceful. I LOVE THAT! Destroy the world for that, yes he did! Now I feel like rewatching the movie. I loved it so much. There were so many great moments.

Madam Gao

Madam Gao!! 😀 She’s awesome and a total badass! I’m familiar with her from the Iron Fist TV show; I haven’t yet seen her in Daredevil, but I’ll get there. I like her because she’s not what viewers would usually expect of a villain, and I just love how amiable she seems while deceiving people and manipulating them. I keep wondering if she really knows all or is just that skilled a manipulator and able to easily read people. Yep, definitely one of my fav villains.


Yea, sure, she’s horrible, but I LOVE HER CHARACTER SO MUCH!!! 😀 I’m talking about Cersei in the Song of Ice & Fire books because I’m not too familiar with the show. I just love that she’s cunning and ruthless and not afraid to grab at power or use lust to manipulate men into giving her what she wants.

Wilson Fisk

He’s from the Daredevil TV show, season 1. Oh man! He’s definitely one of my favorite villains and I can’t tell if it’s because I like the complexity in his character — he really believes he’s doing good — or because the actor does a great job portraying this character. Fisk is one of the major reasons why I liked the Daredevil TV show (the other reason being the fight scenes). I like the complexity in his character and his story.


Crowley is one of my favorite characters from the Supernatural TV show. He’s so funny! …sometimes. I like his sarcasm and love to see him interact with the guys, especially Dean.

That’s it for me. Who are some of your favorite villains?

15 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday #27: Favorite Villains

  1. I don’t watch TV, so I am mostly unfamiliar with these depictions of these villains — but I know all of them except Crowley! I love the explosion of literature adaptions into TV and film: comics, books, whatever it might be. I’m just glad to see favorites coming to life.

    My favorite villains? Lord Voldemort and Dolores Umbridge, for sure. Also Grima Wormtongue from The Two Towers. Oh! And certainly Long John Silver from Treasure Island… if he can be called a villain.


    1. Same here. I especially like the comic book adaptations though I haven’t read any of the comics being adapted.
      I do like Umbridge as a villain too. I find her more complex and in some ways more evil than Voldy.

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      1. Exactly! Umbridge is so much more sinister because her ambition and desire for power were secondary to her desire to inflict pain upon those who did not agree with her. Her evil was sugar-coated and she was oblivious to it, where Voldemort KNEW he was going against the system. *shudder*

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  2. Oooh nice! I didn’t read the Infinity War spoiler 😀 I still haven’t watched it haha. Way behind with movies I wanna see! But I liked Thanos as a villain in the Guardians movie, so I’m sure I will love to hate him again! Maybe even more! I managed to avoid spoilers so far, which is kind of a miracle I guess


  3. CERSEI YES!!!!! I absolutely LOVE her!!! When I tell people that I love her character they look at me weird but it’s because she is ruthless and gives zero fucks. She thrives in a world of men and is unapologetic about her ruthlessness. I also love how despite how horrid she is, she absolutely adores her children. She is a great villain!!! Awesome list 🙂

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    1. EXACTLY!! 😀 I know only 1 other person who likes her. But yass!!! She gives no fucks and that’s exactly why I like her, but I also love that she cares for her children.
      I love that she longed for something more, to not be limited by her gender, but because she’s not given much opportunity in her world except to marry and make babies, she devised other ways to get what she wants. Her methods aren’t the best, but I do love how ruthless she is.

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