Hey guys, how you doin’?
Today I’m back with another Top 5 Wednesday, this time about my Favorite Villains. I’m still beating myself over last week’s topic because I remembered such good options after I posted it and I might be tempted to do a Top 6 Friday in the future for that same Favorite Magic Systems subject in order to rectify that. But we’re here now to talk about villains. My choices are both of bad guys that I love to hate, and bad guys I just love to love because I have no shame.
Here are my picks:
1. Klaus Mikaelson (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals)
This immortal hibrid was my favorite villain of the entire show. Not just mine, obviously, since he and his siblings got a 5-season spin off series of their own. Klaus constantly sabotages himself, he’s paranoid, vindictive, and will kill innocents without flinching – and anyone else who dares to cross him. He’s not someone you want as an enemy.
Buuuut he also love his family above anything else and would do anything for them, he gets things done, and he’s also smart, sassy, and charming AF (excuse me, that brittish accent?). I don’t need to fear his fangs, his devilish smile has me dead already.
I recognize Klaus is that “trap” kind of bad boy. He is an immortal bloodsucker who does terrible things, but who had a messed up upbringing (being beaten since childhood by his awful abusive father, then being forcebly turned into a murderous vamp, then being hunted by said father) and he is vulnerable enough to makes us want to help him because we believe he can be better. It’s too late for me, though. I fell for that trap years ago and I can’t turn back. I love him and I’m sorry not sorry about it.
2. Azula (Avatar The Last Airbender)
This princess of the Fire Nation is one I love to hate. Azula is the true definition of a “crazy bitch“. She is strong, a prodigious firebender, incredibly smart, and borderline insane. You don’t want to mess with her. She’s awful, and it’s a delight to watch her interactions with Team Avatar, cause boy does she make them struggle.
3. AIDA/Ophelia/Madam Hydra (Marvel’s Agents of Shield)
Whoa, that one was quite something. Season 4 was the best season of the show for sure. Between Ghost Rider, the LMDs (Life Model Decoys – essentially robots) and the Framework arcs, everything was so crazy and exciting already, but this villain moved the story at an insane pace.
There was no chill in the second half of the season, and I found myself yelling, and crying, and yelling again at EVERY. SINGLE. EPISODE. By the end of the season I was an emotional mess. Mallory Jansen killed it on every single role she played on the show (and it was like 4). I still feel sorry for those who dropped the show in season 1 because this is a rare case of a tv series that just kept getting better and better.
4. Crowley, Rowena, Lucifer (Supernatural)
Well, I couldn’t pick just one, could I? I mean, Supernatural has 13 seasons out in the world, I really could not pick just one. Besides, the show is great at manipulating us into liking the weirdested characters and we fall for it everytime.
Crowley is a crossroads demon, who later becomes the King of Hell, but he’s always crossing paths with the Winchesters. At some point, he became kind of like a go to bro demon lol. His accent makes his sass even more sassier and the fandom loves him.
Rowena is a clever and powerful 300-year-old witch – who happens to be Crowley‘s mom – and who’s always looking out for herself. She is from Ireland, and god I love her accent. Especially when she calls Crowley by his actual name ‘Fergus‘. These two don’t get along very well and that makes for such entertaining moments.
Now, I don’t think Lucifer needs much introduction, but hear me out, he’s a fan favorite. You’re probably thinking “why the hell this bunch of weirdos like the freaking devil?” You see, he is the devil, he is a deceiver, he is evil, and he is one of the main villains of the show, but when he first showed up he was played by Mark Pellegrino, and Mark just gave this powerful archangel such a perfect mix of menacing aura and sass that we couldn’t help but really enjoy his scenes. In this show, satan is evil, but he’s also very funny, and seeing the way he interacts with other characters is very compelling and kind of hilarious some times.
5. Harley Quinn (DC)
Ohmygod Harley is my favorite DC character of all and I love her sooo much. I loved her since I was a kid watching Batman: The Animated Series, the cartoon where she was created. I’ve always been one for the psychologically complex characters, and already as a kid I’d be incredibly intrigued by how her mind worked, and how could someone be crazy enough to love the Joker (another great villain).
Their relationship was so messep up and so fascinating (in a bad way though, not in a romanticized kind of way you hear me Suicide Squad). How did an ex-psychiatrist became so obsessed with her patient, how did the Joker manipulate her to the point of her abandoning everything to follow him and become a criminal? Ohh she’s so unpredictable, and she is crazy, but she’s also not mean. She has even a certain childness to her, but in a dangerous way. Harley is the kind of character who can work for both sides without being entirely defined by any of them. I love that about her, and as a plus I also love her outfits.
So what did you think of my picks? What are yours? Let me know down in the comments. 😀