Wherein we squeeze a little love out of a black heart.

A special Valentine’s day list!

23 villains I adore, in no particular order:

  • Hannibal Lecter
  • Darth Vader (classic for a reason)
  • Bertie Wooster’s Aunt Agatha
  • Scorpius
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Hans Gruber
  • The entire town of Eagleton, Indiana
  • Mr. Dark (movie version)
  • Irene Adler (book version)
  • Loki (any version, but especially Cat Thor version from The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)
  • Pinhead
  • Spike (though I would argue that he ended as something other than a villain)
  • Six (also maybe not a villain, though she certainly started out that way)
  • Bob (Twin Peaks, if a single harrowing name doesn’t instantly mean maniacal laughter in a mirror to you)
  • Benjamin Linus
  • Mrs. Danvers
  • Marquise de Merteuil
  • Cthulhu
  • The Babadook
  • Lucy van Pelt (although Charlie Brown’s blockheadedness is the real villain)
  • Black Phillip
  • Alice Morgan
  • And last, but never, ever least: The Goblin King