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Best Literary Villains

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Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey Report Abuse
She is entirely loathsome but still motherly at times.
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Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris Report Abuse
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Iago from Othello by William Shakespeare Report Abuse
He seems benign, which makes his traps easier to fall into.
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Voldemort from Harry Potter by JK Rowling Report Abuse
He is intelligent, charismatic, and determined.
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Lady Macbeth in Macbeth by William Shakespeare Report Abuse
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Titus from Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare Report Abuse
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Cruella de Vil from The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith Report Abuse
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It from It by Stephen King Report Abuse
He's a villain from childhood who never goes away.
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Samuel Whiskers from The Tale of Samuel Whiskers by Beatrix Potter Report Abuse
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Sauron from The Lord on the Rings by JRR Tolkien Report Abuse
He's always watching for the Ring—you can't hide.
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Wargrave from And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie Report Abuse
Not knowing he's the villain makes him more frightening.
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Barabas from The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe Report Abuse
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Claudius from Hamlet by William Shakespeare Report Abuse
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Count Dracula from Dracula by Bram Stoker Report Abuse
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Jadis from the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis Report Abuse
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Patrick Bateman from American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis Report Abuse
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Edmund from King Lear by William Shakespeare Report Abuse
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Mr. Hyde from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Report Abuse
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Tom Ripley from The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith Report Abuse
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Alex d'Uberville from Tess d'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy Report Abuse
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