What makes a great villain? Is it the constant fear they evoke in those unlucky enough to cross their path or is it the sweetness of their demeanor which hides their true nature and puts us off our guard? Or, perhaps, it is the constant knowledge that whatever they’re plotting, it can’t be good.
Whatever it is, one thing is certain, whether you’re the “Dark-Lord”, a child-killer or evil incarnate that threatens to destroy an entire world, the more dread you create, the more we want to read.
In the spirit of old-fashioned villainy, the “Tampa Bay Books Examiner” has created its own list of “5 Great Fictional Villains”.
We hope you enjoy it and will share your own evil villains with us.